This Taco Pizza Recipe is so easy and fun to make and tastes so good. It’s perfect for the weekend or weeknight.
Taco Pizza Recipe
In preparing for this post, I was trying so hard to think of when it was that I came across my first taco pizza, let alone a great taco pizza that I would want to try and make it home. I came up with nothing. I want to say that I maybe have had two or three decent taco pizzas in my lifetime. Many were too salsa heavy, or the meat was seasoned funny or this last one my husband and I ordered, the crust was SO soggy that I wasn’t even sure that the crust was cooked all the way. I am not shaming any pizza places because I’ve had problems with soggy bottom pizzas as well. However, I will say in general, I LOVE making pizza at home. There is a million ways to make pizza and I love making them all. I also love the interaction with loved ones when you make them, you don’t have to make them alone, you can get the whole family involved! It is so fun to do.
While we do have pizza stones, I opted to make this pizza in my sheet pan. It is so easy, I just have to grab the dough from the fridge, unroll it and smush it into place. It’s so easy! I use Pillsbury pizza dough for the most part, but I have also used premade crusts where all you have to do is add the ingredients and bake or if it’s just a pizza for myself, I love using Naan bread.
If you do use the Pillsbury pizza dough, I highly recommend using the crust according to the package instructions, with an added tip. Just before you put the dough in the oven for the first time, take a fork and make puncture holes all over the dough. I use a grid system 3 across and 4 down for a total of 12 times. Now, while messing with the dough to get it into the sheet pan, you want to make sure you don’t mess with the dough too much and make it warm, the dough needs to stay cold. I’ve tried a bunch of different approaches getting the dough in the sheet pan, you can try and grab a rolling pin to get the pizza dough the size of the sheet pan and then place the dough in. However, I end up smushing the dough in anyway, so I usually just skip the rolling pin method and just end up using my hands.
The Meat & Sauce:
While the dough is in the oven, let’s make the meat and get it ready to be a topping for the pizza. Grab a medium sized bowl and add 1 pound of ground chuck or beef (you may need some plastic gloves), pour the two tablespoons of taco seasoning over the meat and massage the seasoning into the meat. When it’s fully massaged through, cook it over medium heat until cooked all the way through and crumbly.
Now it’s time to make the Taco Pizza Sauce. Take a medium or small mixing bowl and add 15 ounces of regular pizza sauce, 4 ounces of diced green chiles, 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and mix well.
Now that you have your meat, sauce and cheese ready, your dough should just be finishing up in the oven. When you pull your pizza out of the oven, add your taco pizza sauce and meat evenly over the pizza, make sure to leave 1/2 inch to and inch around the edges. Put your pizza back in the oven to finish baking according to directions. Once your pizza is fully cooked, let cool for 5 minutes and you are ready to add all the toppings of your choice.