whole cheeseburger pizza with fresh tomatoes and a pizza cutter in the background

Easy Cheeseburger Pizza

Whether you’re in the mood for a tasty cheeseburger, a pizza, or both, this Cheeseburger Pizza recipe will do the trick! The best of both worlds are combined to make this family-friendly recipe that is perfect for pizza night. Made using fresh pizza dough, the “pie” is topped with homemade pizza sauce, seasoned and browed ground beef, lots of cheese, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Looking for more ideas for pizza night? Check out my Mexican Taco Pizza, Cajun Chicken Sausage Deep Dish Pizza Pie, Roasted Garlic and Spinach Parmesan Pizza, Italian Beef, and Pepperoni Stromboli, and Florentine Pizza with a Basil Pesto Crust.

whole cheeseburger pizza with fresh tomatoes and a pizza cutter in the background

Friday night at my home is “kid’s choice.” Sometimes they want burgers, and other times they want pizza. Well, if you could ever imagine getting the taste of a cheeseburger in pizza form — that day has officially come! My kids love this pizza.

overhead shot of cheeseburger pizza

Ingredients you’ll need to make this pizza:

This pizza comes together quickly and easily. Fresh dough, seasoned ground beef, and fresh ingredients are the star of the show.

cheeseburger pizza ingredients
  • Fresh dough is always the way to go. While making your pizza dough from scratch is an option (or even using a pre-baked crust), I purchase my dough from Whole Foods. You’ll need a 1 pound package of fresh pizza dough for this recipe.
  • Before laying your pizza dough on the counter and rolling it out, you’ll want to spread pastry flour on the counter.
  • The ground beef is seasoned with sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin.
  • The tomato sauce is made by combining fresh fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, grated parmesan cheese, and oregano. It’s the glue that brings the flavors of this pizza into taste bud harmony!
  • A cheeseburger pizza is not complete without white sharp cheddar cheese and mild cheddar cheese.
  • And right before you slide your pizza in the oven, you’ll place a layer of sliced tomatoes on top.
Close up of cheeseburger pizza detail

Tips for making the best cheeseburger pizza:

  • Seasoning your ground beef is a must! Don’t just brown the beef — give it a little love!
  • Allow your fresh dough to come to room temperature before you begin stretching and rolling it out. It will be much easier to work with your dough when it’s not cold.
  • And while we’re on the subject of “rolling dough.” You’ll actually wasn’t to use your hands to stretch the dough first as much as possible before rolling it. Get it to the size you need, then use a roller to finish the process. Minimize the rolling as much as you can, as this will stiffen your dough.
  • When baking your pizza, use a pizza stone if you have one handy. Pizza stones mimic the result you would get from a brick pizza oven (like the legit pizzeria’s use). The stone retains heat well and evenly.
  • Have fun with your topping! We know some folks enjoy their cheeseburgers with lots of topping, and some prefer to keep things simple. So, if you like dill pickles on your burgers, add them. Other great additions are a drizzle of mustard, onions, or beef/duck/turkey bacon.
  • After baking, brush the edges of your pizza crust with olive oil. This will give the pizza a finished look.
Cheeseburger pizza sliced using a pizza cutter

Pizza FAQs

How thick is the crust for this pizza?

For this recipe, we are using 1 pound of dough which will make one 14-inch pizza. It is not too thin and not too thick. I would consider this a regular crust.  Dough for a regular crust pizza should be rolled 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

If I am using fresh pizza dough, should I bake the dough prior to adding the sauce and topping?

There is no need to bake the pizza dough before adding the toppings. The bake time (18-20 minutes) will allow plenty of time for the dough to cook through.

What is the best way to reheat pizza?

Heat your oven to 350°F. Wrap the pizza in foil so the pizza crust doesn’t continue to brown. Place the pizza on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. An air fryer is also great for reheating pizza if you have one!

The recipe is perfect to make when you want a fun meal that everyone in the family can contribute to preparing. It’s also perfect for games days and other gatherings when shareable/easy-to-hold food is important.

But do you really need a reason to make pizza? I doubt it. 🙂

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whole cheeseburger pizza with fresh tomatoes and a pizza cutter in the background

Cheeseburger Pizza


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This easy Cheeseburger Pizza recipe is the best of both worlds combined to make this family-friendly pie that’s perfect for pizza night.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup pastry flour
  • 1 lb. fresh pizza dough
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 28 oz. fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup mild cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread pastry flour over the kitchen countertop.
  3. Place the fresh dough onto flour and stretch and shape the dough into a circle using hands. Finish shaping and flattening with a roller, then place on a pizza stone.
  4. Heat cooking pan to medium heat. Add the ground beef, sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin. Cook until browned, then set to the side.
  5. Heat to medium heat in a separate cooking pot, then add crushed tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the pizza dough.
  6. Spread drained ground beef over the tomato sauce and top off with white cheddar, mild cheddar, and mozzarella cheese. Add sliced tomatoes and chopped basil.
  7. Cook pizza for 18-20 minutes.

Notes

  • Seasoning your ground beef is a must! Don’t just brown the beef — give it a little upgrade!
  • Allow your fresh to come to room temperature before you begin stretching and rolling it out. It will be much easier to work with your dough when it’s not cold.
  • And while we’re on the subject of “rolling dough.” You’ll actually wasn’t to use your hands to stretch the dough first as much as possible before rolling it. Get it to the size you need, then use a roller to finish the process. Minimize the rolling as much as you can, as this will stiffen your dough.
  • When baking your pizza, use a pizza stone if you have one handy. Pizza stones mimic the result you would get from a brick pizza oven (like the legit pizzeria’s use). The stone retains heat well and evenly.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 432
  • Fat: 25.7g

Keywords: Cheeseburger Pizza, beef pizza

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