Bubble Up Pizza Recipe

Bubble Up Pizza RecipeBubble Up Pizza is one of the kids’ favorite lunches. I love it too because it’s quick and easy and I know the kids will eat it. It’s also a great way to use up leftovers!


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe Ingredients

Bubble Up Pizza doesn’t require many ingredients and won’t dirty many dishes – another reason I love it! The recipe is very versatile; I vary the amounts and the ingredients depending on how many children I have to feeding and what foods are on hand.

  • Refrigerator biscuits
  • Jarred pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • Mozzerella cheese
  • Your favorite pizza toppings


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe Instructions

1. Grease
First, grease the bottom of your pan with butter or shortening so your bubble up pizza won’t stick too much.

Or line it with parchment paper, but don’t use wax paper unless you want your food to taste like crayons. Foil won’t work either because the pizza will just stick to the foil instead of the pan, and I don’t see any advantage to that.

The number of biscuits you’re using will determine what size pan you need. Generally I’ve found that a 9×13″ pan works well for two cans of regular-sized biscuits. For one can of biscuits I recommend an 8×8″ pan; I tried a loaf pan once and the biscuits took forever and a day to get done in the center.


2. Cut
Next, cut each biscuit into fourths.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Z-Man Cuts BiscuitsThis is a great way to involve the kids! Give them plastic knives and show them how to cut the biscuits into pieces.

You’ll have them wash their hands really well first, right?


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - E Cuts BiscuitsWhen I gave E the knife he held up his hand and said “My mom doesn’t let me use knives!” Sooooo cute! I reassured him that his mom wouldn’t mind if he used a plastic knife, and he dove right in.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Little Guy Cuts Biscuits It really doesn’t matter if they mangle the biscuits or cut them into a billion-gazillion pieces like Little Guy did, it’ll still taste good.


3. Mix
Pour some of your spaghetti sauce into a bowl and add the cut up biscuits. I like to start out with less sauce and add more if the biscuits look dry.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Mix Sauce and BiscuitsIf you’re thinking that the biscuits look weird it’s cuz I used wheat biscuits. I try to get some extra nutrition in whenever I can.


Gently fold the biscuits into the sauce, adding more sauce as necessary. We used plain sauce this time but sometimes I brown sausage or hamburger and mix it into the sauce. If you add meat you’ll need more sauce because the meat soaks it up.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - E Stirs the MixtureYou can add vegetables too if you’d like, or wait and put them on the top under the cheese.


5. Spread
Spread the mixture evenly into the greased pan.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - In the PanThis time I used a 9×13″ pan for one can of biscuits cuz I wanted be sure they’d be done on time but in the future I’ll use an 8×8″ pan.

6. Top
Top the biscuit and sauce mixture with your favorite pizza toppings and mozzarella cheese.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Little Guy Adds PepperoniSince E stirred the biscuits Little Guy got to put the pepperoni on.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Pepperoni is OnMmmm, it’s looking good! We prefer turkey pepperoni because it’s less fatty and Angel Face doesn’t eat pork so it’s easier to keep just one kind of pepperoni on hand.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Z-Man Spreads CheeseNow it’s Z-Man’s turn to add the cheese.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - Cheese is OnIt’s ready for baking. Doesn’t it look yummy?


7. Bake
Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and the biscuits in the middle are done.


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - BakedAll done – time to eat!


Bubble Up Pizza Recipe - All GoneAs usual, lunch time was too busy for me to snap a photo of the kids chowing down, but here’s proof that they loved it.

I hope you’ll try Bubble Up Pizza with your kids and let me know how they liked it. Be sure to send photos too!

Happy Cooking!
Amy Sue


  1. This looks so yummy. I definitely plan on trying soon. I usually make homemade biscuits because I am trying to cut the salt qty and increase interesting flours in our household, but I bet it would work with them too.
    Thanks! ~Jessica

    • Jessica,

      I’ll bet it would work great with homemade biscuits, or bread dough, or even frozen bread dough if you don’t have time to whip up fresh.

      Let me know how it works out when you try it!

      ~Amy Sue

  2. Thanks for the tip on the wheat buscuits. That definitely makes it better. Cannot wait to try this. Have tried the recipe with cinnamon and sugar but not as pizza.

  3. I love your recipe, always I am learning for your blog, this pizza bubble up is ideal for my kid 🙂

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