Pizza Casserole | Cookies and Cups

Meet your new favourite weeknight recipe! This tacky, saucy pizza casserole is fast to make and straightforward to customise together with your favourite pizza toppings. Assemble this casserole the evening earlier than and have dinner on the desk in 20 minutes!

Love getting artistic with casseroles? As a result of, similar. Strive my simple Frito pie casserole and this flavor-bomb of a Doritos casserole, subsequent!

A serving of pizza casserole on a white plate, with the rest of the casserole in a baking dish in the background.

Why You’ll Love This Pizza Casserole Recipe

This pizza casserole has all of the flavors of an oven-fresh pepperoni pizza, packed right into a tacky, weeknight-friendly casserole. Right here’s why you’ll like it:

  • Layers of taste. This recipe combines fluffy biscuit dough with savory tomato sauce, your favourite pizza toppings, and loads of cheese. It’s melty, gooey pizza bliss in a baking dish!
  • Simple. I’ve just a few recipes on the weblog that begin with Bisquick combine, from 7UP biscuits to chocolate chip cookies. Bisquick is the key to the fast and straightforward “pizza dough” on this pizza casserole. Simply add water!
  • One pan. Layer up your components in a casserole dish and let your oven do the remainder. It’s a neater various to creating a conventional pizza from scratch that bakes up in 20 minutes. 
  • Make it your individual. Identical to ordering out of your favourite pizza takeout menu, you may customise this pizza casserole with any toppings you’d like. I make mine with pepperoni, however you may simply go all-dressed, Hawaiian, you identify it. See beneath for concepts.
Pizza casserole ingredients with text labels overlaying each ingredient.

Casserole Elements

I’ll begin you off with some notes on what you’ll want. Scroll all the way down to the recipe card for a printable components checklist.

  • Bisquick – Bisquick is a simple shortcut to biscuit dough on this recipe. In fact, you may at all times use refrigerated biscuit dough from the shop, or your favourite selfmade biscuit dough.
  • Seasonings – Seasoning the Bisquick dough with garlic powder and Italian seasoning boosts the flavors.
  • Pizza Sauce – Select your most popular jarred pizza sauce from the shop.
  • Toppings – I make a traditional pepperoni pizza casserole. Be happy to alter issues up with any pizza toppings you’d like!
  • Mozzarella Cheese – Shred the cheese straight from the block for the meltiest outcomes. It’s also possible to use one other gentle, melty cheese, like Monterey Jack or Cheddar.

Tips on how to Make Pizza Casserole

Observe this quick step-by-step to assemble and bake the final word pizza casserole. It’s on the desk in beneath an hour! Scroll to the recipe card for printable directions.

  • Put together the dough. First, whisk collectively Bisquick with Italian seasoning and garlic powder, and mix it with water to kind the dough. The dough needs to be comfortable and never too sticky.
  • Assemble the casserole. Drop half of the dough, one spoonful at a time, into the underside of a greased 9×13” baking dish. Prime this with a drizzle of pizza sauce.
  • Layer on the toppings. Subsequent, layer on the pepperoni and mozzarella. Repeat with the remaining components, ending with a final layer of cheese.
  • Bake. Bake the casserole at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes, then serve!
Overhead view of pizza casserole in a baking dish.

Ideas for Success

It doesn’t take a lot for a melty pizza bake to prove successful. Listed below are some last-minute suggestions:

  • Repair sticky dough. In case your Bisquick dough is simply too sticky, add just a few extra spoonfuls of Bisquick. If it’s too dry, sprinkle in additional water.
  • Grease the spoon. Spray the tablespoon you utilize to scoop the dough to make it simpler to launch into the baking pan.
  • Halve the recipe. For a smaller pizza casserole, halve the components and bake this recipe in an 8×8” baking dish as a substitute.
Pizza casserole cut into portions in a baking dish.

Extra Pizza Topping Concepts

Layer any of those tasty pizza topping combos between the dough and cheese on this selfmade pizza casserole. Or, combine and match your favourite topping concepts to create your individual.

  • Vegetarian – Skip the pepperoni and add bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives.
  • Hawaiian – Chopped ham (or leftover baked ham) and diced pineapple.
  • Greek – Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, spinach, and crumbled feta cheese.
  • Mexican – Floor beef, black beans, avocado, and every other taco fixings you want. Take a look at my taco pizza recipe for inspiration.
  • Buffalo Rooster – Toss shredded chicken with melted butter and your most popular Buffalo sizzling sauce, substitute the pizza sauce with ranch dressing, and layer it into this casserole. It’s a lazy chef’s model of a Buffalo chicken pizza!
  • BBQ – Make a BBQ rooster pizza casserole with juicy crockpot BBQ chicken.
A serving of pizza casserole is lifted from a baking dish.

What to Serve With a Pizza Bake

A serving of tacky pizza casserole is a meal by itself. In fact, you may at all times spherical out dinner with some tasty sides. This family-style pull-apart garlic monkey bread is ideal for sharing. Or, begin the meal with recent tomato bruschetta. For one thing lighter, serve pizza casserole with a facet of inexperienced salad drizzled with homemade ranch dressing.

Overhead view of a serving of pizza casserole on a white plate.

Can I Put together This Casserole In Advance? 

Sure! Get a head begin and assemble this pizza casserole the day earlier than. Retailer it tightly lined within the fridge till you’re able to bake it. 

Word that the casserole would possibly want an additional couple of minutes of baking time for those who’re baking it chilly from the fridge. In the event you’re on the lookout for one other make-ahead-friendly casserole concept, do this cheesy chili mac casserole

A fork cuts into the corner of a slice of pizza casserole on a white plate.

Storing and Reheating Leftover Casserole

  • Refrigerate. Retailer leftover pizza casserole hermetic within the fridge. Reheat servings within the microwave, or the oven at 375ºF till the cheese is melted and the casserole is sizzling all through.
  • Freeze. Freeze any leftovers hermetic for as much as 2 months, and defrost them within the fridge earlier than reheating.

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Tacky pizza casserole is the very best weeknight dinner! This recipe combines layers of fluffy biscuit dough with savory tomato sauce, your favourite pizza toppings, and many melty cheese.

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 (14-15 ounce) jar pizza sauce
  • 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish flippantly with cooking spray, put aside.
  2. In a medium bowl mix Bisquick, garlic powder and Italian seasonings. Add water and stir till a comfortable dough kinds. (If dough is simply too sticky, sprinkle just a few tablespoons extra Bisquick, if it feels dry add a tablespoon of water).
  3. Divide dough in half and drop dough by tablespoon sized parts everywhere in the backside of the ready pan. Pan won’t be lined by the dough.
  4. Drizzle 1 cup of the pizza sauce on prime of the dough. Then layer half of the pepperoni on prime of sauce.
  5. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese everywhere in the pepperoni. Repeat this whole course of once more with remaining components.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes. Reduce into squares and serve heat.

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