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Quick and Easy Homemade Cheeseburger Pizza for Game Day

A surprisingly satisfying remake of Papa John’s Cheeseburger Pizza that you can easily make at home! 

Crispy crust, tangy sauce, savory meat and cheese with pickles and onions...this homemade cheeseburger pizza recipe will have your family requesting it over and over again.


1 pizza dough
1 lb ground beef
5-6 cups shredded mozzarella
⅔ cups sliced pickles
⅓ cup chopped onion

Cheeseburger Pizza Sauce:

⅔ cup ketchup
⅓ cup mustard
1.5 tbsp mayonnaise

Quick and Easy Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheight
  2. Make the dough, roll it, stretch it, and prebake for six minutes  -OR- use store bought pizza dough and follow the pre-baking instructions
  3. Cook your ground beef in a skillet on medium heat until cooked through, remove the excess grease. With our Null Ridge dry-aged, flavorful ground beef, there's no need for additional seasoning. 
  4. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and spread on prebaked pizza dough
  5. Top the pizza (in this order) with: cheese, ground beef, onions, pickles, and top with more cheese
  6. Bake in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes

For a little extra something something:

  1. Add precooked french fries to the top of the pizza before baking in the oven
  2. Add some hot sauce to the sauce mixture, and/or sprinkle on top of the pizza
  3. Add your favorite burger ingredients: bacon, onion rings, peppers, extra cheese, lettuce and tomato, etc.

To make ahead:

  1. Prebake the pizza dough
  2. Top with sauce and toppings
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours until ready to bake!

Pizza can be frozen for up to a few months. 

Prebake the dough, add your sauce and toppings, cover well and freeze for up to a few months, adding a few minutes to the cook time when baking. 

Recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch, by Lauren Allen

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