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Upside Down Pizza

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Upside Down Pizza
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8
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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!
By Carrian Cheney
Updated Nov 15, 2019

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) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve with a simple green salad to round out the meal.
  • tip 2
    Use any flavor pasta sauce you love for this recipe.
  • tip 3
    For a flavor twist, use cooked bulk mild Italian sausage in place of ground beef.

Nutrition Information

420 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 22g Protein, 22g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
240
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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