Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bubble Up Pizza Casserole

If a recipe has the word "pizza" in it I'm on board.  Pretty much no questions asked.  So when I came across this casserole recipe on Pinterest I knew it was going on our menu for the week.

So... here's what everything looked like straight out from the store...

... and here's the amounts that I used.

What You'll Need
- 1 pound browned sausage
- 1/2 package refrigerated biscuits (4 biscuits.. about 8 oz)
- 2 oz pepperoni (about half a package.... cut into quarters)
- 8 oz pizza sauce
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Italian seasoning

Dave browned the sausage for me while the kids helped me measure and prep the other ingredients.  They ALL want to help with dinner and on nights where we have a little extra time I try to oblige them as much as possible.

I sliced the biscuits into 4 strips each and then gave Mason a pair of scissors to snip them into bite size pieces.

Next, Luke cut the pepperoni into quarters...

Look at that concentration!

That was really all the prep required so next everyone had a turn pouring in the pizza sauce...

... pepperoni...

... biscuit pieces...

 ... and tomato sauce in with the sausage (browned and drained).

We stirred it all together...

... and poured it into a casserole dish that I had sprayed with pam.  I sprinkled on a bit of Italian seasoning and then we popped it into the oven at 350 for 25 minutes.

When the 25 minutes was up we pulled it out, topped it with 1 cup shredded mozzarella and put it back in for 15 more minutes.

15 minutes later and it was done!

Hello, gorgeous.

My entire family gobbled this up.  Partly because it had pizza in the name.  Partly because it smelled AMAZING.  But mostly because they all had participated and were excited to taste what they had made. 

A couple of notes...

- When I was about to put away the extra ingredients I realized that I had everything I needed to make a second casserole... so I did.  I was short a teeny bit of the pizza sauce, so I just subbed in a bit more tomato sauce and it was perfect!  If you're making this, plan on making two (that way you don't end up having to find another use for half the biscuits, sauces, pepperoni, etc.) and make one for a friend or freeze it after you bake it. 

- The original recipe called for mushrooms and olives (neither of which my kids like), but you could really add in whatever protein(s) or veggies that you like on your pizza.  I think that next time I make this I'll add in some peppers and mushrooms to the second casserole for me and Dave.  This would be amazing with a pound of diced ham and some chopped pineapple... really any pizza combo.

If you try the recipe out let me know what you think!  If you come up with a great pizza combo send it my way :)  Happy Wednesday, Friends!! 


  1. This looks delicious - so easy too!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  2. Looks so good!! :)

  3. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I feel like I could hide some grated veggies (zuchinni & carrots perhaps?) in there and no one would know.

  5. Looks amazing! Sorry to sound like a total amateur, but you said you freeze this after you bake this? This makes me nervous, but it obviously works because so many people talk about it! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. This looks deeelish!!! I think I'm going to try and have my kids make this one. Thanks for sharing.

  7. There's an enchilada version of this bubble up casserole you may also love! The pizza one, I agree, is delish - but I think the enchilada one is even better. Mmmm!

  8. Yum! I honestly think I'll make this tonight. Did you use just one can of biscuits?

  9. Hubs and kids would love this! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. What knife is Luke using in the picture? Is it a special knife for kids or do you just trust him?! ;)

  11. That looks so good! We make a pizza pasta casserole I found on Pinterest a couple of years ago that is delicious too! Maybe my picky child will actually try this! (I know the other one will!)

    That Inspired Chick

  12. What size baking dish did you use? Looks delish!

  13. I'm so excited to try this! My husband had something called bubble up pizza when he was a kid, and I'm glad you provided a new one to make for him! Just added all of the ingredients to my grocery list for tonight!!

  14. We made this last night! My husband loved it...meaty, cheese, and sauce. It was a bit oily because we used peppered salami from TJ's (the good stuff 😉). Next time I will try a turkey salami or sautée it first to cut the grease.

  15. I made a version of this last night and it was great!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. Tried and loved! My husband said we HAVE to add to our regular recipes. Thanks for all the great ideas you post and your positivity, love reading your blog.

  17. can you make this into a printable? i'd love to pin it also. Trying it this week!


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