Pizza in casserole form? Yes, please! Bubble Up Pizza is so easy to make, kids can do it and it uses just a few common ingredients that are easy to keep on hand.
There are plenty of recipes with biscuit dough, but one of my favorites is this bubble up pizza. It’s a simple, five-ingredient recipe that everyone will love. Golden-brown bites of buttery biscuit baked with melty mozzarella, pizza sauce, fresh basil, and whatever pizza toppings your heart desires.
This recipe is kid (and adult)-approved, and takes just 5 minutes to prep!
What is Bubble Up Pizza
Bubble up pizza is a quick and easy baked dish made with chopped up refrigerated biscuit dough tossed with all of your favorite pizza ingredients, then baked until golden and puffy.
Think pizza meets casserole…or pizza meets pull-apart bread. It’s a delicious comfort food that I used to make a lot as a teenager, but that I’m more than happy to make now!
Because you're using biscuit dough, it doesn't require much prep time. And a warning - it's light as air! So you're going to totally eat more than you expect to!
This biscuit dough pizza is delicious with my favorite ingredients, but can also be customized just how you like it! Feel free to play around with the ingredients as you like!
- Biscuit Dough - you’ll need 2 cans of refrigerated biscuit dough that contain 8 biscuits each. I used Pillsbury!
- Pizza Sauce - just use your favorite.
- Cheese - mozzarella cheese is a classic, but feel free to use whatever cheese your heart desires.
- Pepperoni - pepperoni is my favorite, but you can totally use whatever pizza toppings your heart desires.
- Basil - a few fresh basil leaves gives the biscuit pizza that classic pizza flavor.
How to Make Bubble Up Pizza
Divide each piece of biscuit dough into 4 pieces using a sharp knife. In a bowl, mix together dough, pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.
Transfer the mixture into an oven-safe skillet or baking pan, sprinkle with chopped basil, and bake according to the directions on the dough.
Bubble Up Pizza with Grands Biscuits
The recipe for bubble up pizza requires refrigerated biscuits. You can use Grands, and if they are large, make sure you aren’t using too many. But I like to hunt out the original small biscuits that Pillsbury used to make.
They are getting harder and harder to find, as the Grands get fluffier and fluffier. This works with any refrigerated biscuit dough, just make sure you’re cutting the dough into even portions for even baking.
I love saving money and stocking up on the biscuit dough when they are on serious sale! This makes Bubble Up Pizza a crazy cheap meal for the family. I grab the tubes of dough when they are 4 for $2 and then use homemade pizza sauce to pinch pennies. Dinner on a dime and delicious? Yes, please.
Is Biscuit Dough the Same as Pizza Dough?
Not quite! Biscuit dough is lighter, flakier, and more buttery than classic pizza dough. But although different, biscuit dough is just as delicious with all of the classic pizza toppings!
Looking for a more classic pizza recipe? Check out my Homemade Pizza Dough or my Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two.
Tips and Notes for Biscuit Dough Pizza
- Grease the pan. Lightly greasing the skillet or baking pan prevents the dough from sticking.
- Baking time: Follow the instructions on the biscuit dough package to know how long to bake the biscuit pizza. I like to add 5 minutes for a little more crisp, but it’s not necessary.
- Get creative! You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings and sauces. Just like classic pizza, anything goes!
How to Store
I don’t recommend leftovers. It’s best hot and fresh out of the oven. If you do have leftovers you can store them in the fridge and warm them in the microwave.
More pizza for dinner recipes to try!
- Breakfast Pizza
- Cheesesteak Pizza
- Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two
- Fam Country Grilled Pizza
- Waffle Pizzas
- Personal Grilled Taco Pizza
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Bubble Up Pizza (Biscuit Dough Pizza)
- 2 containers refrigerated biscuit dough 8 biscuits each - I used Pillsbury
- 1 jar pizza sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- 1 cup pepperoni or other favorite toppings
- 5 fresh basil leaves
- Preheat oven as per directions on dough.
