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You are going to love this frugal recipe – Bubble Up Pizza.  This quick and easy pizza recipe is so easy to make. The kids will have a BLAST helping you make it.

Bubble Pizza in a baking dish
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This Bubble Pizza Recipe is easy to make with a secret ingredient:

The secret ingredient for the crust is….canned refrigerated biscuits. You cut the canned biscuits and it actually “bubbles up” when it cooks.  The biscuit dough is thick and reminds of a deep dish pizza crust in this bubble pizza.

This Pizza Casserole is loaded with flavor but only requires a few ingredients. Layer the casserole dish with cut up biscuits, pizza sauce and your favorite toppings. This is the perfect weeknight meal or served as a lunch.

This easy pizza recipe is both frugal and delicious. We topped out bubble pizza with pepperoni’s but you can easily use sausage, hamburger or make it a veggie pizza. Add a side salad and some breadsticks for a complete meal.

Ingredients needed - canned biscuits, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni

Ingredients for Bubble Pizza:

You only need a few ingredients to create this easy yet still tasty bubble up pizza.

  • Canned Biscuits
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni (or your favorite pizza toppings)
Bubble up pizza in a baking dish

How to Make Bubble Up Pizza:

  • Step 1 – Prepare Oven – First preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Step 2 – Cut up biscuits – Then you cut each biscuit into quarters. Place the biscuit pieces into a 9×13 baking dish. Make sure that it has been sprayed lightly with a non-stick cooking spray to make serving easy.
  • Step 3 – Make your pizza sauce. Now it is time to add your sauce. This pizza is easy to make. But you can definitely use whichever sauce you have on hand or your favorite type.

It isn’t even cooked yet and it already looks delicious.

  • Step 4 – Top with cheese – For the next step, sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese over the top of the pizza sauce. 
  • Step 5 – Add your favorite toppings – Now it’s time for the fun part.  It’s time to add your favorite toppings. In this picture we did a basic cheese and pepperoni pizza but we have made a supreme Bubble Up pizza too.
  • Step 6 – Vegetables are always a favorite – Also, you could do different toppings on each half of the pizza.  I have put Italian sausage and green peppers (my favorite!) just on one side before because my kids don’t love those toppings and pepperonis on the other side.
  • Step 7 – Bake Pizza – This is a great time to make this pizza recipe work for your family. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes until the biscuits bubble up and the cheese is melted.  Then you will have a delicious homemade pizza ready to enjoy.
Bubble up pizza in a baking dish

Bubble Pizza Bake Recipe Variations:

  • Pepperoni – We used regular pepperoni but you can leave them off or use turkey pepperoni.
  • Top with Veggies – Add your favorite chopped vegetables to the pizza. Bell peppers, onions, or slice jalapeno’s is always a family favorite.
  • Add in Meat – Feel free to ground turkey, ground cooked sausage or ground hamburger meat.
  • Sauce – You can make homemade pizza sauce or use the jar stuff. Use more if you like your pizza to be saucy.
  • Cheese – We used shredded mozzarella but you can use any type of cheese you prefer. Colby Jack is delicious for a blend of cheeses. I also like sliced fresh mozzarella.
Bubble up pizza in a baking dish with a serving on a wooden spoon

Tips for Pizza Casserole with Biscuits:

  • Cut Biscuits – We highly recommend using a pizza cutter to cut your refrigerated biscuits dough. It makes it faster and easy to cut. Get the kids involved – they love doing this.
  • Add Toppings – Get creative and add your favorite toppings to this bubble pizza recipe.
  • Prepare baking dish – Make sure to spray baking pan with cooking spray to prevent the biscuits from sticking.
A slice of bubble up pizza on a plate

How to Store Leftovers:

Store your leftovers in an air tight containers and place in the fridge. This leftover bubble up pizza will stay good for up to 3 days.

We recommend reheating in the oven or you can microwave in 30 seconds intervals.

Pizza Topping Ideas:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Black Olives
  • Bell Peppers
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach

You can easily top this pizza with any of your favorite pizza toppings. We have a blast coming up with new pizza combinations and trying new ideas.

a bite of bubble pizza on a fork

Can you Freeze this Bubble Up Pizza Recipe?

Yes, this Bubble up pizza is very freezer friendly.

Bake as the recipe outlines. Then allow the pizza to cool completely.  I like to slice it up into the perfect lunch portions.

Then I freeze these portions in freezer safe bags. This way this pizza is ready to heat up in minutes for a quick and easy lunch. My kids love enjoying this bubble up pizza in their lunchboxes.

What to Serve with Pizza:

For more ideas, learn what to serve with pizza. There are so many tasty ideas to serve with pizza.

Bubble up pizza in a baking dish with a serving on a wooden spoon

Why we Love this Recipe:

  • Budget friendly – This recipe is significantly cheaper than pizza take out.
  • Delicious – Each bite is cooked to perfection and so amazing.
  • Easy – The entire recipe is effortless to prepare and takes just minutes. You can get dinner on the table very fast.
  • Simple Ingredients – Add your favorite pizza to make this delicious recipe.

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Bubble Up Pizza Recipe

4.97 from 53 votes
This Bubble up pizza recipe is so easy to make. This pizza is fun and tastes great!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 735


  • 2 cans Buttermilk Biscuits (10 count each) Do not use Grand Biscuits
  • 1 jar pizza sauce  (15 oz jar) 
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 20 slices pepperoni


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Open the biscuits. Cut each biscuit into fourths (a pizza cutter makes this quick and easy). 
  • Place them all in the bottom of the 9X13 pan.
  • Pour pizza sauce over the biscuits.
  • Sprinkle Mozzarella Cheese on top and top with the pepperoni.  
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes (uncover until all the biscuits have bubbled up).
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 735kcal, Carbohydrates 82g, Protein 20g, Fat 37g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 10g, Monounsaturated Fat 15g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 38mg, Sodium 2327mg, Potassium 728mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 10g, Vitamin A 746IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 281mg, Iron 6mg

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  1. Grands will “bubble up” more than the regular. I have used Grands since writing this post and it will work. You just might need to cook a little longer.

  2. Is there a reason you say “Do not use Grand Biscuits”? My grocery store only sells the Grands brand. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Easy and as we say in my house this is a do over. Placing this on the rotation for quick Friday night dinner.

  4. 5 stars
    So easy and inexpensive and delicious. Win win win !!!
    I used bacon bits for the topping and before I put the pizza sauce on top of the quartered biscuits I drizzled them with a small amount of melted butter mixed with garlic powder and Italian seasoning- just to season the biscuits a bit. Yum O!

  5. I would reduce all the ingredients in half and still bake for the same time when using an 8X8 pan. Thanks.

  6. Hey I was just going to make an 8×8 pan full because I only have 1 can of biscuits, should I still bake for that long?

  7. 5 stars
    I love this bubble up pizza. I have taken it to friends house for dinner & the kids ate it up. I have taken it to church functions or had it with my grandson when he comes over to spend the night.

  8. 5 stars
    My kids LOVE this recipe. We don’t make our own sauce, tried and they didn’t like it. They prefer when I use premade pizza sauce.

  9. 5 stars
    I make this pizza quite often. Since it’s just my husband and me, I half the recipe and bake in an 8×8 dish. I brown half a pound of Italian sausage and add pepperoni delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    This is my go too deep dish pizza . one thing I would recommend is depending on your oven you may have to adjust the cooking temp and time.

  11. All l can find are buttermilk biscuits. What kind of biscuits does the recipe call for? What about canned pizza crust dough, would that work? I want to make this but I want it to turn out. Please help.

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