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Pizza Buns

This is chef Earl's version of the popular frozen pizza meals, and it is a generous serving with plenty of topping. At home, freeze the topping in convenient amounts to have on hand to satisfy pizza cravings.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 16

Ingredients

  • 8 8bunbuns, (whole wheat, hamburger, onion or kaiser)
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded mozzarella cheese

Pizza Bun Topping:

  • 1 lb 1lbbacon, finely chopped
  • 1 1oniononions, diced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups 2cupssliced mushroommushrooms
  • 1 cup 1cupdiced ham, (6 oz/175 g)
  • 1 cup 1cupdiced garlic sausagegarlic sausages
  • 1 cup 1cupdiced pepperoni
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspdried oregano
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried basil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppasta sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsptomato paste
  • 2 2large tomatotomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups 2cupsshredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded mozzarella cheese
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Preparation

Pizza Bun Topping
In large skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until almost crisp, 10 minutes. Drain off fat. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, ham, sausage, pepperoni, oregano, basil, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring, until onion is softened, 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and let cool.

Add pasta sauce, tomato paste, tomatoes and Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses; mix well. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days. Or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Cut buns in half. Spread 1/2 cup (125 mL) topping onto each, right to edge. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on rimmed baking sheet; bake in 450°F (230°C) oven until bubbly and golden, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 686 pro 36g total fat 43g sat. fat 19g
carb 39g fibre 3g chol 111mg sodium 1,936mg

% RDI:

calcium 43 iron 29 vit A 22 vit C 17
folate 27
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