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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*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 1774mg77%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 13.2mg16%
Calcium 541mg54%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.