Old school pizza burgers! Elementary school in Ohio about 1978 / 1979, these were a very good lunch day.

Indulging in the rich and flavorful world of Old School Pizza Burgers brings a nostalgic joy to many. This classic recipe, featuring ground burger crumbled, cooked and drained to perfection, along with a delightful blend of pizza sauce and Italian seasoning, creates a culinary masterpiece. In this article, we’ll explore step by step how to prepare these savory delights, share personal insights, and answer common questions about enjoying them.



Ground burger, crumbled As needed
Pizza sauce 1 cup
Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon
Burger buns As needed
Sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup


  1. Prepare Ground Burger:
    • Crumble the ground burger and cook it thoroughly until it’s fully browned and drained.
  2. Season with Pizza Sauce and Italian Seasoning:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked ground burger with pizza sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir well to ensure even distribution of flavors.
  3. Assemble on Burger Buns:
    • Take half of a burger bun and place a generous portion of the burger mixture on it, spreading it evenly.
  4. Top with Sharp Cheddar Cheese:
    • Sprinkle sharp cheddar cheese over the burger mixture, ensuring a generous layer for that gooey, cheesy goodness.
  5. Bake at 350 Degrees:
    • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Place the assembled burgers in the oven and bake for approximately 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the bun gets a slight crunch at the bottom.
  6. Caution with Leftovers:
    • If reheating leftovers, avoid microwaving to prevent the cheese from becoming too hot. Consider using an oven or toaster oven for a better result.
  7. Enjoy!
    • Once baked, your Old School Pizza Burgers are ready to be enjoyed. Be cautious not to burn the top of your mouth, especially with the molten lava cheese!

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