How have I not made a Taco Pizza sooner? I love tacos! I love pizza! Why wouldn’t I love a taco pizza?!?
This pizza is perfect for game day. It’s a pizza dinner that totally mixes it up from the usual pepperoni and sausage. Plus, it has plenty of flavor with two types of salsa. It’s super quick and easy to make!
There are so many different ways to make taco pizza, but I wanted mine to be regular pizza dough topped with taco ingredients (and refried beans – do you put refried beans IN your taco? I don’t, but I thought it made a good “sauce” when coupled with salsa.) I used store bought dough (the kind that comes in a can) and I baked it twice – once as just the dough with added olive oil and taco seasoning on the outer crust, and then I add my toppings and bake it again. This ensures that the crust fully bakes and gets crispy, not soggy.
Here’s the recipe, you’ll need a few ingredients:
I made my Taco Pizza with a “sauce” of refried beans and salsa topped with a layer of cheddar cheese and then ground beef. I baked the pizza a second time to melt the cheese, then added lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and salsa verde on top along with a bit of cilantro and some extra cheddar cheese for color.
- pizza crust of your choice
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tsp taco seasoning mix (depending on your level of kick)
- 1 can refried beans
- 2/3 cup medium salsa
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 lb. ground beef, browned
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 3 tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup salsa verde
- sprinkle of diced cilantro
- Start by prepping your dough. I used store-bought, canned pizza dough, so I rolled it out and added olive oil and taco seasoning to the outer crust, then baked it for 8 minutes to get it crispy.
- Brown your ground beef, drain excess fat if needed, and set aide.
- Heat your refried beans, then spread them on top of the crust.
- Add salsa on top of the refried beans.
- Top with cheddar cheese and ground beef, then bake for 3-4 minutes at 400 F to melt the cheese.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and allow to slightly cool before adding the lettuce, diced tomatoes, and a drizzle of sour cream and salsa verde on top.
- Top with a garnish of cilantro and a bit more shredded cheddar cheese for color.
This taco pizza had so much flavor! I seriously cannot believe I have not made this sooner!