Recipe by Pillsbury
"Here's a casserole classic! The beefy, cheesy filling is topped with flaky crescents."
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lean ground beef
tomato pasta sauce
shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
1 (8 ounce) can
Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
grated Parmesan cheese
butter or margarine, melted
When you decide to make a dish like this one, you know what you are getting---total comfort food. You can't be too concerned about the health aspect! This didn't let us down, either. I made it as directed, using Exquisite Pizza Sauce from this site. The measurements of the ingredients were right on the money. My only problem was trying to get the middle part of the top done; the rolls didn't quite finish baking. If I would have been a pie-baker, I would have had that gizmo that covers the rim of the pie to keep that part from over-browning. Maybe making it in a longer, rectangular container would have solved that problem. It didn't matter! We ate to our hearts' content!
Easy to make, quick to get on the table, and good and filling. I did make quite a few substitutions to make it lighter: Quorn for the ground beef, Heart Smart Prego (but the Exquisite Pizza Sauce Marianne used would make it more "Zesty"), Greek plain yogurt for the sour cream, reduced fat crescent rolls, reduced fat canned parmesan, and reduced fat margarine. Instead of 13 Weight Watcher PointsPlus the way it was written, it was 9.
You can make this dish a little healthier by using light sour cream, romano cheese instead of parmessan, part skim mozzarella and reduced fat crescent rolls. This is a pretty fun recipe and I think there are lots of different ways to modify it by subsituting the tomato sauce with different condensed soups.
We LOVED this! Changed ground turkey for ground beef! This is going into the weekly rotation!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 295
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