Upside Down Pizza Recipe

Upside Down Pizza Casserole. Quick, Easy, Cheap!

This recipe came from my hubby’s family.  It’s an awesome way to make pizza into a casserole, and it never lasts long around our house.

Here's what you need to make it!

First, the ingredients to make two casseroles (one for freezing, one for cooking right away):

2-3 lbs ground beef

1 diced onion

1 diced green pepper

1 cup sliced mushrooms

(or any pizza toppings you’d prefer)

4-5 cups shredded mozzarella

4 tbs flour

2 15 oz cans tomato sauce

Italian seasoning

Garlic powder

4 eggs

2 tsp corn oil

2 cups flour

2 cups milk

Parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef with onions, mushrooms, and peppers.  Drain.  Divide mixture between two greased 9 x 13 baking pans or casserole dishes, spread evenly over the bottom.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of the meat mixture.  Sprinkle a few tablespoons of flour over the cheese (this is important, you will have a sloppy mess if you forget this step.) Pour tomato sauce over top of floured cheese and spread out evenly (doesn’t have to be perfect.)  Season to your taste with Italian seasoning and garlic salt.

Finally, mix together last 5 ingredients to make the crust.  Pour over casseroles.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes or when crust looks done and casserole is bubbly.  Enjoy!

I LOVE this Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop! It does an awesome job when cooking ground beef or anything that needs to be chopped as it cooks.

Cooking the pizza "toppings"... mushrooms, green peppers, and onion.

Hamburger in bottom of pan, toppings sprinkled on top of that.

Next comes the cheese, and don't forget the flour on top of the cheese... it's what really makes the recipe work! Last, add the pizza sauce and crust mixture.

This recipe is a bit finicky.  There have been times I’ve made it and it is a runny mess *still yummy to eat, just not a very pretty consistency*…and then there are times I’ve made it and it turns out just like an upside down pizza.  So, if you get undesirable results the first time, try again!  I don’t know if it’s the flour or what, maybe someone more versed in the intricacies of upside down pizza can enlighten me?

Hazel likes it!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Matt on September 18, 2010 at 12:46 am

    You should be on the food network.

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