Easy Pizza Casserole

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!
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This SUPER Easy Pizza Casserole only uses a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. It’s a totally adaptable, quick weeknight meal!

I don’t know about you but sometimes dinner planning is just TOO much.

I seem to have dessert ideas for days, but dinner, I get stumped. Not because I don’t have the resources. I mean there is this whole website called PINTEREST that is basically YELLING at you to make all the food. AND I have a whole board designated to “Dinner Ideas“. So yeah, I have all the tools. Yet, sometimes I sit here scratching my big fat head.

 

Anyhow, when I have no idea what to feed my family unit, I always revert back to pizza. It’s basically a completely balanced dinner all in a slice. So, win.

And coming up with new and different ideas to eat pizza is pretty much a full time job. Remember these Pizza Sticks?

Well, now we’re taking the basic pizza ingredients and turning it into a casserole. Because it really just makes sense.

And this recipe couldn’t be easier. You most likely have everything on hand right now to make! PLUS it’s infinitely adaptable to your own topping preferences.

Perfect weeknight/kid friendly food perfection!

So yep yep…Easy Pizza Casserole. Get it.

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

I happened to have some Bisquick leftover in my pantry from when I made these Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies. I mixed that with a little seasoning stuff…

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

Added some water, which formed a simple dough.

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

I got some pizza sauce, grated cheese and pepperoni ready.

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

And began layering. Half the dough, half the sauce, half the pepperoni and half the cheese…

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Then repeat the whole thing again..dough, sauce, pepperoni and cheese…

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

Bake it up as simple as that and it will look like this…

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

Gorgeous as a pizza can be!

Cut it into squares…

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

And EAT!

Easy Pizza Casserole...just a few pantry ingredients and you're set!

I’ve just solved your dinner dilemma!

 

Easy Pizza Casserole
 
serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • 3¾ cup Bisquick
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 (14-15 oz) jar pizza sauce
  • 6 oz sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish lightly with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine Bisquick, garlic powder and Italian seasonings. Add water and stir until a soft dough forms. (If dough is too sticky, sprinkle a few tablespoons more Bisquick, if it feels dry add a tablespoon of water). Divide dough in half and drop dough by tablespoon sized portions all over the bottom of the prepared pan. Pan will not be covered by the dough. Next drizzle 1 cup of the pizza sauce on top of the dough. Then layer half of the pepperoni on top of sauce. Finally sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese all over the pepperoni. Repeat this entire process again with remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm.
Notes
recipe adapted from Bisquick

 

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26 Comments on "Easy Pizza Casserole"

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Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker
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April 21, 2014 4:57 am

I love this idea. Such a quick and easy meal to throw together and makes a change from the usual way we eat pizza. Pinned!

Chloe @ foodlikecake
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April 21, 2014 8:17 am

Yum! I love pizza 🙂 This looks awesome!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
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April 21, 2014 2:38 pm

I literally live for pizza and pizza-like recipes. This is perfect.

Medeja
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April 22, 2014 7:29 am

This would be such a perfect weekend dinner! Watching TV with a bottle of beer 🙂

Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
April 22, 2014 10:27 am

I love the gif of this pizza casserole layering process! If I made this for dinner, I would definitely win the mother of the year award from my daughter!

Jessica
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April 22, 2014 11:18 am

Hi Shelley,

I’m just curious if I wanted to make this ahead of time, could it be frozen before being baked? Or what would you suggest?

Thanks, Jessica

Jessica
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April 22, 2014 11:19 am

PS Looks AMAZING! A friend of mine is going to have a baby soon and I thought I would make this up and put it in her freezer for a night she needs a fast supper.

Jessica

shelley
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shelley
April 22, 2014 11:40 am

do you think you could do this with regular homemade pizza dough?

Jenny Flake
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April 23, 2014 8:47 am

WE love casseroles like this! Takes me back to my childhood 🙂 Such a fun dinner!!

Emily Ramirez
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April 25, 2014 10:57 am

This looks so good! The possibilities are endless with this dish. You could easily throw in other veggies or meats to customize it. Even though this dish is a casserole, it seems great for spring and summer. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! Will be sharing with our readers at AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.com.

Renee @ Awesome on $20
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April 28, 2014 12:37 am

I think my husband might want to eat this every day of his life.

becky
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becky
April 28, 2014 9:21 am

I made this recipe last week for my family. It was a hit. Everyone loved it and it was so easy to make. Thanks for a quick and easy dinner to make for a busy family!

Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy
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April 29, 2014 8:33 am

This makes compete sense, love it! My kids would go crazy for it 🙂

Jessica
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May 8, 2014 10:40 am

Shelly! I made this a few days ago, and brought some left overs to work and all my co-workers were oogling over it! It was amazing! Thanks for the beautiful recipe!

Debra Erck
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May 18, 2014 8:09 am

Made this last night for my boys and best man. Loved it!
This will be going on the rotation for easy weeknight dinner.
My college guys will be learning how to make this one as well – so easy!!
Thanks for sharing!

Pauline
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Pauline
July 10, 2014 3:27 am

I would love to make this but we do not have Bisquick here in Australia. Does anybody know of an Australian equivelant to it? Also how many grams in a stick of butter?

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Julie
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Julie
January 22, 2015 11:52 am

My family requested this twice last week! I made it Sun. & Thurs.! 😛

Lindsi Boyer
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Lindsi Boyer
March 20, 2015 7:30 pm

Going on 50ish min baking and the dough is still gooey… used the same amount of sauce but your photos look like way less than what mine looks like… this sounds/smells amazing…what could i have done?

Karin
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Karin
March 25, 2015 3:59 pm

Do you think this could be baked and then frozen?

Jen
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Jen
March 28, 2015 9:38 pm

Would homemade bread dough work?

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