Monday, May 17, 2010

Upside-Down Pizza

I have been wanting to post this recipe for a while because it is so good and I don't want to lose it. I made it a while ago and took a picture because it looked delicious. It was and is now going to become a staple at my house. You will not want to order pizza from take out again after you have this pizza!

Recipe adapted from


1 (26oz) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I like the chunky Ragu or Prego for this)
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage

1 1/2 cups water
4 1/4 white bread flour
1/1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp yeast

1/2 stick butter
1 clove garlic


1. Put all ingredients for the dough in your bread machine.
2. Start on dough cycle and come back when dough is done.
3. When you are ready to make the pizza preheat oven to 375*.
4. Brown ground beef and sausage in a skillet.
5. Add spaghetti sauce.
6. In a 2 quart baking dish add the spaghetti sauce mixture.
7. Top with cheese.
8. On a flat lightly floured surface roll dough out to the size a little bigger then the baking dish.
9. Put dough over the top of the sauce.
10. Roll dough edges under to seal the sauce in and make it look nice.
11. Melt butter and add crushed garlic.
12. Brush butter mixture on top of dough.
13. Bake 20 minutes.
14. Let stand 10 Minutes.

Jo's Tips:
You can buy refrigerated pizza dough instead of making bread. It won't be as good though, just easier. You can add whatever toppings you want. Sometimes I like to add only veggies.
You can buy a used bread machine at DI for less then $15. And if you do get a bread machine or already own one I would suggest buying, The Cooks Encyclopedia of Bread Machine Baking by Jennie Shapter because you will love what you can do with it!


Jane said...

Oooh, this looks so yummy! I am putting it on my to try list. Thanks for another great recipe.

Rachel Sue said...

I'm gonna have to try this one. So, is the dough just at rising point when you put it on, or has it already risen?

Jo said...

If you are using a bread machine it rises it for you. I think I let the pizza in the picture rise for about half an hour because I wasn't ready for it to go in the oven, If you are making the dough with your hands or a food processor then you are going to want to let it rise the old fashioned way before it goes on the pizza. Hope that helps.

Carrian said...

This does sound fantastic! I've bookmarked it so we can make it right away. Can't wait to tell you what I think!

Rachelle said...

This sounds really good! I'm excited to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.