My taco fiesta bubble-up casserole dish is one of my most popular recipes, it is packed with so much deliciousness, a meal the whole family can enjoy.

Looking for a tasty casserole dish, try my popular taco fiesta bubble-up casserole. I’m so excited fall is on the way and I can spend some time playing around in the kitchen and creating new casseroles. This layered taco bubble-up is simply put…delicious!! πŸ™‚ A bubble-up dish is a term given to the biscuit dough that bakes up and “bubbles” into the dish so to speak.

This recipe makes 6 generous servings at 254 calories per serving,Β  8Β  points if you are following WW. This is sure to be a family favorite, it is at my house. Leftovers are equally delicious if not better haha.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Weight Watchers Friendly Ingredients:

  • Extra-lean ground beef
  • Pillsbury biscuits or equivalent
  • Taco seasoning
  • Salsa
  • Peppers
  • Onion
  • Shredded cheese
  • Green onion
  • Sour cream *optional

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

What kind of biscuits do you use for this casserole?

I first created this recipe when I would cross the border into the U.S. for groceries and buy the great value biscuits at Walmart. They use to sell a 4-pack bundle of small biscuit tubes, 10 biscuits, 7.5oz per package. These have since become hard to find. I think Aldi might sell their own brand as I have seen others post them. If you are in Canada like me you can buy the Pillsbury country tea biscuits. These are larger biscuits though so what I do is weigh out 7.5oz, I think it is 6-7 biscuits. Then you need to ensure you have enough small pieces to spread through the dish. I cut each biscuit open so I have two halves, then each half into 6 pieces. This should give you enough pieces of dough for the recipe.

Some people mention that some of the biscuits don’t bake all the way through. I never struggle with this so I wonder if it comes down to different oven temperatures. If this happens then you can prebake the dough pieces for 5 minutes.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

I love using a 3 cheese blend in this recipe, however, any cheese will work and be just as delicious. Be sure to spread the cheese evenly so you can enjoy it in every bite.

Can I use something other than ground beef in this dish?

If you are looking to lighten up the recipe a little you can swap out the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey. This will lower the overall calories and if you follow WW then it will lower the points per serving. I have a lot of followers telling me they use ground turkey in this dish and love it.

Another ingredient people have shared with me that they added was beans, you can bulk up the dish by adding some black beans.

I have had others share that they made the dish without the biscuits, to keep the carbs low and it can be a keto-friendly recipe. You could also replace the biscuits with rice, granted it won’t be a low-carb meal but I am sure it will be delicious.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

4.28 from 61 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
8 points, 7sp or 6pp/serving (same on freestyle 7sp) 7SP on blue, green or purple


  • 1 lb cooked extra lean ground beef
  • 1 7.5 oz package pillsbury biscuits ((10 biscuits to the pack, the ones In the 4 value pack, if you can't find that size you can buy the bigger size and weigh it out))
  • 1 package Taco seasoning, 30g
  • 1 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 cup diced peppers (I used red, orange and yellow)
  • 1 cup diced onion (I used red onion)
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese (I use a 3 cheese blend)
  • Green onion
  • Fat free sour cream for topping (optional)


  • Cook the ground beef in a pan on the stove, add the taco seasoning and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  • Mix the ground beef and salsa together in a bowl.
  • Cut up the peppers & onion, and then cut the biscuits into 6 pieces each.
  • Place half of the biscuit pieces in the bottom of the casserole dish, top with half of the meat mixture, half of the peppers and onions and half of the cheese. Repeat layers and finish with the chopped green onion on top.
  • Loosely cover with foil and bake in oven for 35 minutes, remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes.Let cool for 5 minutes then cut into 6 servings. 8 personal points per serving, 7sp or 6 points plus. Top with a spoon of fat free sour cream (optional)


Points- 8
Personal Points- 8
Smart Points- Blue/Green/Purple- 7
Points Plus- 6
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 254...Fat 7.2g...Sat fat 3g..Carbs 21.2g.. Fiber 1.5g...Sodium 790mg...Sugar 3.5g...Protein 25.1gΒ 
Author: Drizzle
Course: Main meals
Keyword: bubble-up, casserole, dinner, taco

Storing and re-heating…

I cut it into 6 equal-sized servings. Optional to top it will a little dollop of sour cream. I like adding a little franks hot sauce as I am all for the spice.

Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1-2 days, you can also freeze this dish either before or after baking. If you like to prep meals to add to the freezer and then bake when ready this dish will work for that.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Please feel free to share your reviews in the comments below, I love to hear from everyone. I hope you and your family enjoy this dish as much as we do.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Looking for some similar recipes? Try my Easy taco pie, or my Sloppy joe bubble up



  1. Delicious!!! Boyfriend and I loved it! Thanks so much for this easy yummy dinner!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Awesome!! Glad to hear, and your very welcome πŸ™‚

      • I have calculated 2 times this recipe and the SP’s is wrong using the current Weight Watchers Canada App. I calculated using Ground Turkey meat 99% fat free which is 9 SP.
        I also calculated it using Ground Beef 99% fat free which is 11 SP not 7.
        Please correct the information as it makes a big difference overall for my dailies. Thanks it takes very good too!

