Add this Taco Pizza Recipe with homemade crust to your menu! You get all four food groups in one fabulous meal!
What could be better than pizza AND salad together? Soft and salty and melty mix with fresh and bright and crunchy in this dinner that is sure to please!
How to Make Taco Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust
I have always made my own homemade pizza crust. (I use it for my Jalapeno Popper Pizza, which is AMAZING). It’s actually really easy, and I always have the ingredients on hand.
All you need are water, yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil, and flour.
Once you mix up the dough and let it rise, it’s time to roll it out on a pizza stone or baking sheet.
I always spread some olive oil on my pizza stone and then sprinkle some cornmeal before rolling out my dough.
Then I roll my dough to the edges and prick it with a fork.
Since I use a baking stone and it takes way longer to heat up than a metal pan, I usually bake my dough before adding the toppings. I put it in a 350-degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes.
If you are using a metal pan, you don’t need to pre-bake your crust, although you can partially bake it if you wish. (I’d suggest about 5-10 minutes in a 350-degree F. oven).
Here’s what my dough looks like after baking.
Once you’ve gotten the dough out of the oven (if you decide to pre-cook it), you need to turn your oven up/on to 475-degrees F.
Now it’s time to add the toppings.
Instead of pizza sauce, you are going to use refried beans for the base. Just spread on as much or as little as you like.
Next, add your meat and cheese. I use hamburger meat cooked with spices. (You can just cook hamburger meat with taco seasoning, or with salsa, or make super yummy Sweet and Spicy Taco Meat).
For cheese, use a mix of cheddar and mozzarella.
Once your oven is heated to 475-degrees F., put the pizza in for 9-10 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and starts browning. Stay close and watch carefully!
You’re almost done! All that’s left is to add the “salad” ingredients to the top. I like lettuce, tomato, red onion, cilantro, and sour cream. Avocados and salsa would also be great toppings.
Now just slice and serve!
For the Crust
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups flour
For the Pizza Toppings
- 1 cup refried beans
- 1/2 pound ground beef, cooked
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/4 cup sliced or diced red onion
For the Crust
Add the sugar and yeast to the warm water and let proof for 5-10 minutes. It should look frothy.
For the Toppings
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F.
Spread the refried beans on top of the crust almost to the edges.
Sprinkle on the cooked ground beef, followed by the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, watching the top carefully. When the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown, remove the pizza from the oven.
Top with fresh tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and onions.
Can also top with sour cream, salsa, and any other ingredients desired.
When cooking the ground beef, feel free to flavor it with taco seasoning or other spices or salsa.