Taco Pizza: A twist on pizza for a Mexican pizza made with refried beans, taco meat and cheese. This copy-cat version of Papa Murphy’s Taco Pizza is going to be LOVED by your family!
Raise your hand if you LOVE tacos?
Raise your hand if you LOVE pizza?
I have both my hands raised! I love pizza of all kinds–Buffalo Chicken Pizza, White Spinach Pizza, even Pizza Meatloaf. And I love tacos of all kinds–Black bean tacos, Slow Cooker Steak tacos, Lentil tacos, and on and on.
So why don’t put my love of pizza together with my love of tacos?
I remember the first time I had Mexican Pizza. It was during a football game that my parents were watching with my aunts and uncles and it was a simple frozen pizza.
It was love at first bite.
My parent’s, especially my dad, really fell in love with Mexican pizza and began to pick up Papa Murphy’s taco pizza from time to time for family dinners.
But when I started making Taco pizza at home–GAME CHANGER!!!
Taco pizza is extremely easy and tastes SO good!
Bonus is that I often make Taco pizza from my leftovers.
A tiny bit of leftover taco meat, some refried beans, and homemade pizza dough go a LONG way to feeding a family.
Let’s Make Homemade Taco Pizza
Start with your pizza dough–I have a recipe for homemade dough, but feel free to use any dough you like.
Once you have rolled dough out, top with refried beans, taco meat, salsa and cheese in that order.
Bake your taco pizza until golden brown and bubbly.
Then slice up and serve with your favorite toppings–and toppings are KEY to this Mexican Pizza recipe.
I like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro a dap of sour cream–but use any toppings you like.
A Few Notes about Mexican Pizza:
- Use homemade pizza dough or store-bought dough. For this recipe you will need about 1 pound of dough.
- I used canned fat free refried beans, but you can use homemade refried beans or refried black beans, or a great idea would be to use my Chipotle Black bean dip.
- Diced avocado, diced tomatoes, fresh salsa, shredded lettuce, sliced olives, cilantro, diced onions, etc all make great toppings for Taco Pizza. I love to use a bit of Greek yogurt or sour cream to drizzle over pizza as well. Just be sure to top pizza right before serving.
Let’s Make Taco Pizza
An easy homemade version of Mexican Pizza
For the Pizza Dough
- 3/4 cups warm water
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1 3/4 cups whole white wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Pizza
- 1/2 cup taco meat
- 1 cup refried beans
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
For the Toppings
- lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, olives, sour cream
For the Pizza Dough
Combine the water and yeast and let sit for about 5 minutes in a large mixing bowl (or bowl of your stand mixer with dough hook attached.
Mix in the honey and oil. Add the flour and salt slowly and mix in as you go. With dough hook or large spatula mix together dough until well combined.
Once mixed, knead for 5 minutes by hand on a lightly floured surface or with your dough hook on low-medium speed.
Place dough in oiled bowl and cover and leave in warm spot for 20-30 minutes.
For the Mexican Pizza
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out your pizza dough onto a lightly greased pizza pan.
Mix together the leftover meat, salsa, and beans and spread over your pizza dough. Top with cheese. Bake for 15-18 minutes until crust is cooked through and cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.
Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
You can use your favorite store bought pizza dough in place of my homemade recipe.
For this Copycat Taco Pizza Recipe I recommend:
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