Popover Pizza

popover pizza
7 Reviews
This twist on pizza pie is a golden popover hiding a flavorful filling of meat, sauce, vegetables, and cheese.
30 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time
12 servings



1 pound
lean ground beef or pork sausage*
1 cup
chopped red bell pepper
1 large (1 cup)
onion, chopped
1/2 cup
sliced fresh mushrooms
1 (24-ounce) jar
thick-style pasta sauce
1 (2.25-ounce) can
sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
10 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese


large Land O Lakes® Eggs, room temperature
1 cup
milk, room temperature
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup
grated Parmesan cheese
*Substitute 8 ounces sliced pepperoni. Do not cook pepperoni; add with mushrooms.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine ground beef, bell pepper and onion in 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until onion is softened and beef is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in mushrooms, pasta sauce and olives.
  3. Spoon mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Top with cheese slices. Place into oven while preparing topping.
  4. Beat eggs in bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and lemon-colored. Add milk and melted butter; continue beating 1 minute. Stir in flour and salt, with wire whisk, until smooth. Pour mixture over hot filling, spreading to cover filling completely. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until top is puffed and golden brown. Do not open oven door during baking. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

- Thick pasta sauce is recommended.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

Recipe Comments and Reviews


Excellent recipe. I used more cheese than the recipe called for (we're in WI lol). I also added a bit of crushed red pepper to the meat mixture to give it some kick. I like this recipe because my mom made this 30 years ago when we were kids. With 7 people in out family, there were rarely leftovers and we would get so excited when mom said we were having "pop-up pizza" for supper. I love this recipe for a lot of reasons!


This was really easy, and there were no leftovers. Only took me six slices of deli cheese to cover the whole dish.


I like how easy it was to make and my family really liked it. It was exciting to see the finished product when I first took it out of the oven...but I will leave that to surprise you. I will probably make it again but will spice it up a bit more. Thanks for sharing!


My husband hates it when I try new recipes, but he had seconds of this and ate all of the leftovers. A great recipe!


My kids love this recipe! The top puffs up different every time so it's a real adventure and totally delicious. Easy, too!


very good, quick and easy


My family absolutely loves this recipe. We've made it for company and always get rave reviews. Comfort food at its finest, and it serves up nicely, too.

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