If you’re looking for the best taco pizza recipe you’re in the right place. I cannot tell you how much my entire family loved this pizza (my 3 year old toddler, 1 year old twins and my husband) – everyone ate veggies, toppings like lettuce, tomatoes and all. This is a great way to get kids to try new foods and incorporate veggies and protein (beans and ground beef) into their diets.
When we make tacos, I always tend to make plenty of meat so we have leftovers. Most often, we just make tacos on another night because we all love them, but this week, I made a taco pizza recipe and it is so good! It’s yet another recipe I should add to my list of how to get kids to eat what you’re eating and the best recipes to make with kids in the kitchen (my toddler helped chop toppings and make this pizza).
To me, this is the perfect marriage of two wonderful foods; tacos and pizza! What’s not to love? Both of those foods are ones that kids love, so it was no surprise to me that Ben, Freddie and Frankie all loved the taco pizza as much as Nick and I. For them, I of course, just cut it up into small pieces.
Like any good pizza, you can pick off toppings that you don’t like. So, again, that’s a great bonus for kids. For example, Ben doesn’t like lettuce, so he just picks it right off and enjoys.
I’ve certainly had taco pizzas before, but a lot of times, they are loaded so high that you can’t even pick them up without all of the toppings falling off. Then it just basically becomes a taco salad, haha! One of the things I love about this recipe is that the ratio of toppings to pizza base works, so it’s actually easy to eat.
To make this pizza, you can make your own crust or simply buy a pre-made one from the store. When making my taco pizza, I used this recipe for the crust, but halved it. Another great option would be using my recipe for whole wheat pizza crust.
Once the crust is made, spread the beans onto the pizza and add cheese and taco meat (you can use leftover taco meat, cook some up, or use rotisserie chicken. It’s as simple as that!
When it bakes chop up the toppings of lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro, and make a lime-crema sauce (which is just lime juice and sour cream mixed with a little water).
As soon as the pizza is done baking, remove it from the oven and either add toppings or serve the toppings on the side!
To serve the pizza, cut in squares instead of triangle slices because that is what helps keep the toppings from falling off. And I suggest that you enjoy all of this delicious pizza on the night you make it because it is not good as leftovers. However, if you want to enjoy this a day later, just add toppings to the slices you put on your plate instead of topping the whole pizza.
Next pizza night, I’d recommend making this taco pizza, it’ll surely become a favorite all around!
Taco Pizza Recipe
- 1 large pizza crust store bought or homemade*
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup refried beans
- 1/2 cup ground beef taco meat or about 1/4-1/2 lb ground beef cooked with taco seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded
- 1 roma tomato chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/2 cup romaine lettuce chopped
- 1/2 cup sour cream mixed with 1-2 tbs. water and 1 lime juice squeezed for sour cream drizzle
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Parbake pizza crust (if using fresh pizza dough, I like to parbake it for 6 minutes before adding toppings).
- Remove pizza dough from oven.
- Spread beans gently on pizza crust, spreading beans to the edges.
- Spread ground beef around crust. Add cheese on top.
- Bake for 12-18 minutes, until cheese has melted.
- Meanwhile, make the toppings.
- Chop the tomatoes, romaine lettuce, cilantro and combine sour cream, lime juice and water to make lime crema and set aside.
- When pizza is done baking, remove from oven and sprinkle toppings over the top.
- Drizzle sour cream on top, cut into squares and serve.
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 3/4 cups -2 1/4 cups all purpose flour