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?)
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
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!