Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pizza Bubble

Have you ever eaten pizza bubble?  I first heard about it from my sister, Whozat.  She got the recipe from the Happy Home Fairy.  Pizza bubble is basically a pizza version of monkey bread.
Pizza Bubble
 I'm not one to try every new recipe I see, but I have really felt that we have been in a "dinner rut" lately, so I have been looking for some new ideas.

I bought the ingredients to make this a few weeks ago, but when I looked at the recipe, I realized that it wasn't going to work to make it, as described, without a bundt pan, which I did not have.  I ended up just making kind of a deep dish pizza, using the biscuit dough for crust.  It was alright, but we really wanted to try the real thing.  Amazon was more than happy to sell me a bundt pan, so we were on our way!

I decided this would be a good recipe to document for the blog, so here we go:

First I gathered my ingredients.

I made a few changes from Happy Home Fairy's version.  I used olive oil instead of butter, I added onion powder, I used Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, and substituted Kraft's Three Cheese Blend for plain Parmesan.  It has Romano and Asiago, in addition to Parmesan.  Yummy!  I also played with the amounts of the spices, according to taste.
Ignore the little piece of blue tape; it just
says the Time Cook feature doesn't work.

Then I set the oven to 350 degrees to preheat.

I sprayed my pan with Pam.  I always
do this over the sink to try to avoid
getting it all over the place.

Then I mixed up the olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powders, and the Three Cheese Blend.  I started with 1/4 cup of olive oil, but ended up adding another glug or two to it later.  I just eyeballed amounts on the rest of the ingredients.
I mixed the olive oil and the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
I opened up the Grand's Biscuits.

I cut the pepperoni in smaller pieces.  I used grated
mozzarella, because that's what I had on hand.  It probably
would have been easier to assemble with bigger pieces of cheese.
I flattened each biscuit a bit, then put
some cheese and pepperoni on it.
I pulled up the sides of the biscuit to
close it, then shaped it into a ball.
The balls then went into the mixing bowl to be
coated with the olive oil and spice mixture.
After each ball is coated, place it in the bundt pan.

Almost there!
After all the balls were in the pan, I took another
dozen pepperoni and cut them in tiny pieces and sprinkled them on top.

In the oven.  It took about 35 minutes.
Turned over, ready to eat.  It slid right out without sticking at all.
Lookin' Good Pizza Bubble!
Ragu Pizza Sauce for dipping.

My plate, ready to eat.

Leftovers.  My family of three adults ate about 3/4 of it, so there is a
serving left.  Hmmm, that might make a good midnight snack...

 Over all, I give it a "B."  I had very high hopes for it; it was good, but not nearly as good as I had hoped.  If I make it again, I think I will leave the Italian seasoning off the dough, so it will taste more like garlic bread.  We also talked about trying it with crescent rolls, rather than biscuits.  My daughter suggested we skip the pepperoni next time and use spinach in it instead, and then use Alfredo for the dipping sauce.  That sounds interesting.

Update: I checked the fridge a little while ago and someone had already eaten about half the leftovers.  I am wiping out the last of it as I type.  No leftovers left by morning is fairly high praise, Maybe it deserves a B+.


  1. Oh, crescent rolls would probably be really good. I also like the part about how you added the extra pepperonis.

  2. I think it would be delicious with crescent rolls, but I don't know that it would "bubble up" the same way, to create the same effect. This one got an A++ for appearance. It's a shame I wasn't taking it some place. :D

  3. Oh, and I realized, it would have been good if I had sprinkled some of the chopped up pepperonis in before I put the balls in the pan. I forgot you turn it upside down when it's done. Oops!

  4. this is simply awesome Kathy! I will be making this for my next bunco outing for sure. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party. PLEASE add my link to your post indicating that.

  5. This looks fantastic my family would love this, it would be perfect on Steeler Sundays! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now a follower!

  6. @Finding Secret Treasures, thanks! Following you too. I'm looking forward to seeing how you buid your Etsy shop!

  7. Kathy, this is awesome! I need to try it!
    Thank you for visiting my blog today! I am your new follower.

  8. Hi! This recipe sounds "give it a try" worthy! I think my family might like it. I'll let you know what grade we give it. That's a good tip about spraying pam over the sink. Thanks for sharing!

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  9. Sharon, as much as I felt like it didn't live up to my expectations, several times today I have wished there was some left. :D

  10. What an interesting recipe! I am now following you via the Newbie party. I hope you will follow me, too!

  11. Hi Kathy, sure looks like a wonderful recipe. Audrey

  12. Hi this look's good I will try it.I am so glad you stopped by my blog,I am now following you now.Thanks

  13. I'm following you too, Shenita. I loved the shelf/tray. It's amazing that just turning something over can make it look so different!

    I tryed to leave a comment on your blog, but for some reason Blogger won't let me leave comments unless I put them in as Name/URL or Anonymous. It doesn't recognize my gmail for some reason - even on my own blog!

  14. Welcome Audrey and Ann; I am following both of you!

  15. What an awesome idea!!! Great for a party.

  16. WOW that looks delicious! We are definitely making that within the next few weeks, I've already pinned it to my board!

  17. Thanks AJ. I have already put ingredients on my grocery list to try it again with a little tweaking.

  18. OH wow! I've never seen a pizza bubble before - looks really tasty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success