Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole

pizza-casseroleThis is a great recipe for delicious pizza casserole you can literally throw together in the morning for an easy dinner.

Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole:

1/2 lb. of shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/4 lb. of chopped prosciutto

2 medium tomatoes, cored and diced

6 cups of cubed Italian or French bread (about 1 medium loaf)

5 eggs

1-1/4 cup of skim milk

1/2 cup of reduced-fat sour cream

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

1 teaspoon of dried basil

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Grated Parmesan cheese

  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray
  • In a large bowl, toss together the mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, tomatoes and bread.
  • Arrange the bread mixture evenly in the baking pan.
  • Using the same bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk.
  • Add the milk, sour cream, oregano, basil and garlic powder. Beat well.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread, tilting the baking pan from side to side to soak all the bread cubes evenly.
  • Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350F, uncover the casserole and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and crisp on top.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving if desired.
  • If you like really cheesy pizza, add more shredded mozzarella cheese all over the top right after baking.

Hope you enjoy this recipe – please send in your comments of suggestions – your input is always welcomed!

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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