Thin Crust Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Your favorite cheeseburger in pizza form! Easy thin crust bacon cheeseburger pizza featuring bacon, beef, pickles and much more!

Thin crust bacon cheeseburger pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m sitting here in complete denial. Or trying to be in complete denial. It’s going to snow again. Our tally is up to 51″+ and climbing. That’s only from the last week and a half. Now they’re saying things like ‘snowstorm to last days’… four days to be more specific. I’m dreaming of sun and sand. I might have to order a blowup palm tree and crank the heat up just to pretend. It’s worth a shot, right?

And in other news… did you see this? The most epic and amazing reunion of all time… that is until and unless there is ever a Friends reunion, but we’ll discuss that when the time comes. Until then, we have this amazing gem to relive. Saved by the Bell was one of my favorite Saturday shows back in the day. It sounds silly, but it was awesome, both the show and the mini reunion. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to watch it!

Also, this pizza…

Thin crust bacon cheeseburger pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I made this pizza over the weekend, just in time for afternoon Super Bowl munchies. I honestly don’t know what took me so long to make this because the combination is over the top amazing. I mean, a bacon cheeseburger on a pizza. It’s seriously good.

I know you probably got your fill of pizza on Super Bowl Sunday, but today is pizza Friday, so… more pizza to love and trust me, you need to make this pizza. It’s amazing!

An easy homemade thin crust, topped off with the essentials to make a perfect bacon cheeseburger! From the ever important bacon to seasoned ground beef, two varieties of cheese, onions and pickles… it’s all there!

Homemade bacon cheeseburger pizza… give it a try, I promise you’ll love it!

Thin crust bacon cheeseburger pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Thin Crust Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Easy thin crust bacon cheeseburger pizza featuring salty bacon, beef, two varieties of cheese, pickles and more!
Prep Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 3 plus



  • 1/2 C water heated to 115°F
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • 1/2 C pizza sauce
  • 1/2 lb ground beef cooked
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 C Pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • Red onion sliced
  • Hamburger pickle slices
  • Ground black pepper


  • Heat water to 115°F, combine with yeast and sugar. Allow to proof.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine flour and salt. With mixer running, add yeast mixture, followed by olive oil. Mix until a smooth ball forms, knead by hand if necessary. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, cook and crumble beef, seasoning to taste with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook and chop bacon. Prepare cheese and onion slices.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired size. Top off with pizza sauce, followed by cooked beef. Sprinkle with mozzarella and pepper Jack cheese. Add bacon and onion. Sprinkle lightly with ground black pepper and finish off with pickle slices.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.
  • Slice and serve immediately.


Recipe serves roughly 3-6, yields 1: 10-inch pizza.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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22 Responses to “Thin Crust Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza”

  1. #
    Aggie — February 6, 2015 at 8:15 am

    You are killing me with this one. You need to open up a little pizza shop :) Looks amazing.

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      Rachel — February 7, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Haha! That’d be way more work than I’m willing to put into pizza ;)

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    Cookin Canuck — February 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

    You have outdone yourself with this pizza. The pickles, the bacon…love it all! I saw that Saved by the Bell piece yesterday…too funny!

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      Rachel — February 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Our pizza night needs this pizza! Love these flavors!

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      Rachel — February 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

      It absolutely does! :)

  4. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — February 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    So now I know which pizza to request the next time I visit you ;)

    • #
      Rachel — February 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Haha! ;)

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    Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls — February 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Two of the greatest fast foods combined, together, for eternity. Why haven’t I tried this before? Now I feel silly. Thank you for making this outstanding looking pizza! I love pickles, but I certainly never thought to put them on a pizza. Now I have an excuse!

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      Rachel — February 7, 2015 at 7:58 am

      You definitely need to give it a try! :)

  6. #
    Allison - Celebrating Sweets — February 8, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    This is quite possibly the best looking pizza ever. I love the pickles. Can’t wait to try, pinned!

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      Rachel — February 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Thanks so much Allison!

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    Jesse — February 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I’m vegetarian, former land-based meat eater. I just want to say you’re a genius for the inclusion of pickles. Brilliant.

    • #
      Rachel — March 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Thank you! :)

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    JoEllen Lee — March 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I LOVE bacon cheeseburger pizza, but I feel you have missed the mark on one point. Instead of pizza sauce, use a mix of 1 part mustard to 4 parts ketchup. It sounds wrong, but it’s WONDERFUL!

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      Rachel — March 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

      It sounds like a fun idea. I still stand by my original version though as it was mighty tasty! :)

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    Heather M. Last whipple — October 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    hmm a snow storm that lasts for days, you sound like you are from the Buffalo, NY area. reason why i say this is I am originally from Lancaster, NY
    which is in the Buffalo, NY area region. :) i like the look of this pizza and i do happen to like a good Bacon Cheeseburger. but i will pin this and put it in a recipe notebook that i am going to create soon. i had a crohn’s disease flare up. stress did it.
    this is recipe is for when i get better. can i not use pepper jack cheese though, i don’t like spicy foods.

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      Rachel — October 6, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Ha! Not Buffalo but southern NH… thankfully we don’t get the same intensity with storms that Buffalo gets. I’m not sure I could handle that, it’s bad enough here at times! I hope you enjoy the pizza when you’re feeling up to it! And you can absolutely omit the pepper jack or substitute something you prefer.

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    Linda — January 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I remember the winter you are referring to. We did get a lot of snow that year in Southern NH. I didn’t see my lawn till the end of spring. I think I may have to make this for Super Bowl Sunday (Go PATS!!!). Have you made this dough in a stand mixer or bread maker? I am not a fan of kneading by hand.

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      Rachel — February 1, 2017 at 7:58 am

      I use my stand mixer and finish off by hand. It’s a small batch of dough. It doesn’t require much kneading by hand at all, if it’s even necessary. Good luck!

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    Gary Zee — July 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    I make home made pizzas from scratch all the time and this recipe was a great inspiration for a great alternative pizza! I *respectfully* tweaked it to a full-on deconstructed bacon cheeseburger with just some zig-zag squirts of ketchup, mustard and mayo for the “sauce,” to start, then the cheese. I didn’t pre-cook the beef and I chopped the bacon when it was raw and then barely par-cooked it. To serve it, after baking, I finely chopped some lettuce and diced tomatoes to complete this pizza version of the bacon cheeseburger.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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      Rachel — July 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Gary!

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