This gluten-free cheeseburger pizza has all of the flavors and fixings of a classic cheeseburger, minus the bun and plus a cauliflower crust. Topped with lettuce, onions, and pickles, this cheeseburger pizza is a quick and easy weeknight meal for the whole family.
What is cheeseburger pizza? It’s pizza with all the fixings of a cheeseburger, without the bun! This style of pizza is fun for the whole family, especially the kids! If you’re grain free, it’s also an inventive way to enjoy a classic.
Instead of using a traditional pizza crust, here, we’re using a cauliflower crust. Specifically, we’re using a cauliflower crust from the brand Cali’flour Foods, which I’ve loved for a while and now, they’ve come out with a cookbook, called Cali’Flour Kitchen! To be totally honest, I’m always skeptical when brands come out with cookbooks. They seem to fall short, and I rarely share them with you all. But in this case, I was blown away! From cauliflower croutons to cauliflower nachos, this cookbook pleasantly surprised me!
The pizza base is a combo of mustard and ketchup, so every bite has a cheeseburger flare, which I love. You could spiralize your pickles as well, but I couldn’t find whole pickles, only pickle spears, so I just sliced them up – it adds the perfect saltiness to this pizza.
If you want an alternative to ground beef, try ground turkey! It’ll be like a turkey cheeseburger pizza! Or, if you’re totally meat-free (ie vegetarian), you could use crumbled walnut taco meat instead OR tofu crumbles or just omit the meat entirely! You can still enjoy the cheeseburger-y flavors without the meat, oddly.
1 Cali’flour Pizza Crust (or any variety of pizza crust you'd like to use)
4 ounces ground beef
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 small dill pickle, sliced
2 tablespoons slivered red onion (I spiralized the red onion on Blade A and then chopped up the noodles - makes for perfectly even slivers!)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I use Sir Kensington's vegan mayonnaise)
1/4 cup shredded romaine lettuce
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or get out your pizza pan and put your crust on it. Once the oven is preheated, bake the crust for 5 minutes. Set aside.
Cook the beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to break it up, for about 7 minutes, until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat, stir in the salt, and let cool slightly.
In a small bowl, whisk the ketchup and mustard.
Spread the ketchup mixture over the crust. Arrange the beef on top and scatter the cheese over the beef. Place in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven to a cutting board and top with the pickle and red onion. Drizzle the mayonnaise on top and finish with the lettuce. Slice and serve.
Prebake the crust for a couple of extra minutes to crisp it up sufficiently to hold the juicy toppings.
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