Ya know those nights when you are just cooking for the kids because all you need is wine?  Well, this is the recipe for nights like that.  I have no idea where I found the recipe or how I came up with it, but I have been making it since the boys were little bitty.  This not something that I would make for my husband, not that he wouldn’t eat it, but it’s kinda kiddy.

This will take you about 15 minutes to make!


Upside Down Pizza

1 lb. ground meat (turkey, beef, turkey sausage, Italian sausage...)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 jar pasta sauce (24oz) or if you find an 12oz jar use that
1/2 medium onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup sliced pepperoni
1 can of pre-made pizza dough (Pillsbury)
1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Preheat oven to 375°

In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic for 2 minutes.  Add meat and brown.  When meat is cooked through stir in pasta sauce.

Spray a 8x8 pyrex dish with cooking spray. Pour meat mixture in dish. Sprinkle pepperoni and mozzarella on top.

Open pizza dough and roll out.  You will probably need to trim off a couple inches on the side.  Lay the dough on top of the meat and cheese mixture and press down the sides.  

Sprinkle Italian Seasoning on top and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and browned.


If you need to feed more people then just double this recipe in a 9x13 dish.  One can of dough will cover a larger size-just roll it out thinner.