Yield: 20 slices

Sloppy Joes Pickle and Cheese Pizza

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Sloppy Joes Pizza is two kid favorites in one dish! Seasoned ground beef, Dill pickles and plenty of gooey cheese are baked on a homemade crust in this fun family meal idea


For the crust:

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast or Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ⅓ cup very warm water (120 degree F to 130 degree F)
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil

For the topping:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups diced dill pickles


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
  2. For the crust: In a large bowl, combine 2 cup of all-purpose flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt. Add very warm water and oil, mixing until well blended. (I used my electric mixer with paddle attachment). Gradually add the remaining flour to make a soft dough. The dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, for about 4 minutes (I used my electric mixer with dough hook attachment for this part instead, it worked great!!). Divide dough in half and cover with a clean dry towel until toppings are ready.
  4. Cook and crumble the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain off the excess grease and return meat to the skillet. Add seasonings, water, and tomato sauce, mixing until fully blended. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pat each portion of dough with floured hands to make a 12inch round pizza (using a baking pizza stone or round pizza pan). Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
  6. Spread half of the warm Sloppy Joe mixture onto pizza crust. Top with half the mozzarella and half the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle half the diced pickles over the pizza. Repeat with the second pizza.
  7. Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted and the crust is browned.Slice and enjoy immediately!!


  • Serve immediately! Sloppy Joe Pizza tastes best fresh and hot.
  • Make ahead option: This recipe makes enough for two 12 inch pizzas. If you don't plan on eating two full pizzas at once, you can store half the pizza dough and sloppy joe meat in the fridge and make a second pizza the next day.
  • Use freshly grated cheese: Cheese you buy in blocks and grate yourself melts so much better on homemade pizza. It's worth the tiny bit of extra work.
  • Premade dough option: If you're short on time, feel free to use stoe bought refrigerated pizza dough to make your Sloppy Joe Pizza!
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 550mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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