Ridiculously Easy Bubble-Up Bake Recipes

Beef Pot Pie Meal


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Beef Pot Pie Meal

Bubblin’ Good Eats

Culinary fads come and go, but some are destined to stand the test of time. Bubble-up bakes may just be one of those. After all, what’s not to love about taking an easy casserole and adding another layer (and heartwarming carbs) by topping the whole thing with torn-up refrigerated biscuits? We’re loving the seemingly unlimited array of available recipes, too.

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Baking a pumpkin cobbler, pie for Thanksgiving dinner.

Pecan Pie Bubble-Up

When the holiday season gets harried, remember this option for a twist on the classic flavors of pecan pie. A gooey center is also part of the recipe.

Recipe: The Country Cook

Sauerkraut casserole with potatoes and smoked pork
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Cheesy Kielbasa Bubble-Up Bake

For those who love the zesty flavor of kielbasa but don’t have a lot of recipes for the sausage — how many times can you grill or bake it and serve with sauerkraut? — this option will likely find a spot in the family recipe box thanks to a cheesy sauce and the unexpected addition of frozen vegetables.

Recipe: Pillsbury

Bubble Up Bake for One
Bubble Up Bake for One by Isabelle Boucher (CC BY-NC-ND)

Bubble Up Carbonara

Yes, lasagna’s probably the classic Italian “casserole,” though it’s rarely called that. Create the experience of another classic Italian dish, pasta carbonara, with this creative bubble-up bake that combines Alfredo sauce, bacon, and two kinds of cheeses. Biscuits take the place of pasta.

Recipe: Mandy’s Recipe Box

Chicken pot pie casserole

Busy Day ‘Bubble Up’ Bake

One of the signatures of the bubble-up bake is its strong ties to classic comfort foods. This recipe shows just what that means with cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and bacon all featured in this entrée that can be on the table in half an hour. 

Recipe: Mr. Food

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Casserole with pepperoni

Bubble Up Pizza Casserole

Those tired of takeout can have all the pizzeria flavors at home with this bubble-up spin. It’s a clever way to create a hearty meal for all ages. A further nod to the pizzeria experience can be had by adding mushrooms and olives.

Recipe: Emily Bites

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Casserole with broccoli and fish

Broccoli-Mushroom Bubble Bake

Just 20 minutes of prep and 25 minutes in the oven are all that’s needed to create this vegetarian entrée (or rich side dish) that features fresh mushrooms sautéed with onions. 

Recipe: Taste of Home

mince meat meal for family dinner with cabbage and irish bread
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Beef Stroganoff Bubble-Up Casserole

An easy dinner doesn’t have to mean a dinner devoid of elegance. Reminiscent of fine dining traditions of yesteryear, this retro stroganoff dish offers the onetime restaurant classic and substitutes the noodle base with a biscuit topping. How modern.

Recipe: Lite Cravings

Ckhicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Bubble Up Casserole

Hate to be the sous-chef? Well, just 10 to 15 minutes of prep time gets this traditional family favorite on the table, something easy to whip up on a weeknight or savor as Sunday dinner. Shredded chicken and frozen vegetables combine in this classic dish that no one will know didn’t take all day to create.

Recipe: The Cookin’ Chicks

Bubble Up Biscuit Casserole
Bubble Up Biscuit Casserole by jeffreyw (CC BY)

Bubble Up Enchiladas

Though billed as a Weight Watchers recipe, these enchiladas make it hard to feel deprived when this flavorful casserole hits the table, with ground turkey and enchilada sauce taking center stage. 

Recipe: Recipe Diaries

Crispy homemade frito pie with beef, cheese, corn, beans and chips close-up in a baking dish. horizontal

Taco Fiesta Bubble Up Casserole

Tacos can be fun at home, but they can be pretty messy, too. With this recipe that offers a nod to healthy eating by using extra-lean ground beef, it’s all contained in one pan. Easy to cook; easy to clean. And for those who prefer, you can easily swap out the beef for ground turkey or chicken.

Recipe: Drizzle Me Skinny

Potato gratin - graten (baked potatoes with cream and cheese) with rosemary and forks (Turkish name; Kremali patates)
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Bubble Up Bake

For those who might balk at attempting to make Chicken Cordon Bleu at home —who’s going to be pounding out chicken breasts to then fill and roll them up? — this flavorful bake brings the sophisticated dish to the contemporary table with ease. Sliced green onions add a bright finishing touch as well.

Recipe: Pillsbury

Baked cheesy meatballs casserole with tomato sauce in the oven dish, top view.

Meatball Sub Bubble Up Bake

Whether you call it a submarine, hero, hoagie, or wedge, the meatball sandwich is a classic. With this bubble-up interpretation, add a side salad for a hearty meal, whether it’s Saturday lunch or a weeknight dinner. With only four ingredients, it will prove not only a family favorite but one that leaves the chef happy, too.

Recipe: Life With The Crust Cut Off

Crispy Tatar Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Bubble Up Casserole

This recipe is rated ideal for the beginner, and we can see why — a large can of Sloppy Joe mix enlivened with a few veggies and spices form the recipe’s heart. With 10 minutes of prep and 25 minutes of cooking time, there’s hardly any effort required to create a filling dinner for six.

