Taco Pizza with Easy Cornmeal Crust
This irresistible Taco Pizza has an easy cornmeal crust that requires no rising time!
Servings Prep Time
4 20minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 20minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
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.