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Linda, sorry but I do not have to correct anything as I have the numbers right on my end, please know I triple check everything and take figuring out the points very seriously, I use WW recipe builder, my fitness pal and do the math on paper, are you sure you are using the right biscuits?? My pack I buy (from the US) is a 7.5 oz pack with 10 small biscuits in it, the whole pack is 17SP, my 1 pound cooked extra lean ground beef is 15SP, and my cheese is 11SP, everything else in the recipe has no points, my App gives me a 7SP point value per serving, exactly as I have it listed .. I am not sure where you think I said the ground beef is 7 points??

          • I will have to look for those biscuits..The ones I added into the recipe builder are the Jr. golden layers flaky buttermilk & it came out to 34 points, 7 for taco seasoning & 10 for cheese & 8 for 96/4% ground beef. We just want our members to be getting the correct information. I always tell them to always enter the information in themselves to be sure.

          • Drizzle

            I agree, but I do state very clearly in my recipe which biscuits I use and in most cases I share a picture, so I am indeed giving the CORRECT information, if they use the wrong size biscuits there is not much I can really do about that

          • Kathy Spencer

            I made this last night and my son couldn’t believe it was WW friendly – it was amazing! I used 96% beef (11 points) and Velveeta Shreds cheese ( 8 points) and yes, the biscuits you use are 17 points. mine ended up being only 6 points per piece of pure delciousness!! thank you for this (and many) fantastic recipes <3

          • Drizzle

            Hi Kathy, I am so glad you both enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes (and fool your son haha!)

          • I made this and mine came out to 12 so
            But it’s delicious

          • Drizzle

            Hi Rebecca, maybe you used the large biscuits? Mine is 17SP for the whole tube .. Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

          • I’m wondering if I could use 2 ingredient dough since I don’t have any biscuits and I live to far from the store to get some.

          • Drizzle

            Hi Patsy, you could try, I know some have and said while it is ok it is much better when using biscuits

          • I don’t understand why the WW Recipe Builder gave me 9 points per serving on green for 1/6 of the recipe instead of 7.
            Ortega Taco Seasoning 4
            Biscuits 16
            Great Value Reduced Fat Shredded Fiesta Blend Cheese 9
            93% Ground Beef 15

          • Drizzle

            Hi Paula, yeah that is weird, that adds up to 44 points which at 6 servings would be 7, did you make sure your servings were set at 6?

        • Are you calculating the points using raw or cooked ground meat. I used 95% fat free ground beef, raw and have also calculated using 93% fat free ground chicken, raw, and both times I come up with 7Sp.

          • Drizzle

            Hi, I always calculate with raw

        • I just made the same mistake with the biscuits, they must be ‘large’, as they calculate at 34 points…. But we’re literally the ONLY ones I’ve been able to find. Now I know to only use half next time ?

          • Drizzle

            Yes it is easily done if you are not paying attention to the size on the package

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Joan, nope.. you might be using the wrong size biscuits, the one I use is a small 7.5oz can, it comes in a 4 pack and I buy it at Walmart in the U.S, there is 10 small biscuits in the pack and the whole tube is 17SP.. my guess is that is where you are getting a higher point value

          • Kathy Spencer

            actually, my Walmart here in Western PA sells just a single tube of the biscuits by Great Value – very tiny tube – 10 biscuits and only 48 cents! Everyone must be using the wrong biscuits.

          • Drizzle

            Yup, those are the right ones.. It is 99% of the time the reason why people are getting a higher point value and some get pretty aggressive about it lol, but those biscuits are indeed 17SP for the whole tube πŸ™‚

          • Sharon F

            I made this last night, and calculated everything, and your numbers are spot-on when using the right ingredients! Loved this, as did my daughter and her family, and trust me, two teenage boys are hard to please! Will definitely be making again and again! β™₯️

          • Drizzle

            Thank you Sharon πŸ™‚ I am so glad everyone enjoyed it, I have a teenage girl that is hard to please so I get it πŸ˜‰

          • Anne Marie Case

            Thank you for this recipe. I love ALL your recipes. I used reduced crescent rolls. I appreciate you!!!!!

          • Drizzle

            Thank you Anne Marie, I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes πŸ™‚

      • Aileen Cassells Reply

        Trying this recipe for the first time. I noticed in your recipe you didn’t clear indicate that the biscuits were to be cut up into smaller pieces although your photo shows this. This could be why their biscuits were undercooked. You are right that the Canadian Pillsbury roll of biscuits is bigger than the 7.5 oz. I only used six out of the 10 biscuits in the roll as a result. This makes the recipe point calculation work out. Looking forward to tasting it!

