Easy Pizza Bake — Skip takeout and make your own warm and cheesy deep dish pizza bake! Fast, easy, and ready in 30 minutes! It’s a keeper everyone loves!!

cheesy pizza bake on a white platter

Pizza Bake Casserole Recipe 

If there’s ever a meal that everyone in the family can agree upon, it’s pizza. Warm, cheesy, gooey, and so good. Rather than just another average pizza night, I jazzed things up with this fast, easy, one-bowl pizza bake.

I love how fast and easy it is, that it’s ready and on the table in 30 minutes, and so family-friendly.

My family went to town on it and I even heard, “This is one of the best things you’ve ever made.” Funny that it’s usually the super easy shortcut recipes that gets the highest praise and not the ones I slave over. What we didn’t eat that night was perfect for lunches the next day.

This is easy comfort food at its finest that you can pull off any day of the week, even on a Monday. Want a surefire way to keep your kids at the dinner table longer? Add an easy dessert pairing. 

For other great dinner and dessert ideas check out these Impossibly Easy Mexican Mini Veggie Pies with these Mexican-Spiced Fudge Brownies. Pairing easy dinners with simple yet impressive desserts that you can make in no time is the name of the game.

pepperoni pizza bake on a white platter

What’s in Pizza Bake? 

The ingredients list for this pepperoni pizza bake is short and simple: 

  • Bisquick Mix
  • Milk (any kind) 
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese 

How to Make Pizza Bake 

To make the stir-together dough, I used Original Bisquick™ Mix. It takes about 1 minute to stir it together and it’s such a great shortcut rather than making your own pizza dough.

The dough is placed in a baking pan and topped with layers of pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.

Then, bake the pepperoni pizza casserole until lightly golden brown, or until the biscuits are cooked and the cheese is bubbly in center. 

Bisquick pizza bake on a white platter

Can I Use Different Toppings? 

Of course! You can customize this pizza bake as you see fit. If using sausage instead of pepperoni, make sure to cook it first in a skillet and drain off any excess fat. If using veggies, sauté them first until slightly softened. 

Can I Prepare This in Advance? 

No, this Bisquick pizza bake is best enjoyed fresh from the oven. 

Easy Pizza Bake - Skip takeout and make your own warm and cheesy deep dish pizza bake! Fast, easy, and ready in 30 minutes! It's a keeper everyone loves!!

Tips for Making Pizza Bake 

I’ve only made this recipe as written, so I can’t speak to whether another baking mix will work besides Bisquick. 

This recipe can be made customized using whatever toppings you like. Fresh veggies and fruits (like pineapple) should be cooked or patted dry to prevent the bake from being soggy. 

This recipe makes an 8×8-inch baking dish. You can easily double the recipe and bake it in a 9×13-inch pan, if desired. 

Easy Pizza Bake
Yield: 6

Easy Pizza Bake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Skip takeout and make your own warm and cheesy deep dish pizza bake! Fast, easy, and ready in 30 minutes! It's a keeper everyone loves!!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ Mix
  • 1/2 cup milk (almond, cashew, soy, or regular)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 4 ounces (about 1 cup) finely shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a medium bowl, add the Bisquick mix, milk, and stir until soft dough forms.
  3. Drop half of the dough by spoonfuls or your fingers in bottom of baking dish. Dough will not completely cover bottom of pan.
  4. Drizzle about 1/2 cup pizza sauce over dough.
  5. Arrange half the pepperoni slices evenly over sauce.
  6. Top with 1/2 cup cheese.
  7. Repeat layers with the remaining dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until  lightly golden brown, biscuits are cooked in center and cheese is bubbly in center. Serve immediately.

Notes

Storage: Pizza bake is best warm and fresh, but leftovers will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days; reheat gently before serving. 

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1468mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 20g

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