If your family’s getting bored with your go-to dinner ideas, try making this flexible family favorite with a twist. Upside-down pizza will delight kiddos and parents alike — and if you chop and cook the ingredients in advance, your kids can make it themselves.
For this flexible recipe, you’ll need:
- 2-1/2 to 3 cups of your favorite pizza toppers
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 (8-ounce) can of refrigerated crescent rolls
- 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish
Preheat your oven to 350F before you get started.
Choose your toppings (anything goes)
Let your kids choose their favorite toppings — about 2-1/2 cups total. If you have picky eaters, split the recipe in half and use smaller baking dishes.
For example, to make a supreme upside-down pizza, try:
- 1/2 pound (before cooking) lean ground meat, browned and drained*
- 1/2 cup pepperoni
- 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 cup green peppers, diced
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
*Note: A half-pound of lean ground meat or Italian sausage makes about one cup when cooked.
Assemble & bake your upside-down pizza
- Spread a generous layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of your dish.
- Top with half the mozzarella and half the Parmesan cheese.
- Mix toppings with the remaining sauce and add the mixture to the dish. Top it with the remaining cheese.
- Place the crescent rolls (pinched together at the seams) over your mixture and bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with extra Parmesan cheese and a side salad.