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Aileen, step 4 in directions mentions to cut each biscuit into 6 pieces πŸ™‚ I too have used the bigger packs here from Canada when I can’t get my hands on the smaller packs, I cut the biscuits open (in half) and then each half into 6 this way I still get lots of small pieces πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoyed it

          • Pam rinker

            Hey Drizzle, don’t you just love it when when you get called out by those who obviously skim the recipe instead of reading it completely!?? Anyway just wanted to say my family loves your recipe, points or no points! I’ve made it several times! Actually it’s in the oven right now!

          • Drizzle

            Hi Pam, I am so glad everyone enjoys the recipes πŸ™‚ some people can’t help but point fingers before taking the time to know all the details πŸ˜‰

      • Okay so I just have to say that I have been dying to try this recipe for 2 weeks and I finally made it for dinner tonight… and omg…. sooooo good!!!! I had been reading the reviews on it and someone asked at one point about making it vegetarian which gave me the idea to add some beans to it so I also mixed in a can of fat free refried beans to the meat mixture. I also accidentally cut my first biscuit into 8 pieces so I went with it for the rest of them. So delish, and now I have lunch for a few days too! Definite winner!!!

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Ashley, yay so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the tips πŸ™‚

          • So excited to try this!! I used 99% ground turkey and fat free cheese and mine is 4pts a serving on blue plan..Thank you for what you do!!

          • Drizzle

            You are very welcome, I hope you loved the taco bubble up πŸ™‚

        • I love the idea about adding the fat free beans! This could be a good way to increase the servings since it would be more filling, which would also reduce the points value per serving. Thank you for the tip!

      • I made this tonight and used ground venison it was amazing ?

        Will be trying some of your other recipes too

          • Drizzle

            Hi Mary, it is the same, there was no change as there are no “zero” foods in it so the smart points listed is freestyle as well , remember freestyle still goes by smart points πŸ˜‰

    • Can you omit the meat and just have the veggies and cheese? How many points would that be?

      • Drizzle Reply

        Hi, I guess you could, I am not sure the final outcome as I have never cooked it that way and you’d have to build the recipe in the WW app to know the correct points, I think the ground beef is 15SP in total

      • Gabrielle there’s some meatless beef in the freezer section and it’s really good

    • Brenda Douglas Reply

      Any suggestions for a sauce that is not salsa or chunky ? What about a pizza sauce with spices added that would not have all the chunky salsa ingredient? Recipe looks so yummy but my family will not eat the peppers & onions

      • Drizzle Reply

        Hi Brenda, sure you could definitely try a pizza sauce or a plain tomato pasta sauce, hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    This is sooo delicious! Working on my second one. Great for lunch at work!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! Is the smart points value with or without the ff sour cream?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, the sour cream is not added into the nutritional info.. but I don’t think a little spoonful will change much

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    • Drizzle Reply

      I think so, I have not frozen it but others have told me they have πŸ™‚

      • 5 stars
        I made it tonight and I am going to freeze half- will report my first hand experience. It smells so good as it cooks!

  5. Helen Owens Reply

    Thank you for the recipe. The taco bubble-up was my first from your website. It is absolutely delicious…and to think, its only 7sp!

    I am trying the Nutella no-bakes next.

    Your recipes are a valuable tool in the weightloss journey.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thank you Helen, so glad you enjoyed the recipe.. The nutella no bakes are a fav of mine. πŸ™‚

  6. Karen Rogers Reply

    5 stars
    Made this last night and completely enjoyed it. Hubby said it’s a keeper so I get to make it again. πŸ™‚ Besides being tasty it is a very colorful and appealing looking dish!

  7. 5 stars
    Kate, are you using regular fat biscuits in this recipe? Not low fat? I couldn’t find the exact package you described so I bought Pillsbury grands and just cut them up and measured out 7.5 ounces of them. I used about 3.75 large biscuits in the end. My concern is that this is going to be too many points in biscuits and that maybe I’m making a version where each serving is more than 7 sp. Help!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, I have never seen low fat ones, only the crescent rolls I have bought in the reduced fat so what you bought is fine, if you weighed out 7.5 ounces your good πŸ™‚

  8. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was AWESOME!! This will definitely be something I make again. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      It’s made in a 9×13 dish and I cut it into 6 equal servings, I don’t weigh it sorry but it’s not hard to cut 6 equal sized portions πŸ™‚

  9. 5 stars
    I make this weekly! We love this recipe! Me and my non-dieting fiance!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Sweet! Love that you both enjoy it… Dam those non dieting men of ours πŸ˜‰

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  11. Jennifer Hobbs Reply

    Okay, this looked gorgeous, but my biscuits in the middle turned to goo (looked like melted cheese), and were still raw! Can’t figure what i did wrong, followed recipe exactly. Only the biscuits on the bottom were cooked through. We really wanted to like this! Any suggestions?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Oh no I am sorry to hear that.. I think maybe some ovens vary.. I have had one or two others say that but most have no problems at all.. You could pre bake just the biscuits pieces for 5 minutes to help.. then maybe leave it on another 5 min longer once its all together..

