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Mon, Apr 01 2013 post by Helen From justhelen.typepad

Upside Down Pizza

A delicious topsy turvey twist on an old pizza idea.

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Upside-down pizza? I know, right? As a regular pizza lover, I wasn't sure how this would work, but sometimes it's just nice to turn things upside-down!

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Here's what you'll need, besides the Rhode White Dinner Rolls:

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

6 Rhodes White Texas Rolls or 9 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, thawed and risen

1/2 pound extra lean ground beef

1/2 pound spicy pork sausage

24-30 slices pepperoni slices, quartered

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

15 ounces pizza sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon dried and crushed oregano

1 heaping cup grated mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Combine rolls and knead it into a ball.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Roll into a 12" circle or a 9" x 13" rectangle...which ever size pan you want to use.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

The recipe called for the 9" X 13" pan, but I thought that it might be fun to make it round. I have decided that I really like to roll it out the dough on my silicone baking liner - the dough kind-of sticks to it and doesn't shrink up as much as it does on my counter, plus it makes it easy to transfer it. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest. You can now pre-heat your oven to 350°.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Brown ground beef, sausage, green pepper and onion; drain off any fat. Add in pizza sauce, pepperoni, garlic salt and oregano.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Spray the bottom of your pan and spread the meat mixture evenly over the bottom. Spread the mozzarella over the top.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Next, remove the dough from the silicone sheet, leaving the plastic wrap on the top side.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Place the dough on top of the cheese layer and then carefully remove the plastic wrap. I have to warn you...I could not make the dough stick to the side of the pan, and the recipe said to completely cover the bottom layers of meat and cheese. But it didn't matter in the long run. I made 5 small slits in the dough to allow the steam to vent.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

Next, sprinkle the Parmesan/Romano cheese over the top. Put in the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

 

 

Rhodes Upside-Down Lotsa Meatsa Pizza

The dough does expand, so it went almost to the side of the pan - perfect! The house smelled so good! That's half the joy of cooking, wouldn't you agree? Pulling it out of the oven, I wondered...why an upside down pizza? All I can say is that the cheese just wouldn't have been the same on the bottom of the pizza and it made the crust extra yummy! You can either eat it on a plate with a fork or just turn it...you got it...upside-down, and eat it in your hand - over a plate, of course!

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Upside Down Pizza

Servings: 8 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 25-30 min

A delicious topsy turvey twist on an old pizza idea.

Upside Down Pizza
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Ingredients

6 Rhodes Texas Rolls or 9 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed and risen
1-pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
15 ounces pizza sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Combine rolls and roll into a 9x13-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest.

Brown ground beef and onion. Drain off fat. Blend in pizza sauce, garlic salt, and oregano. Spread in the bottom of a sprayed 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Remove wrap from dough and place dough over meat mixture in pan to completely cover . Cut a small slit in the dough to vent steam. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake at 350°F 25-30 minutes.

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