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How about whipping up some Italian Sausage Pizza Burgers for out on the grill?  

They’re the best of both worlds (pizza and burgers), and they take less time to get on the table than a traditional pizza delivery and they taste better than a standard burger.

A closeup photo of an Italian sausage pizza burger with green peppers, onions, red sauce, and cheese on a toasted bun.
 

The best thing about these pizza burgers (besides the taste), is that you can top them with all your favorite ingredients, just as you would your favorite pizza.

For ours, I topped them with some grilled green peppers and onions, but think about adding pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, and anchovies! Well, maybe we’d better stop at mushrooms! LOL

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The ingredient list:

  • bulk Italian Sausage
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • green bell peppers (optional)
  • sweet onions (optional)
  • mozzarella cheese
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • hamburger buns
  • butter
  • marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper

Why this recipe is extra special?

It’s the Garlic buns, people!! Before serving, slather the buns liberally with softened butter and add a hefty sprinkling of garlic powder.

Then, toast or grill the buns until slightly crunchy! The taste of the garlic buns really elevates a boring pizza burger to THE BEST Italian Sausage Pizza Burger you’ve ever eaten!

Other Italian pizza burger topping suggestions:

  • pineapple
  • ham
  • pepperoni
  • bbq sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • anchovies
  • mushrooms
  • you name it!

Photo title text collage of Italian Sausage pizza burgers on a red and white plate with a red and white tablecloth.

Want more pizza, and pizza-inspired recipes?

If you’re a huge garlic lover then you simply MUST try this Garlic Lover’s Pizza! The crust is super simple to make and is the perfect thickness to hold at the garlicy, cheesy goodness this pizza possesses!

Overhead photo of a pizza in a cast iron skillet with a red and white checked napkin.

For those times when you can’t decide what to make for dinner, I suggest you whip up this Pizza Mac & Cheese. It’s a cross between two of your favorite things; pizza, and mac and cheese. Your family will thank you!

Pepperoni Pizza Macaroni and Cheese in a cast iron skillet

Yep! You heard me correctly. Pizza Nachos. Make them in an air fryer, or traditional oven. Please. Thank you. You’re welcome!

A pile of pepperoni pizza nachos on a white plate with a red and white check tablecloth.

Below is the printable recipe card including the nutritional information for today’s Pizza Burgers

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2 lbs. bulk Italian Sausage ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 medium green peppers, seeded and sliced 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 slices mozzarella cheese 8 hamburger buns 4 tablespoons softened butter garlic powder to taste Prepared spaghetti sauce (your favorite brand), warmed in the microwave -Preheat grill (or grill pan) to medium/high. -In a large bowl, mix together (I used my hands) the sausage, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and basil. -Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into burger patties. -Grill the patties on a preheated grill (or grill pan) for approximately 7-8 minutes per side (cover for half of the cooking time). -Meanwhile, in a grill basket (or a large stovetop skillet), season and cook the green peppers and onions with the salt and olive oil until they are slightly wilted and no longer crunchy. Stirring occasionally. -Place the cheese on the burgers and cook just until the cheese has melted. Remove from the grill and keep warm. -Spread the softened butter on both sides of the buns and season with garlic powder to taste. -Place the buns (butter side down) on the grill and cook until they're browned and lightly crispy. -Place a burger on a bun, top with prepared warmed sauce, and the green pepper and onions. -Serve hot.
Best Italian Sausage Pizza Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Italian Sausage Pizza Burgers are the best of both worlds (pizza and burgers), and they take less time to get on the table than traditional delivery from your local pizza joint.

Course: burgers, dinner
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
Keyword: Italian Sausage pizza burger, pizza burger
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 676 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds bulk Italian Sausage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, plus more for the buns
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 medium green bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup prepared marinara sauce, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill (or grill pan) to medium/high.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and basil.

  3. Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into burger patties.
  4. Grill the patties on a preheated grill (or grill pan) for approximately 7-8 minutes per side (cover for half of the cooking time).
  5. Meanwhile, in a grill basket (or a large stovetop skillet), season and cook the green peppers and onions with the salt and olive oil until they are slightly wilted and no longer crunchy. Stirring occasionally.
  6. Place the cheese on the burgers and cook just until the cheese has melted. Remove from the grill and keep warm.
  7. Spread the softened butter on both sides of the buns and season with garlic powder to taste.
  8. Place the buns (butter side down) on the grill, or skillet, and cook until they’re browned and lightly crispy.

  9. Place a burger on a bun, top with prepared warmed marinara sauce, and the sauteed green pepper and onions.

  10. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Best Italian Sausage Pizza Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 676 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 2014mg88%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 16.9mg20%
Calcium 252mg25%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe Rating




Erica Schwarz

Monday 25th of May 2020

Such a clever recipe so I had to try it. This was a hit! So tasty.

Ashley F

Monday 25th of May 2020

Really love the not so traditional burger! So tasty!

Nellie Tracy

Monday 6th of August 2018

These look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try them!

Renée

Monday 6th of August 2018

Thank you. If you love sausage pizza, you'll flip for these burgers.

Stephanie Simmons

Monday 6th of August 2018

The flavors of these are incredible! So easy to make too!

Renée

Monday 6th of August 2018

Very easy. They're perfect for busy days.

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