Upside Down Pizza

Upside Down Pizza


"A browned ground beef, onion, garlic, and spaghetti sauce mixture is layered with cheeses and baked with crescent rolls on top. This recipe makes my kids jump for joy. When I tell them we are having this, they are at the table...ON TIME!"

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 469 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 469 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 26.1 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 966 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Brown beef, onion and garlic in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Once browned, drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce.
  3. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, spread a layer of sauce. Top with 1/2 of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, another layer of sauce and the rest of the cheese. Top with crescent rolls, pinching seams together.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown.
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After reading the previous reviews I decided to add the following ingredients: small can sliced black olives, approx. 8 oz. diced pepperoni's, 15 oz. can pepperoni flavored pizza sauce, 1.5 tablespoons diced jalapeno peppers. Put 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of 13x9 pan sprayed with Pam, thin layer of meat, 1 cup mozerella, thin layer of meat, another cup mozerella, no parmesan. Cover with 2nd can of crescent rolls, bake for 25 min. This came out golden and perfect; we will definitely be making this over again and again.


I make this recipe using 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese instead of the parmesian. I've also used ground turkey instead of the ground beef, or thrown in some crumbled, browned italian sausage with the ground beef. Use a 14 ounce jar of pizza sauce instead of the spaghetti sauce (Ragu quick sauce is great). Mix the brown ground meat with the sauce and one beaten egg (save 1 Tbs of the egg). I place the meat mixture in the dish and layer the cheeses over it. Roll the crescent rolls out to completely cover the ingredients, and brush the Tbs. of egg over the dough to get a golden crust.


Great concept-After reading all the reviews I made a few changes. I cooked a a full box of pasta placed it in the bottom of the pan & mixed it with the sauce. Baked for 20 minutes. Added shredded mozzarella & more sauce. Layered croissants and sprinkled with parmesean cheese. Baked additional 20 minutes... Excellent and filling! Thanks!