Sloppy Joe Pizza Recipe

For those of you that LOVE sloppy joes and love pizza, I have the perfect dinner solution….. Sloppy Joe Pizza!

Sloppy Joe PizzaEver since I learned to make homemade pizza, I am always looking for new topping ideas. A couple weeks ago I was craving sloppy joes. I had ground beef and a can of Manwich but I had no buns. I contiplated making my own bread to make buns and then thought that sloppy joe mix would probably taste great on some pizza dough.

The Sloppy Joe Pizza was a hit at my house. My kids might think I am nuts sometimes but I bet they enjoy my creative meals I sometimes come up with.

Want to try it yourself? Here is my recipe that I used which includes directions on making your own pizza dough!

5 from 2 votes

Sloppy Joe Pizza



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 15.5 ounce can Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce


  1. In a bowl, add warm water and yeast. Wait about 5 minutes to allow the yeast to "proof". Stir after the 5 minutes to make sure yeast is completely dissolved.
  2. In another bowl, add flour, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, oregano. Mix well, then add olive oil and mix again.
  3. In a stand mixer using the dough hook, add both bowls into mixer bough and turn on mixer to start kneading the mixture to create a dough consistency. Add more flour if necessary. Keep kneading until the dough is no longer sticky and feels soft to the touch. Roll the dough into a ball form.
  4. In a bowl, coat with oil and place ball of dough into bowl, rolling it around for a light coat. Put bowl aside for 2 to 3 hours to allow dough to rise.
  5. While dough is rising brown ground beef, drain and add Manwhich sauce. Heat to warm. Set aside.
  6. Once dough has risen (should be about double it's size), place on a lightly floured surface and use rolling pin to roll into a round shape for your pizza.
  7. Evenly spread sloppy joe sauce you made. Top with shredded cheese.
  8. Bake at 475 for 11-12 minutes. Pizza will be done with dough is golden and cheese on top is completely melted.

What creative toppings do you put on your pizza?

About Stefani Tolson

The author of This Mom Can Cook and the owner of many other websites & blogs for moms. Stefani Tolson is a multi-tasking mom of 4 from the Sacramento area, PR friendly, a freelance writer, web designer, cook & more!