Friday, September 20, 2013

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Bacon & Shrimp Pizza Bake plus Another Easy School Night #Recipe Using #PillsburyBiscuits



Now that school is in full swing, we have a much better idea of how our average weekday looks.  It has become very clear that home cooked dinners have become less frequent.  Our twins are in first grade and no longer get rest time in the afternoon, so they really needed to have their bedtime moved up.  On the days when we need to fit in Taekwondo, homework, dinner, and baths between the time our children get off the bus and the time they go to bed, we have to make dinner a quick one.  Rather than get takeout on those days, I would much rather have some quick home cooked meals planned, for which I can do some of the prep in advance.

Our Bacon & Shrimp Pizza Bake recipe was based on Pillsbury's Grands! Pepperoni Pizza Bake.  We actually made both for dinner earlier this week.  Our children love pepperoni pizza, so I knew the Pepperoni Pizza Bake recipe would be hit with them.  I, on the other hand, prefer other toppings on my pizzas, so I made a variation of the recipe by Pillsbury.


INGREDIENTS:
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated original biscuits
Approximately 8 oz of pizza sauce
1 (8oz) bag shredded mozzarella cheese
16 slices pepperoni (1-1/2 inch diameter)


Step 1.  Preheat oven at 375°F.

Step 2.  Grease a 13" x 9" glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3.  Separate the biscuits and cut each into 8 pieces.

Step 4.  In a large mixing bowl, toss the cut dough pieces in the pizza sauce and half of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Step 5.  Spoon the coated biscuit pieces into the baking dish and position the pieces in a single layer.

Step 6.  Add a single layer of pepperoni on top of the dough pieces.  (If you are a pepperoni-lover, you can add a bit more.)

Step 7.  Evenly sprinkle the second half of the shredded mozzarella over the pepperoni.

Step 8.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese has started to brown.

Step 9.  Cut into 6 to 8 pieces and serve while warm.

Recipe #2:  Bacon & Shrimp Pizza Bake

INGREDIENTS:
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated original biscuits
Approximately 8 oz of pizza sauce
1 (8oz) bag shredded mozzarella cheese
12 strips of bacon (cooked)
15 precooked shrimp (thawed and shelled)

Step 1.  Preheat oven at 375°F.

Step 2.  Grease a 13" x 9" glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3.  Separate the biscuits and cut each into 8 pieces.

Step 4.  Cut cooked bacon into bite size pieces and slice the shrimp lengthwise (like you would to make butterfly shrimp).  This can be done in advance.

Step 5.  In a large mixing bowl, toss the cut dough pieces in the pizza sauce and half of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Step 6.  Spoon the coated biscuit pieces into the baking dish and position the pieces in a single layer.

Step 7.  Add a single layer of shrimp on top of the dough pieces.  Then add a layer of bacon pieces on top of the shrimp.

Step 8.  Evenly sprinkle the second half of the shredded mozzarella on top of the shrimp and bacon.

Step 9.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese has started to brown.

Step 10.  Cut into 6 to 8 pieces and serve while warm.

Two of our three children had two helpings of the pepperoni dish.  You can adjust this recipe to suit your family's needs.  If you do not usually like a lot of sauce on your pizza or pasta, then I would recommend using less pizza sauce to make these recipes.  We had some of the bacon and shrimp dish leftover and I was happy to find it reheated just fine in the microwave, but you could also reheat in the oven.

For more time-saving recipes, download the Pillsbury recipe booklet.  Which Pillsbury recipe would you try first?


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills. Compensation was provided by General Mills via Clever Girls Collective.