We love pizza around here, but the same ol’ thing all the time gets a little boring. This taco pizza is one of the family favorites, and it is a way that we can combine two of the favorite things in our family –Mexican food and pizza. What could be better?
I tried a few different recipes but struggled to find one that I liked. Many times they were too dry, and although I will admit to being people who love sauce-y things, they lacked enough sauce, which is why we always found them to be dry.
With that in mind, I finally created the perfect recipe for taco pizza. The next time you are looking for a little something different that your kids will also love, try this. It would also be perfect for a super bowl party…or any kind of party for that matter.
Here is my favorite recipe for taco pizza
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For this recipe you will need:
- 1 pizza crust (I make my own pizza dough…it is so easy and so good!)
- 1 can refried beans (I also make my own)
- 1 16 ounce jar of taco sauce
- 1 pound of ground beef flavored with taco seasoning (yes I make my own…queen of frugal, remember?)
- 8 ounces of a Mexican flavored cheese
Once you have your pizza dough rolled into your desired shape and thickness, spread the refried beans evenly overtop. Next, layer on the taco sauce and spread evenly. Follow with the ground beef and top with cheese.
Place in 450 degree oven to bake. The time will vary depending on your oven, but mine is between 18 and 22 minutes. I would start checking at 15 minutes to be safe.
When pizza is cooked to your liking, immediately top with the remaining ingredients, starting with the lettuce. The idea behind topping right away is that the pizza is still hot, which will allow you to press all the toppings down into the gooey cheese, helping it to stick better so everything doesn’t fall off.
Toppings will also vary to your liking, but these are the toppings we love.