The Chirping Moms: Taco Pizza

January 29, 2013

Taco Pizza

Another post for this Tuesday, this recipe would be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!  
Taco Pizza Recipe || The Chirping Moms

Where I grew up in Iowa, there was several places that I could order one of my favorite things:  TACO PIZZA!!!!!  Now that I live halfway across the country, I have yet to find a pizza place around here that sells such a thing.  So I am taking matters in my own hands and created my own, which we shared with you in our virtual Pinterest night this past weekend.  Courtney and her family came over to help make and enjoy their first experience with taco pizza!

This recipe is easy, delicious, and kid friendly:  perfect for this household!

Ingredients Needed:
  • Pre-Made/Refrigerated Pizza Crust 
  • 1 Pound of Ground Beef
  • Can of Refried Beans
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 2-3 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional Toppings:  Tomatoes, Sliced Olives, Shredded Lettuce, Green Onions, Tortilla Chips/Doritos, Taco Sauce
1.  Preheat oven for 400 degrees (or follow instructions on the pizza crust).
2.  Make the taco meat:  cook the ground beef and add the taco seasoning using the instructions on the taco seasoning packet.  

3.  Roll out pizza crust.  (I used the Trader Joe's pizza dough which does not require pre-baking before adding ingredients, but follow the directions on the pizza crust label.)

4.  Scoop the can of refried beans into a bowl.  Warm up in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds to make them easier to spread.

5.  Spread the beans on the pizza crust, just like you would spread pizza sauce.

6.  Top with the taco meat.

7.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

8.  Bake in oven for 12-16 minutes.

9.  Take out of oven and top with optional toppings (sliced olives, cherry tomatoes, shredded lettuce, green onions, and I think a MUST:  nacho-flavored tortilla chips).  Serve with taco sauce.

A perfect fun dinner for PIZZA night with friends!  Hope you enjoy!



  1. I had no idea you were from IOWA! Me toooo! Small world.

  2. I don't think I can even wait until Sunday to eat this.. I'm wanting to make it tonight! Looks delish!

  3. Saw your pizza at White Lights on Wednesday and couldn't resist checking your recipe out because taco pizza is one of my FAVORITES!! ...& I live in Iowa!! hehe:) I didn't realize you couldn't get it elsewhere. My favorite is from Godfather's Pizza. YUM! Excited to pin your recipe & try it at home! ;) Thanks for sharing!!


  4. "Mexican Pizza" was one of my mom's go-to meals when I was a kid! I make it sometimes too. We like to use cornbread for the crust. It's easy to mix up a batch, and if you use olive oil as the fat, it gets super-luscious! You can even make it healthier using whole-wheat instead of white flour. The amount that would make a 9" square pan of cornbread is enough to fill a cookie sheet shallowly. You don't need to pre-bake it before adding toppings. It's done when you can lift the edge of the crust with a spatula--about 15 minutes.

  5. Yum- what a great meal! Can't wait to try! I am a new follower!


  6. Sounds good, I've never used the Trader Joe pizza dough. I'll give it a try, looks good.
    New follower, I have a link party on Tuesday, hope you'll come.
    Wanda Ann @

  7. I love taco pizza! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  8. Taco Pizza is perfect recipe for super and you have given its recipe to us. Thanks for your recipe

  9. I love the picture of the kids eating it--that is the real mark of a successful meal! Thanks for bringing it to the Oldie's party! Hope to see you back there next week.


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