It’s a pure fact that cheeseburgers and pizza are two of the most popular comfort soul-satisfying foods around. Now the two become one in a decadent and addictive pie. Or pies…double the recipe and invite some friends over for a cheeseburger pizza festival that they shan’t soon forget.
Special Sauce for Cheeseburger Pizza
Traditional pizza sauce is replaced by a mix of typical cheeseburger condiments: mayo, ketchup and mustard. Does this sound weird? It shouldn’t – it much like the special sauce you get on top of a Whopper or Big Mac or other some such burger.
How to Make Cheeseburger Pizza
I like to sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the sauce on the pizza, then distribute the toppings over the cheese. Browned ground beef, tomatoes and pickles are the toppings of choice, the ones that make a pizza into a cheeseburger pizza. Some chopped olives would also be delicious. And then, top everything with the rest of the cheeses. Cheese on the bottom, cheese on the top.
Pizza Dough for Homemade Pizza
I am a fan or purchased pizza dough, as it’s one of the things that I rarely plan for in advance. Sometimes I buy it at a pizza place (most are willing to sell you a couple of balls), often at a supermarket. I am also fond of refrigerated rolled pizza doughs which make pizza nights come together in a snap. Most of them are not yeast based, so they have more of a flatbread consistency, but they are super convenient. You don’t have to wrestle with it at all, just roll it out right onto a rimmed baking sheet.
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What to Serve with Cheeseburger Pizza:
- Light Green Crunchy Salad
- Shredded Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
- Cauliflower Tots
- Caesar Salad with Garlicky Croutons
- Romaine, Kale and Broccoli Salad
Other Pizza Recipes:
- Grilled Pizzas
- Four Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions
- Cast Iron Pan Pizza
- Mushroom, Mozzarella, and Cherry Tomato Pizza
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- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown mustard
- 1 pound pizza dough (you can use whatever type of packaged pizza dough works for you)
- ½ pound ground beef
- ½ cup chopped onion
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Large pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- ¼ pound shredded mozzarella
- ¼ pound shredded cheddar
- ½ cup diced tomatoes
- ¼ cup diced pickles
- Additional red pepper flakes to serve (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, ketchup, and mustard.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring to break it up, for about 3 minutes until it starts to brown in spots. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, the red pepper flakes if using, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is completely browned and the onions are fairly tender. Drain the meat and onions in a colander.
- Roll or press the pizza dough onto a baking sheet, making a rectangle about 9 x 14 inches. Spread the sauce on the pizza dough rectangle, leaving a 1/4-inch border around each edge. Sprinkle half of each cheese evenly over the pizza, also keeping the border. Distribute the beef, tomatoes and pickles over the cheese. Top everything with the rest of the cheeses.
- Bake the pizza for about 20 to 22 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, and the crust is lightly browned around the edges, and fairly firm on the bottom (lift it gently with a spatula to check). Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and let sit for 2 minutes. Serve hot, with red pepper flakes on the side if desired.
The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.
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