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Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe

Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 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


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the first five ingredients over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake 6-10 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is melted. Top with pepperoncini if desired. Yield: 6 pieces.

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.