- With a sharp knife, divide each biscuit into 4.
- In a large bowl, combine diced biscuit dough, sauce, 1 ½ cups cheese and toppings. Stir to combine.
- Pour mixture into greased oven safe skillet or 9×13 baking pan.
- Chop the basil and sprinkle on top along with remaining cheese.
- Bake according to directions on dough, checking to make sure dough is cooked through and cheese is bubbling (I always bake mine for an additional 5 minutes.
- Let cool 5 minutes before serving
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
I've never seen bubble up pizza but I love it! What a delicious and easy meal!
This is so cool! And delicious! I like to keep it simple sometimes and you're right about it not always having to be complicated, time consuming and elegant ... this looks elegant enough to me 😀 Serve it with a nice glass of chilled white wine .... elegance ... it's all relative.
That looks so amazing and easy! For sure on my to-cook list! Thanks for posting!
The Harried Cook says
Never heard of bubbleup pizza before, but it looks and sounds very tasty! I love simple, quick meals like these... Thanks for sharing 🙂 And congrats, Katrina! 🙂
I have never seen this before - what a great idea! Super quick and easy dinners are great to have in your back pocket!
I love how this is filed under "fat kid friendly". Certainly looks like something I'd enjoy!
That is so awesome! So creative yet so simple. It looks cheesy and completely satisfying!
This sounds delicious! Pepperoni and basil ... even better!
Stephanie @ 52 Kitchen Adventures says
Oooh a new quick and simple dinner recipe. I've never heard of a pizza like this but it looks delicious and so easy!
Fresh and Foodie says
Hello! This looks awesome! Such a cool idea, and you're right -- some of the best food isn't elegant at all. Love this recipe.
This is seriously the most ingenious meal ever. I LOVE it! I'd just pick it apart with my hands and eat it. Thank you so much for this great idea! I'm going to start stocking biscuit cans in my fridge just so I can make this bubble pizza on days I don't really feel like cooking.
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
I'm psyched that I get the oil! I have just the bread recipe I want to feature soon on my blog and it is perfect dipped in olive oil!! Okay and let me tell you that I'm so making this pizza. My family will devour it! Wowzers!! ♥-K
Never heard of this before, but I'm sure it'll be a frequent snack from now one! It just seems to easy and delicious to pass up =)
Thank you for introducing me to this pan of yummy goodness!! I am mesmorized...and my tummy is growling!
From someone that is a hour from the nearest pizza place, thank you for posting such a delicious and easy recipe. My stomach will no longer have to endure relentless pizza cravings. Great enticing photos and recipe!
This is an intriguing idea. It seems like the flavors are the same, it is just lighter and more interesting looking than normal picture. I will definitely have to try this out! Thanks.
Gonna have to try this for the solar oven demonstrations! Fun to make; fast to cook; and folks would love to taste it! Thanks for the recipe. Come visit when you can and enter the give-away!
Such a great idea. I think that this is something that my girls would love and I love the ease of making it.
Your step-momma is one cooking genius. Can't believe I've never thought about using biscuits this way before.
OH! That looks really tasty! I definitely want to make this in June!
My children would love this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Oh, gosh, my kids would LOVE this! So easy to whip up when hubby and I have a night out...but I think I'd need to make a double batch so I could have a slice, too. GREAT idea.
A fun, fast dinner recipe. This would hit the spot on those lazy days I boycott the kitchen. 😉
What a fabulous and delicious recipe! I will have to try this! I love you site very much!
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Emily @ Life on Food says
I have never seen this before. It certainly looks quite and simply. I normally need one of these every week. Thanks for sharing this is definitely going to be on the list next week.
This looks unbelievably good! I agree with you. Sometimes the simplest things are the best! : )
lynn @ the actor's diet says
yet another reason i need to always have biscuit dough in the fridge!
Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls says
Loving this! YUM!
Man, this looks fantastic. I think my family will love this dish.
