Upside-Down Pizza

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 1/18/2011


Fresh vegetables and spicy pepperoni punch up the flavor in this great alternative to the traditional pizza pie.

  • Servings: Serves 1
  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Course: Entrée


1/2 c. bell pepper, diced

1/4 c. onion, diced

1/4 c. pepperoni slices, quartered

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 c. tomatoes, diced

1/2 c. mushrooms, sliced 

1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 8-in. pita bread

2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated


Preheat a 10-in. omelette pan on medium heat.  When sprinkled water dances on surface, add bell peppers, onion, pepperoni and the Italian seasoning.  Sauté for 2 minutes. 

Add tomatoes and mushrooms and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. 

Top mixture in pan with mozzarella cheese and allow cheese to melt. 

Place pita bread on top of sautéed mixture in pan and press firmly.  Gently rotate pita bread back and forth in pan to help combine ingredients together. 

Invert a flat plate over the pan.  Holding pan and plate firmly together, flip pizza onto plate. 

Top with grated Parmesan cheese. 

Serve immediately.