  12. Do you know how many sp this would be if I changed the meat from ground beef to ground turkey?

    • Drizzle Reply

      I never cook with ground turkey, and on my WW App I get the same points roughly for 1lb cooked extra lean ground beef as I do for 1lb cooked lean ground turkey, so i am not sure if there would be a huge difference, I think maybe in the U.S you have the 99% lean turkey? In which case it may knock off some points ..

    • Barbara maledy Reply

      Yes, I had the same problem. Delicious but all the biscuits were raw. I did put it together the morning of and refrigerated several hours before baking. Maybe that was the problem!

      • Drizzle Reply

        Hi Barbara, sorry I am not too sure why some have this issue, I never do and I have tons of followers that never do, maybe because ovens vary?? Maybe leave in longer or bake at a higher temp?

  13. 5 stars
    I just joined WW a month ago. I came across your site and decided to try this recipe. It was delicious and hard to believe it’s only 7 sp. My two boys, ages 13 and 7, gobbled it up. I added diced tomatoes to mine and put no fat sour cream and guacamole on top for an additional 2 sp. I will definitely have this again and I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes! I love how you add pictures so we can see how it should look every step of the recipe. Thank you for such a great site!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Cheryl. welcome to WW I hope your enjoying the program πŸ™‚ That is so awesome you all enjoyed it, I know how picky kids can be (I have a 13yr old daughter myself) I hope you continue to enjoy more recipes πŸ™‚ have a great weekend!

  14. Made this for the first time tonight and it was AMAZING!! I just have a question – we found it spicy (which we like, but the kids wouldn’t eat it) – I think from the taco seasoning. Any recommendations for other seasoning to use that wouldn’t be spicy? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Karen, glad you enjoyed it.. Hmm that’s tricky cause taco seasoning itself is not really spicy, I would just suggest maybe using a little less so they don’t pick up on it as much.. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

      • Thanks! I think I also used a salsa that was a bit spicy. Had it again tonight and was perfect. Next one to try is the buffalo chicken bubble up!

  15. Pam McDonnell Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve made this a few times and absolutely love it! This time I used Paul Newman’s pineapple salsa, 1 cup of Trader Joe’s frozen pineapple and a 4oz. jar of mild green chili’s. I can’t even describe how wonderful my kitchen smells right now! Thank you so much for all of your great recipes

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Pam, wow that does sounds wonderful!! And you are very welcome… Enjoy the bubble up!

      • Pam McDonnell Reply

        5 stars
        Wow! I loved it so much, I may be making this once a week. I’ll try mango salsa and Trader Joes frozen mango next time. I didn’t even thaw the pineapple first…so easy!

        • Drizzle Reply

          So glad you enjoyed it Pam πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing..

  16. I’m planning on trying this recipe this week, I can’t wait. Have you ever prepped and assembled it the night before, and baked it the following day? I work late most nights and like to be able to make it easy for my hubby to just throw it in the oven. πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi there, no I haven’t but I think it will be ok, If anything I would say maybe the biscuits will need an extra few minutes in the oven but all in all I think it should bake up fine.. Hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  17. Jennifer Nestle Reply

    Hi, this looks really good and I may try it, but I am iffy on the biscuits. Could you just layer corn tortillas on the bottom instead of the biscuits? Not sure how much it would affect the points values, though.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi there, I am not sure and would honestly just say play around with it and see if it works, also you could sub the biscuits for some pasta or rice maybe?

  18. 5 stars
    I joined WW last week, and this is my first time making a recipe from your site. I just made this for brunch, and OMG! DELICIOUS! Am I really on a diet?
    I did make a couple of changes–I used ground turkey, lower sodium taco seasoning, and the biscuits I could find to best fit the description. With those changes, I calculated it to be 8 pts/serving. I will be making again! Thanks for sharing!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Holly, welcome to WW πŸ™‚ I am so glad you enjoyed the taco bubble up.. Hope you enjoy the other recipes you might try.. Good luck on your journey!

  19. Hi- neither me nor my husband like bell peppers ( I know- weird!). Any suggestions for replacements? Thank. I know the peppers make it look beautiful!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, you can add in tomatoes, celery, any veggie really would work.. πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, you could try pizza dough, just I would make them very small pieces and the dough might be heavier than the biscuit

      • I think biscuits are like our scones but we can’t buy them like that.

        • Have just found a recipe for copy cat Pillsbury biscuits. Pretty much Aussie scones. Might try that.

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  21. Can you use the pillsburt crescent rolls instead of the biscuits?

