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Buffalo chicken & bacon bubble up

May 14, 2016

If you’re familiar with my recipes then I am sure you know my love of buffalo chicken… and I couldn’t believe I had not made a bubble up creation yet. This casserole is seriously so good and easy to make. You can add in any veggies of your choosing to bulk it up, I decided not too, my daughter has become a huge buffalo chicken fan and was looking so forward to this and had I added in veggies she would have run the other way πŸ˜‰ she gave it 2 big thumbs up!! Serves 6 at 7 freestyle smart points each.


4.9 from 8 reviews
Buffalo chicken & bacon bubble up
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
7SP blue & purple, 8SP green .. 7PP per serving
  • 1-7.5oz package pillsbury biscuits (in the 4 value packs) you can buy a larger pack and weigh out
  • 6 oz softened light or fat-free cream cheese
  • 12 oz cooked shredded chicken (about 3 cups, I cook mine in the crockpot in a little broth on high about 3 hours depending on how much chicken your cooking)
  • ⅓ cup franks hot sauce
  • ¼ cup light ranch dressing (to save points you could use my zero point recipe)
  • ½ cup light shredded cheese
  • 5 slices cooked and crumbled bacon, I use Wegman's brand from the U.S
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
  2. Cut your 10 small biscuits into 6 pieces each and spread out on the bottom of your dish.
  3. In a bowl mix your cream cheese, ranch dressing and franks sauce. Stir in your shredded chicken.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto your biscuits making sure to cover all areas.
  5. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, remove and sprinkle cheese and crumbled bacon on top.
  6. Return to oven for 10 minutes. Cut into 6 equal servings, I don't weigh mine out I just make sure each serving is similar in size.
  7. *Please note, some comments below have people saying that when entering info into the WW app they are getting much higher numbers, I am in Canada and you may be in the U.S, changes to this such as different biscuits, a different brand of ranch or cheese can make a big difference, not only do I input my exact ingredients into my fitness pal, I also determine my SP value for each ingredient, add all those numbers up and divide by my yield, so I am doing double the work to ensure my numbers based on my ingredients are correct, I can not help if you have used a different product and it scans much higher.. Here is a break down of my ingredients and their SP (prior to freestyle)value.. Biscuits 17SP, Cream cheese 14SP, Chicken 8SP, Sauce 0Sp, Ranch 4SP, Cheese 6SP, Bacon 4SP
SP Freestyle- (blue & purple) 7 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 8 using SP calculator
Points plus- 7 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories.. 291..Fat 11.8g..Sat fat 4.7g...Carbs 20g..Fiber 0.6g...Sugar 4.3g...Protein 24.7g using My Fitness Pal








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    Reply Sherry June 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I bought your app thinking all your recipes would be there. Sadly, they aren’t. How come?

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      Reply Drizzle June 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Sherry, this is what i tell people regarding the App, think of it like a cookbook you buy at the store, you pay for the book, leave with the book, and that’s it you get what recipes are in the book, they don’t add recipes to the book once you have bought it.. now yes the App is a little different and we can do add on’s but what people don’t see is the time it takes to add onto the App, first it took 6 months to build the App (a lot of free time invested that we did not earn any money on until the App came out for sale) to do an add on is a big job, for both myself and my App developer, then it sits in review for awhile..At first we were not going to do any add ons, but then we decided maybe 2-3 add on’s a year.. the App is $2, a cookbook you can easy spend $10++ and not get anymore added… My App and blog are not connected, it’s not that simple, when I post a new recipe to my blog it can not just show up on the App, that takes a lot of work on my developers side, coding and all that fun technical stuff.. I hope that all explains it a little better for you..

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        Reply Allie August 19, 2018 at 11:53 pm

        Hi! I just thought I’d let you know that I figured out why there is a discrepancy in points on the recipe builder. If you put in light cream cheese, the recipe will be 10 points. If you put fat free cream cheese, it will be 7. Since I’m not wild about FF cream cheese, I decided to specifically look up Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and the recipe was 9 points!

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          Reply Drizzle August 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm

          Thanks for the tips Allie.. some products vary by country too, I’m in Canada and I know some in the U.S get different point values for things on their App

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      Reply Autumn August 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      I made this recipe and it was good; I want to make it again but have a few issues that I hope you can help me correct. My biscuits were overdone and it was to dry. Any ideas as to what I could add to make it moist without increasing the points to much? Should I bake it at 350 as opposed to 375? Have you cooked the biscuits and the chicken mixture separately and put them together just before serving?

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        Reply Drizzle August 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

        Hi, I think it comes down to ovens can vary, my oven at that temp and time cooked the biscuits fine, maybe yours cooks differently and needs less time, and sure you can lower the temp to see if that will help.. you can add extra franks sauce or some BBQ sauce to the chicken mixture if you want it less dry, the recipe is not meant to be a creamy bubble up, but everyone has different taste buds and preferences πŸ™‚

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        Reply Jennifer September 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        I saw this before I made it tonight, so I reduced the heat to 350, as well as the cook time by 5 minutes, and my biscuits also came out overdone and dry πŸ™ The chicken is delicious though, just need to perfect the cook time. I used greek yogurt with dry ranch seasoning for the ranch dressing and it worked great.

