Cheap & Deep Biscuit Dough Pizza

"Ever come home and wonder what's for dinner? And you are in the mood for pizza, but take-out is too expensive, the frozen pizza is too expensive, and virtually tasteless, and worst of all- your bank account is next to zip because instead of a Christmas Bonus you got the pink slip? Is that what's buggin' you? I feel your pain- and I love to see what's in the 'fridge and the pantry, and with a few minutes of fun you can have a fantastic deep dish pizza that will rival anything Lou Malnati in Chicago can dish out! I've been unemployed for 6 weeks and was craving pizza one night- and used what I had. I've made 3 of these in the past 4 weeks and each one gets better than the one before!"
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Ready In:
1 pizza


  • 2 (7 1/2 ounce) packages biscuits (Buttermilk or Homestyle- your choice)
  • 4 ounces pork sausage (Sage, Hot & Spicy or Italian- your choice)
  • 4 ounces genoa salami (thin sliced is best!)
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic and oregano)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained (stems and pieces)
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag cheese (Shredded Italian Cheese Blend or Pizza Blend)
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons sweet basil
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced into wafer-thin slices


  • Grease a 10 1/2" x 15" baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Preheat your oven to 400F (or the temperature listed on your biscuits).
  • Open the packages of biscuits and roll out each biscuit until it is about 1/4" thick. Lay the flat biscuits on the baking sheet and cover the entire bottom, making sure you have no gaps.
  • Place the sheet into the oven for about 3 minutes to pre-bake the crust.
  • Remove the sheet from the oven, and apply a coating of olive oil to the crust.
  • Layer on 1/2 of the bag of shredded cheese.
  • Open the Diced Tomatoes, put into a bowl and add the Tomato paste, and stir together. Spread on top of the cheese layer.
  • Layer on the 4 ounces of the thin sliced Genoa Salami.
  • Take the sausage and mix in the 2 tablespoons of Oregano and the 2 tablespoons of the Sweet Basil. Once mixed together (I mash this in my hands), place small pinches all over the pizza, and even on the salami.
  • Layer on the Mushrooms.
  • Take the Sliced Onion and spread around the pizza.
  • Layer on the remaining cheese and any leftover goodies.
  • Place the tray back into the oven for about 10-15 minutes, make sure the sausage is cooked. Due to oven variables, keep a close watch after 10 minutes!
  • Remove from oven, slice and enjoy!

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  1. catmaniacs
    We did not enjoy this. Made exactly as written and it was pretty bland. The best part was the sausage with the seasonings. I think I would make that and brown it off and add that to omelets or other pizza recipes. Thanks anyway.


Growing up in the Midwest United States, in the Gateway City- St. Louis, left me with a love of food and cooking! Granted I had to teach myself to cook at an early age, but by watching my Grandmother a few times gave me some ideas! I am a retired military medic, with over 27 years of service; the only overseas place I've been to was Athens, Greece which was cool as I love Greek cuisine! As well as Asian, Indian, French, Italian, German, and Scottish!
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