    • Drizzle Reply

      I have honestly never used them for a bubble up so I can’t say for sure but I think they would work

  22. The biscuits didn’t bake at all. They were the same size and really doughy. I am assuming that the biscuits are supposed to bake through, right?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes they are, all I can say is it might be your oven, ovens can vary so much, you can try pre baking the biscuits first for 5-10 minutes.. Sorry I never have an issue with the biscuits baking

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  24. 5 stars
    First of all, i love your receipes. I made this receipe, its delicious. Are you sure the points/calories are correct? I added up the calories for 1/6 of the 9* 13 and came up with 764 calories. The biscuits alone are 1900 cals. Maybe i was a little generous with the receip ingrediets??

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Sandra, are you sure your using the right size biscuits? Mine are 7.5oz package with 10 small biscuits in the pack, the whole package is 17SP, I know someone else was using the wrong size and had her biscuits alone at 35 SP, that would be my guess in your calculations

  25. 5 stars
    Just found your website… thank you.. your recipe is geared to what my other half eats 99% of the time, so makes it WW friendly for me. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lynn, that’s awesome, I hope you both enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

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  27. Hi how do smart points change if I use ground turkey? Not a fan of the beef. Looks delicious though!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jess, I never cooked with Turkey as I don’t like it, maybe the WW App can help you better , compare the points for both in there and you might get an idea as to if it will bring down the SP value, my guess is it really wont change it that much

  28. This was my first recipe of yours and it did not disappoint! So yummy.

  29. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness…..made this for dinner tonight. It is amazing. I honestly can not believe it is 7sp for one serving. I divided it up in 6 equal portions….so suprised how large a portion was. I lost a great deal of weight on weight watchers a few years back. Have managed to stay within 5# now for seven years. But decided to start up again to loose the remaining 25 I should have done the first time around. This was my first bubble up…can’t wait to try the others!!! Thank you!!!!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it Kim, it is one of my favorites for sure, hope you love all the other bubble ups too πŸ™‚

  30. I have celiacs disease so can’t have biscuits. Do you suggest this with anything else instead of biscuits?

      • I was wondering the same thing…. Do you think ripped up corn tortillas might be a good gluten free substitution for the biscuits?

  31. I joined WW 2 weeks ago and someone at the last meeting recommended this recipe, she raved about it. I just made it and it was amazing!! Really amazing!! Can’t wait for dinner tomorrow night so that I can have more!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Ann, welcome to WW, hope your enjoying the program.. I am so glad you enjoyed the bubble up and hope you continue to enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

  32. Hi, I just made the taco bubble casserole and it was delicious. I put it in the recipe builder and for some reason it is coming up 9 sp. What am I doing wrong? It’s so goid that I would still eat it at 9 sp but wondering where those extra points are coming from. Thanks

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Patricia, product brands vary, we all live in different places that carry different brands but I would start with the biscuits, the pack I use is 17Sp for the whole container, is yours??

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  34. I have to do Gluten Free- is there anything I can substitute for the canned biscuit?

  35. Hi there – love your page. I’m in Australia and wondering what I can use your bubble up recipes for the biscuit stuff – we don’t have anything like that, that I’m aware of. Is it savoury? Any ideas on a substitute?! Thankyou!

  36. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Definitely will make it again. Thanks for the recipe.

  37. 5 stars
    I made this last night. It was amazing. I used ground turkey. My cheese was more points than yours and I used the full regular biscuit roll and put it all into the recipe builder. My servings came out to 10 points for 1/6. It was absolutely worth it!! So good. I am loving your recipes–can’t wait to try something else. Thanks so much.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Teresa, so glad you loved it.. Yeah the bigger biscuits will add more points but glad you were happy with the outcome πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the other recipes!!

  38. 1 star
    I’m sorry to say, my family and I thought this awful The biscuits didn’t cook and it dried right up later on.

    • Drizzle Reply

      I am so sorry to hear that Michelle πŸ™ this is my most popular recipe and enjoyed by many, I will say that some ovens can vary so maybe that is why your biscuits did not cook, you did use the small 7.5 oz pack correct? If you used the bigger pack with too much dough that would cause it not to cook through..

  39. Jacqueline Reply

    What Are the points for bid quick biscuits that make 8 biscuits?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi there I am not sure on the points for that sorry, I know these small 10 packs of biscuits is 17SP for the whole 7.5oz package

  40. 5 stars
    I made this tonight & it was delicious. My husband & I are both on WW & I have been trying to keep it interesting by trying different recipes. I will definitely be making this again. By the was I used the ground turkey instead of beef. Very good. Also loved your Chicken pot pie bubble up. Thanks for the great recipes.

    • Drizzle Reply

      You are very welcome Linda, so glad you and your husband both enjoyed , good luck on your journey together πŸ™‚

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  42. 5 stars
    This was so amazing! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s super tasty and really filling. I will definitely make again!

  43. Is the salsa just for topping? I don’t see it added in the recipe.

    • Drizzle Reply

      It is there, step 3, , mix your ground beef and salsa together

  44. I am vegetarian so I’m gonna try this with veggie ground instead of meat I’ll put it in the recipe builder I think it might lower the points it should turn out good.

