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Bubble Up Lasagna

Bubble Up Lasagna recipe uses biscuits, pasta sauce, Italian sausage and gooey melted cheese to make the easiest and yummiest 30-minute meal that the whole family will love!

AN EASY FAMILY FAVORITE MEAL

This recipe for Bubble Up Lasagna is inspired by the old school Bubble Up Pizza recipe. It’s called a “bubble up” because the biscuits “bubble up” or puff up through the casserole as they are cook. They are incredibly simple dinners to make and are a huge family favorite (even for those picky eaters!)

A plate with a large serving of Lasagna Bubble Up.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

What other changes can I make to this dish?

Substitutions and variations are endless depending what makes your taste buds happy! When I was remaking this from my mom’s version, I switched out the cottage cheese for ricotta cheese and I added a touch more Parmesan cheese to the mix. You can change up flavors, add spices and herbs or toppings as desired.

What if I can’t find the 12 ounce canned biscuits?

Don’t worry, just purchase two smaller 6 ounce cans.

Can I use different meat options?

Sure thing! I used Italian sausage, but have also used ground beef before. Any kind of meat mixture that you prefer in your regular lasagna should work in this easy dinner recipe. You could even make a combination of sausage and ground beef. It’ll work.

What to serve with Bubble Up Lasagna?

Whatever sides you and your family prefer will work. I like to serve with a crisp green salad or some steamed broccoli.

How to store leftover Lasagna Bubble Up?

Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and should be kept in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months, but they may change texture a bit once thawed and reheated.

A serving utensil getting some Bubble Up Lasagna out of the glass baking dish.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • Italian sausage – or ground beef or whatever ground meat you prefer.
  • spaghetti sauce – we like Rao’s marinara or roasted garlic flavor, but any marinara or spaghetti sauce will do and whatever your family enjoys. You can even make a a homemade marinara sauce if you prefer.
  • ricotta cheese – small curd cottage cheese can be used as well.
  • Parmesan cheese – Romano cheese can be used as well.
  • canned biscuit dough- I like to use the Buttermilk Homestyle biscuits, but you can use the flaky or other variety.
  • mozzarella cheese – freshly shredded or store bought pre-shredded.
Mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, canned biscuit dough, ricotta cheese, and Italian sausage.

HOW TO MAKE BUBBLE UP LASAGNA:

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of spaghetti sauce (set aside the rest for later use), ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese.

A mixing bowl with marinara sauce, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese. A mixed up bowl of cheese sauce.

Cut up biscuits into eighths. Now, you can just cut it up into fourths if you want bigger biscuit pieces. I just prefer mine in smaller, more bite size pieces. Because remember, these are gonna puff up during cooking. Mix biscuits with cheese and sauce mixture. Stir well. Spread into the prepared pan.

Biscuits cut up into 8ths and added to a bowl of sauce. Cut up biscuits and sauce mixture spread in a baking dish.

Cook Italian sausage. Make sure you break it up as it cooks ensuring it gets browned and cooked thoroughly. Drain any excess grease. Turn off heat. Pour in remainder spaghetti sauce and stir well.

Cooked sausage in a pan. Sausage and spaghetti sauce mixed in a skillet.

Spread meat mixture on top of biscuit layer. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

Sausage and sauce layer spread over biscuit and cheese layer. A baking dish with layered unbaked Bubble Up Lasagna in a glass baking dish.

This part is optional but I always like to sprinkle a bit of Parsley Flakes over the top of the cheese layer. It doesn’t really add an additional flavor but it gives it a nice pop of green color. It really is just for looks but if you don’t have it on hand, you can skip this step. Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes, until biscuits are cooked through.

In my oven, it was closer to the 30 minute mark.

A fork holding a bite of Bubble Up Lasagna over a plate of it. c

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Originally published: September 2013
Updated photos & republished: February 2024

Close up looking at some Bubble Up Lasagna on a white plate.

