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Easy Skillet Pizza Burgers with Traditional Italian Sauce

An image of prepared Easy Skillet Pizza Burgers made with Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce, ground beef, Parmesan, mozzarella, pepperoni and Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse Hearty White Buns.
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 624 1 serving

Burgers for dinner are best made at home, when they can be made hot and fresh.  These Easy Skillet Pizza Burgers with Traditional Italian Sauce bring two takeout favorites together, so you know everyone will love them!  They have pizza flavor inside and out, from the beef mixture that's seasoned with savory sauce, cheese and herbs, to the mozzarella cheese melted on top, these burgers are packed with flavor!  To amp it up even more, see the easy tip for serving on buttery, golden-brown garlic bread buns!  You can even top these Easy Skillet Pizza Burgers with Traditional Italian Sauce with your favorite pizza toppings (we love adding pepperoni!).


  • 1  pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 4 slices or 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse™ Hearty White Buns
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoni (optional)


  • Tips

    • For garlic bread buns, heat the oven to 400°F.  Place the buns on a baking sheet.  Brush the cut sides of the buns with a mixture of 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley or oregano leaves.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
    • For Pepperoni Pizza Burgers, top the mozzarella on each burger with pepperoni slices.
  • Step 1

    Thoroughly mix the beef, 1/2 cup sauce, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.  Shape the mixture firmly into 4 (1/2-inch thick) burgers.

  • Step 2

    Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until well browned on both sides (to prevent sticking- make sure the skillet is hot before adding the burgers). Pour off any fat.

  • Step 3

    Stir the remaining sauce in the skillet. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the burgers are done. Top the burgers with the mozzarella cheese and heat until the cheese is melted.  Top with the pepperoni, if desired.  Serve the burgers on the buns with the sauce on the side for dipping.

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Calories 624
Total Fat 26 g
Sat. Fat 10.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Sodium 1276 mg
Total Carb 52 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 16 g
Protein 42 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 26 %DV
Iron 32 %DV
Potassium 19 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.