Take your favorite game day burger, and turn it into pizza!! This bacon blue cheese burger pizza is going to be your new game day classic!
Dish Count :: 1 large bowl, 1 stand mixer (or dough whisk), 1-2 Skillet
There is never not a time in my life that a cheeseburger is far from my mind. If you ask me what I’m craving at any given moment, a burger is probably going to be my first answer. I don’t care if it’s a cheap drive through burger with special sauce, or a gourmet creation – the possibilities of burgers are endless, like the possibilities of life. Bet you didn’t think we were going to be getting all deep about burgers so early in the day did ya?!
And even though I love the endless combinations you can have with burgers, there are always three that immediately come to mind when I’m craving one. If I’m in a sweet burger mood, my go-to is a Hawaiian burger with teriyaki sauce and pineapple on top. The other is a bacon blue cheese burger, and lastly the revered and vilified Big Mac. A girl just likes what she likes. But all this weekends packing and chaos for the upcoming move got me in the mood for a burger and pizza simultaneously – and viola – a bacon blue cheese burger pizza was born.
You’re welcome tastebuds.
This pizza has everything, bacon, sin, carbs, cheese, more meat and then topped with piping hot and bubbly awesome. And sometimes it’s exactly what needs to be done.
My favorite thing about making pizza at home is using the pizza stone we have. It takes longer to heat up the oven properly with it, ensuring the stone comes up to proper temperature as well, but it makes all the difference in the world when you’re making pizzas and breads. If you’re feeling daring enough to try breads on this, I suggest going for the Pain de Epi, or what I’ve dubbed fancy-ass baguette for your first try. It’s really not too hard, and working with yeast doesn’t have to be daunting – just use the fresh stuff and make sure the water you bloom your yeast in is between 100-102 degrees. (Yes, that means using a real thermometer.)
Pizzas, burgers and breads are endless – so load up on this sucker for this weekend. I mean, the new week of football starts on Thursday, so you’ve got four whole days of football ahead of you (including college mind you) to load up on all your faves, starting with this one.
Like Pizza? Try these other pizza creations!!
Carnitas Pizza (it comes with mango margaritas, too!)