Contest-Winning German Pizza Recipe
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Contest-Winning German Pizza Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Most of our family lives in Pennsylvania. They visit us often, and I like to serve this simple meal when they do. Even if it's just my husband, our 1-1/2-year-old and me around the table, German Pizza is a favorite. We have 280 sows and raise pigs to feeder size. There's plenty to do, and quick meals are appreciated. I do a good bit of canning and freezing. I also enjoy sewing. And I love to read - especially Country Woman! -Audrey Nolt, Versailles, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium potatoes (about 2-1/4 pounds), peeled and finely shredded
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 462 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the beef, onion, green pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Reduce heat to low; melt butter in pan. Spread potatoes over butter and sprinkle with remaining salt. Top with beef mixture. Combine eggs and milk; pour over all.
  3. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until set in the center. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook until melted. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as German Pizza in Country Woman January/February 1991, p33

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"How can this have 16 ratings and only 2 reviews? Only adding one star because I had to , to add the comment."

Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"Hmmm......the idea behind this recipe is great and it tasted ok. I was actually a little excited as I was making it. However, I (and others) just felt like it was a little bland tasting. If I make it again I will add some type of seasoning to the ground beef."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Awesome! Absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Very good as is. Thanks"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I also decreased the salt in this recipe. Otherwise, everything was perfect. Next time, I would like to try a breakfast version as well as a dinner version using sausage as many have suggested within earlier reviews. Three cheers for german pizza!

Does anyone have suggestions for making a larger batch (I.e. casserole dish/baking rather than skillet/cooking)? Thanks!"

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