Bubble Up Pizza

Sometimes you just need a really yummy go-to dinner that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and isn’t gonna require a whole lot of time. When it’s been a long day, say a Tuesday maybe (those tend to be long, I don’t know why) and I’m dog tired and my stomach is growling louder than a pit bull and I’m starting to get (let’s face it) grumpy, the last thing I want to do is slave over a hot stove just to get a good meal on the table. I want yummy food and I want it NOW. Oh you can relate?? Good. I’ve got just the cure for a day like that. Bubble Up Pizza is quick, and everything I crave in pizza-y taste with only 5 (yes you read that right) ingredients. Short on time, big on taste; this recipe helps keep hangry at bay.

Bubble Up Pizza

4 Sons 'R' Us: Bubble-Up Pizza

1 lb Italian sausage*
1 15 oz jar pizza sauce
1 tube Pillsbury Grands biscuits
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
pepperoni slices
Italian seasoning, optional

Let’s take a quick minute to talk about the sausage. The wait for the sausage to cook, at this point, would have been pure torture. Worse than if you’d pinned back my eyelids and forced me to watch Caillou on repeat for an entire day. Fortunately for me & you, Jimmy Dean has solved all my problems with these handy dandy fully cooked, sausage crumbles.

jimmy dean

Add as few, or as many, as your hungry eyes can handle and proceed with the rest of the recipe. I now keep a bag of these on hand just for night’s like this, and while these work perfectly with this pizza recipe, don’t stop there! These make great omelets/ quiches, and can be subbed in place of cooking sausage in virtually any other recipe as well. You can find them in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store near the other sausage products.

Now back to the show recipe…

Directions

1. If you’re not using pre-cooked sausage, brown your sausage now. When fully cooked and crumbled, drain the sausage.
2. Cut each biscuit into eighths.
3. In a bowl, combine sausage, cut biscuits, and pizza sauce. Stir to combine.
4. Spread this mixture evenly into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish.
5. Top the mixture with the shredded cheese and pepperoni.
6. If desired sprinkle the top with a bit of Italian seasoning.
7. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, or until the biscuits are cooked through. Enjoy!

**I was not compensated for this post. These are my opinions and my opinions alone. I was not required to write a positive feature and was not influenced in any way.**

Mummy Dogs

I love seeing the look on the littlest son’s face when I make him ‘fun’ food. Holidays provide the ultimate opportunity to surprise him. Still, sometimes I just don’t have the time, or the energy, but these Mummy dogs are so simple and quick. From start to finish it took less than 20 minutes. Add some fun to your Halloween lunch or dinner with this adorable idea.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Mummy Dogs

recipe adapted from Pillsbury

  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls, or homemade crescent roll dough
  • 2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered (optional)
  • 10 large hot dogs
  • cooking spray
  • mustard or ketchup

Directions

  1. If using Pillsbury crescent roll dough, unroll the dough sheet. Press together at the perforations to seal it into one large rectangle.
  2. Cut the rectangle into ten ‘bandages’. Stretch the bandages a bit to elongate them.
  3. Wrap one bandage around one hot dog and 1 quarter of cheese. Repeat for each hot dog.
  4. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate the ‘bandages’ so that the hot dog shows through for it’s ‘face.’ On an ungreased baking sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down).
  5. Spray the dough lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 13 to 17 minutes or until the dough is light golden brown and the hot dogs are hot.
  6. With mustard, draw features on the ‘face.’