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Easy cheesy pizza casserole is prepped in 5 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients for a dinner win!

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Who Doesn’t Love Pizza?!

We are pizza lovers – especially making or own with Homemade Pizza Dough!

Having said that, we don’t always have time for homemade Pepperoni Pizza and when that’s the case, our go-to is this pizza casserole.

It’s a great dinner idea for kids, but it’s so simple the kids can even make it themselves (our 3 oldest take turns making this one. It’s definitely a family fav!

Why we love it:

  • So easy the kids can do it. With simple steps, this recipe takes just 5 minutes of prep time, which makes it an AH-MAZING easy dinner idea.
  • Flavor variations. Casseroles are by nature versatile, and this pizza version is no different! Just top it with your favorites and make it your own.
  • Family-friendly. It’s easy, it’s cheesy – it’s delicious. The entire family loves it.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerator Grand Biscuits or use Homemade Pizza Dough. Pinch off 64 small pieces that are 7 grams each.
  • 1 (8-ounce) jar pizza sauce we like Classico if going store-bought, or our homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe (or White Pizza Sauce).
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese burrata cheese is another Italian cheese that melts well.
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning store-bought or Homemade Pizza Seasoning
  • pizza toppings use your favorite toppings

How to Make Pizza Casserole

  1. PREP. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. COMBINE. Cut the 8 biscuits into 8 parts each. Add those to a bowl and mix with 8 ounces pizza sauce (we like Classico if going store-bought but also have a Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe) and 1½ cups shredded Mozzarella cheese. Mix this well and pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  3. BAKE. Top this with another 1½ cups of shredded cheese and pepperoni slices. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning on top. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese begins to brown.

Other Favorite Pizza Toppings

  • Meat lovers. pepperoni, ham, beef, Italian sausage, bacon
  • Supreme. Italian sausage crumbles, ground beef crumbles, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions
  • Hawaiian. ham, pineapple, green bell peppers for even more flavor
  • Veggie. green peppers, red onions, black olives, mushrooms, roma tomatoes
  • BBQ chicken. Use 1 cup of BBQ Sauce instead of pizza sauce and top with shredded chicken and chopped basil
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5 from 115 votes

Pizza Casserole

By: Lil’ Luna
Quick and delicious pizza casserole is prepped in 5 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients for a dinner win!
Servings: 8
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can Grand Biscuits
  • 1 (8-ounce) jar pizza sauce, we prefer Classico or homemade pizza sauce
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded (and divided)
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
  • pizza toppings
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut the 8 biscuits into 8 parts each. Add those to a bowl and mix with 8 ounces pizza sauce (we like Classico if going store-bought but also have a Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe) and half the shredded Mozzarella cheese. Mix this well and pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Top this with remaining shredded cheese and pepperoni slices. Sprinkle pizza seasoning on top. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese begins to brown.

Video

Notes

Make ahead of time. Prep the pizza a day ahead of time. Store, covered, in the fridge until you’re ready to bake. If needed, add a couple more minutes to the bake time to account for the chilled ingredients. 
STORE. Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
FREEZE. Bake the dish before freezing. Cover the cooled pizza with plastic wrap and again with foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before reheating in the oven. Smaller portions can be heated in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 4371mg, Potassium: 2412mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 3228IU, Vitamin C: 48mg, Calcium: 333mg, Iron: 9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe FAQ

  • Divide the easy pizza casserole recipe in half. Prepare the ingredients evenly using two 8-inch square baking dishes and bake for 15-18 minutes. Serve one, and store the other for later.
  • Prep the pizza a day ahead of time. Store, covered, in the fridge until you’re ready to bake. If needed, add a couple more minutes to the bake time to account for the chilled ingredients. 
  • To store in the freezer, bake the dish before freezing. Cover the cooled pizza with plastic wrap and again with foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw before reheating in the oven. Smaller portions can be heated in the microwave. 
  • Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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62 Comments

  1. Dorothy Turner says:

    Can I use pizza dough as no biscuits available and do I need to bake dough first or just combine everything?

  2. Jane says:

    Can I make this a day before and keep in fridge?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yes! Just store it covered in the fridge until you’re ready to bake. You may need to add a couple more minutes to the bake time to account for the chilled ingredients.

  3. Dee says:

    5 stars
    I was looking for a quick, easy Friday night recipe when I came across this. It is really good. We are not casserole people necessarily, but this made us one. The recipe was easy and fast. We enjoyed it a lot, and I will be making it again soon. The only changes I made were using the 5 count biscuits and an 8×8 pan since we only have 3 to feed. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad to hear the casserole was a hit!

  4. Chris says:

    5 stars
    I made this for the first time and it was great! I will never, ever roll out pizza dough again! I did pre bake the biscuits for 10 minutes and the dough was perfect! Thank you for this recipe!

  5. James Whitehead says:

    Looks delicious. Will have to try it. And possible figure out how to make it GF.

  6. Nancy says:

    Is the nutrition facts listed per item or the entire recipe? looks delicious and I am anxious to try it.

  7. Barbee says:

    If you wanted to avoid all the carbs in the biscuits, could you use a can of refrigerated pizza dough? Has anyone tried something like that? Would you need to pre-bake the crust before adding all the ingredients? Thanks!

  8. Amanda says:

    Should I use the Grands southern homestyle biscuits or the flaky layers? Does anyone know what biscuit was used in the pictures?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You could use either one!!

  9. Patti says:

    5 stars
    Quick, easy and delicious!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed!

  10. JEN fischer says:

    5 stars
    So yummy and easy and the kids love it!!