This Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza combines two foods most people LOVE – pizza and cheeseburgers. Seasoned ground beef, delicious sauce and tangy pickles on a thick or thin crust. Make it for dinner tonight, for parties or potlucks, or to stock in your freezer. It’s a crowd-pleaser! Everyone loves it!
Isn’t pizza pretty much the most universally loved food? Anytime we’re stuck for what to make for dinner, especially if it’s on a weekend and we feel like having a treat, we mention pizza. We love it, the kids love it, the leftovers ALWAYS get eaten (has anyone ever thrown out leftover pizza? I doubt it), and it freezes super well.
Pizza always comes to the rescue when I need to make a tasty appetizer or dinner to bring to a party or potluck, we’re getting together with friends, or I just want to make some quick favourites to stock our freezer.
Lately I’ve been having fun experimenting with mashups of favourite foods. For example, we LOVE bacon cheeseburgers. And we LOVE pizza. So, today, I bring you BACON CHEESEBURGER PIZZA. Yum.
“Hmmmmm….” You might be wondering. “Just what is IN a cheeseburger pizza, anyway?”
Well, in our cheeseburger pizza I use toppings we love on our actual cheesebugers: seasoned ground beef, cheese, onion, tomato, and dill pickles. Plus a delicious garlicky, creamy sauce. Everything is pretty cheap, and while I used 1 lb of ground beef you could definitely use less. Or do something else with the leftovers.
I love this pizza. The sauce is really delicious, I think ground beef is always super tasty on pizza, and I really love the tangy pickles on top. Just like a cheeseburger!
Don’t miss the step-by-step photo instructions below the recipe!
This Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza combines two foods most people LOVE - pizza and cheeseburgers. Seasoned ground beef, delicious sauce and tangy pickles on a thick or thin crust. Make it for dinner tonight, for parties or potlucks, or to stock in your freezer. It's a crowd-pleaser! Everyone loves it!
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pinch pepper
- 1 batch homemade pizza dough* (you can also use store-bought dough)
- non-stick spray, oil or butter for oiling pans
- 1 lb ground beef (mine was extra lean, but you could use something fattier and drain it)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1-2 tomatoes (use a plum variety that doesn't have a lot of juicy pulp)
- 1/2 pkg bacon - cooked (mine was a 375 g package and I like to cook it in the microwave)
- 1/2 an onion
- 2 large dill pickles
- 225 grams shredded mozzarella cheese (around half a large package)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange racks as close to the center of the oven as possible.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a pan or pot and heat over medium heat. Warm until cream cheese melts and whisk together to combine well. Set aside.
Meanwhile, cook ground beef, salt and pepper in a large pan over medium-high heat until completely cooked. Set aside.
- Cut top off tomatoes and use a sharp knife to scoop out seeds and pulp from the inside, squeezing the juice out (discard). Chop tomatoes into small pieces.
- Shred cheese, crumble cooked bacon, mince onion and dice dill pickle into small pieces.
Oil 2 pizza pans or 1 sheet pan. Stretch dough over pans and press it into edges. If you use one of our dough recipes it will make 2 round pizza pans (12 inch) or one sheet pan.
Top with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and top with remaining pizza toppings (ground beef, tomato, onion, dill pickles).
Bake in preheated oven. If baking two pizzas, bake for 8 minutes, rotate between racks and bake 8 more minutes. Check bottom to make sure it's lightly browned (baking time will vary slightly depending on how thick your dough is). For one pizza start checking after 14 minutes.