Bubble Up Lasagna (+Video)
Bubble Up Lasagna recipe uses biscuits, sauce, sausage and gooey melted cheese to make the easiest and yummiest 30-minute meal!
AN EASY FAMILY FAVORITE MEAL
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had Bubble Up Pizza. Bubble Up Pizza is basically a baked casserole made with canned biscuits, pizza sauce, cheese and pizza toppings (most commonly, pepperoni.) It was a dish I had as a kid. Because let’s face it, any recipe with the word pizza in it, I was gonna eat. That probably still holds true!
CANNED BISCUITS AND LASAGNA TOPPINGS
I did change my Mom’s recipe up just slightly by switching out the cottage cheese for ricotta cheese and I added a touch more Parmesan cheese to the mix. It was a winner, winner lasagna dinner!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- Italian sausage (or ground beef)
- spaghetti sauce
- ricotta cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits
- mozzarella cheese
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.
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 prepared pan.
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.
Spread meat mixture on top of biscuit layer.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
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.
Serve with a crisp green salad. I also served with some steamed broccoli.
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Originally published: September 2013
Updated & republished: June 2019
Bubble Up Lasagna (+Video)
- 1 pound Italian sausage (or ground beef)
- 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce, divided use
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 12 ounce tube refrigerated Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella Cheese
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Cut up biscuits into eighths.
- In a bowl, combine 1 cup of spaghetti sauce (set aside the rest for later use), Ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese.
- Mix cut-up biscuits with cheese and sauce mixture and stir well. Spread into prepared 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.
- Pour in remainder spaghetti sauce with sausage and stir well.
- Spread meat mixture on top of biscuit layer.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly on top. Sprinkle with dried parsley flakes (optional)
- Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes, until biscuits are cooked through (it took closer to 30 minutes in my oven).
- Serve with a crisp green salad and steamed veggies.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
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.
I made this last night, and it was DELICIOUS! Thank you for posting all of these wonderful recipes, I just want to try everything.
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. 🙂
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.
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
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
Here in South Africa we don't have plain Grand biscuits – what else can I use?
This looks really good and easy to make. With my work schedule this will be perfect.
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!
The scones will work just fine!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
Great tip about the pizza cutter! So happy it turned out yummy for you!
I don't see how much mozzarella cheese to use, guessing 1 or 2 cups?
Ya know, that sure would have been nice if I had mentioned how much, huh? Can't believe I didn't put that on there. Thank you so much for catching it! It is one bag (2 cups) mozzarella.
I can't WAIT to make this!!! Well done, hooker! Well done!
Looks interesting, I'll try this recipe soon 🙂
This is another winning recipe! I enjoy your blog. You can guess, I'm a really big fan! Thanks.
Thanks so very much! That means a lot!
I would have never thought about using biscuits, definitely trying this idea next time!
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!
Love it Jemma! That is so funny! Hope y'all love this one!
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.
I'm sorry, I have only tried it with biscuits so I can't say.
Does anyone know the calories in this yummy sounding dish?
I know some folks use online calculators to figure out calories, etc. You just type in the list of ingredients and it figures it out for you. If you Google it, a few should pop up for you.
we don;t have plain Grand biscuits in Canada, only cinnamon ones…could regular biscuits work too?
Your favorite, regular-sized canned biscuits will work for this. Just make sure you don't get the jumbo kind. If you do, you'll be doing a lot of cutting to get them small enough 🙂
I am in canada too.I use the country style biscuits… seems about the same actually!!
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:)
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!
I LOVED this recipe. SO glad to hear you did too! I'll have to try it with ricotta next time.
LOVED it! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. It is a perfect family-friendly meal 🙂
Can you make this the night before? I was just curious if the biscuits would get too soggy?
I don't think the biscuits would get soggy but biscuits (if left out too long) will lose that rising power if left out too long so they may not puff up as well since they've been out of the can too long.
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.