Beefy Upside Down Pizza Casserole Recipe -
Beefy Upside Down Pizza Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Beefy Upside Down Pizza Casserole

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"This recipe, adapted to use the traditional flavors of Classico® Pasta Sauce, was originally submitted by Allrecipes home cook Kim Fortin."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Brown beef, onion and garlic in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Once browned, drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce.
  3. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, spread a layer of sauce. Top with 1/2 of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, another layer of sauce and the rest of the cheese. Top with crescent rolls, pinching seams together.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2011

Quick & Easy. Didn't have crescent rolls so I used Grand biscuits. I pulled the biscuits apart so I would have double the amount and layed them across the top. Used two 28oz jars spaghetti sauce & doubled the mozarella cheese. Also added 1/2 c. romano cheese. Baked 30 minutes till brown. Recipe has a lot of potential for other pizza topping additions depending on your taste. May even try pizza sauce next time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2011

This was a big soggy mess. I am not sure what magic I expected to happen in the oven but it came out it was just as wet as when it went in. This is a meat sauce with croissant dough. And because it is so saucy going in, the dough bakes and then promptly absorbs liquid from the sauce to render it just as doughy as before it was baked. There is nothing casserole-y about this dish, as there is nothing to bind it together. Disappointing but after reading through the ingredients and directions, I should have suspected.


11 Ratings

Jan 12, 2011

This recipe was absolutely delicious, quick and so easy! I followed the recipe as written except I used lean ground turkey and reduced fat crescent rolls to reduce the fat. My husband and three kids LOVED it and it really was yum-o! Thanks for the recipe!

Mar 10, 2011

Wow- what a tasty recipe that was super quick and easy to make! We added a few of our favorite pizza "toppings" like bell peppers and red pepper flakes. I think you could personalize this in many ways for a delicious dinner. Enjoy!

Jun 03, 2011

Easy and very good

May 03, 2011

DEE-LISH!!! My family and I loved this recipe. I didn't have any Classico tomato sauce so I just used regular tomato sauce and added basil, also threw in some garlic salt. I could do without the crescent roll topping (a little too sweet for me) but I rated it 5 anyway because I loved the meat mixture so much! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Jan 05, 2012

Crazy easy to make! I made a mistake and didn't buy any mozzerella cheese, so I had to use cheddar. I think kids would love this!

Nov 01, 2011

This was very flavorful!!! I slivered the garlic and used a jar of vodka sauce I had on hand. Butter flavor crescents really make a difference too!!!


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  • Calories
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 847 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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