Deep-Dish Cheeseburger Pizza Casserole

This easy casserole recipe is like three dishes in one! Besides being an simple weeknight casserole, it also includes everything we love about cheeseburgers and deep-dish pizza (mainly lots and lots of cheese).

Deep-Dish Cheeseburger Pizza Casserole
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • Cornmeal

  • 2 13.8 ounce pkg. refrigerated plain pizza dough

  • ½ cup ketchup or barbecue sauce

  • 3 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 8 ounce hot or sweet Italian bulk sausage

  • 1 small green sweet pepper, seeded and chopped (2/3 cup)

  • 1 8 ounce can pizza sauce

  • 1 cup drained dill pickle slices

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese and/or Italian seasoning (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Unroll one package pizza dough. Stretch dough into a 14x10-inch rectangle. Transfer to the prepared baking pan, pressing up the sides slightly. Spread ketchup and mustard over bottom of dough.

  2. In a large skillet cook beef, sausage, and green pepper over medium-high heat until browned; drain off fat. Stir in pizza sauce.

  3. Spoon evenly over ketchup and mustard in pan. Top with pickles, onion, and cheeses. Unroll remaining crust; stretch into a 13x9 inch rectangle. Transfer to baking pan; pinch edges of top and bottom crust to seal. Cut slits in top for steam. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and/or Italian seasoning.

  4. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and cool 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

To Freeze

Follow directions through Step 3. Cover pan tightly with foil. Freeze up to 3 months. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours (pizza will still be icy). Preheat oven to 375°F. Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 40 to 45 minutes more or until golden and heated through. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Easy Cuts

It's easier to cut pizza on a cutting board. Before greasing, line the pan with extra-wide heavy foil, allowing excess to hang over the sides. Fold excess over the top before covering and freezing. Unfold before baking; use a handles to lift baked pizza out of the pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
14g Fat
37g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 903mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 331mg 7%
Folate, total 16.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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