Pizza Pie

There’s an entertaining story behind this recipe…

Of course I found this recipe idea on Pinterest.  It originally came from the Taste of Home website and was titled “Tim Tebows (moms) Pizza Pie Recipe.”  Just a little background, Tim Tebow is husband’s absolute least favorite football player (possibly his least favorite person ever!).  In fact, for Christmas I bought him a t-shirt that says I hate Tim Tebow. On the day that I was planing on making this, husband asked me what I was making for dinner and I didn’t even think twice about it.  I just sent him a copy of the link to show him what I was making… his response “I’m going to McDonalds.”  Then it occurred to me… it had the name Tim Tebow in it.  Oops! His hate for Tim Tebow is so strong that he almost refused to eat this for dinner! But I told him I’d change the name of it to “Laura’s Pizza Pie.”  Clearly his hate for Tim Tebow was not able to stand in the way of how great this recipe turned out, considering he ate if for dinner and lunch the next day!

Enjoy 🙂


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 envelope Italian-style spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced black olives (optional) – substitute for other favorite pizza toppings!


1. In a large skillet, cook and stir beef and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the sauce mix, tomato paste and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

2. Separate biscuits; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate to form a crust. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; fill with meat mixture.

3. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese over top and any other pizza toppings you might like. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Tonight’s dinner was delicious!  My friend Sarah made these and posted them on her blog a couple of months ago and they caught my eye immediately! Stuffing a meatball with mozzarella cheese is genius. They didn’t take much time at all to put together and they were full of great flavor!   I definitely recommend these for all you meatball lovers out there.  Also, using these in meatball subs would be superb!



  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil (to grease the baking dish)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablepsoon horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (like tTabasco or Siracha sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 15 1-inch Mozzarella balls/cubes (or whatever cheese you wish)


  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees F. and grease 9×13-inch baking dish with oil.
  2. Place beef, egg, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, milk, onion, garlic, horseradish, mustard, hot sauce, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic salt into a large mixing bowl, stirring until just combined.  Take 1/4 cup beef mixture and press into center with your thumb to make room for cheese cube.  Place cheese in middle then with hands enclose the cheese with the beef mixture, making sure the cheese is completely covered.  Place meatballs into prepared baking dish
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through.
  4. Serve over top your favorite pasta or inside a warm roll for delicious meatball sandwich.