Loaded Mexican Pizza Recipe

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45 Comments
3 minutes
January 31, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

This loaded Taco pizza is stuffed with beans and seasoned meat then topped with avocado, olives, and more!

Easy, delicious Mexican Pizza makes a great family dinner!

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I should go ahead and apologize right now for the excessive photos of this easy Mexican dinner. You don’t mind, right? It’s so dang colorful and cheesy and delicious looking that the camera loved it. So did we!

I remember getting Mexican pizzas at Taco Bell when I was a kid and thinking it was fast food rocket science. How clever to combine two of my favorite foods: tacos and pizza! I haven’t had their version in many years, but I do still remember them fondly. This week I wanted to make a version of my own. It’s not quite a copy-cat recipe since I would be basing it on a 25-year-old memory, but I do give good ol’ Taco Bell credit for the idea.

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This version of taco pizza uses corn tortillas, not crispy ones, so it is best eaten with a fork. I did manage to hold and eat one piece like a regular slice of pizza, but the rest were a bit too soft. If you’re like me, you don’t really mind how the taco pizza gets to your mouth. These Mexican pizzas are very, very easy to make.

Check out this how-to video and step-by-step photos!

 

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Spread refried beans on a tortilla, then top with seasoned meat, salsa, and cheese.
Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood
Lay a second tortilla on top, spread with salsa, sprinkle with cheese, and load on toppings. Sprinkle on a bit more cheese to hold it all together.
Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood
Bake, slice, and eat!
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Loaded Mexican Pizza

Stuffed Mexican Pizza Recipe

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This taco pizza is simple to make, beautiful to look at, and a delicious meal!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray. (Seriously, or else your pizzas might stick.)
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray it with cooking spray. Add ground meat and spices, and brown and crumble until cooked through. Drain meat if needed/desired.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup refried beans evenly over four tortillas, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Evenly spread meat over beans (you will probably have some leftover). Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over the meat, and drizzle with about two tablespoons of red salsa.
  4. Place another tortilla on top, and spread 2 tablespoons of green salsa evenly over that one. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over the salsa, and arrange avocado, olives, tomatoes, and green onions over the cheese. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over the top of each pizza.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Carefully remove each pizza with a large spatula and serve.

 

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Got leftover taco meat? Try using it in this Creamy Mexican Dip!

Creamy Mexican Dip - Delicious #dip made with leftover taco meat and 3 other ingredients! wearychef.com

Here’s another kind of Mexican pizza you might enjoy too!

This irresistible Taco Pizza has an easy cornmeal crust that requires no rising time!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

45 comments

Laurie
7 years ago

Can these pizzas be frozen? How would you reheat?

Marianne
7 years ago

Any recipe foe unstuffed cabbage casserole?

darlene
7 years ago

can you tell me how many carbs. and calories are in this

Jenny
7 years ago

Looks amazing. Can’t have spicy food so I’ll keep out the cayanne pepper and chili powder and just do a taco seasoning instead

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

Sounds good! Using taco seasoning is an easier shortcut anyway :)

Joanne
7 years ago

Looks delicious and very much like what I make when I am in Mexico and craving Pizza! lol
Thanks for the recipe.

Mark
7 years ago

Just like Taco Bell yum

Phyllis.
7 years ago

I remember Taco Bell pizzas fondly too. Thank you.

Kate Martin
9 years ago

Always looking for a budget friendly recipes that are affordable.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I hope you find some good ones here, Kate. Thank you!

Chris
9 years ago

question for you…the ingredients call for corn tortillas but in the instructions it says flour? Which works better? & does the oven temp or cook time change?

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Chris! The instructions say to spread beans over four tortillas, not flour :) I used corn, but I’m sure they would still taste great with flour tortillas if you prefer. Thank you!

Jennifer
10 years ago

Stumbled across this on Pinterest, thankfully. I saw a similar pin the day before from Trader Joe’s but the recipe no longer exists. Anyway – wanted to give you kudos on marking your pictures with your blog URL. It’s worth doing! The pin I found went to another aggregated recipe site that gave you no credit other than what you marked your pictures with. Will be pinning this CORRECTLY. :-)

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Jennifer! Thanks for letting me know about the pins not going to my post. I found a few and will see what I can do about getting those corrected or removed. I really appreciate that you made the effort to find the original recipe, and thank you for the pin. I hope you love these Mexican pizzas as much as we do!

