Monday, June 28, 2010

Upside-Down Deep Dish Pizza

This looked and sounded very strange to me when I first found the recipe but I figured who doesn't love pizza? I'm glad I decided to try it out because it was super yummy! It still looks strange to me but we will be making this delicious yet strange dish again!

The ground beef mixture can be cooked ahead of time and refrigerated in the baking dish until assembly time. Just heat it in the microwave until hot before topping and baking.

Yield: Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Cost per serving*: $ 3.44
Cost per recipe*: $ 13.76

* Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli OR spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (optional)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 8 oz.)
1 can (11 oz.) refrigerated pizza dough
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Sweet Tomato Basil Smooth Pasta Sauce


Preheat oven to 375°.
Brown ground beef in 12-inch nonstick skillet; drain and season, if desired, with salt and ground black pepper. Stir in Pasta Sauce and bring to a boil; turn into 2-quart baking dish.
Top with broccoli, then cheese. Place pizza dough over dish, sealing edges tightly.
Bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Let stand 10 minutes.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 630, Calories From Fat 200, Total Fat 23g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 115mg, Sodium 1620mg, Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 15g, Protein 47g

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