3/4 cup pizza cheese, shredded
2 cups mashed potatoes
8 ounces lean ground beef
4 ounces sweet Italian sausage
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cups zucchini or yellow squash, sliced
1 14 1/2 ounc chunky pasta-style tomatoes
1/2 of a 6 ounce can tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir 1/2 cup of the cheese into the potatoes; set mixture aside.
In a large skillet cook ground beef, sausage, and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain. Stir in squash, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste and pepper. Bring to boiling. Transfer the mixture to a 2 quart casserole dish.
Spoon mashed potato mixture into a large pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Starting at one end, fill in the center of the casserole with rows of the mashed potato mixture until the meat mixture is covered. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 30 minutes or until mashed potato top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.