Cheeseburger Pizza,  it’s two of the world’s favorite comfort foods combined for a perfect weeknight meal!  A delicious crust loaded with lean beef, bacon and of course tons of yummy cheese! Top it with all of your favorite cheeseburger toppings for a family favorite meal!

Somehow I am always finding ways to incorporate that yummy cheeseburger flavor into other dishes like Bacon Cheeseburger Pie and of course our favorite Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs!

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The Best Toppings

Once the pizza dough is baked, cover it in whatever toppings you like best on either cheeseburgers or pizza. Really anything can be added or substituted in this recipe.

  • Sauces: pizza sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, ketchup, or mayo
  • Meat: ground beef, bacon
  • Veggies: green or red bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, or lettuce
  • Herbs: Chili pepper or flakes, dried oregano, basil, or garlic
  • Others: Pickled habaneros, black olives, sweet sandwich pickles

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To Make Cheeseburger Pizza

Now that you have your tasty toppings picked out let’s turn these simple ingredients into a tasty, crowd-pleasing dinner!

  1. Pre-bake the pizza dough and brown the ground beef with onion, garlic, and barbecue sauce (per recipe below).
  2. Top the dough with pizza sauce, ground beef mixture, and cheeses.
  3. Sprinkle with cooked bacon bits and drizzle with barbecue sauce and bake in a hot oven until cheeses are bubbling.

Allow it to rest for several minutes before cutting and serving. If your crowd has a large appetite, portion it out into servings of double cheeseburger pizza to play up the burger angle.

Top with your favorite hamburger toppings; a slice of tomato, onion, shredded iceberg lettuce, a drizzle of ketchup.

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Other Delicious Sides

Cheeseburger pizza is perfect for casual entertaining or busy weeknights. You don’t need too many side dishes to complete the presentation. Think fresh, crunchy veggies to cut through the cheesy, meaty richness. Broccoli slaw, cucumber salad or arugula salad with berries will provide the welcome contrast you might be craving after a few bites of cheeseburger pizza.

If it’s a special occasion, delight your guests with a fancy beverage such as white sangria, or strawberry lemonade. Or, keep your presentation and preparation fresh and unfussy by offering a simple pitcher of lemon water.

How to Reheat It

Leftover cheeseburger pizza can be refrigerated for up to four days.

  • In the oven: Wrap in foil to prevent the crust from burning and pop in a pre-heated 350°F oven for about minutes.
  • In the microwave: The crust will be soggy, but the taste will still be sensational! If you want to crisp up the crust, then place it on a rack over a cookie sheet for about 5 minutes after reheating.

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Cheeseburger Pizza

Top it with all of your favorite cheeseburger toppings for a family favorite meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • 1 roll refrigerated pizza dough (or homemade dough for one 12" pizza)
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • mustard and pickles for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Unroll dough onto a parchment-lined pan and bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, brown beef, onion, and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat. Add in 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce and cook until thickened (about 3 minutes).
  • Spread pizza sauce over dough. Top with ground beef mixture and mozzarella cheese.
  • Add red onions, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Drizzle with remaining barbecue sauce.
  • Turn the oven up to 450°F. Bake an additional 5-8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  • Cut into 8 slices and garnish with your favorite burger toppings (mustard, pickles, ketchup).
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 438 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 500mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
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  1. Those photos! That topping combo! Those pizza burger feels. I am in heaven and I haven’t even tasted it yet. All of the yesses!! :D

    1. LOL! Thank you Laura… this was one the kids were asking for again before they even finished it the first time!

  2. Oh my gosh this is so cute. Those pickles made me laugh out loud when I realized I was looking at a cheeseburger pizza–it’s perfect! I love food fusions, and it doesn’t get better than pizza and burgers.

  3. This looks so amazing! And I am loving the pickle slices idea, I never would have thought of that!

  4. This is perfect when you can’t decide if you want pizza or burgers! And I can see it being a huge hit at parties and with kids, too! It would be inhaled!