Upside-Down Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
If you like pizza, I think you'll enjoy this recipe. I like making this better than regular pizza because I don't have to make a crust.


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a saucepan, cook sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking sausage into crumbles; drain. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, basil and fennel. Add tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Place remaining 1 cup flour in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil, salt and, if desired, Parmesan cheese. Stir into flour mixture until blended; pour over casserole.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until browned, 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 311 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 794mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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