  45. Hi! I made this last night for dinner this evening! When I calculate the points I’m getting 10 per serving not 7! I used extra lean ground beef, I measured 7.5ozs of biscuits and used light cheddar!!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Stephanie, sorry I’m not too sure why, I can only base it of the products I used, I do indeed input my stuff into the WW recipe builder, also my fitness pal (to get nutri info) and I do simple math on paper.. Sometimes I feel people think I make these things up πŸ˜‰ especially when they leave so many exclamation marks lol .. I can break it down for you .. the points are basically in the biscuits, meat and cheese.. My pack of biscuits is 17SP (whole 7.5oz tube) extra lean ground beef is 15SP and my cheese I used at the time was 8 or 9 points for 1 cup.. 6 servings at 7 points per serving equals 42 points, when you add that up you can see I am about that, not sure where your getting 60 points worth of ingredients..

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  48. I absolutely love your recipes but when I put them in the weight watchers app in the recipe builder they never show the same amount of point. This is coming up at 10 Freestyle SP per serving

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kristin, your using the wrong biscuits, this is a common mistake when people enter the bubble up recipes, the pack I use is a small 7.5oz pack I buy them at Walmart in the U.S there is 17SP in the whole package (10 small biscuits in the roll)

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  50. This was the first one of your “bubble up” recipes that I discovered and finally had a chance to make it… delicious! I’m sure there are more in our future. Thank you so much for sharing!

  51. This looks delicious! Would this be ok to prep and assemble in advance and actually bake a few days later?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jennifer, I am not too sure about a few days, I probably wouldn’t, I know some have prepped it the night before, left in fridge and baked the following day

  52. I would like to know how many freestyle pts in this recipe. It really looks good and I want to try it. Also, would puff pastry work as well? I have some in my freezer and need to use it up.

    • Drizzle Reply

      HI, the freestyle points are listed on the post , sorry not to sure about the puff pastry I have only made with the biscuits


    Curious to see if anyone has tried this recipe with the awesome 2 ingredient dough? Wondering if it would take the points down at all?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Michelle, so I have seen a few people on Instagram try bubble ups with the 2ID and they say the dough does not really bake up as well and that the biscuits work way better , I have not tried it and not sure I will.. but let me know if you do, I love feedback πŸ™‚

    • i actually only used 5-6 of the biscuits when i made it which helped some. still was plenty bubbly for me!

  54. Kroger (US) has a version of the biscuits for 50 cents. The Psst! (store) brand. Just in case anyone has trouble finding them.

    • Drizzle Reply

      I think Aldi does too πŸ™‚ thanks for the tip Emily πŸ™‚

    • I have also seen a version of these biscuits at Winco if anyone has one in their town! Love your Bubble Up recipes!

  55. Thanks so much for sharing this! It is baking right now. I added in a small can of so I’m hoping the biscuits bake up ok. I’m excited to try different versions and more of your recipes!

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  57. I made this recipe tonight. Instant hit with the husband!! I also put it in recipe builder, 7 points, even with ground turkey 85/15, could have used beef 93/7, now I know! Def. will make again & again! Thanks for making healthy living delicious and sharing this recipe!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi there, so glad you both enjoyed it, yeah it would need to be fat free ground turkey for it to bring the points down.. I prefer the ground beef myself πŸ™‚

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  59. So delicious!! This is definitely becoming one of my go-to’s!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kristine, happy to hear you are enjoying the bubble up πŸ™‚

      • this popped up on my feed – and I’m going to try it! Do you know what the Smart Points would be for a vegetarian version, using black beans instead of ground beef?

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hope you enjoy it, sorry I only know it as I made it, you’d need to figure it out in the WW recipe builder, I think the ground beef is 15SP if that helps

  60. Lisa Johnson Reply

    Hi, can’t get the pillsbury biscuits in the UK. Can you advise an alternative I can use over here please. Thanks

    • Drizzle Reply

      I usually will suggest maybe a lightened up pizza dough?

  61. I made this yesterday and it was a big hit! I don’t get overly excited about every point – just use what you have and don’t stress over it – all in all a very healthy choice with the lean mean and so many veggies…thanks for this great recipe! Would love to try some chicken versions of this.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Renee, so glad you enjoyed it thanks for the great feedback πŸ™‚

  62. Oh my goodness. Just tried this and it’s amazing!! I could be a bubble up addict now. My points were a bit higher because of the cheese I used, but so worth it. Thank you for sharing.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Nancy, so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ Bubble ups are so good

    • Drizzle Reply

      It is the same SP as freestyle, no new zero foods are in this recipes therefore no changes

  63. My God this was so delicious the whole family loved it. Thank you so much

  64. Linda Baker Reply

    This is the first bubble up recipe I’ve tried and it was a big hit! Your muffin/donut recipes are great too! Your point calculations are spot on! Thank you for making my weight loss journey easier and more interesting.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Linda, you are very welcome, thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚ and so glad you enjoyed the bubble up!

