Upside Down Pizza Casserole

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is filled with 3 meats, vegetables, and gooey cheese! Top with homemade or store bought pizza dough or even biscuits for the ultimate weeknight meal.

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is hearty, filling, and the perfect family meal! It's easy to make and the perfect comfort food! #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

Upside Down Pizza Casserole

I’ve decided to quit trying to re-invent the wheel and give my brain a little break! So, I am going to be posting some old family favorites (you know the ones you grew up on or the ones out of church cookbooks!)

This is basically the easiest way to make a pizza! It doesn’t have to look pretty so don’t worry about your pizza dough skills (you can even cheat and use store bought if you prefer!)

Some more great weeknight meals are One Pot Hamburger Stroganoff, Easy Taco Soup, and One Pot Pizza Pasta.

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is comfort food made easy! Use store bought or homemade pizza dough or even biscuits! It's a great weeknight meal that will please the family! #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

Pizza Casserole

So, I don’t know about you but I am so ready for school to start!! I can’t complain too much, this summer has been pretty good and has gone pretty fast but this past week has been rough!

We have been busier than usual and I think the kids are sensing it and us (the parents) are paying for it. The older 3 are getting bored and so that trickles down the line and soon I have 8 kids that are picking fights, arguing, you know….the usual bored kid stuff.

Even the baby has been grumpy this week and she is always in a good mood. So, I have been living off of survival mode and creating the easiest meals ever!

Sandwiches anyone???

Cereal for dinner, no problem!!

Wait….what…. you want dinner tonight!!

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is a great weeknight meal that will please the whole family! It's easy to make and the perfect comfort food! #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

Easy Pizza Casserole

Anyway, when I’m low on inspiration I usually reach for church cookbooks because I know my family will eat it and not complain. I usually make a few changes like sneaking in more vegetables and if I can make it homemade I usually try to.

You can make this pizza dough or buy it from the store. Homemade or store bought biscuits will work great too. There were even recipes using crescent roll dough too. So plenty of options when it comes to the crust.

Bottom line don’t think too hard about it and just use what you have on hand.

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is comfort food made easy! Use store bought or homemade pizza dough or even biscuits! It's a great weeknight meal that will please the family! #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is a great weeknight meal that will please the whole family! It's easy to make and the perfect comfort food! #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

What to serve with Upside Down Pizza Casserole

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is filled with 3 meats, vegetables, and gooey cheese! Top with homemade or store bought pizza dough or even biscuits for the ultimate weeknight meal. #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

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This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is filled with 3 meats, vegetables, and gooey cheese! Top with homemade or store bought pizza dough or even biscuits for the ultimate weeknight meal. #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza
Upside Down Pizza Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is filled with 3 meats, vegetables, and gooey cheese! Top with homemade or store bought pizza dough or even biscuits for the ultimate weeknight meal.

Course: Beef, Casserole, Main, Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, pizza casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 835 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (500g) lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 pound (250g) Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz. (113g) sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24oz)(680g) pasta sauce (pick your favorite)
  • 1 (2.25oz)(63g) can sliced olives, drained
  • 3 oz (83g) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups (226g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound (454g) pizza dough (homemade or store bought) (pillsbury will work as well)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (30g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. In a large skillet brown ground beef, sausage, onion, peppers, mushrooms, and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain off any fat. Stir in pasta sauce and olives. Spoon into a 9x13 baking dish and top with sliced pepperoni. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.

  3. Lay pizza dough on top making sure to cover as much filling as possible. Pierce dough several times with a knife to let steam escape during cooking. Brush dough with olive oil. 

  4. In a small bowl combine the Parmesan and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle over pizza dough. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Freezer Friendly: Wrap tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely and reheat as needed.

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Nutrition Facts
Upside Down Pizza Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 835 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 1774mg 74%
Potassium 574mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 51g 102%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 54.1%
Iron 28.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Upside Down Pizza Casserole is filled with 3 meats, vegetables, and gooey cheese! Top with homemade or store bought pizza dough or even biscuits for the ultimate weeknight meal. #easyrecipe #casserole #pizza

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  • Grandma wrote:

    I’ll have to try this, looks and sounds good.

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thanks Grandma! Let me know how you like it!!

  • Melissa Howell wrote:

    This looks amazing! What a great idea! I totally want to try this!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thanks Melissa!!

  • Julie Evink wrote:

    My kids flipped over this! Can’t wait to add it to our menu plan rotation!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Lol, my kids love when this is on the menu too!! Thanks Julie!!

  • Danielle Green wrote:

    Pretty sure there isn’t a person out there who would turn this down at the dinner table. Yum!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Lol, I know none of my crew does! Thanks! 🙂

  • Lindsay Humes wrote:

    This is such a good recipe! We had it for dinner and leftovers, and couldn’t get enough. We are saving it as a freezer-friendly recipe shortly, ideal for after I give birth!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you very much Lindsay!! It will make a great freezer meal!!

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