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nona's pizza pies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

My husband's little Italian grandmother used to make these whenever we would come to visit for the weekend. I never got the exact recipe for them from her, but I've managed to match it as closely as I can. They are really good!

(2 ratings)
yield 12 (2 pizzas)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nona's pizza pies

  • 1/2 lb
    sweet italian sausage or bulk pork sausage
  • 2
    frozen or refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 c
    cottage cheese
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pkg
    3 1/2 oz. sliced pepperoni
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1
    small jar commercial pizza sauce

How To Make nona's pizza pies

  • 1
    Remove casings from sausage. Cook sausage and pepperoni in a medium skillet until browned, stirring to crumble sausage and separate pepperoni; drain well and set aside.
  • 2
    Line a 9 inch pie plate with half of pastry; flute edges. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
  • 3
    Combine cottage cheese and eggs, beat well. Stir in sausage, 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, parmesan cheese and pizza sauce. Pour into the two baked 9" pie pastrys.
  • 4
    Top pizza with remaining mozzarella cheese
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.