Upside Down Pizza

Do y’all know that the best food for a cowboy is Upside Down Pizza?

Yes, Upside Down Pizza! You don’t have to stand on your head to make it and you don’t have to go to Pizza Hut, you can make it right in your kitchen or this is a great camping recipe in the Dutch oven. We love it so much and can guarantee that it’s a keeper.

We made this pizza using our Sourdough Pizza Crust (recipe here). If you’ve seen any of our sourdough videos or sourdough recipes, you’ll know we use a quick set sourdough. It’s low maintenance and has a great unique homemade flavor to it. However, if you’re in a hurry you can also easily use 1 (8-ounce) can of crescent rolls, unrolled for the top crust. When you top this with melted butter and Parmesan cheese- you’ll think you’ve died and gone to Pizza Heaven!

Since the crust is on the top, and the meat, onion, and sauce are on the bottom, once the meat juice is boiling up around the outside edge of the crust, take it off the bottom heat. It’s a pretty easy dish to cook in a Dutch oven, so if you’re new to Dutch oven cooking this would be a great one to start with and the family will love it!

Cook until slightly bubbly and the crust is golden brown and you’re all set. Sure hope y’all enjoy and this becomes a classic around your family table.


Upside Down Pizza - Cowboy Approved!


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1.5 oz package spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Sourdough Pizza Crust link above
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • Grated or shredded Parmesan cheese for sprinkling


  • Grease a 9-x-13-inch casserole dish or 12-inch Dutch oven.
  • In a cast iron skillet, begin cooking the beef over medium heat. Season with Red River Ranch Original Seasoning or salt and pepper. When it begins to brown, add the onion and continue cooking until the meat has completely browned. Spoon out the excess grease.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the tomato sauce, garlic, and spaghetti sauce mix. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes to combine the flavors, stirring occasionally.
  • Scrape the mixture into the casserole dish. Spoon the sour cream onto the meat and spread out evenly. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
  • Place the pizza dough or crescent rolls on top of the casserole. Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  • If cooking indoors, bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Serve hot.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

This is a cowboy-approved recipe. Watch us cook it on a North Texas Ranch…