Pizza Burgers

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Pizza Burgers are a culinary creation that combines two of the world’s most beloved comfort foods. It’s a flavor explosion like no other, guaranteed to satisfy both burger enthusiasts and pizza aficionados alike.

A juicy pizza burger on a bun.


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Pizza Burgers takes all the flavors we adore from both classic American burgers and traditional Italian pizzas and combines them into a handheld delight that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Whether you’re a die-hard burger fanatic or a dedicated pizza lover, prepare yourself for a tantalizing journey as we delve into the world of pizza burgers. The history of pizza is not what you might think.

If you’re looking for more exciting burger recipes, try Pierogi Burger, Mexican Burger, and Jack Daniels Burger.

Four of the delicious sandwiches on a platter.

Why We Love This Homemade Pizza Burgers Recipe

Prepare to be delighted by the irresistible fusion of flavors and convenience that our pizza burger recipe brings to the table. This recipe boasts a winning combination of quick preparation, family-friendly appeal, and adaptability to various preferences.

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  • 30-Minute Meal: A busy schedule doesn’t mean compromising on taste. Whip up these pizza burgers in just 30 minutes.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves burgers and everyone loves pizza, making this recipe a hit with the entire family. Sneak in some vegetables into the meat mixture.
  • Adaptable: Whether you’re watching your fat intake, following a low carbohydrate diet, or avoiding dairy, you can customize this recipe to your liking. Can make it inside in a skillet if you wish.

Ingredient Notes for Pizza Hamburger

Ground beef, pepperoni, cheese and sauce.
  • Ground Beef: Opt for lean ground beef with a slightly higher fat content for the juiciest and most flavorful burger patties.
  • Garlic: A dash of garlic adds depth and flavor to the burger mixture.
  • Parsley: Fresh parsley brings a burst of herbal freshness to the dish.
  • Italian Seasoning: A blend of classic Italian herbs that infuses the burgers with that distinctive pizza flavor. Oregano and other flavors.
  • All Purpose Blend: A sprinkle of our secret blend of seasonings that elevates the overall taste.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: The gooey, melty cheese that bridges the gap between burgers and pizza. Use the slice variety for the easy-to-make burger.
  • Pepperoni Slices: A zesty and savory addition that takes the pizza aspect up a notch.
  • Pizza Sauce: Our tangy, tomato-based pizza sauce ties everything in this recipe together.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions So Everyone Will Love Pizza Burgers

Dive into a world of culinary creativity with these exciting variations that take our pizza burgers to new heights. These options will inspire your taste buds and elevate your burger game.

  • Sausage: Incorporate sausage into the burger mix for an extra layer of pizza flavor and texture.
  • Low-Fat Cheese: If needed, you can easily swap in low-fat cheese options to cater to dietary needs. You’re going to love the flexibility of this recipe.

How to Make Easy Homemade Pizza Burgers Recipe Step by Step

These are the basic steps for making an Easy Pizza burger recipe. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions and nutrition facts. Check Pinterest for more.

Preparing the pizza burger.

Step 1: Prepare Burger Patties

First, preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Next, in a large bowl, add the ground beef, garlic, parsley, and spice. Then stir the beef mixture with your hands until everything is fully combined. Form beef into 4 patties.

Step 2: Grill and Add Pizza Toppings

Next, grill the patties for about 5 minutes per side or until they reach the desired level of doneness. Flip with a spatula. Add pepperoni and a slice of mozzarella cheese on top. Then allow the cheese to melt.

Prepared burgers with the burger seasoning.

Step 3: Make Garlic Butter for Hamburger Buns

In a small mixing bowl, add the butter and garlic powder. Mix together. Next brush the inside of the buns with the garlic butter. Then broil the buns with the butter side up for 2 minutes. Remove buns and rub the toasted sides with a clove of garlic.

The butter and garlic for the buns.

Step 4: Assemble Burgers and add Marinara

Add about one tablespoon of tomato sauce to the bottom bun. Then place the burger on top of the cause. Next, add another tablespoon of sauce to the other bun and then place on top of the burger. Finally, repeat until all burgers are assembled.

Recipe FAQs For the Ground Beef Pizza Hamburger

For the juiciest and most flavorful burgers, opt for lean ground beef with a slightly higher fat content, around 80/20 ratio of lean meat to fat. The fat content contributes to the moistness and flavor of the patties.

Absolutely! Making these pizza burgers open-faced is a fantastic option. Simply skip the top bun and let the delicious toppings shine.

Certainly! Feel free to get creative with different pizza toppings that suit your preferences. From bell peppers and onions to olives, mushrooms, or even pineapple, the choice is yours. Customize

While mozzarella is the classic choice for its meltability and mild flavor, you can certainly experiment with other cheese options such as provolone, cheddar, gouda, or even a cheese blend.

To store leftover burgers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. They should stay fresh for up to three days.

A hand holding a juicy hamburger.

Expert Tips for Making This Pizza Burger Recipe

Experimenting with these expert tips not only enhances the nutritional value of your pizza burger recipe but also allows you to cater to specific dietary needs, making this recipe an inclusive and delicious option for a variety of lifestyles.

  • Keto Buns: For a keto-friendly twist, swap out traditional burger buns with lettuce wraps or portobello mushroom caps.
  • Sauce: Place a little sauce into the meat to make the Pizza Burgers extra juicy.
  • Low-Sugar Sauce: Elevate the health factor by opting for a low-sugar or sugar-free pizza sauce. Look for sauces that use natural sweeteners or alternatives to sugar.
  • Dairy-Free Cheese: To cater to dairy-free diets, choose dairy-free cheese alternatives that melt well, like almond-based mozzarella or cashew-based cheddar for the pizza burgers.

What to Serve with Pizza Burgers

A juicy pizza burger on a bun.
5 from 15 votes

Pizza Burger

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Pizza Burgers are a culinary creation that combines two of the world’s most beloved comfort foods. It’s a flavor explosion like no other, guaranteed to satisfy both burger enthusiasts and pizza aficionados alike.
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Garlic Buns

  • 4 Brioche rolls
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 clove Garlic, sliced in half longways


  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, minced garlic, parsley, Italian Seasoning and House seasoning blend.
  • Use your hands to mix beef mixture until fully combined.
  • Form beef mixture into 4 patties.
  • Grill patties for 3-5 minutes on each side or until burgers reach desired doneness.
  • Place 4 slices of pepperoni and 1 slice of mozzarella cheese on each patty.
  • Allow burgers to rest on top rack of grill or on a plate covered with foil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Meanwhile, combine melted butter and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Brush garlic butter mixture on the insides of the brioche buns.
  • Place butter side up on a baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes or until buns are toasted. Do not walk away from the broiler.
  • Remove buns from the broiler and rub the toasted sides the cut side of the garlic clove.
  • To assemble burgers, place 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce on the bottom burger bun.
  • Top with the burger.
  • Spoon another tablespoon of pizza sauce on the top bun and place on top of burger.
  • Repeat for remaining burgers.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Gluten Issues?: Try a Cauliflower roll or a gluten free option, they are great!
  • Cheese it UP: There are a lot of great cheeses that will enhance the flavor of your burger. Try a provolone, an Italian Blend or add a little Parmesan in the burger patty itself. 
  • Spice it UP: Try a little heat in your pizza burger by adding some red pepper flake or top with a little Jalapeno Pepper.
  • No Grill No Problem: You can make these pizza burgers on the stove top and then finish under the broiler

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 2012mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 6mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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