'Pizza' Shepherd's Pie


Frozen pizza dough often comes in two 1-pound balls, and you need only 3/4 pound for this recipe. Either freeze the rest, or cut off a bit, pat it out, sprinkle with parmesan and olive oil, and bake it alongside the pizza.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with garlic and basil, drained

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¾ pound frozen pizza dough, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cook and stir beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally and breaking up lumps, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain beef and return to skillet.

  3. Add tomatoes and black pepper to beef; bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Scatter mozzarella cheese over the top. Stretch pizza dough over top with your hands, pressing it onto the edge of the pie plate.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1255mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
Calcium 300mg 23%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 456mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.