Upside-Down Pizza Bake Recipe
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Upside-Down Pizza Bake Recipe

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This super easy, but exceptionally delicious, recipe is one I've been preparing and serving to my children and now to my grandchildren for over 30 years! —Sandy Bastian, Tinley Park, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup julienned green pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 378 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1117mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Pour spaghetti sauce into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Layer with mushrooms, green pepper, sausage and 1/2 cup cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the biscuit mix, egg and milk until blended. Pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Upside-Down Pizza Bake in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p64

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"Delicious and super easy; I really liked this served with a simple Caesar salad."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"If you like the taste of pizza without the work, this is a keeper."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Instead of spaghetti sauce I used pizza sauce. I also sautéed spinach and added it in. It turned out delicious! The advantage is you can add all the toppings you like!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Sandy, thanks for the inspiration. This is a keeper!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"The bones of this recipe are really good. I made mine with left over bolognese sauce and no mushrooms since my family won't even look at them. It tasted good but I think it needed more sauce on the bottom to go with the biscuity topping. Otherwise, the taste was really good and it came together super easy. A great quicky casserole!"

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