This is a unique twist on two favorites: pizza and cheeseburgers! It is super fast to make, and you can easily add your favorite burger toppings such as lettuce and tomato. This is a family favorite and disappears fast!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, salt, and pepper in the hot skillet until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  • Mix ketchup and mustard in a bowl; spread mixture over pizza crust. Spread mozzarella cheese and Cheddar cheese over ketchup mixture and top with beef and onions. Transfer pizza to a large baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Top with pickles and allow pizza to cool for 5 minutes. Top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

740 calories; protein 44.6g 89% DV; carbohydrates 67.1g 22% DV; fat 34.3g 53% DV; cholesterol 111.8mg 37% DV; sodium 2011.5mg 81% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2013
This was really good! We had bought a cheeseburger pizza from a local pizza shop awhile back and liked it. I did a search and found this recipe. It was very similar to the pizza we had bought so I expected it to taste a little different. I made a few adjustments--used 1 lb. of meat and less pickles (sprinkled them on top before baking like the pizza shop had done). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2017
This is the first "hit" for a google search on Papa John's Cheeseburger pizza recipe. If you're looking for that...keep looking because this is not it. I've had PJ's Cheesburger Pizza every time they offer it...many times over. And I don't even have to try to recipe to know the sauce is NOT simply a ketchup and mustard blend (actually sounds horrible on a pizza). I can tell you by tasting it PJ's pizza there is very little if ANY mustard on the pizza. Doubtful that PJ's sauce will be duplicated unless we have insider help! Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
This was really good! We had bought a cheeseburger pizza from a local pizza shop awhile back and liked it. I did a search and found this recipe. It was very similar to the pizza we had bought so I expected it to taste a little different. I made a few adjustments--used 1 lb. of meat and less pickles (sprinkled them on top before baking like the pizza shop had done). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2013
What do you make when you're short on time and need to make dinner in a hurry? This would be it! It's basically a hybrid of two all time favorites pizza and cheeseburgers- what could be easier or better right? I added a little garlic to the ground beef and sauteed the onion along with it. I used all reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese (about a cup and a half) and left out the mozzarella altogether. I definitely added the optional shredded lettuce and chopped tomato along with the dill pickle slices. And while I have to admit that while I love pizza and I love cheeseburgers I think I'll stick to them separately. (Even though my husband loved it) This a really good recipe for a quick meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
Used my own pizza dough we grilled them on the gas grill since too hot for the oven. Everybody said "It taste just like a cheeseburger"...must have been good because four of us ate the whole two pizzas. Fun meal thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
It worked so well. I did add some steak seasoning to the meat while cooking to give it a bit more flavour and I used my own homemade dough instead of a bought crust. I would have never thought of using a ketchup and mustard mix as the sauce something so simple but it really pulled it together. I am so making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
We loved this!!! We followed the directions exactly, except we added bacon as well. The only thing we would change is to split up the cheese and put part under the meat/onion combo and part on top. Will definitely make often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2015
Awesome. Made my own dough and added onion soup mix to ground beef which is how I like my burgers. This will be a go to pizza recipe for me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2013
very nice Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2015
Very good recipe. I skipped the mozzarella just to cut calories down some and used Three cheese cheddar but other than that I stuck to the recipe with some lean grass-fed beef. And yes... it tastes just like a cheese burger. Thanks for the recipe.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2013
Very nice. I'll definitely make it again Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2017
This is the first "hit" for a google search on Papa John's Cheeseburger pizza recipe. If you're looking for that...keep looking because this is not it. I've had PJ's Cheesburger Pizza every time they offer it...many times over. And I don't even have to try to recipe to know the sauce is NOT simply a ketchup and mustard blend (actually sounds horrible on a pizza). I can tell you by tasting it PJ's pizza there is very little if ANY mustard on the pizza. Doubtful that PJ's sauce will be duplicated unless we have insider help! Read More
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