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

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

My kids can eat pizza every night, these are some of our favorite recipes – Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza, Crescent Roll Pizza and French Bread Pizza.

Why we Love this Recipe

  • Budget friendly – This recipe is significantly cheaper than pizza take out. It makes the perfect meal for pizza night.
  • Delicious – Each bite is cooked to perfection and with amazing flavor.
  • 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.


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

You only need a few ingredients to create this easy yet still tasty bubble up pizza. For the full recipe scroll to the bottom to the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • 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, shredded cooked chicken, ground cooked sausage or ground beef.
  • 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.

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.
Biscuits cut into pieces placed in a baking dish
  • 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.
Biscuits in a baking dish topped with pizza sauce
  • Step 4 – Top with cheese – For the next step, sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese over the top of the pizza sauce. 
Shredded cheese topped over the pizza sauce and biscuits pieces in a baking dish
  • 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.
Slice pepperoni topped over the shredded cheese in a baking dish for biscuit dough and sauce
  • 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 bubble up pizza casserole ready to enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
Bubble up pizza in a baking dish

Pizza Topping Ideas

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

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.

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 Pizza in a baking dish

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Bubble Up Pizza

Store your leftovers bubble pizza bake 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.

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 type of Biscuits Works Best?

We recommend using buttermilk biscuits in this recipe. Grand biscuits do not bake up as well.

How Do You Know When Biscuit Pizza if Done Cooking

Cooking time will vary but once the biscuits are golden brown and have bubbled up, then the pizza is done cooking.

More Easy Pizza Recipes

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Bubble Up Pizza

4.97 from 54 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
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  • 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. Carrie Barnard says:

    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. Michele says:

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

  3. Mae says:

    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. Cheryl says:

    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. Carrie Barnard says:

    No – I used regular buttermilk biscuits.

  6. Rena says:

    Do you use grand biscuits?

  7. Carrie says:

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

  8. Chelsea says:

    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?

  9. Myla says:

    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.

  10. Brittni says:

    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.

  11. Wanda C says:

    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!

  12. Carrie says:

    Thank you Justin!

  13. Justin says:

    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.

  14. Michael Macanka says:

    can you use real pizza dough for this recipe

  15. jill Hetherington says:

    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.

  16. Joshua says:

    What size of canned biscuits and can it be jumbo size canned biscuits

  17. Dawn says:

    Do you think this can be put together, refrigerated, and then baked the next day?

  18. Carrie says:

    Thanks for sharing Melissa. Your toppings sound delicious!

  19. Melissa says:

    SCRUMPTIOUS!! I made this last night, after a long day in the operating room….I changed things up a bit: I used 1 pkg Jimmy Dean pre-cooked pork sausage crumbles, some sliced peppers, mushrooms and onions along with the pepperoni and LOTS of cheese! and now we have leftovers in the freezer!! I REALLY enjoyed the simplicity of it, and it tastes WAY BETTER than deep dish delivery pizza. Try this recipe, you won’t be disappointed!!

  20. Carrie says:

    I bake this recipe at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Thank you!

  21. Kendle says:

    Do you just bake it according to the biscuit instructions?

  22. Luke says:

    I Sean this on Facebook the other day. Looks good so I’m making it today Thursday the 11th 2019
    35 min later. Oh my god
    I’m making this again… good.

  23. Carrie says:

    Yes, I think anything that would be on a regular pizza would work great in this recipe. Thanks!

  24. Carrie says:

    Yum! That sounds delicious!

  25. Carrie says:

    It bubble ups more in the pan if you cut them into quarters but the whole biscuits would work for just a regular crust.

  26. Carrie says:


  27. Tommy says:

    I successfully made this! It looks awesome!

  28. Cindy says:

    Why not whole biscuits?

  29. KAREN HANNEMAN says:

    I make a version of this but the biscuits go on top, bake till well browned and serve by tipping over on plate. We call it upside down pizza. I make several for the freezer in tinfoil pans. Don’t put biscuits on until ready to bake. (thaw completely before adding biscuits and baking). This is everyone’s favorite meal!!!

  30. Dawn Richter says:

    I wonder if this would work with a ranch garlic sauce instead of tomato? I cant really tolerate tomato based products any more.

  31. Carrie says:

    I usually use Italian ground sausage. I think that the kind that you referenced would taste great as well.

  32. Rachal Hughes says:

    Hello from Southeast Texas!
    I seen you put sausage on the pizza in the video. I love sausage on pizza. So I wanted to know what kind of sausage you prefer. I love sweet Italian sausage that I cut out of the casing because it comes in links. Then I fry it down on low with some diced onions. What’s you thoughts on this type of sausage, and what do you use in this recipe?
    Thank you

  33. Deb says:

    Please send me more recipes

  34. Carrie says:

    Ours isn’t doughy in the middle. I would cook it longer next time.

  35. Kaleigh says:

    The dish appears done as it bubbled up and browned on the edges but the biscuits in the middle are still doughy. Is that normal?