A slice of Cheeseburger Pizza on a plate

A Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe is just what your Friday Night Pizza Night calls for! Two kinds of take-out combined in one!

This Cheeseburger Pizza is made with the best homemade pizza dough recipe ever  as it’s base. Then, you build it up just like you would if it were a burger! Don’t let the ketchup base fool you! At first, I turned my nose up at the idea, but I went ahead and did it anyway. And,  it was a hit!

Overhead view of cheeseburger pizza slice on a black plate

A Cheeseburger Pizza, with ketchup?

When I first came across the concept of a Cheeseburger Pizza, I didn’t think that it would have ketchup for a sauce. I was thinking more along the lines of a pizza sauce with cheeseburger toppings. So, when I was looking at recipes the day I made this, to see what other people did to make a Cheeseburger Pizza, I was surprised to see it included ketchup!

Now, ketchup and me, we are not the best of buds. I like it on my burgers and to dip my fries into, but when it comes to anything else, I basically leave it alone. The recipe I based this pizza on is no longer on the internet and inaccessible. It was the one and only recipe that I saw that incorporated ketchup, mustard, tomato paste, and sugar. I see several around that have ketchup and mayonnaise, but this sauce seems to be one of its own.

A slice of Cheeseburger Pizza on a plate

Ways to top your cheeseburger pizza

When it comes right down to it, you can top your pizza any way you want to. Don’t want ketchup? Use pizza sauce. The pizza police will not come after you!

  • Make it a Deluxe and sprinkle with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, and chopped cooked bacon.
  • For a BLAT Cheeseburger Pizza, top with sliced avocado, bacon, lettuce, and tomato and drizzle with chipotle ranch sauce.
  • How about a Cool Ranch Nacho Pizza topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, and crushed Nacho Cheese or cool ranch Doritos
  • Swap out the dill pickles and use some of Nanny’s 7 Day Sweet Pickles on top instead!

How to make a Cheeseburger Pizza

It all starts with a great pizza dough recipe. You can either make your own or buy a premade dough. Whatever is easiest for you.

homemade pizza dough recipe ready to stretch and shape

Once the dough is shaped, add your sauce. This sauce was made with mayonnaise, ketchup, and a little bit of mustard.

Spreading the ketchup mixture on the pizza dough

The ground beef tops the sauce on the dough. Then the tomato and dill pickle slices are next.

unbaked dressed cheeseburger pizza

What to serve with Cheeseburger Pizza

Pizza, wings, salads. All are a natural combination. After all, what is a Friday night without them both on the table? Some of my favorite Chicken recipes are listed below. Maybe one of them will be perfect for you!

Crispy Baked Sweet Hot Chicken Wings

Crispy Sweet Hot Wings are baked to crispy perfection and coated in a spicy sweet hot sauce.

Crispy Maple Hot Wings - a tray of double fried chicken on a serving platter

Crispy Maple Hot Wings are double fried perfections! Believe me, the extra step is absolutely worth it with this recipe!

Marinated Tofu Salad Recipe on a blue plate with a red and white napkin

Sneak a little tofu onto their plate next to that pizza! They will never know. This Greek Marinated Tofu Salad is delicious. The tofu has been marinated and totally resembles feta cheese!

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A slice of Cheeseburger Pizza on a plate

Cheeseburger Pizza

Top that pizza dough with some delicious ground beef, tomatoes, and pickles. This cheeseburger pizza just as good as your regular burger.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 469kcal


  • [Homemade pizza dough]
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 tbsp mustard
  • Dill pickles
  • Tomato Slices


  • Make pizza dough according to recipe.
  • Cook ground beef in a large skillet till browned. Stir in 1/2 tbsp soy sauce. Remove from heat. Let cool.
  • Mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard.
  • Once dough is ready, shape and place on pizza stone.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Spread mayonnaise mixture over top of dough.
  • Sprinkle ground beef evenly over top of mayonnaise mixture.
  • Top with tomato and pickle slices.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pizza crust has lightly browned.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Creating Myself May 12, 2008 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    The pizza would be a hit @ our house too. I recently bought a pizza stone…this recipe would be perfect to induct it!

  2. lina May 12, 2008 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    It’s good to try weird-sounding things now and then! But really, it’s mostly the name that makes it sound so, and meat, bacon and cheese on a pizza can’t be bad, really. Pizza is a bit tricky I think, I never get the crust to look as round and even and neat as yours looks. 🙂

  3. Kevin May 12, 2008 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Nice looking pizza! The bacon double cheese burger pizza is one of my favorite pizzas to get when I order pizza. I will have to try making it a home.

  4. Carrie May 13, 2008 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Looks good – I’ll have to try and make a veggie version of this!

  5. Bellini Valli May 13, 2008 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I did see this recipe over at Nicole’s site. Our local pizza place where I also happen to work weekends makes a Cheeseburger Pizza:D

  6. noble pig May 13, 2008 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Oh, my kids would adore this. I think I would too!

  7. Medena May 13, 2008 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    My husband would like this one too; he is like Grumpy, meat-galore pizza for him!
    Look who is ‘writing’! Extra bacon for me!!! :)))

  8. Julia May 14, 2008 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog HoneyB and for all your sincere comments. You’re too sweet!

    This pizza looks really interesting. Since my son loves to mix ketchup and mustard together anyway, this might be just his thing.

    PS I’m adding you to my reader!

  9. familiabencomo May 14, 2008 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    I always get nervous when stepping out of my comfort zone. Ketchup sounds like a quick sauce solution for pizza…. humm, I have to try that because I hate spending hours on a sauce that we use 1/2 cup for our homemade pizza which BTW is suppose to be an easy dinner. Thank you for posting this recipe. My son has a swim meet this weekend & we have to carbo-load him so that he has all the energy – this is perfect for that.

    xoxox Amy

  10. Lina May 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    haha! what a great idea is that!?

  11. GrannyLooHoo May 15, 2008 at 4:33 am - Reply

    I’ve put it on my list to try–it looks great HoneyB!

  12. Glad you liked it! I can’t wait to make it again myself!

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