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Upside Down Pizza

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Upside Down Pizza
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8

Make pizza pot pie-style by baking it with the crust on top! Combine ground beef, pasta sauce, pepperoni, olives, cheese and Italian spices in your 13x9, top it with Pillsbury™ crescent dough and bake until warm, bubbly, golden brown and cheesy. Serve this easy dinner to your family for a fun twist on pizza night! MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 15, 2019
Pillsbury Crescents
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Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
jar (25.5 oz) tomato basil pasta sauce
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1
cup mini pepperoni slices (4 oz)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained (1/2 cup)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain. Add the pasta sauce and oregano and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add pepperoni slices and olives. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until hot. Stir in cheese. Spoon into baking dish.
  • 3
    Unroll dough; press to form 13x9-inch rectangle. Place on beef mixture; cut 4 to 5 vent holes in dough. Brush dough with olive oil. Sprinkle the top with Italian seasoning.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is a deep golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with a simple green salad to round out the meal.
  • Use any flavor pasta sauce you love for this recipe.
  • For a flavor twist, use cooked bulk mild Italian sausage in place of ground beef.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
540mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
6g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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