Taco Pizza with Easy Cornmeal Crust

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3 minutes
February 6, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Thank you to Fleischmann’s® Yeast for sponsoring this irresistible Taco Pizza with an easy cornmeal crust that requires no rising time!

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

Last week I talked about having family pizza night with frozen pizzas, which is a great option when you are especially low on time or energy, but it’s also nice to make your own pizza from scratch when you can. Did you know you can make homemade pizza including the crust in about a half hour? It’s true!

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

Fleischmann’s put together this interesting infographic showing some trends in Americans’ pizza consumption (as a nation we eat 350 slices of pizza per second!?), and comparing takeout to making your own hot, fresh pizza at home. Interesting stuff!

Infographic about American pizza consumption

Now I bet you’re fired up to make your own pizza, so let’s go! This is a bit of a cowboy-cooking recipe because the crust doesn’t exactly follow rules and instructions. The fact that the measurements don’t need to be perfect lets you know it’s pretty foolproof. If you don’t like things like “stir it until it can’t pick up anymore cornmeal” or “keep adding flour if the dough feels sticky” then you might want to use Fleischmann’s more polished pizza dough recipe. I really like this cornmeal crust for taco pizza though because I think it makes it a little more reminiscent of a taco shell. It matches really well with the Mexican flavors in this fun dinner!

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

Taco Pizza with Easy Cornmeal Crust

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

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey, and brown and crumble meat. When it is cooked through about halfway, sprinkle taco seasoning over the meat. Add 1/2 c. water, and stir together well. Allow meat to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes.
  3. (While meat simmers, you can make your pizza dough.)
  4. Stir together yeast, sugar, warm water, and olive oil. Add one cup of flour and salt, and stir until combined. Add 3/4 c. cornmeal, and stir until sticky dough has formed. Dough will not pick up all the cornmeal, so just stir until it comes together and leave the rest of the cornmeal in the bowl.
  5. Generously sprinkle kneading surface with more flour. (I work on a large cutting board on top of a towel to keep it from sliding around.) Knead the dough for about five minutes until it looks pretty and smooth. If the dough starts to stick to your hands or the board, add a couple tablespoons more flour. (You might need to add flour 2-3 times.)
  6. Now, use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten your dough into a circle sized to fit your pizza pan. Sprinkle a few pinches of cornmeal (use the leftover in the mixing bowl) over your pan, and place dough on the pan, stretching and patting to reach the edges as needed.
  7. Spread about 1/2 c. taco sauce over the dough (or more to taste), and spread the taco meat over that. Sprinkle cheese over the top, and arrange halved tomatoes, black olives, and green onions over the cheese.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and crust is golden brown. Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main

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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.

22 comments

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
9 years ago

This taco pizza looks fabulous! We are such pizza and taco lovers so combining the two sounds perfect :) Love the cornmeal crust!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Kelly! I love taco and pizza too, so I think this one will be a regular at our house. Hope you are doing well! xo

Claire at Kitchen options
9 years ago

I love the infographic! I never thought of it that way. Usually, pizza night for me is just hanging back and having the night off from cooking. But the infographic puts it in a different perspective.

Andi
9 years ago

Yes, it made me think again about deliver too. Thanks, Claire!

Dana
9 years ago

I adore Taco pizza!

Andi
9 years ago

Me too :) Thank you, Dana!

Becky | The Cookie Rookie
9 years ago

YUM! This looks fantastic. I love Fleishmanns…def my go-to!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Becky! I especially love that pizza crust yeast since you don’t have to wait for it to rise.

Patricia @ Grab a Plate
9 years ago

What a great idea for the crust – love the cornmeal! I also love your “Fun Facts.” Such an eye opener to see it laid out in front of you!

Andi
9 years ago

I’m glad everyone likes that infographic. I thought it was really interesting too! Thank you Patricia :)

Nutmeg Nanny
9 years ago

Homemade pizza is my favorite! Plus you can do whatever toppings you want…which is my favorite!

Andi
9 years ago

Yes I like being able to put any toppings I want and not pay $2 for each one like you do for delivery pizza! Thanks :)

Joanie @ ZagLeft
9 years ago

I’ve never tried cornmeal crust but know it must have been fantastic with a taco pizza, such a great idea!

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Joanie! Cornmeal crust is good with a lot of different toppings, but I really liked it this way.

Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
9 years ago

Best of both worlds and a cornmeal curst?! Obsessed!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Meg! xo

Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
9 years ago

I love trying unique pizzas! This one looks so simple. :) Pinned!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Julie. This is an easy one for sure.

Lauren | From Everyday To Gourmet
9 years ago

It’s 6:30 in the morning and now I want that pizza for breakfast! Pinned!

Andi
9 years ago

Haha thank you!

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