The very idea of upside-down pizza recipes does sound a bit bizarre, doesn’t it? However, we will show you a total of 9 different amazing recipes that could very well change your mind about this entire concept.
But let’s address one thing first, and that is what we mean when we refer to an upside-down pizza. After all, you may not even understand what to do.
It’s as simple as it sounds. Everything is turned on its head with the pizza dough being the last thing added, when we usually have it going on first.
However, you don’t just leave it like this. At some point, you need to flip the pizza over, so it is then the normal way up, and then finish it off in the oven. As you will see, this is an important step in the entire process.
But this is something that works exceptionally well, but only when you have the correct recipe to follow. So, let’s get on with those 9 different recipes that you can actually go ahead and start making tonight, and do so with ease.
Peppers and Pepperoni Upside Down Pizza
In this our upside-down pizza has peppers and pepperoni as the main ingredients, but add in some onions and the tomato base just for good measure. Of course, the key is to cook the pepperoni and peppers first, along with that onion before adding in the cheese, and finally top with the pizza sauce.
Once you are happy with how it looks arranged in the pan, add the pizza crust to the top, and then throw it in the oven. You want to make sure you either pre-cook the dough, for around 25 minutes in the oven, before putting everything together.
Also, just be careful when inverting the pizza. That kind of thing is going to be hot, and it’s easy to splash yourself with some of the liquid.
Ground Beef Upside Down Pizza
In this instance, we have ground beef as one of the main ingredients, and that’s something that remains very popular in all types of pizza recipes. As is the norm, you want to cook the ground beef first and spice it up a bit if you like.
This recipe uses Italian seasoning, olives, pepperoni, and lots of mozzarella before it’s all topped off with the base before throwing it in the oven to cook. Simple, tasty, and on the table in next to no time.
You want to start with the beef before throwing in the pepperoni and getting it all nice and crisp. Then, start to assemble by adding in the sauce, chopped olives, seasoning, and cheese. Make sure it’s all layered up and covering the base so it will get to the edges of the base when you add it at the end.
Italian Sausage Upside Down Pizza
This upside-down pizza recipe calls for Italian sausage as one of the main ingredients, and this does make a difference to the end result. You also want to add some peppers and onions as other key ingredients in this recipe.
For cheese, this recipe calls for using both mozzarella and parmesan, which does mean you get a completely different taste to your pizza. Make sure you cook all of the Italian sausage and other key ingredients first before putting it all together and adding your crust to the top.
Mushroom and Beef Upside Down Pizza
This delicious upside-down pizza includes both mushrooms and ground beef as the key ingredients. With the option of throwing in some pepperoni as well, it packs a whole lot of flavors in the one pizza.
Cook all of the meat ingredients first, and then throw in the mushrooms to cook down. When ready, add in your cheeses and pizza sauce before adding your crust on top.
Just be sure you turn the pizza over after 20 minutes or so in the oven and then cook it the right way up for around another 5 minutes. Once that’s done, it’s all ready to serve.
Ground Turkey and Cheese Upside Down Pizza
If you want to change things up a bit, or if you are fed up of using ground beef, then why not swap it for ground turkey. That is the main ingredient in this particular recipe, and it’s pretty much the only change from other recipes out there.
It means you still cook the turkey first, add in peppers, onions, basil, fennel, and oregano. That should do for the seasoning, and the recipe does also suggests using both mozzarella and parmesan when it comes to the cheese part.
As with every other upside-down pizza recipe, make sure you layer everything out in the pan before adding the crust to the top. Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes before flipping over to finish everything off in the oven.
Low Carb Upside Down Pizza
If you are worried about carbs or even looking for a gluten-free option when it comes to your pizza, then this is the recipe for you. It involves you making your own dough, but it uses almond flour. So, if you plan on going low carb, or even keto, then you can still make this pizza with ease.
It also brings ground beef and the usual ingredients into the mix. However, you do want to make your dough first, and then pre-bake it, and then get the ground beef cooked. Use a low-carb marinara, and also incorporate some cream cheese to give it yet another added boost to the flavor.
Then, put everything together, throw it in the oven, bake and invert. It’s simple and yet amazingly tasty.
Sausage and Bacon Upside Down Pizza
This is another keto upside down pizza recipe, and this one packs a number of ingredients into the one dish. Now, this is a deep dish recipe, and it packs in sausage, pepperoni and bacon, so if you love meat then you will love this.
But this pizza also has another surprise in store in the way of honey. It adds some sweetness that is not overpowering, and then you have olives, peppers and anything else you would like to really throw in there.
For cheese, then mozzarella is where it’s at here, and make sure you add loads of it. You want that cheesy appearance to round it all off making it an absolute delight on the dinner table.
BBQ Sauce and Cream Cheese Upside Down Pizza
This pizza doesn’t do much in the way of toppings that is different to the norm, but it’s what you use for the base, and some of the sauce, that makes it different. By using BBQ sauce and cream cheese, you get a mixture of flavors through this pizza, and it’s amazing.
This particular recipe keeps things nice and simple by using bacon as the main ingredient along with a vast amount of cheese. In this instance, it uses gouda which can work out brilliantly.
Cook the bacon, add in the cheese, cover it in that cream cheese and BBQ sauce, and then throw the crust on top. Add it to the oven and cook before flipping over and get that cheese nice and brown in the oven.
Ground Beef and Sour Cream Upside Down Pizza
Finally, we have this alternative option when it comes to using ground beef as we incorporate sour cream into the mix. Add in some minced garlic and onions, along with oodles of cheese, and you have a pizza mix that is going to blow your mind.
The sour cream just gives the dish a different dimension from the norm. It completely changes the flavor, and if you have never thought about using it in a pizza before, then now is the time to check it out.
As with everything else, fry your ground beef first, add in the sauce along with the sour cream before throwing your crust on top. The last thing is to add it to the oven and bake before turning it over and getting all of that cheese, which included Parmesan and anything else you like, all nice and browned up.
And that is it, nine different upside down pizza recipes that you can easily make tonight, and you will then have a wonderful dish to enjoy at night.
But for us, the most important thing is to understand how long your pizza crust takes to bake. It varies depending on the thickness of it, so know what it involves before you get started.
Also, never forget to flip things over to deal with the toppings. This is just going to take a few minutes, and yet the difference it makes to the end result is huge. If you want things to look authentic, then this is the final vital step you should not avoid.