Iron Skillet Upside Down Pizza


A meal in a skillet–and it’s upside down, just for fun! See how it puffs up when it bakes? Like you did some magic on it. Plus, you get to call it “pizza” and you know how everybody likes that word. And, okay, you don’t have to cook it in an iron skillet, but don’t you want to? It makes me feel like a pioneer and I love feeling like a pioneer. You know, in between checking my email and watching TV. (I have chickens!) I always wanted to be Laura on Little House on the Prairie, have I mentioned that? No? Maybe we shouldn’t go there with this post, or go into my whole David Cassidy obsession. And then there was my Robert Conrad thing… Where was I? Iron Skillet Upside Down Pizza!!!

(Do you feel like you were just inside my head? And wasn’t it scary there?)

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How to make Iron Skillet Upside Down Pizza:

1/2 pound ground sausage
1/2 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
approximately 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
1 1/2 cups Basic Italian-Style Tomato Sauce or pizza sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Cook ground sausage and beef in a 10-inch skillet. Drain grease. Add onion, garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning and mix in skillet. Spread pepperoni over meat and onion mixture. Pour on the sauce and top with cheese. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, and flour. Mix well and spoon over sauce and cheese. (That isn’t a mistake, by the way–no baking powder is required!)

Sprinkle on the Parmesan (and I like to add some extra Italian seasoning here for decoration). Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 20 minutes, till the pizza crust top is golden and puffy! Yum!

You can change this up to whatever suits your taste for your favorite kind of pizza. Add hot peppers or other vegetables. Make it with chicken and bacon. Use different cheeses. The world is your pizza.

And now it’s upside down!

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  1. angiecmt says:

    Looks yummy!

  2. Cat says:

    I will definitely try it. It sounds easy to do too!
    Your recipes are all so good! :hungry:

  3. Shari C says:

    This is such a clever idea and looks sooooo good! Just love reading your posts and the clever recipes you offer and photos for us to drool over and then try. Thank you!

  4. Betty says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I just made a pineapple upside down in my iron skillet and it was delicious. I can do it with pizza??? Alllllright!!!

  5. Cathy says:

    Where in the world do you come up will all these new ideas. I just love coming here in the morning!

  6. Blaze says:

    this looks tastey!
    I’ve never heard tell of it before but it looks good and probably tastes even better

  7. Tresha says:


    this looks great!!! just so you know, I have made your funnel cake recipe a 1000 times! all my neighbors received Surprise Funnel cake…I had funnel cake out my ears…but sooooooo good!!!!!

    Tresh in OK
    PS: SUZANNE! I do not mean to pour salt in the wound but at 8:30 this morning I am going to my SIL’s to learn how to milk goats! she has several and one just had twins…you have inspired me to go try it!!!!

  8. Sharon Elkins says:

    Yum, I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks easy as well as delicious.

  9. wkf says:

    That is bizarre! How do you serve it? :flying:

  10. Suzanne McMinn says:

    Tresha–I’m so jealous!!!!!!

    wkf–you can just cut it like pie to serve it!

  11. Rebekah says:

    I just love your blog! REAL farm adventures!

    Your recipe looks yummy and all that…and I’ll definitely try it…but I want to hear about your David Cassidy obsession. What do ya say?

  12. TeresaH says:

    LOL I remember the David Cassidy years…but Robert Conrad? I wouldn’t mind hearing how that one came about LOL

    The pizza looks sooooo good. I’ll have to try that. And I love to cook in cast iron too. Well, I also love to cheat and cook foil pack meals too. Yummy and easy! LOL

  13. Suzanne McMinn says:

    Maybe I’ll have to do a post sometime about David Cassidy and Robert Conrad, LOL. We were meant to be! Me and David! And me and Robert! That sounds contradictory somehow….

  14. Crystal B. says:

    Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Michelle says:

    I am trying this Sunday night. My kids are going to flip!!

  16. Employee No. 3699 says:

    Oh wow, this looks delish! And soo easy. I will definately be making this…in my iron skillet!

    Yeah, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls too, and live on the prairie, or in the big woods or on the banks of Plum Creek.

  17. pticester says:

    Mmm – that looks good..and easy.

  18. Kelleh says:

    This looks fabulous. I’ll definitely have to give cooking this a try!

