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Find your new favorite weeknight recipe! This cheesy, saucy pizza casserole It’s quick to make and easy to customize with your favorite pizza toppings. Assemble this casserole the night before and have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes.

Do you like getting creative with casseroles? Because they’re the same. Next, try our easy Fritos pie casserole and our flavorful Doritos casserole.

Serve the pizza casserole on a white plate and place the remaining casserole in a baking dish in the background.

Why you’ll love this pizza casserole recipe

This pizza casserole packs all the flavors of oven-fresh pepperoni pizza into a casserole that’s perfect for a cheesy weeknight. Here’s why you’ll love it.

  • Layers of flavor. This recipe combines fluffy biscuit dough, flavorful tomato sauce, your favorite pizza toppings, and plenty of cheese. A blissful pizza that melts in a gratin dish.
  • easy. This blog has several recipes starting with Bisquick mix, ranging from 7UP biscuits to chocolate chip cookies. The secret to making the “pizza dough” for this pizza casserole quickly and easily is Bisquick. Just add (pour) water!
  • One pot. Layer the ingredients in a casserole dish and let the oven do the rest. This is an easier alternative to making traditional pizza from scratch, which bakes in 20 minutes.
  • Make it your own. Just like ordering your favorite pizza takeout menu, you can customize this pizza casserole with your favorite toppings. I make it with pepperoni, but you can easily dress it all up and make it Hawaiian. See below for ideas.
Pizza casserole ingredients with text labels superimposed over each ingredient.

casserole ingredients

Start by making notes about what you need. Scroll down to the recipe card for the printable ingredient list.

  • Bisquick – In this recipe, Bisquick is an easy shortcut to biscuit dough. Of course, you can always use refrigerated store-bought biscuit dough or your favorite homemade biscuit dough.
  • seasoning – Season Bisquick dough with garlic powder and Italian seasoning for extra flavor.
  • pizza sauce – Choose your favorite jarred pizza sauce from our store.
  • topping – I make a classic pepperoni pizza casserole. Try arranging it with your favorite pizza toppings!
  • mozzarella cheese – For the meltiest results, shred the cheese directly from the block. You can also use another milder, melting cheese, such as Monterey Jack or cheddar.

How to make pizza casserole

Follow this short step-by-step to assemble and bake the ultimate pizza casserole. It will be on your table within an hour! Scroll down to the recipe card for printable instructions.

  • Prepare the dough. First, add Italian seasoning and garlic powder to Bisquick, mix, and mix with water to make a dough. The dough should be soft and not too sticky.
  • Assemble the casserole. Drop half of the batter, spoonfuls at a time, into the bottom of a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Serve this with pizza sauce.
  • Layer the toppings. Next, layer the pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with a final layer of cheese.
  • bake. Bake the casserole at 375°F for 20-25 minutes and enjoy.
An overhead view of a pizza casserole in a baking dish.

tips for success

It doesn’t take long to bake a melt-in-your-mouth pizza. Here are some final tips.

  • Fix sticky dough. If the Bisquick dough is too sticky, add another spoonful of Bisquick. If it’s too dry, add more water.
  • Grease a spoon. Spraying the tablespoon you use to scoop the batter will make it easier to pour onto the baking sheet.
  • Halve the recipe. For a smaller pizza casserole, halve the ingredients and bake this recipe in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish.
Cut the pizza casserole into baking dishes.

More ideas for pizza toppings

Layer these delicious pizza topping combinations between the dough and cheese in this homemade pizza casserole. Or create your own by combining your favorite topping ideas.

  • vegetarian – Omit the pepperoni and add bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives.
  • Hawaiian – Chopped ham (or leftover baked ham) and diced pineapple.
  • Greek language – Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, spinach and crumbled feta cheese.
  • Mexican – Ground beef, black beans, avocado, and any other taco toppings you like. Check out my taco pizza recipe for inspiration.
  • buffalo chicken – Toss shredded chicken with melted butter and your favorite buffalo hot sauce, add ranch dressing instead of pizza sauce, and layer in this casserole. This is the lazy chef’s version of buffalo chicken pizza.
  • barbecue – Make BBQ Chicken Pizza Casserole using juicy crockpot BBQ chicken.
A serving of pizza casserole is lifted from the baking dish.

What to serve with pizza grill

A cheesy pizza casserole is a meal on its own. Of course, you can always round out your dinner with delicious garnishes. This family-style pulled bara garlic monkey bread is perfect for sharing. Or start your meal with fresh tomato bruschetta. For something lighter, try the pizza casserole with a green salad drizzled with homemade ranch dressing.

An overhead view of pizza casserole served on a white plate.

Can I prepare this casserole in advance?

yes! Assemble this pizza casserole ahead of time the day before. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Note that if you bake the casserole cold from the refrigerator, it may require a few more minutes of baking time. If you’re looking for make-ahead casserole ideas, try 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

  • Please refrigerate. Store leftover pizza casserole tightly closed in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 375°F until the cheese is melted and the casserole is hot throughout.
  • Freezing. Seal and freeze leftovers for up to 2 months, then thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Cheap pizza casserole Weeknights are the best dinner! This recipe combines layers of fluffy biscuit dough, flavorful tomato sauce, your favorite pizza toppings, and lots of melted cheese.

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 (14-15 oz) jar pizza sauce
  • 6 oz sliced ​​pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine Bisquick, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Add water and stir until a soft dough forms. (If the dough is too sticky, add a few tablespoons of Bisquick, and if the dough feels dry, add a tablespoon of water).
  3. Divide the dough in half and drop a tablespoonful of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. The bread will not be covered with dough.
  4. Pour 1 cup of pizza sauce over the dough. Then layer half the pepperoni on top of the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese all over the pepperoni. Repeat this entire process again using the remaining ingredients.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares and serve hot.

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