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Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza

 Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza
The term "picky eater" may have started when small children began refusing offers of liver and onions while feeding their Brussels sprouts to pets under the table. A new generation of "kid friendly" foods was born, and Cheeseburger Pizza is just that—thumbs up kid-approved. —Jennifer Miller, Smyrna, Tennessee
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 3/4 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated thin pizza crust
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Sliced pepperoncini, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook the first five ingredients over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Unroll dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake
  • at 425° for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle crust
  • with Italian seasoning; spread with marinara. Top with beef mixture;
  • sprinkle with cheeses.
  • Bake 6-10 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned and
  • cheese is melted. Top with pepperoncini if desired. Yield: 6 pieces.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 404 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 663 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.