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Upside-Down Pizza Bake

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


  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk


  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Pour spaghetti sauce into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Layer with mushrooms, green pepper, sausage and 1/2 cup cheese.
  • In a small bowl, combine the biscuit mix, egg and milk until blended. Pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 378 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1117mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • texasczech
    Apr 30, 2019

    I always use a small jar of pizza sauce and a mixture of ground beef and pepperoni. Easy to make and so good!

  • katlaydee3
    May 22, 2016

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

  • cheekk
    Mar 7, 2015

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

  • KarenKeefe
    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!

  • annrms
    Jan 18, 2014

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

  • jenrsnyder
    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!

  • TheDix
    May 1, 2012

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

  • jlwsmom
    Aug 25, 2010

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

  • ClaudiaTh
    Dec 5, 2009

    No comment left

  • lurky27
    Nov 4, 2009

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