Bubble Up Lasagna (+Video)

Bubble Up Lasagna recipe uses biscuits, pasta sauce, Italian sausage and gooey melted cheese to make the easiest and yummiest 30-minute meal that the whole family will love!
4.91 from 30 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cut up biscuits into eighths.
    Biscuit dough being cut for Bubble Up Lasagna.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of spaghetti sauce (set aside the rest for later use), Ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese.
    A mixing bowl with marinara sauce, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese.
  • Mix cut-up biscuits with cheese and sauce mixture and stir well. Spread into prepared baking dish.
    Cut up biscuits and sauce mixture spread in a baking dish.
  • Cook Italian sausage. Make sure you break it up as it cooks ensuring it gets browned and cooked thoroughly. Drain any excess grease. Turn off heat and place drained sausage back in pan.
    Cooked sausage in a pan.
  • Pour in remainder spaghetti sauce with sausage and stir well.
    Sausage and spaghetti sauce mixed in a skillet.
  • Spread meat mixture on top of biscuit layer.
    Sausage and sauce layer spread over biscuit and cheese layer.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly on top. Sprinkle with dried parsley flakes (optional)
    A baking dish with layered unbaked Bubble Up Lasagna in a glass baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes, until biscuits are cooked through (it took closer to 30 minutes in my oven).
    A fork holding a bite of Bubble Up Lasagna over a plate of it. c

Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • Please refer to my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
  • Serve with a crisp green salad and steamed veggies.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 36g | Sodium: 1557mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

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46 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for supper, it was excellent, since I am in Canada and the biscuits come 8 in pack I wasn't sure how many to use so I used them all and since this is the first time for me not sure if I had too many, how many are in the Grands Jr. in the US., anyone know? Hubby loved it, had 2 helpings, will be looking for more of your recipes, thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this last night, and it was DELICIOUS! Thank you for posting all of these wonderful recipes, I just want to try everything.

  3. Sounds good! I have a big family, what about adding ground turkey instead of Italian sausage just to make a bigger pan? Love all your recipes. Inspired me to bake and cook more. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I am new to Pinterest and some of it seems overwhelming, but I love your simplistic style and easy to follow directions. These days no one has time for complicated recipes and ingredients that are hard to find. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this and keep it up. I made the Creamy Chicken Enchiladas and they were a hit at my house. Now if I can figure out how to pin/save stuff.

  5. This sounds good, but Im going to try it with cooked chunks of chicken and a curry sauce and see how it is and instead of a packaged biscuit I will do bread dough, what do I have to lose !! right

  6. 5 stars
    Made this for my picky toddler and she LOVED it, I also made the cheesy chicken tater tots in the slow cooker the other day she liked that too..thanks for all the recipes

  7. Hi. In Australia we don't have biscuits and I don't know what they are. Are they what we call scones? Cos Im really good at making those!

  8. 5 stars
    I made this tonight at the insistence of my (PICKY) 9 year old, and it turned out amazing!! I used cottage cheese (lowfat, Mayfield's brand) instead of the ricotta, regular hamburger meat, and forgot that I had grated parmesan in my fridge rather than shredded, so I reduced that to 1 cup. Even my 3 year old couldn't get enough of it! I added up the ingredients and calculated that it's only 350 calories/serving the way I did it, slicing it into 12 GENEROUS servings. Yay & yum! Thanks!!

  9. Thank you so much for taking all the time to show step-by-step pictures! I've checked out many of your recipes and they all look so good! Can't wait to try some!

  10. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it turned out great! My son told me "dad, this is epic!" and had a second helping which says it all.

  11. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and it was so easy and delicious – a fast comfort food! Use a pizza cutter to slice up the biscuits.

  12. 5 stars
    Would you believe my youngest daughter and I were just talking about where we would find a recipe similar to this that her husband would like and here it is!
    I'm pinning it now and letting her know!
    Warm Hugs,
    Jemma

  13. 5 stars
    I wanted to kow if this recipe would work with regulr bread dough…either frozen or homemade. I love the idea od this dish but no one in my family is very fond of biscuits.

  14. 5 stars
    I've never heard of bubble up food, but this looks easy and good!!! I like the changes you made, too. I need to make this for the family soon:)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

    1. Leslie, it is a fun food I think that was invented in the 80's. I can't say for sure but that's when I started eating it. 🙂 There are lots of Bubble Up casserole variations. Once you start, it's a lot of fun to come up with new ways to make it!

    1. Hey Anonymous – did you ever end up making this the night before? Thinking about doing that tonight for my hubs to pop in the oven tomorrow while I am at a meeting.