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Upside-down Pizza in a Pan Recipe

Upside-down Pizza in a Pan

Hands-on Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 12

Here's a clever dish that turns a crowd-pleaser on its head. It's got all the fixings of a traditional deep-dish pie, such as cheese, pepperoni, and onions, but it's prepared with the crust on top, casserole-style, so it's easy to take and share.

by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley, Judith Fertig, Joy Howard, Mark Scarbrough, Kimberly Stoney, and Bruce Weinstein | Photograph by Mark Mantegna

What you'll need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Italian-style tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) package prepared pizza dough

How to make it

  1. Heat the oven to 400°. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, mushrooms, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and continue to cook and stir, breaking the meat into small pieces, until it is no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, basil, and pepperoni and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add the pepper, then transfer the mixture to a 9- by 13-inch casserole dish.
  3. Scatter the cheese on top and layer on the pizza dough. Bake the casserole until the dough is golden, about 20 minutes. To serve, spoon out portions with a large serving utensil.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1/12 of recipe) Calories 379, Total Fat 20 g (31%), Saturated Fat 7 g (36%), Cholesterol 81 mg (27%), Sodium 1,078 mg (45%), Total Carbohydrate 22 g (7%), Fiber 1 g (5%), Sugars 5 g, Protein 29 g (57%), Calcium (24%)