upside-down pizza bake

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This is a yummy pizza casserole that’s easy to prepare and Gracie just loves it. It’s a fun way to sneak some veggies into your child’s diet. Serve with a yummy tossed salad.

preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1 pound extra lean ground beef or bison, thawed completely and browned

1 (15 oz.) jar marinara sauce

1 Tablespoon fennel seeds

your favorite pizza toppings, I used:

chopped fresh Roma tomato

chopped fresh green pepper

fresh minced garlic

sliced green olives

sliced onion


1 (8 oz.) package shredded Mozzarella cheese (or fresh Mozz)

1 (8 oz.) package shredded cheddar cheese

Lightly brown hamburger so there’s still some pink meat. Drain off excess fat. Combine, the hamburger, fennel seeds and marinara and spread in the bottom of a 9×13 glass cake pan. Sprinkle your pizza toppings over meat mixture.

Sprinkle the cheeses over the pizza toppings

In a medium mixing bowl, combine:

1 cup all purpose flour

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Pour over the grated cheeses

Bake for 45 minutes to 60 minutes (until the top is a lightly browned and the casserole is bubbling.)

Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

Top with a little extra marinara and Parmesan cheese if you wish!



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