  19. Robin G. says:

    That… looks really, really awesome. If I tried every recipe of yours, though, I’d weight 300 lbs. Not all of us burn calories chasing after goats ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Dpmma says:

    LOL That Coco, just cracks me UP!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† :bananadance: :bananadance: :rockon: :rockon: :snoopy: :elephant:

    :hungry: :hungry: OMG Suzanne – that upside down pizza looks WONDERFUL. I’ll be right over! On second thought, I bet there is not a drop left!!!! I think that is really awesome! I want to make that sometime!!!!!! :hungry: :fryingpan:

  21. Dpmma says:

    P.S. – I had a crush on Bobby Sherman, Davie from the Monkey’s, and George from the Beatles. LOL

  22. Mariah says:

    I found this site on Charleston Daily Mail’s website and Suzanne, my dear.. I am IN LOVE! (not with you, of course, just the site) It reminds me sooo much of going out to my aunt’s farm. I haven’t been there in ages. (she has a pretty good bit of land just outside spencer) But the photography is amazing, and considering I’ve only been reading this blog for a day and I’m like, already addicted.. pat yourself on the back, sista… job well done!

  23. LJ says:


    I love cooking in my iron skillet. Everyone should have one. But for those that don’t have one… might want to do a post explaning how the properly season a iron skillet before using it. Just a thought. The recipe looks yummy….can’t wait to try on my family!


  24. Kim W says:

    Wow! That looks AWESOME!! :hungry: I can’t wait to make this. ANYTHING in the least bit related to pizza is a big hit w/us. :snoopy:

    Blessings from Ohio…

  25. sunnid755 says:

    :shimmy: this one looks like a winner, whooda thought it, upside down pizza, I’m gonna try it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Doris says:

    I assume you can’t just dump it out like pineapple upside down cake ? Looks good to me. Hubby would not like it tho.

  27. Jean says:

    This looks terrific! I tried the zucchini fritatta and it was perfect. Can’t wait to try this one. I love my iron skillet. I have cooked in one for 40 years (did I just tell you how old I am??)

  28. Susan says:

    This looks delicious! :hungry:

    Looks like Coco is checking for security lapses. :yes:

  29. SuzieQ says:

    Looks delicious..would also like to apply for the job of OFFICIAL TASTER (anything you make) and also NIGHT WATCHMAN (I’m a night owl, so I’m always up REALLY late) would get 2 for the price (not much,just the food) of one.. and I could spell Coco if she wants to nap a bit..

  30. SuzieQ says:

    I forgot to mention, about the Robert Conrad thing, I know what you mean..I’m widowed now but my husband of 39 years bore a striking resemblance to Robert Conrad..or maybe Robert Conrad bore a resemblance to my husband since I think my husband might have been a year or two older..anyway they BOTH WERE DIVINE!!

  31. Estella says:

    Looks delicious!

  32. maryann says:

    what girl didn’t have a crush on David Cassidy?? :love:

    I do have to agree with Coco, don’t fence her in. Give Coco a :hug: from me.

  33. Darlene says:

    See what you did….you’ve made us ALL hungry for upside down pizza!! It’s HOT outside….HOT I say….BUT now i want your pizza!

    Guess I’ll crank the AC down to 60….that should do it…pizza here i come!

  34. Brandy says:

    OMGosh! We will for sure try this recipe. We ALL adore pizza!

  35. catslady says:

    I too have been cooking in a cast iron skillet for almost 40 years – nothing better and they say you get a little iron fromit which is a plus (as opposed to what you may be getting from teflon). The pizza looks great. It’s been years since I’ve made my own – it’s so easy to do take out.

  36. dlyn says:

    This looks really good. As soon as it cool off a bit and I can turn my oven on again, I will give it a try!

  37. MaryLundShu says:


    DH made this last night. We so tasty and we really enjoyed it. It’s a keeper. We changed up the recipe and used italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, yellow and red peppers. DH wants to call it “Pizza potpie” but I am sticking with Upside Down Pizza.

    Did you make up this recipe?
    Thanks, Mary

  38. Suzanne McMinn says:

    Hi, Mary! No, I got this idea from a friend who used to make it a lot and I don’t know where she got it.

  39. Lisa says:

    My hubby is a pizza fanatic. I have to try this some day soon!!!

  40. Runningtrails says:

    I might make this today in my iron skillet. Do you serve it upside down or turn it over on a plate like upside down cake? Does the bread part have the same texture as pizza crust?

    I had a crush on Bobby Sherman, Davie from the Monkeeys, and David Cassidy. I liked Robert Conrad too. I had giant pictures of them on my walls.

  41. Maria D. says:

    This recipe looks really good. I’m going to have to try this. :smilerabbit:

  42. Vanessa says:

    One question when you say flour is that all purpose flour? New to baking anything so I dont want to ruinit. I so want to cook it for dinner tonight or maybe tomorrow night.

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