Upside-down pizza casserole

Okay, I know that when you think “casserole” you don’t automatically think of something yummy. But hear me out here… I’m a huge fan of a dish that I can prep, toss in the oven, and then forget about for a little bit. (You know, wash the dishes, clean up, do a load of laundry, read a book, put my feet up with a cocktail… well, one of those anyway…)

And, come on, how yummy does this look?!

upside-down pizza casserole

Brown 1-1.5 pounds of ground beef.

ground beef

Add 15 ounces of tomato sauce. If you want some veggies in your pizza, add them here, too. We didn’t add any veggies to this one.

add tomato sauce

Heat the meat and sauce until it’s warm and bubbly. Then pour the meaty sauce into a casserole dish.

in casserole dish

Top with 1-1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese.

add mozzarella cheese

Open a can of biscuits (it doesn’t get any easier than that!), and flatten them a little bit with your hands.

flatten biscuits

Lay the flattened biscuits over the top of the casserole.

layer biscuits

Pop it in a 400 degree oven for 15-17 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown and delicious.

baked casserole

And that’s it! (Pretend there’s a big pile of green salad on the plate behind this, please.)

upside-down pizza casserole

This was super yummy, but I only used 1 pound of ground beef. Next time I would definitely bump that up to 1.5-2 pounds of meat. I might also use sausage or venison instead of ground beef. It’s your pizza – mix it up!

Here’s your printable recipe card! What would you add to your pizza casserole?

upside-down pizza casserole recipe card

  • Dani Vello

    gah…hungry now! :)

  • http://alarmclockwars.com/ Marybeth @ Alarm Clock Wars

    Wednesdays are recipe days… Stay away until you’re ready to eat! :)

  • Lana

    Yummy and simple; what more could a girl ask for?

  • http://alarmclockwars.com/ Marybeth @ Alarm Clock Wars

    I am all about yummy and simple!

  • carla

    Sounds super yummy! Just printed it! We’ll have to try it this week. Always looking for simple recipes that travel well since we take a lot of meals to the farm!

  • http://alarmclockwars.com/ Marybeth @ Alarm Clock Wars

    This dish really didn’t travel or reheat all that great… it still tasted great, but it didn’t look all that pretty. Try putting the biscuits on the bottom, I bet it will be more portable that way!

  • http://twitter.com/naylor_nori Nori Naylor

    Just tried your idea, but used turkey burger, roasted garlic pasta sauce, 16 oz. can diced tomatoes, onion slices with mozzarella cheese slices, and Bisquick biscuit dough covering the top.

  • http://alarmclockwars.com/ Marybeth @ Alarm Clock Wars

    Nori, that sounds great! I hope it tasted as good as it sounds!