  65. I had left over shredded salsa chicken from the instant pot and used that in place of the ground beef. It already had salsa on it so didn’t add more and then did half the amount of biscuits and it comes out to 4 points per serving!!! Thanks for the great recipe. Absolutely delicious and I love how we can all find ways to make it more or LESS points. Thank you.

    • Drizzle Reply

      You are very welcome, thanks for sharing your tips Michelle, sounds delicious!

  66. Delicious! Made the recipe exactly except divided into 8 servings and it was plenty! Will definitely be making again! Thank you!

  67. This is wonderful! So far it is my favorite bubble up recipe! I think I could eat this every day❣️Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  68. Made this today it’s excellent !!! Loved it !

    Thanks for the recipe !

  69. Could you omit the biscuits and just make it like a taco “dip” with tortilla chips?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jenn, I am sure you could.. I have never tried it but I don’t see why it wouldn’t be yummy πŸ˜‰

    • Drizzle Reply

      I bake in a 9×13 dish and cut into 6 equal servings

  70. Loved this, but put it in the WW app and it came out as 12 sp! Unfortunately I had already ate my portion.
    I picked up the 10 biscuit packet. It is 35 points a packet. I read an earlier reply and you said you bought the American version, I did not catch that in the instructions plus thought this was a Canadian site. Anyway, will check next time before I try. Do love your recipes.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jill, just because I live in Canada does not mean that 100% of the stuff I use is from here, nowhere on my site do I claim that.. I am pretty open about my shopping in the U.S and I always give detailed info on the pack of biscuits I buy, and will typically suggest that if you are in Canada to buy the bigger pack and weigh them out so that it is equal to what I use (7.5oz) the biscuits I buy are 17SP for the whole pack.. I’m sorry you didn’t read the instructions correctly but I do feel I am pretty clear..

  71. I’m very excited to try this! Do you prepare the ground beef according to the taco seasoning package (like drain the fat and add a bit of water to simmer down) or do you just add the package as is?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Either way is fine, I typically just add the package as is

  72. Just stumbled across your site, great recipes! On a side note, holy cow…you have more patience than me! It is like people have lost the ability to think for themselves. Obviously, different brands/sizes of biscuits or other items will yield different point values! It is so frustrating that you are still having to defend yourself over 3 years later! Sorry…I just had to get that off my chest! LOL!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Michelle…Haha yup it’s just part of the job.. some people just like to bitch lol.. I try and help out where I can and answer questions to the best of my ability .. some people don’t read instructions and jump to conclusions and need someone to blame lol.. I hope you enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

  73. I’m curious as to how this would work with the two-ingredient dough. Have you tried it using that since you first created this recipe. I thought about giving it a whirl since it would save about 7 points on the whole recipe total. I use Gold Medal self-rising and my dough ball comes to 10 Freestyle points total. Thanks for any feedback you can give. If you’ve tried it successfully I’d love to know! Thanks for all of your great recipes!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi.. so I have seen others try the bubble up dishes with 2ID, most say that it is ok but does not work as well, it might just come down to personal preference, I personally have not used it in any of the bubble ups

  74. I think I’ll sub the biscuit for mozzarella cheese bits. No carbs to speak of. Should taste just as good

    • Drizzle Reply

      That sounds awesome if you are watching your carbs πŸ™‚

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  76. Hi Kate!

    I am also from Canada and had a question about the biscuits.

    I just made this for dinner tonight and I too ran into the problem with the biscuits not cooking throughout on the top layer. After reading further into the comments I’ve found out the biscuits from Canada are 340G which is equivalent to 11.99OZ. If I were to continue buying these but just measure out 7.5OZ of biscuits do you think that would fix the problem completely?


    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Megan, yes it might be a case of too much dough.. I suggest people weigh out 7.5oz then cut each biscuit open into 2 halves (cause the biscuits are bigger in the bigger pack) then cut each half into 6..this way you will still have enough dough pieces scattered.. also you could try pre baking the biscuits a little (5 min or so) then add the filling

  77. Do you mix the pack of taco seasoning as per the package, example mix seasoning with water?

    • Drizzle Reply

      I usually add a bit of water when I use the seasoning, not always what the package says but some so that it is not too dry

  78. I always read comments to see if anyone adds an ingredient I might be interested in or gives tips/tricks that might apply to me. I think these comments are EXTREMELY nervy for people getting a free recipe and you have done all the math added leg work. If they found a discrepancy they should figure it out themselves and move on. I’ve never read anything more entitled. Thank you for your time and your recipe. I much appreciate your hard work and efforts

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thank you Christie πŸ™‚ I do my best and some people just like to argue or be negative.. I can’t please everyone and I just focus on the positive comments like yours that make me smile πŸ™‚