Recipe: Byrd Ranch

Homemadede pasta bake with ham

Cheesy Ham and Chicken Bubble-Up Bake

Flaky Sweet Hawaiian biscuits give this traditional casserole a decidedly unexpected finish, with chicken, ham, and cheese combining in what’s billed as a “foolproof” recipe.

Recipe: Pillsbury

Individual chicken pot pie plate

Chicken Biscuit Casserole

It’s said this straightforward recipe requires no thought to make, and that’s what many of us want to hear after another long day. Rotisserie chicken, sour cream, and dry ranch dressing mix are among the elements that readily combine for a classic, crowd-pleasing flavor.

Recipe: Let’s Lasso the Moon!

Baking Traditional Shepard`s Pie in the Oven

Bubble-Up Hamburger Casserole

For those moments when even firing up the grill seems too hard, this casserole offers a favorite American meal in one easy pan. Ground beef, a generous layering of onion, tomato, cheese, and biscuits instead of buns ensure all the expected elements are represented. (And for those who are searching for a healthy touch, there’s even some spinach mixed in).

Recipe: Just A Pinch Recipes

Taco casserole

Chili Dog Biscuit Casserole

If you’re a hot dog and not a hamburger fan, then this casserole might just become a favorite. The classic chili dog is turned into an easy weeknight meal. Canned chili adds the flavor — and eases the prep.

Recipe: The Salty Marshmallow

Making Biscuits

Tuna with Cheese Biscuits

Two classic comfort dishes — tuna casserole and cheesy biscuits — combine in this single-pan dish that will have a hearty meal for four on the table in 50 minutes.

Recipe: Better Homes & Gardens

Veggie and Biscuit Casserole

Veggie and Biscuit Casserole

Corn, green beans, red bell pepper, and onion are among the ingredients in this vegetable-heavy side dish (or vegetarian entrée) that’s as rich as it is easy to make. No doubt the grated Parmesan on top adds an extra boost of flavor.

Recipe: Pillsbury

Homemade delicious chicken mushroom spinach lasagna

Spinach, Feta and Egg Bubble-Up Bake

Feel like a light dinner inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean? This casserole featuring spinach and feta will do the trick. Bonus: it’s a dish that’s equally at home on the brunch or breakfast table.

Recipe: Pillsbury

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Breakfast Casserole
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Sausage Gravy Biscuit Bubble Up Casserole

The Southern favorite dish of biscuits and sausage gravy are the signature flavors of this casserole that will add a special touch to breakfast-for-dinner nights — or breakfast itself.

Recipe: Call Me PMc

Strata bread casserole with ham, onions, cheese and eggs close-up in a pan. Horizontal top view

Bubble Up Breakfast Casserole (with Ham, Peppers & Onions)

Having traditional breakfast fare for dinner always seems to add a touch of excitement to the family kitchen. This classic spin integrates ham, peppers, and onions in an egg-based dish that will find many fans.

Recipe: SideChef

Potato gratin with bacon

Bubble Up Breakfast Casserole (with Cheese & Bacon)

You can prepare this ahead of time and leave in the fridge before baking, making it an easy choice for an after-work dinner or a quick breakfast entrée. Cheese and bacon will bubble up for a memorable meal no matter when it’s served.

Recipe: Recipe Diaries

Spaghetti  Breakfast Casserole
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Mississippi Sin Breakfast Bubble Up

The name of this bubble bake caught our attention, but the ingredients (which range from ham and cheddar cheese to cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, and more) kept us reading. It’s said to be inspired by a favorite party dip .

Recipe: Plain Chicken

Crustless Sausage and Peppers Omelet

Bubble Up Breakfast Casserole (with Sweet Potatoes)

Sweet potatoes will find a permanent place in your breakfast meal rotation after you make this recipe. The spicy sausage and smoky bacon combine with the sweet potato for a surprisingly rich flavor.

Recipe: Emily Bites

Baked Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Bubble Up

For those who love to devour blueberry muffins or blueberry cobbler, this is a healthier spin that’s not short of flavor. Reduced-fat cream cheese, skim milk and fresh blueberries come together in a casserole that serves nine. 

Recipe: Keeping On Point

Berry Cobbler with Ice Cream

Blackberry Bubble Up

Blueberry biscuits are featured in this berry-heavy casserole that stars blackberries as well. Simple ingredients with easy prep combine for a sweet dish ideal for a picnic dessert or brunch treat.

Recipe: The Country Cook

Apple Cinnamon Pie Filling

Apple Cider Bubble-Up Bake

Did someone say warm apple desserts? Granny Smith apples are featured in this dish that might appear daunting at first, as the apples are sauteed with cider, butter, and cinnamon. But it’s only 15 minutes of prep followed by a 30-minute bake for a dessert that practically screams classic comfort. 

Recipe: Delish

Serving of freshly baked drop biscuit peach cobbler with apron and wooden spoon

Peach Bubble-Up Casserole

This four-ingredient bubble-up bake promises an easy dessert with a fruity flavor. Canned peach pie filling makes this a summer-inspired dessert that can be savored all year long. 

Recipe: Cooktop Cove

Making Dessert

Gooey Cinnamon S’mores Bubble Up Bake

What’s a bubble-up bake roundup without a mention of chocolate? This bake  combines the classic s’mores ingredients (chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers) with cinnamon biscuits for a one-of-a-kind treat. No campfire needed.

Recipe: Pillsbury

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