Bubble up pizza is part super easy casserole and part, well… pizza! It only takes a few minutes to throw together and the whole family will love it!
Bubble up pizza is a throwback to my childhood. It is a super fast and easy dinner option that can easily be customized with your favorite pizza toppings. The results were a favorite meal of my family growing up and is still making an appearance at our table today.
If you are looking for a super simple meal to get on the table, you are in the right place I think the ease with which this comes together is a huge part of why my mom like making it so much when we were kids.
That and the fact that nobody complained when it was on the menu! I am the oldest of six kids, so there was always dance practice, baseball, soccer and school activities to run between.
Yet my parents made it a priority to have as many of us at the dinner table as possible each evening. So having some easy recipes in the arsenal was a must.
I think we picked up the idea of bubble up pizza at one of those in home sales parties. This and the garlic mushroom flatbreads became staples at our house after that.
It’s so easy the kids can make it!
If you can open a can of biscuits, you can make this. It really is that simple.
If you can’t open the can, have your kids do it! 🤣 I don’t mind the pop of those biscuit cans, but Little Dude loves the surprise so it’s his job.
He also did the work of cutting the biscuits into quarters. We used kitchen shears to make it super simple but a knife works too.
Meanwhile make sure your oven is preheating and you have a pan sprayed with cooking spray ready to go. Then all you have to do is open a can of pizza sauce and choose your toppings.
We had pepperoni and mushrooms on this particular night. If you want to sneak some extra veggies in, green peppers and onions would be a fabulous addition.
You can also use bits of browned sausage or some ham if you prefer. If you want meatless, that is fine too all cheese or cheese and vegetables works too!
I basically just help gather the ingredients and transfer the pan to and from the oven. Little Dude is more than capable of the rest of dinner prep at 6 years old.
If he can do it, you can too!
Making A Bigger Batch
Growing up, my mom would always double the recipe. I would put a layer of cheese in the middle and another on top to make sure it’s all as tasty as can be.
Just make sure your baking dish is plenty deep or switch from a 9×13″ pan to a lasagna pan. Those biscuits will puff up as they bake and you don’t want a mess in the oven.
It will take a few extra minutes in the oven to bake it through. Check it after an additional 5 minutes or so and see if the center is done.
Since there are just 3 of us at home the recipe as written was plenty for us and some leftovers.
Does this recipe remind you of days gone by as well? Maybe you called it pizza pull apart bread or puffed up pizza casserole?
No matter what you call it, I think we should put it back in the rotation! The only decision is which toppings to try first.
What toppings work best on bubble up pizza casserole?
Whatever you like on your pizza will work in this casserole. Browned Italian sausage or some browned ground beef will work great. Pepperoni is always fun. You can even add in your favorite veggie toppings.
What is the best way to cut biscuits for bubble up bakes or monkey bread?
A knife is something everyone has and works well. A pizza cutter or kitchen shears also make quick work of cutting the biscuit dough into quarters.
More Great Pizza Inspired Recipes
For another fun twist on pizza, try making a pizza crescent ring. It’s a lot like this, but in a pull apart ring rather than a casserole. It is fun for dinner or as a game day snack.
If you’d rather make a traditional pizza, try my whole wheat pizza crust or sourdough pizza crust. Or try making a no boil pizza pasta bake if you want to mash up your favorite pizza toppings with an easy baked pasta recipe.
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Bubble Up Pizza
- 16 ounces canned biscuits
- 14 ounce jar pizza sauce
- 1½ cups pizza toppings of your choice
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch pan.
- Cut biscuits into fourths. Sprinkle the biscuit bits in a layer over the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Spread the toppings over the biscuits, and drizzle it all with the pizza sauce. Top with the cheese and a quick sprinkle of garlic salt.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted and slightly golden.