Double cheeseburger pizza

  • Makes 2 pizzas
  • Easy

Check out our epic mash up of a dirty American burger on a classic tomato pizza. Make this cheesy pizza for an easy recipe the whole family will love

By Amanda James



  • strong white bread flour 250g
  • fast-action yeast 1 tsp (from a sachet)
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • olive oil 5 tbsp
  • minced beef 300g
  • celery salt ½ tsp
  • garlic granules ½ tsp
  • dried chilli flakes a good pinch
  • emmental 200g, grated
  • mozzarella block 200g, grated
  • red onion 1, sliced into thin rings

  • cherry tomatoes 400g tin, drained
  • garlic 1 clove, chopped
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • tomato ketchup 2 tbsp

  • mayonnaise 2 tbsp
  • gherkins finely diced to make 2 tbsp
  • American mustard 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Put the flour, yeast and 1 tsp of sea salt in a bowl. Measure out 125ml warm water then stir in the sugar and 2 tbsp olive oil. Add to the flour, mixing until it forms a dough. Tip onto a lightly oiled worksurface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Put in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to prove somewhere warm for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    To make the pizza sauce, whizz the drained cherry tomatoes, garlic, sugar, tomato ketchup and 1 tbsp olive oil in a small food processor until smooth.

  • Step 4

    To make the toppings, fry the minced beef in 1 tbsp of olive oil with the celery salt, garlic granules, chilli flakes and some black pepper.

  • Step 5

    To make the burger sauce, mix the mayo, 1 tbsp of the gherkins and mustard with 1 tbsp of juice from the gherkin jar, and season.

  • Step 6

    Knock the dough back and divide into 2. Roll and gently pull each piece out into a thin 28cm pizza on a sheet of baking paper.

  • Step 7

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put 2 heavy baking sheets on shelves near the top of the oven and leave them to heat for at least 10 minutes.

  • Step 8

    To finish the pizzas, spread 2-3 tbsp of the tomato sauce over each (freeze any leftovers). Top with beef, cheeses, onion rings and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 8 -10 minutes or until the base is crisp and the cheeses golden. Drizzle with the burger sauce and the rest of the diced gherkins before serving.

Additional Information


  • kcals 977
  • fat 59.5g
  • saturates 24.7g
  • carbs 58.7g
  • sugars 10.7g
  • fibre 4.2g
  • protein 49.4g
  • salt 3g
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