Version 3 - Muffin-Style Cheeseburger Pizza --
  • Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Makes 6 servings


  1. 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean)
  2. 2 cups pasta sauce (any variety)
  3. 1 cup diced onion
  4. 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 6 English muffins, split, toasted
  8. 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  9. 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles, stirring occasionally. Add pasta sauce, onion, bell pepper, Italian seasoning and salt; continue cooking 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Top each muffin half evenly with beef mixture and cheeses. Bake at 400°F 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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