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Easy Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza

Pizza meet Cheeseburgers, Cheeseburgers meet Pizza. This recipe for Easy Cheeseburger Pizza will make everyone happy unless you’re a vegetarian, then it probably won’t make you very happy. Everyone else? Extremely happy!
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Is Pizza Night Really Pizza Night?

What do you make when half the family wants cheeseburgers and the other half firmly believe that pizza night is PIZZA NIGHT. Period. End of story. I’m usually pretty lax about pizza night, whatever is in the fridge goes on pizza–pesto, peppers, ‘shrooms, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, ham, eggplant, really you name it, I’ll pop it on a pizza.


Cheeseburger Pizza

Tonight when I dug around in the fridge I found a pound of hamburger I needed to use up and decided I’d make burgers for dinner. And OH NO that wasn’t happening, we have a dedicated crew of eaters around here but burgers on pizza night were fighting words. They still ate burgers just on a pizza. You know what? It was some of the best pizza I’ve made in a LONG time.

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A word about the tomato sauce base, if you want or prefer to use pizza sauce, by all means, please do, it’s your call. I made a rather plain sauce for my base because I wanted the topping sauce to shine through without an Italian flavor. Now it could be made sauceless, but toppings tend to slide right off if you don’t have some sauce on the bottom.

As usual, this is an inspiration for you, take it, make it yours and go from there, there is no wrong way here.

Yield: 2 pizzas

Easy Cheeseburger Pizza

Easy Cheeseburger Pizza

Need a change for Pizza Night?? This recipe for Easy Cheeseburger Pizza will make everyone happy even the people who don't like cheeseburgers. Wait those exist??

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 pizza doughs, buy it pre-made or double the first recipe on this page
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef, -if you have a little less that's fine or ground turkey or chicken would work too
  • 2 tsp garlic granules divided
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 4 baby dill pickles
  • 1/2 ketchup
  • 2 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP mustard
  • 2 TBSP pickle juice to thin it down, use just enough to thin the sauce down
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. if you're making your own dough get it made, then roll it around in a mixing bowl with the olive oil then cover it getting rising
  2. brown the ground beef, drain the fat, add the 1 tsp garlic granules, the Worcestershire sauce and then taste for salt and pepper, add as needed, cover and set aside
  3. mix the tomato sauce with the rest of the garlic granules and warm over low heat
  4. meanwhile make the topping sauce by putting all the ingredients except the pickle juice in a food processor and pulsing it, scrape it down and pulse again
  5. taste it, if you like it great! if not add more of what you like, maybe more pickles or mustard? Or more mayonnaise
  6. once you get it right add a TBSP of pickle juice so you can dribble it over the finished pizza if you want to, if you'd rather dollop then leave it alone and don't add the juice
  7. time to make the pizza
  8. preheat the oven to 400˚
  9. pat out the pizza dough on pizza pans OR in cast iron skillets roughly 10-12 inches in size
  10. bake for five minutes to get the crust firmed up
  11. pull them out spread the tomato sauce evenly between the two pizza crusts
  12. top with cooked ground beef and divide the cheese between them, save a little for garnish if you want to but it's not necessary
  13. bake until the cheese is melted, about 12 minutes, maybe a little longer depending on your oven
  14. once the cheese is melted it's time for toppings
  15. divide the lettuce and tomato over the top of the pizza
  16. drizzle the topping sauce over the top, garnish if desired
  17. cut and serve while hot

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

4 thoughts on “Easy Cheeseburger Pizza”

  1. I have never tried pizza in a cast iron pan but I definitely need to do it this fall when it starts to get cool again. I guess you could even do this with little personal cast iron pans for kids. Fun!

  2. Cheese burger pizza has never really appealed to me, but I have to say, after reading this post, I'm totally in! Looks awesome, and I know my kids would love it. Love the name of your blog–I hear that phrase way too often. 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with From the Archives Friday!


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