Upside-Down Pizza

Try pizza a fun and unusual way -- upside down, with the crust on the top and mouthwatering Italian ingredients melting together underneath! From Deanna Smith, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk mild Italian pork sausage
1
jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup sliced drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7.25-oz jar)
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up sausage with spoon, until no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Stir in pizza sauce, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers and olives. Spoon mixture into pan; spread evenly.
  • 3 Unroll dough. Shape dough to fit over sausage mixture in pan. Brush dough with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Use sharp knife to make several 1-inch slits in dough.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    1070mg
    1070%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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