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Upside-Down Pizza Bake Recipe

Upside-Down Pizza Bake Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 378 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,117 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Reviews for Upside-Down Pizza Bake

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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!"

Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"My family enjoyed this very much. Goes together fast and lends itself to different toppings."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"This is an excellent base recipe that is easily modified. I omitted mushrooms and doubled the cheese and it was great."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"Oh so delicious! A super easy recipe that can easily be adjusted to your family's tastebuds."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Looks like a receipe from my 1964 Bisquick Cookbook.

With small modifications you can make a
Taco Bake, Italian Bake & Cheeseburger Bake.
Cheeseburger Bake...Taco Bake & Quick Italian Bake.
MC from Ohio"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"This recipe is super easy and increadably fast! I like to use spicy italian sausage to add a little kick and everyone in my family devours it! I also added a bit more sausage."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"I have a large family, so I altered this recipe a bit. Since my children tend to pick mushrooms out of food, I opted for the spaghetti sauce with mushrooms (they couldn't tell). I also doubled the sausage, and cheese. This is a very easy dish to make, and very delicious! I have made it twice in the past week (at the request of my family)."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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