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          Reply Drizzle September 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

          Hmmm, I really think it comes down to different ovens varying different temps, Hope it works out for you next time. πŸ™‚

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          Reply Elizabeth November 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

          I love that idea for the ranch! I’m going to try it!

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            Drizzle November 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

            πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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    Reply Karen June 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Looks good but I think I would leave off the bacon. What would that do to the smart points?

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      Reply Drizzle June 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Karen, leaving out the bacon would knock off 5 smart points from the whole recipe πŸ™‚

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    Reply Karen June 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Great! Thank you.

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    Reply Amy Bickmore July 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I don’t know that my family would do the hot sauce….could I leave it out? Does the recipe need it for “moisture”?

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      Reply Drizzle July 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Hi, you can leave it out but I would replace with another sauce that isn’t hot, maybe a water downed regular BBQ sauce?

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    Reply rosanne morris July 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Made this last night and it was delicious! Thank you so much for your recipes!

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      Reply Drizzle July 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Your very welcome, glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Melissa August 22, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I was putting the ingredients into my weight watchers so I had this recipe ready to go for tomorrow and I am coming back with it at 10sp instead of 8. Are there specific brands you used for your items not listed above? I’m just trying to figure out what I am doing wrong so I buy the correct items at the store.

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      Reply Drizzle August 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Hi Melissa, I don’t use the WW recipe builder, I use my fitness pal to get nutritional info then input that into ww calculator, it could come down to specific brands yes, did you use the center cut bacon, the small 7.5oz biscuits? Also I find the WW app for ranch dressing to be way off the one I use, if your in the U.S that could play a factor with the products and what the App is telling you (I am in Canada) it’s your call as to what number to go with, products vary and sometimes people can’t use the exact ones I do.. that’s why I like using my fitness pal cause I can match the product exactly.

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    Reply Stephanie Matz September 12, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I just made this, with my version of your ingredients (everything similar, except Applegate Turkey Bacon, Weight Watchers Cream Cheese, and Kens Lite Buttermilk Ranch Dressing) it came to 11 pts πŸ™ πŸ™ Not too bad for a dinner though. Third recipe of yours ive made and absolutely loved!!

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    Reply Geneen Mitchell September 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight with a salad. BEST dinner ever!!! WW friendly food never tasted so good – and so easy to put together. Thank you so much for your delicious recipes. This is the second one that I made. The Maple-Pecan- Banana French Toast was to die for as well. I will lose weight on your recipes and never feel deprived!

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      Reply Drizzle September 14, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Thank you for your kind words!! So glad you have enjoyed both recipes, Good luck on your journey!! πŸ™‚

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    Reply Kaitlyn September 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Do you have any ideas for an alternative to the biscuits? I’m not a big biscuit fan, but the rest of it sounds delicious!

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      Reply Drizzle September 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Kaitlyn, well you’d be changing it up a bit but you could use pasta or rice.. what about pizza dough?

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    Reply Julie October 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I tweaked it a little by using Laughing Cow wedges instead of cream cheese, no ranch or other cheese and added diced carrots and celery. I also added crumbled reduced fat blue cheese on top at the end. Living in Buffalo celery, Carr and blue cheese are how we like our Buffalo Chicken ? This idea to make it as a bubble up is fantastic! Mine worked out to be 6 SP. Thanks again!!

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      Reply Drizzle October 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      HI Julie, sounds awesome, yes I have heard those in Buffalo use blue cheese or nothing πŸ˜‰ Glad you made it work for you and nice low points too πŸ™‚

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        Reply Paula December 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        Oh yes!! Always blue cheese!!? There is a yogurt blue cheese dressing that works well in a lot of these recipes. Good point value as well. Thanks for this lovely looking dinner….that will be going into my oven over the weekend!!

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          Reply Drizzle December 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

          Hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

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    Reply Anna February 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

    do you think I could freeze this and eat it a few weeks later?

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      Reply Drizzle February 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I have never froze it but I think it will freeze ok πŸ™‚

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    Reply Becky March 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for all of your amazing recipes and all the work you put into calculating points! I too am a buffalo-everything fanatic and love finding your delicious creations. Have a great Friday!!

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      Reply Drizzle March 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Becky, so glad you enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚ Trying a new buffalo chicken dish today πŸ™‚

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    Reply Babs March 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Made this today. The ingredients I used (fat free ranch, 95% fat free cream cheese, light cheese, turkey bacon, reduced fat crescent rolls) added up to 9 points per serving.