Jenny @ Savour the Senses says
This looks so delicious! This is a great creative twist on a basic recipe. I like having recipes like this for those lazy nights. =)
Seriously can't wait to try this! It could become an addiction! Maybe I'll try replacing the one cup of pepperoni with like, four cups of grilled veggies! Zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, corn, red onion... yum!
oleg bogdanov says
Wow.. so hungry for that right now. Its got everything a growing boy needs, cheese dough and peperoni. Good work
Laurie @SimplyScratch says
Oh my word... this sounds amazing! I'm so making this!
I made this last night! Thank you~ it was yummy!!!
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says
I've never seen anything like this before in my life! It looks incredibly delicious--perfect comfort food, in my opinion. Definitely going to have to make this 🙂
Love the blog!
I tried this today for some friends and roommates after a hectic day. It was amazing! I halved the recipe and used sliced mushrooms, salami, and chopped green bell peppers. I didn't have fresh basil, so I sprinkled some dried basil and fennel seed. It was really good and in very high demand with my biscuit-loving housemates. I only wish I had a slightly bigger pan because the one I used didn't allow it to spread out evenly so some parts were a little more soggy than flaky after it came out. But this is a very excellent recipe. I'll definitely try it again. Thanks for sharing!!!
An interesting combination. Would be a great recipe for kids to try.
Amanda @ Tales of an Amateur Mommy says
I'm making this today to have during football. Thanks for the fun recipe!
Margy and Lee says
We just made this tonight. It was so amazing! Thanks for sharing!
look gorgeous! and yummy 🙂
Mary Palmer says
what size pizza jar do you use?
Actually, this is a 'whatever's on hand' recipe. It is usually the smaller size jar, smaller then spaghetti or marinara sauce. Probably about 10oz. But toss in as much or as little as you like. I love pizza sauce so I have been known to use tons more if I am making this just for family and myself.
Busy Mom's Menu Plan says
Hi!! We are featuring these on our menu plan this week!! They look absolutely delicious!!
Julie Dagg Hunda says
I'vr never seen this either, but it sure looks good, and really - how easy is it?
Laurie Russell Melcher says
gee another good one to try..hmmmmm
Jessica Robertson Vigil says
my friends mom use to make this when I would sleep over and I never could remember how it was made thank you so much for having it.
Gwen McDonald Young says
Send me you email and I will forward our recipe 🙂
Adrianne McDonald says
Lol that pizza was always yummy wasn't it
I may have done it wrong, but I cooked mine in a big cast iron skillet. The top burnt and the biscuits underneath were still raw. I used Grands instead of regular biscuits so that could have been the problem.
i'm sure this is delicious. right now i wouldn't know b\c i just put it back in the oven for the THIRD time b\c the biscuits are STILL not done. so right now i'm at twice the baking time on the can of biscuits- and i have a new oven. maybe an fyi for some people. i'm sure it's yummy. it certainly smells good!
I have been baking mine for about 28 min so far. It looks good but it's taking a lot longer for me too.
Mine also cooked for much longer- 35 minutes and it probably could have gone another five but we were too hungry to wait!!! Gonna decrease amount of biscuits next time to see if it helps… it was as yummy as promised though!
I just made this for dinner tonight and it is all GONE!!! I put a layer of cottage cheese for protein on top of the dough before the top layer of sauce and then cheese. It was so good!!
Thanks for sharing!
This was great; thank you!
My Bubble Up Pizza is in the oven! I'm a bit concerned about it cooking all the way through but I'm keeping an eye on it. I used 2 cans of Grands (what I had in the fridge) and essentially doubled everything. It's in a 9x13 pan - made a lot but there are six people here to feed (one a hungry teenager). Serving with salad and I can't wait! The only change I would make next time is to put the fresh basil on after it comes out of oven. Mmmmm........what a fun recipe!
Hi Marlene, I hope your bubble up pizza came out great!
AP Grossi says
This is great! I had never thought of doing this, but the kids loved it. Easy motivation to keep a tube of biscuits and jar of sauce on hand at all times.