Pizza Mexicana (Taco Pizza)

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If your family loves Mexican food and pizza, then this easy Pizza Mexicana Recipe is perfect for you. Taco Pizza can be on the table ready to eat in under 30 minutes and is a perfect weeknight dinner. 

Pizza Mexicana - Taco Pizza

Your family will request this dinner again and again, and you won’t mind a bit because it is so quick and easy to make. It can also be easily customized to include your favorite taco toppings. When you make your own pizza at home, you can create a section for each family member that they will love.

Pizza Mexicana is just a fancy way to say “Taco Pizza.” It will easily fit into your meal planning, too. Have it on a Mexican Monday or a Friday Pizza Night for a new take on a familiar taste profile. To feed a big family or host a casual game night, just make multiple pizzas. Everyone will love it!

Pizza Mexicana Ingredients

  • Pillsbury classic pizza dough
  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • refried beans
  • salsa
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced olives
  • diced tomato
  • chopped green onions
  • sour cream

You can add anything to this pizza that you would put on a taco or burrito. The ingredients I used for this recipe are listed above, but you could also include black beans, jalapeno pepper slices, onions, avocado, or shredded lettuce on top after the pizza has baked. Make Pizza Mexicana with other proteins as well such as shredded chicken, carnitas, barbacoa, or shrimp.

How to Make Pizza Mexicana

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray a 13″x9″ baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Unroll the dough and place on the baking sheet. Use your fingertips to press it all the way to the edges of the pan. Then bake for 8 minutes.
While the pizza dough is baking, brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain the excess grease then add the taco seasoning. Stir to combine.

Continue heating taco meat over medium heat and add the refried beans into the skillet. Stir until well combined.
Remove the pizza crust from the oven. Spread salsa to cover the crust. Then spread the meat and bean mixture on top of that.

Cover the top generously with shredded cheddar cheese, then top with sliced olives.
Diced tomatoes can be added before or after cooking, whichever you prefer.

Pizza Mexicana right out of the oven

Bake another 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Dice tomatoes and onions while the pizza is baking.
Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle it with diced tomatoes and green onions.
Serve with additional toppings such as shredded lettuce, sour cream, or avocado slices.

Taco pizza on a plate

Tips & Tricks

  • Use tortillas instead of pizza dough to create individual taco pizzas.
  • Instead of ground beef, use a different protein like shredded chicken, carnitas, barbacoa, or shrimp.
  • If you aren’t a fan of spicy salsa, use regular pizza sauce in its place.
  • Try different cheeses such as a Mexican blend or crumble Queso Fresco on top after cooking.
Pizza Mexicana topped with sour cream
Pizza Mexicana right out of the oven

Pizza Mexicana (Taco Pizza)

Melisha Kreppein
If your family loves Mexican food and pizza, then this easy Pizza Mexicana Recipe is perfect for you. Taco Pizza can be on the table ready to eat in under 30 minutes and is a perfect weeknight dinner. 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 553 kcal

Equipment

  • 9×13 baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Pillsbury classic pizza dough
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 15 oz refried beans canned
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2.25 oz sliced black olives canned
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1 green onion diced
  • sour cream optional topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 13″x9″ baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Unroll the dough and place on the baking sheet. Use your fingertips to press it all the way to the edges of the pan. Then bake for 8 minutes.
  • While the pizza dough is baking, brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain the excess grease then add the taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Continue heating taco meat over medium heat and add the refried beans into the skillet. Stir until well combined.
  • Remove the pizza crust from the oven. Spread salsa to cover the crust. Then spread the meat and bean mixture on top of that.
  • Cover the top generously with shredded cheddar cheese, then top with sliced olives.
  • Diced tomatoes can be added before or after cooking, whichever you prefer.
  • Bake another 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Dice tomatoes (if not added before cooking) and onions while the pizza is baking.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle it with diced tomatoes and green onions.
  • Serve with additional toppings such as shredded lettuce, sour cream, or avocado slices.

Notes

Tips & Tricks

  • Use tortillas instead of pizza dough to create individual taco pizzas.
  • Instead of ground beef, use a different protein like shredded chicken, carnitas, barbacoa, or shrimp.
  • If you aren’t a fan of spicy salsa, use regular pizza sauce in its place.
  • Try different cheeses such as a Mexican blend or crumble Queso Fresco on top after cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 29.7gProtein: 44.3gFat: 28.5gSaturated Fat: 15.2gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 1107mgPotassium: 746mgFiber: 6.7gSugar: 2.1gCalcium: 467mgIron: 6mg
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