Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef Buggsy Mate

This dish is one the kids will love...and since it is quick and simple to fix it is a busy mom pleaser too!

Top Review by NurseJaney

Chef Buggsy asked me to review this, in light of my recent effort. I LOVE pizza -- good pizza, bad pizza, smush on a cardboard slab -- but over the past 6 months I have severely cut my use of salt -- and co-incidentally, not had any pizza ! LOVED all the ingredients here (and never looked at Nutritional Facts !) -- so made up a REALLY big casserole. At first bite, I knew this was saltier than I had expected (with sodium level at 123% daily value !) -- and took a step back. Amazing that my previously salt-freak taste buds had changed so much !! Should have known from use of sausage, sauce, olives, etc. DH said all the flavors were spot on, and this would be a great combo of pizza flavors ON OCCASION for a large group ! It was VERY easy to put together -- and I am truly sorry I couldn't just dig in and have really good wallow !! Thanks, Chef Buggsy mate, for such a great idea !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb Italian sausage (hot, mild, or sweet)
  • 12 lb pepperoni slice
  • 12 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (4 -6 ounce) cansliced olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Italian-style tomato sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuits or 1 (10 ounce) package French bread


  1. In a large skillet cook sausage until brown and drain.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce; heat through.
  3. Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.
  4. Top with pepperoni slices, onion, mushrooms and olives.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Flatten biscuits or French bread and arrange on top of cheese.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees about 15 minutes or until top is golden.

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