Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Popover Upside Down Pizza

I know I've been a slacker lately.  Can I make it up to you by giving you an easy, but delicious recipe?  The next time your family is having a pizza night, but you don't have the time to make a crust, try this out instead.  The result is a light alternative to the typical crust.  Because of how delicate the popover is, I thought pepperoni would be too greasy for my liking (although this is pizza, so you can choose whatever toppings you want), but we love the Italian sausage and green pepper combination.  Flavorful, satisfying, and--seriously--so easy!  This has become a family favorite.

Popover Upside Down Pizza
(adapted from Recipe Shoebox)
Printable Recipe
Serves 4

1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

1) In a large skillet, brown sausage.  Pour off excess fat.  Add onion and green pepper and cook until soft
2) Add spaghetti sauce and simmer until sauce is warm.  Spoon into greased 8x8 inch pan. Top with 1 cup cheese.  Place in 400 degree oven to keep hot.  
3) To prepare popover batter, beat together egg, milk, and oil in a medium-sized bowl.  Add flour and salt; beat until smooth.  Pour over hot pizza filling, being careful to cover filling completely.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.  Enjoy!


  1. This is awesome! I made it tonight, thanks for sharing! http://gooeysomethings.blogspot.com/2012/01/popover-pizza.html

  2. Love this idea. And have I seriously not been on here for this long? You've been cooking like crazy! Totally have some great new recipes. Thanks!



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