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  80. Hi. Have you calculated this for the various colors of WW programs? I’m sure the smartpoints values you calculated are correct for the ingredients you used. The store I was at didn’t have the right biscuits, so I had to by the Pillsbury grands flaky biscuits and then measure 7.5 oz. I’m not sure if they are the same dough or not but I chose those in the app and put 7.5 oz in the recipe builder. I used 93% ground beef and great value reduced fat fiesta blend cheese. You may have used leaner ground beef. I ended up with 9 smart points per serving in the recipe builder for the green plan. I’m going to do it again to double check, but just wondered if the biscuits and ground beef are where I’m getting a different amount. πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Heather, yes it very well might be the biscuits and/or ground beef, all products vary so much, even cheese can vary in points by brand, all I can do is go off my app and the products I use

        • Drizzle Reply

          Sometimes I use the President’s Choice (Canadian brand) sometimes I buy it at the bulk store

  81. I think I figured out where my numbers were different. The PIllsbury Grands buiscuits, even at just 7.5 oz are 24 points for some reason. Also, the ww app calculates 30g of taco seasoning at 3 points on the green program.

    • Drizzle Reply

      the smaller great value 7.5oz packs are 17SP for the whole pack so yes that is quite the jump in points

  82. Kate DeLange Reply

    Hi. Does anyone know if this can be made in advance and froze? I didn’t know if the biscuits would freeze and then bake okay?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kate, I have never made it and frozen before baking I typically freeze afterward but I would imagine it should still bake ok

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  84. I plan on making this tonight, but with 93% ground turkey. Can’t wait, as I’m sure it will be as delicious as your other recipes!

    PS – I always input recipes into the WW Recipe Builder, as I know that variations in ingredients can change the point value of a recipe. That allows me to be as accurate as possible in my tracking, and then it’s also available in the app for future meals and tracking. If I ever see a large discrepancy in my points vs. what is listed by a recipe author I immediately 1) review my ingredients and measurements, and 2) look to see where I can make adjustments to further lower the point value.

    Thank you for all of your amazing recipes!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Sharon, I hope you enjoy it.. I think building each recipe in your own App is great, products can vary for sure.

  85. Just finished baking this yummy looking asserole for the first time and hubby and I can’t wait to dig in!

  86. This casserole is fabulous! I added a can of pinto beans to bulk it up and add more protein. I also baked it for probably an hour so the biscuits were cooked through.

    • Drizzle Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it Diane, thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™‚

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  88. I made this on Thursday , leftovers on Friday . Heated up just great in the microwave .
    I didn’t have the 7.5 oz . can of biscuits , so I used 4 of the Grand Biscuits and cut each one up into 8 pieces .
    So yummy . I saw this on your Instagram page. I tried to look it up under your bubble up section of recipes . It was not there ,
    so I just typed it in by name . ” Found It ” 1

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks for sharing, so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  89. 5 stars
    Another 5 star recipe that will be on repeat here! I added 1/2 poblano pepper, chopped, to the dish because it needed to be used up. I cooked the beef, onions, peppers all together, then layered, also with a can of black beans. So delicious!
    By the way, I always trust your WW calculations to the tee and make my own adjustments to the points if I change the ingredients. I love your recipes! Thank you!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks Kathy, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™‚

  90. Followed this recipe exactly, exact measurements, same biscuits listed and the biscuit pieces were still practically raw after 35 minutes of baking. Not sure where I went wrong? I feel like I wasted a lot of ingredients making this. Disappointed because like I said I followed the exact recipe step by step. Used the exact ounces for the biscuits and cut them up. Ugh.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kayla, sorry to hear that, sometimes ovens can vary and maybe they needed to be in there longer, or you could pre-bake the biscuit pieces a little in the bottom of the dish before adding everything else.. I never have an issue with making this dish nor do many others which is why I say it could just be your oven needing more cooking time or a higher temp.. I too follow my recipe exactly when I make it and no issues πŸ˜‰

    • Did you continue to bake it uncovered for an additional 15 minutes? That’s when my biscuits really popped up

  91. Omg, so GOOD! I just made this for the second time this week! I even ran out of peppers and had to sub in a cup of cauliflower and it was still amazing. Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jennifer, I am so glad you enjoy the bubble up, that sounds interesting with cauliflower! I hope you enjoy the other recipes πŸ™‚

  92. I meal prepped this for my breakfast this week and it is simply delicious! I want to try it with ground turkey next and see how it is. ☺️

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Sara, I am so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ It is just as tasty using ground turkey and saves a little on the points πŸ™‚

  93. Hi there! I’m very excited to make this!! Have you ever used frozen peppers? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Mary, no I have not used frozen peppers but they should be fine to use πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy it

  94. 5 stars
    My family love this recipe. I usually buy the 20 pack of biscuits and make a double recipe since the leftovers are great for lunch.

  95. I wonder if I could use corn tortillas instead of the biscuits. I live in Honduras and refrigerated biscuits are not sold here.

    • Drizzle Reply

      I haven’t tried it but that sounds like a great idea!

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