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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 — 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!!

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Easy Pizza Bake

By Averie Sunshine
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!!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ cups Original Bisquick™ Mix
  • ½ 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 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • To a medium bowl, add the Bisquick mix, milk, and stir until soft dough forms.
  • Drop half of the dough by spoonfuls or your fingers in bottom of baking dish. Dough will not completely cover bottom of pan.
  • Drizzle about 1/2 cup pizza sauce over dough.
  • Arrange half the pepperoni slices evenly over sauce.
  • Top with 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Repeat layers with the remaining dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.
  • 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

Serving: 1, Calories: 367kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 1468mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g

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

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  1. Do you have any nutritional information for this recipe? Can’t wait for my kiddos to try this. Been looking for a twist on our usual Friday night home-made pizza so this will be perfect to switch it up a bit! :)

  2. Jon’s eyes lit up when I asked him if he wanted me to make pizza tonight. I customized it–pepperoni for him and Beyond Meat crumbles for me.  He liked the vegetarian half–I might be nice and let him finish it tomorrow. This was much easier than a traditional pizza and every bit as good!

    1. Love that you worked in the Beyond Meat crumbles and sounds like he kind o preferred that half to the real pepperoni half! Love stories like that :) And so glad this was easier than a traditional pizza and every bit as good for you!

  3. I want to make this but i am confused in coloum YIELD section only one 8×8 pan pizza is mentioned but in instructions it is mentioned to use half dough,so will it make TWO 8×8 pan pizza or ONE? 
    Thanks.

  4. I needed something quick and easy for dinner tonight and this was it! Very tasty. The biscuit portion baked up fluffier than I thought it would–yum. I think this would be a great recipe for my kids to make.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came in handy for you and yes, the biscuit portion really PUFFS! I made another recipe coming up with Bisquick and holy puffage :) Glad that this was an easy dinner for you!

  5. When I was a kid, Hamburger Helper made a pizza bake that I loooooooved. This made me think of that…I’ll have to make this and see if it’s similar (I’m sure that it’s better)!

  6. This looks so good! I have always used bisquick as an easy pizza crust! I like how this is deep dish though. Sometimes we just use bread and make mini pizzas when we are especially lazy :)

  7. Looks better than dominoes or little caesars or pizza hut or all of them combined! It’s a deep dish of love, that’s what it is ;) xoxo

  8. This looks beyond delicious. And easy recipes are my fav! I will have to try this for my family’s friday pizza night. 

  9. This is the best recipe! I love easy ones like this. And pizza, obvi. Pinned!

    (And Jordan told me her birthday cake was the best ever…it was from a box, lol.)

    1. My Friday recipe which is not 100% from-scratch got voted one of the best cookies I’ve ever made :) COOL! Never fails, I tell you!

  10. I can’t believe how easy this pizza bake is. It’s so perfect for a lazy dinner night. I love it, Averie!

  11. WOW! This is totally simple and looks like a crowd pleaser, thanks for this awesome shortcut! Pinned!

  12. I am the only one in my family that isn’t into pizza….of course. Gluten and dairy are pretty key to pizza (and yeah, I know there are substitutes for both, but they are NOT pizza, I don’t care what people will try to say.

  13. Love super easy recipes! While cooking is my passion, sometimes you just need a “break” and this pizza recipe is perfect! Thanks, Averie! Pinning…

  14. I love easy and quick dinner ideas. I occasionally make homemade pizza, but it’s kind of a pain in the butt–not hard, but time-consuming (and I think I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t like a pizza stone … ). Your pictures make me want this for lunch right now!

  15. Oh yes please! This looks super good and super easy. I am all about easy meals right now. Finding one that would be a crowd please is like gold.

  16. I have a weakness for pizza…and to know I can make a pizza this easy might just be dangerous information!! I don’t think we would have any leftover for lunches…I’d probably have to double it to have that…we have no willpower when it comes to pizza..can’t wait to try.

  17. Easy pizza recipes for the win! Your recipe is amazing. I adore pizza and prefer it easy. That’s why I also have an easy Pizza based on a flatbread on my blog.

  18. I have always been a deep dish/thick crust pizza lover so this is screaming my name! One of my favorite locally made pizzas has a crust that is more like a biscuit than yeast dough. This looks like something to surprise Jon with this weekend!

  19. The words “easy dinner” are music to my ears on a weeknight! Between work and trying to fit in a workout, the last thing I want to do is cook for a few hours after a busy day. Thank you for this one, Averie!

  20. Such a great idea to use Bisquick! This looks incredible. No wonder you got all the compliments!
    I’m with you. It’s so ironic how the easiest, simplest recipes get the most praise. Though my least favorite thing is how my kids are happiest when I give them fish sticks. I’m hoping that someday they appreciate food that isn’t processed a million times over…

    1. It’s the from-a-box stuff that tends to get the biggest, boldest, happiest reviews. Always, never fails, I understand totally :)