Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Upside-Down Sausage Pizza
Sometimes when you see a recipe on tv it might take you quite some time before getting around to making it. This recipe is a perfect example of that.
Back in September of last year Mom had surgery on her neck. While she was in surgery they told all of us to just wait in her room. Naturally with my sister-in-law and I in the room we turned the tv to the Food Network. I don't remember which show this recipe was featured on, but for some reason it actually stuck in my brain to make it. And that's kind of saying something as my 'rememberer' isn't always so hot anymore. :)
This is called an Upside-Down Sausage Pizza and I apologize for the poor photo (can't find the chord to the other camera right now - yikes!).
It's the sort of recipe that makes for a good jumping off point. The actual recipe is called sausage and mushroom, but I know that Keith is not a fan of mushrooms so I didn't add them. And as we were eating dinner Lynne' mentioned that maybe some diced green pepper would be really good in it. Then we went on and decided that next time we'll also add pepperoni.
It makes a full 13x9 pan, so plan on either a lot of leftovers or feeding a crowd. I served it with a wonderful salad (love all the fresh veggies this time of year) and it was a good meal.
The recipe is below, with my changes in parenthesis.
Upside-Down Sausage Pizza
(adapted from Food Network to fit my family's tastebuds)
2 t olive oil
1 pound sweet sausage (I used breakfast sausage)
1 cup onion, chopped
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (I didn't use this)
1 cup pasta sauce
1 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup black olives, sliced (I used a small can)
16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (I'll confess that I didn't use this much. Usually I say that more cheese is better, but we're trying to eat a tad more healthy)
1 cup milk (I used 1%)
1 T olive oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated (I used Kraft)
Preheat ove to 400 degrees F.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and onions and cook until brown and cooked through, breaking up the meat with a spoon. Add pasta sauce, pizza sauce and olives and bring to a simmer, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer sauce to the bottom of a 13x9 cake pan sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cheese.
In a medium bowl whish together eggs, milk and oil until blended. Whisk in flour and salt, then pour mixture over ingredients in pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. To serve, use a spatula and flip the serving upside down on the plate so that the meat sauce is on top.