The Pig Mac: Our Big Mac Pizza Recipe

big mac pizza

Back when I first started working for Mortadella Head, I was commuting into the restaurant a few times a week to create content.

Naturally, spending long days on the road, I would get really hungry.

Now as you all know by now, I am Italian American. Look at my name, it’s written all over me. But despite living and working among some of the best Italian American cuisine, sometimes the American in me takes over.

And I end up craving huge, juicy, American delicacies. Like the McDonald’s signature classic: The Big Mac.

Of course, there was absolutely no way to satisfy my guilty pleasure and get my hands on one on this particular spring day. There aren’t many McDonald’s restaurants around the shop (as there shouldn’t be!), and Mortadella Head didn’t sell anything close to the American staple; we’re a pizza shop, after all.

Or so I thought.

Right in the middle of the pizza window, there it was, just looking at me:

The Pig Mac.”

And the rest was history.

I didn’t realize that Mortadella Head carried their own cheeseburger pizza, but how could they not? Think about it—it’s all the toppings that everyone loves, including the special sauce; but instead of on a burger, this Big Mac recipe is on a gorgeous Roman pizza Bianca.


Today, I’m going to show you how my bosses make this thing of beauty every day at the shop, so you can make the flavors of a Big Mac on a pizza for yourself at home.

Whether it’s for a pizza night at home, an appetizer for a party, or a midnight snack, this is surprisingly a really easy ground beef dinner recipe, and one of my personal favorite homemade pizza recipes there is.

*Disclaimer: We make this using our Roman pizza dough, but you can make this using any store bought or homemade pizza dough that you would like.

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big mac pizza

The Pig Mac – Big Mac Pizza

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 1 round pizza 1x



Pizza dough of your choice

Tomato sauce

¼ lb American cheese (can also use mozzarella cheese)

½ white onion, cut into ½ inch thick slices and caramelized

½ cup sliced dill pickles

½ pound of lean ground beef or ground turkey, cooked and seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder,

½ of bacon, cooked

1 tomato, diced

1 cup of shredded iceberg lettuce, seasoned with salt and pepper

1000 island dressing (secret sauce), or homemade Big Mac sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 450°-500°
  2. Spread pizza dough with tomato sauce
  3. Top tomato sauce on top of the crust with American cheese slices
  4. Place onions, brown ground beef, bacon, pickles, and tomato slices over the pizza
  5. Cook pizza in the hot oven on a pizza stone or in a pizza pan for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and melted
  6. Top with shredded lettuce and thousand island dressing
  7. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: Pizza

Big Mac Pizza FAQs

Q: Is Big Mac Pizza keto?
A: For those of you attempting to live a healthier life, this particular recipe isn’t for a keto Big Mac Pizza, but you can create a more keto friendly low carb version by using a cauliflower crust, fathead dough, or any other vegetable based pizza crust. I bet it’ll taste delicious!

Q: Can I make this pizza in advance?
A: Absolutely! Just make sure to withhold the lettuce and dressing until you are about to eat it.

Q: What’s the best way to reheat my Big Mac Pizza?
A: Easy, in the air fryer! It’ll taste just like it did when you got it. If you don’t have an air fryer, you could place it in the oven loosely covered with aluminum foil.

Q: How long can I store leftovers for?
A: Leftover Big Mac Pizza will stay good in the fridge for up to three days.

What to serve with Big Mac Pizza

Drink: What’s better than pizza? Pizza and beer, duh. Enjoy this with your favorite IPA or lager, it’s the proper way to do it.

Appetizer: Big Mac Pizza is best with a little salad to balance it out. Watch this video of Chuck making one of our favorites!


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♬ B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All) – Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal

Side: If you’re eating any form of a Big Mac, it would be sacrilegious to not enjoy it with some French fries.

Dessert: In a pinch for time? Try this out with some homemade Greek Yogurt Muffins!

Try this out? Let me know what you think in the comments section!

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