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Upside Down Skillet Pizza

This loaded pizza is for all those deep dish pizza lovers. Filled with pepperoni, onions, peppers, olive, sauce, and three kinds of cheese.
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Course: Main Course, Main Meal
Cuisine: American and Itanlian
Keyword: deep dish pizza, homemade pizza, Pan pizza, skillet pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Rest time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Laura Franco


  • 1 store-bought pizza crust
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 25 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup prepared pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Slice the green bell pepper and onions into rings or bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large 12-inch no-stick skillet.
  • Add bell pepper and onion and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • Remove the peppers and onions and set them aside.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Layer the pepperonis on the bottom of the hot skillet.
  • Top the pepperoni with onions and peppers.
  • Add olives.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Add mozzarella cheese.
  • Layer provolone cheese slices.
  • Spread pizza sauce over everything.
  • Top the pizza with the store-bought pizza dough.
  • Tuck in the edges.
  • Brush the crust with olive oil.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the inside edge of the skillet between the skillet and the pizza to loosen any stuck-on areas.
  • Place a large cutting board or dish on top of the skillet, and slowly invert it.
  • The pizza should fall right onto the board/dish.
  • Garnish with fresh basil, slice, and serve.


Krazy Kitchen Mom Tips:
  • I recommend using a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet for this recipe. If you don't have a cast-iron skillet, use a non-stick skillet or spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • The trickiest part of this recipe is getting the pizza out of the skillet. The key is to let it rest for the full 20 minutes before inverting it onto a serving board or plate.
  • Be creative with your pizza toppings. Use mushrooms, Italian sausage, black olives, ham, or pineapple.