Melissa @ Leet Kitchen
10 years ago

I would just like to say that I made these the other night, and they are amazing! I used a combo of colby jack and pepper jack cheeses. One pizza is enough to fill you up, too! Thanks for sharing this recipe. A keeper for sure.

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Melissa! This made my night! I’m so happy you liked the recipe, and I so appreciate that you took the time to come back and let me know. Have a great Sunday :)

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
10 years ago

I’ve always loved Mexican Pizzas!! I can’t wait to give this one a try!

Andi
10 years ago

I love Mexican food AND pizza, so this of course was one of my favorites :)

Adrian
10 years ago

Great recipe kids were complaining about the stuff I was putting on it but once it hit their mouths they loved it. I tweaked the recipe a little by using flour tortillas I just threw them in some hot oil for about 20 sec on both sides and layed them on a rack to harden. Great post loved it!!!

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Adrian! Thanks so much for your feedback, and I’m so happy to hear that even your suspicious kids liked these Mexican pizzas :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
10 years ago

I was just thinking about Mexican food earlier and then I saw this – now I really want a Mexican dinner! Looks great!

Andi
10 years ago

I’m thinking about Mexican food about half my waking hours ;) I’m glad this one looks good to you, Bianca, and I hope you get a chance to try it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Mommy Mafia
10 years ago

Darn you Weary Chef! I’m on day 6 of my diet and those pictures of this Mexican Pizza cheesy, gooey, crunchy goodness is going to be my demise! Aaaaaaggggh! Must. have. pizza.

Andi
10 years ago

Mwahaha! I am a diet killer over here! Oh wait, I don’t think these are actually that bad. You could use reduced-fat cheese sparingly and maybe super lean beef or meat and be golden. Corn tortillas are pretty low in fat and calories compared to their flour compadres. At least this is all what I tell myself.

Mommy Mafia
10 years ago

Touché! Great suggestions! Thank you #DietKiller #DietSavior

Lue
2 years ago

I’m going to make it tonight!!!!!?

Angie Nelson
10 years ago

Yum. Two of my favorite things – Mexican and pizza!

Andi
10 years ago

Now you don’t have to choose ;) Thanks so much for stopping by, Angie!

Jane
10 years ago

Loved this! I used corn tortillas and because of your comment about using a fork, I crisped up the tortillas before assembling. Just fried them in hot oil, about 20 seconds on each side. Worked well for eating like a pizza. My sweetie says this recipe is a keeper.

Andi
10 years ago

I’m so glad you guys liked it, Jane! Good idea to crisp up the tortillas. Hot oil makes everything better ;)

I_Fortuna
10 years ago

Add some shredded lettuce and we call this a tostada : )

Andi
10 years ago

I love tostadas too, but this is a bit different since the tortillas aren’t crunchy. Thanks for stopping by!

Darlene
10 years ago

This looks great. We’ve been thinking about how to make a gluten-free pizza. This looks like it!

Andi
10 years ago

I hope you like it, Darlene. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
11 years ago

This looks SO GOOD!!!! My boys would flip for these little pizzas. Putting the ingredients on my grocery list to make this week! I’m so excited!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Jen! Be sure to let me know how you like it :)

Heather @ French Press
11 years ago

donl’t mind the pictures at all – they look delicious

Andi
11 years ago

Thanks, Heather! It’s great to connect with you today. I am surprised we haven’t run into each other sooner, but I’m glad I saw your enchiladas on Pinterest :)

sharibarnes
11 years ago

Oh, this looks amazing!! I have never made a taco pizza but definitely need to. My kids would LOVE this!!! Pinning and putting in my “to make soon” file! Yum!!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you so much, Shari! I hope you like it, and I really think you will :)

tanya
11 years ago

This would please every single member of my family Andi! Your pictures are making me very hungry!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Tanya! This one was easy to photograph because it was pretty and cheesy :)

Kelly
11 years ago

We love pizza and tacos and I love that you combined these two together. This looks incredible and so tasty! Thanks for sharing Andi :)

Andi
11 years ago

It sounds like this is right up your alley, Kelly! I hope you get a chance to try it.

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