I don't know where this week has gone. It's Thursday already and I again I haven't posted for 2 days. The time, it just seems to slip right by me lately. But it's Cooking Thursday and I wanted to share this recipe I found at AllRecipes.com. I love this recipe resource. If you've never checked it out, take a little tour and then sign up for their daily recipe ideas. Makes menu planning much easier. Anyway, this recipe is super simple, takes no time whatsoever, and the whole family loved it. I think it's a recipe that is super simple to play with, adding whatever you like best about pizza.
UPSIDE DOWN DEEP DISH PIZZA
-1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen spinach or frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
-2 cups shredded mozzarella
-1 can refrigerated pizza crust
-1 pound ground beef
-1 (26 oz.) 796ml jar smooth tomato basil pasta sauce
Preheat the oven to 375*F.
Brown the ground beef with salt and pepper to taste. Drain well. Add pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Pour the sauce into a 2 quart baking dish.
Top with the broccoli or spinach, then the cheese. Cover with the pizza dough stretching to the edges and sealing lightly.
Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Cover edges with a bit of foil if they start to get brown too fast. Let stand before serving.
**recipe notes: I used fresh broccoli and it was very tasty, but next time I think I will use a spicier sauce, mushrooms, spinach, green peppers, and maybe red onions too. I'm looking forward to playing around with this.
This post is linked up Cooking Thursday hosted by Diary of a Stay at Home Mom