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Upside Down Pizza Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Upside Down Pizza

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"A browned ground beef, onion, garlic, and spaghetti sauce mixture is layered with cheeses and baked with crescent rolls on top. This recipe makes my kids jump for joy. When I tell them we are having this, they are at the table...ON TIME!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    55 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
Oct 27, 2006

After reading the previous reviews I decided to add the following ingredients: small can sliced black olives, approx. 8 oz. diced pepperoni's, 15 oz. can pepperoni flavored pizza sauce, 1.5 tablespoons diced jalapeno peppers. Put 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of 13x9 pan sprayed with Pam, thin layer of meat, 1 cup mozerella, thin layer of meat, another cup mozerella, no parmesan. Cover with 2nd can of crescent rolls, bake for 25 min. This came out golden and perfect; we will definitely be making this over again and again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2004

I thought that this recipe tasted just like you are eating spaghetti sauce with meat. I think it needs LESS spaghetti sauce and maybe more crescent rolls? It did not taste close to an upside down pizza.

Sep 12, 2003

I make this recipe using 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese instead of the parmesian. I've also used ground turkey instead of the ground beef, or thrown in some crumbled, browned italian sausage with the ground beef. Use a 14 ounce jar of pizza sauce instead of the spaghetti sauce (Ragu quick sauce is great). Mix the brown ground meat with the sauce and one beaten egg (save 1 Tbs of the egg). I place the meat mixture in the dish and layer the cheeses over it. Roll the crescent rolls out to completely cover the ingredients, and brush the Tbs. of egg over the dough to get a golden crust.

Nov 19, 2004

Great concept-After reading all the reviews I made a few changes. I cooked a a full box of pasta placed it in the bottom of the pan & mixed it with the sauce. Baked for 20 minutes. Added shredded mozzarella & more sauce. Layered croissants and sprinkled with parmesean cheese. Baked additional 20 minutes... Excellent and filling! Thanks!

Aug 29, 2002

Pretty good; something to quickly throw together when pressed for time.

Aug 27, 2006

I don't rate it unless I think and know it's five stars all around. My family loved this recipe! What an easy meal and saved me a lot of time!! I added some turkey pepperoni and wished we had more ingredients to add. I will plan to do that next time! This one is a keeper.

Mar 09, 2003

This is a wondeful dish! It is very quick, easy and scrumptious!! To give it a little more pizazz, I added a small jar of sliced mushrooms and a can of artichoke hearts that had been drained and chopped. For those who like with with a kick, next time I would probably add a dash of tabasco and jalapenos! Thanks for the great recipe Kim! : - )

Mar 29, 2003

I like that it was quick and easy, but I didn't care much for this. Maybe it was the spaghetti sauce I used. Another problem I had with this is that I could only get one layer of meat sauce in a 9X13 pan. I would have had to double the meat sauce to make two layers. It probably would have worked for an 8X8 size pan, but then the cresent rolls would have been too long. On top of all that I had to take some Zantac after eating it.


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  • Calories
  • 469 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 26.1 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 966 mg
  • 39%

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

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