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Upside down pizza traybake recipe

Upside down pizza traybake recipe

64 ratings

All the flavour and half the fuss, this clever pizza traybake will be on the table in just 30 minutes. Topped with ciabatta slices and mozzarella and roasted until the cheese is oozing and the bread is golden and crunchy, this upside down dish makes a great weeknight meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 930 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 20 mini meatballs (336g pack)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 680g jar passata with herbs
2 x 125g reduced fat mozzarella, torn into chunks
1 ciabatta loaf, sliced into 8 x 1.5cm thick slices
  • handful basil leaves, to serve
  • mixed salad, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    54g 77%
  • Saturates

    23g 114%
  • Sugars

    15g 16%
  • Salt

    4.2g 71%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 62.3g Protein 51.5g Fibre 5.8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. In a large roasting tin, toss the meatballs in 1 tbsp oil, until coated. Bake for 10 mins, then remove from the oven, toss the meatballs and pour in the passata. Return to the oven for 10 mins.
  2. Remove the tray from the oven and scatter over the mozzarella. Top with the ciabatta slices, pressing them into the sauce slightly.
  3. Drizzle the bread with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and return to the oven for 10 mins, or until the bread is crisp, the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. Scatter over the basil and serve with a mixed salad, if you like.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

To freeze: Bake according to the recipe and allow to cool completely. Wrap well in clingfilm and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 3 months. To defrost: Loosen the tin foil and clingfilm but leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for several hours before serving. If you wish to serve the baked goods warm, place on a baking sheet for 10 mins in a moderate oven.

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