dinner · entree

Popover Pizza

“Butter ‘n Love Recipes” is a cookbook I’ve been reading over the last several days.

It comes from Iowa Park, Texas (where I grew up) and includes recipes submitted by members of the Christ the King Ladies Auxillary. I’ve already made a handful of the recipes that are tucked away in its yellowed pages, and all of them have come out delicious.

This popover pizza recipe is one of them. The “popover”-style crust didn’t exactly do what it was supposed to, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrap the whole recipe.

This is basically an upside-down pizza. The crust is on top with the meat, cheese and sauce on bottom. It’s a great way to serve something unique for dinner.

You can include your favorite pizza toppings in this recipe. I made this for my husband’s lunches, so I stuck to what he likes: meat and cheese. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and also threw in some pepperoni for good measure.

If I were making this for just myself, I would’ve added mushrooms, bell peppers and onions. I bet that would make a REALLY good popover pizza.


Popover Pizza

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

An upside-down pizza bake with a crunchy crust and meat filling.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or beef)

  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni

  • 1 (1.5 oz) pkg spaghetti sauce mix

  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 TBS. vegetable oil

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Directions

    1. Cook the ground turkey/beef in a large skillet until meat is browned. Drain off any grease.
    2. Add sauce mix, tomato sauce, and water, mixing well. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    3. Spoon mixture into a greased 13×9″ baking dish. Top with pepperoni sliced.
    4. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of pepperoni.
    5. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and oil until foamy. Add flour and salt and beat mixture until smooth. Pour batter over meat mixture, spreading evenly. Sprinkle top with Parmesan.
    6. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until top is puffed and golden brown.

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