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Upside-Down Meatless Pizza Recipe

Upside-Down Meatless Pizza Recipe

I experimented with a recipe for upside-down pizza and make it into a meatless dish. It turned out very tasty.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in 2 tablespoons oil until tender. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, basil and fennel until blended. Add spinach, mushrooms and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Place the remaining flour in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, salt and remaining oil; beat until smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Pour over vegetable mixture.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 276 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 639 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2008

"Even the dedicated meat lovers in my family enjoy this meatless version of upside-down pizza."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.