Easy Taco Pizza Recipe

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This easy Taco Pizza is loaded up with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. It’s a fusion that everyone loves.

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easy taco pizza

We make pizza at home using our homemade pizza dough quite often. Usually we load it up with traditional toppings, but once in a while we like to mix it up and make taco pizza instead. As a lover of both tacos and pizza, this recipe cures two cravings at once.

Looking for other pizza variations you might enjoy? We’ve got a few. Can you tell we’re addicted to pizza at our house? Why not try one of these fun combinations next, buffalo chicken pizza, Philly cheesesteak or butternut squash and sausage.

The best thing about taco pizza is that you can load it up with whatever favorite taco toppings you want. The base of this pizza is baked with some of the toppings: beans, meat and cheese. Then once it’s out of the oven, you can pile on your favorite toppings.

Taco Pizza Toppings

Our toppings often end up being:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Chalula hot sauce
  • … sometimes black olives

Other options we like:

  • Crunched up Doritos
  • Cilantro
  • Pico de gallo
  • Jalapenos

Anything goes, really.

How to Make Taco Pizza

Start with making up your homemade pizza dough. You can see how on our pizza dough recipe. You can also just buy pre-made pizza dough.

Once you’ve rolled out the pizza dough, cook it for just 3 minutes in the oven on 400 degrees F. This will make it much easier to spread on the refried beans.

pizza dough

I often use canned refried beans from Old El Paso. They’re good and it’s super easy to just open the can. However, if you’re against canned food, or just want to try making them yourself, you can find our recipe for refried beans here.

While the dough is cooking, brown the ground beef and season with taco seasoning. You can use a packet of seasoning, like the one from Old El Paso, or make your own. We like this recipe for homemade taco seasoning. Set that aside.

ground beef for taco lasagna

I’ve seen other recipes where the “sauce” is more than just refried beans. I really don’t think that’s necessary. I prefer to keep things simple when cooking. And believe me, it takes better this way. Less muddled flavors. So just slather on the refried beans like you would a pizza sauce.

easy taco pizza

» By the way, here’s our recipe for homemade refried beans.

Sprinkle the seasoned beef evenly onto the pizza. Top with shredded cheese. Return this to the oven and cook for an additional 8 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly on the top.

cooked taco pizza

Remove it from the oven. Let it cook for a minute. Then top it with the remaining toppings and serve it. Yep, that’s all there is to it. Super simple. But oh so good. I’ve never met a person who didn’t like taco pizza.

cutting taco pizza

Tips and Notes

  • Use pre-made, store bought pizza dough to save time.
  • Once you’ve rolled out the pizza dough, cook it for just 3 minutes in the oven on 400 degrees F. This ensure the crust won’t be soggy under the toppings and makes it much easier to spread on the refried beans.
  • You can use a taco seasoning packet, like the one from Old El Paso. I use about half a packet for 1/2 pound of beef. If you’d rather make it yourself, try this homemade taco seasoning.

Reheating Pizza

We’ve finally found the ultimate way to reheat pizza and that’s in the air fryer! Stop trying to revive day-old pizza in the microwave and learn how to reheat pizza in the air fryer.

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Taco Pizza

This easy Taco Pizza is loaded with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Laura Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza crust homemade or pre-made
  • 1 cup (240 g) refried beans
  • 1/2 pound (227 g) ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon (3 g) taco seasoning
  • 1 cup (113 g) cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup (54 g) shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) tomatoes chopped
  • Optional: sour cream, jalapenos, avocado, hot sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease a pizza pan and lay the rolled out pizza dough on the pan. Bake on the lower rack of the preheated oven for 3 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Brown the ground beef if a large skillet over medium high heat. When completely cooked through, add the taco seasoning and a tablespoon or two of water and stir well. Cook down until the water has dissipated.
  • Spread the refried beans over the crust. Top with seasoned beef and cheese.
  • Bake on the lower rack of your oven for around 8 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned and the cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Top with your desired toppings and serve.

Notes

  • You can use a taco seasoning packet, like the one from Old El Paso. I use about half a packet for 1/2 pound of beef. If you’d rather make it yourself, try this homemade taco seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1620mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 966IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 5mg

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13 thoughts on “Easy Taco Pizza Recipe

  1. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain says:

    5 stars
    Oh yes PLEASE! I want a big slice with lots of sour cream and hot sauce! The weekend is saved!

  2. Kait | Slumber & Scones says:

    5 stars
    Does it get any better than combining pizza and tacos? Two of my favorite foods! I’m definitely excited to give this a try.

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