Turkey. Burger. Pizza. On nights when you want it all, this is the pizza for you. Festive and filling, this is a great way to mix up your weeknight routine—or please the masses when no one can agree on what sounds good for dinner.
Make Something Different For Dinner
I love this recipe because it takes two familiar favorites and transforms them into a new, interesting, and delicious dinner. I mostly rely on my almond flour pizza crust to make this, but any crust you like will work.
One of the many (many) beautiful things about pizza is that it’s easily (and endlessly) adapted to your favorite toppings. Or what happens to be in your fridge. My favorite combination with this particular pizza requires red onions and tomatoes. Then, remember that this is a burger pizza…so we finish with a little shredded lettuce and some pickles.
I know. But hold on. We aren’t done yet.
I am a California girl. So is my pizza. So we finish off this masterpiece with a decadent drizzle of animal-style secret sauce inspired by everyone’s favorite cali burger joint. That’s right. Turkey Burger Pizza.
This pizza has everything. All you need is a napkin. Enjoy! 💁♀️🍕 – Linds x
Turkey Pizza Ingredients…
- Egg – Allows the sesame seeds to stick to the crust.
- Sesame seeds – add a delicious crunch to our crust, while amping up the burger bun feel.
- Ground turkey – Feel free to substitute for beef or chicken as well. If using ground beef, skip the oil.
- Mayonnaise – my favorite product is Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayo, but anything will do!
- Ketchup – If eating low carb (like me!), know that most bottles of ketchup contain added sugar. Feel free to make your own, or find a sugar free product — my favorite for this is (again) Primal Kitchen.
- Hot sauce – Feel free to add more/less depending on how hot you like your sauce.
- Cheddar cheese – My favorite cheese for burgers, you can use whatever you prefer — part-skim mozzarella cheese, swiss, or jack will all do.
Now, let’s talk about the crust
As a low carb eater, I’m all about my almond flour pizza crust. You can use whatever storebought or homemade pizza dough you prefer. If you aren’t low carb, this wheat flour dough comes highly recommended by my Mama (if you’ve been here long, you know she knows her food!)
And the toppings
Sliced pickles, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes for my burger, please! But you can add whatever ground turkey pizza toppings you love, maybe it’s caramelized onions? Ranch dressing? Olives?
Turkey Pizza Variations
- Use a different kind of turkey, such as sliced turkey breast, or shredded Thanksgiving leftover turkey.
- Or a different sauce – make buffalo turkey pizza with Frank’s Red hot and butter, BBQ turkey pizza by replacing this sauce with BBQ. You can even use tomato sauce for a more traditional pizza sauce.
- Add different toppings – instead of a burger theme, go for a pesto, Hawaiian, or even a cranberry turkey variation.
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For the Pizza:
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon avocado or vegetable oil
- 1/2 pound ground turkey (note 1)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 onion diced
- 5 tablespoons mayo
- 5 tablespoons ketchup (note 2)
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup dill pickle chips sliced
- lettuce shredded
- tomatoes sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease a 12" pizza pan, or line with parchment paper.
- Make your pizza dough per the instructions, don't pre-bake.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg (1) with 1 tablespoon of water. Use a pastry brush to brush this along the edges of your crust, then sprinkle with sesame seeds (1 teaspoon) and set aside.
- Heat avocado or vegetable oil (1/2 tablespoon) in a large skillet over medium heat. Once shimmering, add the turkey (1/2 pound), salt (1/2 teaspoon), pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and onion (1/2), and break up the meat with the back of your spoon as it browns.
- Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together your mayo (5 tablespoons), ketchup (5 tablespoons) and hot sauce (1 teaspoon).
- Spread all but 2 tablespoons of your mayo/ketchup combo over the top of your pizza crust using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle cooked turkey on top, followed by the shredded cheese (2 cups).
- Bake in preheated oven per the crust instructions, until the cheese is bubbly and the edges begin to brown (for my keto pizza crust, bake for 18-22 minutes).
- Remove from the oven and top with sliced pickles (1/2 cup), tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. Spoon extra sauce on top. Enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Ground turkey - you can use ground beef here as well.
- Ketchup - for a low carb alternative, make your own keto ketchup, or opt for a sugar free store bought version (such as Primal Kitchen).
- Nutritional information was calculated using my keto pizza dough recipe: