Cheeseburger Pizza

This CHEESEBURGER PIZZA will quickly become a family favorite for pizza night! We use a fathead crust for this recipe and top it off with a homemade Thousand Island dressing, plenty of ground beef, lots of cheese, and pickles!

low carb cheeseburger pizza slices on pizza pan

You may have noticed that my family has a thing for pizza night, based on the number of low carb pizza recipes I’ve shared with you.

We love the classic pepperoni pizza and, honestly, it’s probably what we eat the most of.

But, it’s easy to get tired of the same old thing, so I like to mix it up and throw something new into the mix every now and then.

Enter this cheeseburger pizza recipe! This will totally satisfy that cheeseburger craving AND your pizza craving – all in one bite!

fathead pizza with ground beef, cheese, and pickles on pizza pan

How to:

This recipe starts with a simple fathead dough.

Fathead dough is a low carb favorite, created and shared in a documentary about healthy eating by Tom Naughton.

fathead dough ball in glass bowl

Top your parbaked pizza crust with my keto thousand island dressing. It’s the perfect pizza sauce for this recipe.

Top that off with plenty of cheddar, mozzarella, and seasoned ground beef.

pizza crust with thousand island dressing and cheese

We also drizzle on just a touch of ketchup and mustard.

Once baked, place dill pickle slices all around the pizza and cut into 8 slices.

The pickles add the perfect touch to this pizza! You could also sprinkle on some red onion or add the onion to the beef mixture before baking.

keto cheeseburger pizza recipe on parchment lined baking sheet

About the crust:

You can use any low carb crust that you prefer. We always use fathead dough because it’s a family favorite – even the kids prefer this over traditional crust.

It bakes up chewy and sturdy enough to eat with your hands.

Beware of store bought cauliflower crusts – many of them contain loads of carbs and are just as bad as a traditional crust.

low carb cheeseburger pizza slices on pizza pan

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Not feeling the pizza, but craving a burger? Try this keto cheeseburger casserole!

pizza slice with pickles on top
low carb cheeseburger pizza slices on pizza pan

Cheeseburger Pizza

Yield: 8 slices

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Fathead dough makes the perfect pizza crust for this cheeseburger pizza. Top it off with thousand island, ground beef, and plenty of dill pickles.


For the crust:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For topping:


For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add 2 cups of mozzarella and cream cheese to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir to combine and return to microwave until cheese has melted, about 30 more seconds.
  3. Stir in the almond flour and egg to combine.
  4. Place the dough on a large sheet of parchment paper. Top with a second sheet of parchment.
  5. Roll the dough out into a 12 inch diameter circle.
  6. Remove the top piece of parchment and transfer the bottom sheet with the dough on it to a pizza pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until crust is lightly golden.
  8. For an extra sturdy crust that holds up well, carefully flip the crust over and bake for 3 more minutes.

For the topping:

  1. While pizza crust is baking, brown the ground beef, crumbling it as it cooks. Drain the grease and season with the Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  2. Spread the Thousand Island dressing over the baked pizza crust and top with the cheddar and mozzarella. 
  3. Spoon the cooked beef over the cheese. Drizzle with ketchup and mustard.
  4. Return pizza to the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese has melted.
  5. Arrange pickle slices over the pizza and slice into 8 pieces. 
  6. Serve hot.


Feel free to add onions, lettuce, and tomato, depending on what you like on your cheeseburger.

Store-bought thousand island dressing tends to have a lot of sugar added. I recommend using the linked recipe above to keep the carb count low.

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Nutrition Information

Yield 8 slices Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 89mgSodium 724mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 22g

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