Italian Crescent Casserole

I love it when I cook something and it is such a hit that I don’t have to worry about leftovers. It is sad though and a waste but leftovers tend to be forgotten about in our house and the dogs usually end up with a messy experiment or something tasty. They are dogs so they win either way. Well this recipe I made is very similar to the Pillsbury Italian Crescent Casserole Recipe but I changed the kind of sauce used but I am sure it is just as good either way.

 

I recently taught a cooking class for the youth in our church. I explained to them that if you can brown beef you can make so many meals. This one included.

 

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef, cooked, drained

1 cup Three Cheese Pasta Sauce (the original called for a different kind. I love this one more so I used it)

1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1½ cups shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)

¼ teaspoon dried basil leaves

How To Make Italian Crescent Casserole

 

In skillet, mix beef and pasta sauce. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

Separate dough into 8 triangles. Place dough in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate in spoke pattern, with narrow tips overlapping rim of plate about 3 inches. Press dough in side and bottom to form crust; sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon meat mixture evenly over cheese. Bring tips of dough over filling to meet in center; do not overlap. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese and the basil.

Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes.

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