    It was our first bubble up, and I’d make it again. We both liked it. I also added in chopped celery and green onion, because it feels weird to make food without veggies in it. They were tasty additions!

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      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2017 at 11:26 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the info on what you used for others to see πŸ™‚

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      Reply Angie March 20, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Did the biscuits end up too dry? I am excited to make this.

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        Reply Drizzle March 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm

        Mine is never dry , hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Angie March 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

    After reading reviews about the biscuits being dry..,I wonder if I could mix together the chicken, ranch, cream cheese, and franks sauce, and set aside. Bake just the biscuits so they’re done to perfection….then dump the chicken mixture on top, add chess and bacon…then put in for a few minutes to bubble up and look pretty.

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      Reply Drizzle March 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Sure you can try it πŸ™‚ I personally don’t find it dry but each to their own πŸ™‚

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    Reply Heather March 21, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Hello! Quick question- would Franks buffalo sauce work the same as the hot sauce OR do you recommend the Franks original hot sauce? I have both- just one is open and the other isn’t. πŸ˜‰ Just curious. Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle March 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Heather, either will be fine πŸ™‚

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    Reply Connie Gast May 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Made this recipe today. Delicious! Made according to your recipe exactly. This is a great mix of flavors and my hubby and I both enjoyed it. Tomorrow we will have it for lunch. This is the third “bubble up” recipe I have made and we have loved them all so far.

    Thank you for all the time and effort that goes into doing this. It is greatly appreciated.

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      Reply Drizzle May 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

      So glad you both enjoyed it Connie πŸ™‚ and you are very welcome!!

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    Reply Cathy Hoile May 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I gotta tell ya…… this worked out to WAY MORE POINTS than intended. Do you think having seconds maybe did that? LOL
    I want to thank you for this scrumptious recipe. For my hubby to say ‘you can make this anytime’ is testament to how much he loved it too. He was right along beside me having seconds. (methinks I’m in trouble with this one)
    Thanks for all your very hard work and the commitment of your time just to keep the likes of us well fed on healthier options!!

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      Reply Drizzle May 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Cathy.. haha at first I thought oh no she is about to argue with me about the points πŸ˜‰ I am so glad you both enjoyed it, just tell yourself 2 portions of this is still less than something you know you shouldn’t be eating πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your sweet words πŸ™‚

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    Reply Holly July 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I’m wondering what brand of cream cheese you use?? Thanks! πŸ™‚

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      Reply Drizzle July 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      I use a few different ones, sometimes the fat free one I buy in the U.S and sometimes Kraft Philly light

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    Reply Brittany September 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Made this tonight!! Followed directions pretty much as they are written…. It is literally to die for. Honestly the best thing I have eaten in a while, potentially even ever! Thank you!!! Can’t wait to try your other bubble ups!!

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      Reply Drizzle September 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Brittany, so glad you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy the other bubble ups πŸ™‚

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    Reply Monica March 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Katie– Quick Question, I saw the breakdown of your points and you wrote the Chicken as being 8SP. Is this because you used more of the chicken than just the breasts? I am doing WW Freestyle, not sure if that matters.

    I will say, I love all your recipes and they/you have been a huge impact on my weight loss success! Thank you

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      Reply Monica March 21, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      I definitely meant Kate, ‘Katie’ is my manager’s name! Sorry about that πŸ™‚

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      Reply Drizzle March 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Hi Monica, that 8SP only implies for those still doing old smart points (not freestyle) the freestyle points are listed for this recipe πŸ™‚ I am so glad your enjoying all the recipes

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    Reply Lynn April 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Just made this…it was delicious! I LOVE your bubble up recipes, and I think this is my favourite! The hubby loved it too. Thank you for all of your yummy recipes.

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      Reply Drizzle April 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Hi Lynn, so glad you both enjoyed it, that is one of my favorites too πŸ™‚

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    Reply Courtney May 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Made this for lunch today and it was so delicious! I also left the bacon off (mostly because I forgot to buy it when I went to the store yesterday πŸ˜‚). I will definitely be making this again! It’s an edible buffalo chicken dip 😍

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      Reply Drizzle May 1, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      Hi Courtney, ha I agree..I love buffalo anything, so glad you enjoyed it (it’s even better with bacon, but I’m a bit obsessed with bacon ha!)

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    Reply Susan May 19, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Can anyone tell me if this reheats well(either microwave or toaster oven)? It’s just me and although I’m sure I could polish this off in one sitting, that pretty much defeats the purpose!

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      Reply Drizzle May 21, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Susan it does re-heat very well, microwave or toaster oven/reg oven is fine

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    Reply Kelly October 23, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Good Afternoon! I have a quick question.. do you think 2 ingredient dough could be used instead of the biscuits?

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      Reply Drizzle October 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Kelly, you can try although I’ve seen some people on Instagram try the 2ID in bubble ups and say it does not turn out the best

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    I wonder if crescent rolls would work instead of the biscuits?

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