Pizza Buns

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 buns (whole wheat, hamburger, onion or kaiser)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Pizza Bun Topping:
  • 1 lb bacon finely chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced ham (6 oz/175 g)
  • 1 cup diced garlic sausage
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Method

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 facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1936 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 686.0
  • Total fat 43 g
  • Cholesterol 111 mg
  • Saturated fat 19 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 27.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 43.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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