Taco Pizza Recipe

This Easy Taco Pizza is the perfect weeknight meal or game day food! Serve it up assembled or let your guests choose their toppings. It’s always a hit.

Taco pizza cut into small squares on a wooden cutting board.

Why this Recipe Works

Friday night pizza is a real thing at our house, and to keep things from getting boring, we love making this Taco Pizza recipe!

It’s also the perfect Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo dinner idea (in case tacos ever get boring??).

What I love about this pizza, is that it’s incredibly easy to make. With a few shortcuts, you can have this on your dinner table in no time at all!

And, like regular pizza, you can customize this Taco Pizza with all your favorite toppings, adding more or less of what you and your family LOVE.

How to Make Taco Pizza

Step by step collage of photos on how to make homemade beef taco pizza.

STEP 1: Pizza Dough

Whether you make your own pizza dough, or use store bought, you’ll want one large enough to fit a 10×15-inch baking stone/pan.

I usually opt for Betty Crocker’s pouch mix, I swear it makes the best crust for today’s recipe.

I use TWO pouches. However, you can use any dough you like. Refrigerated pizza dough will also work!

Once you have your dough, sprinkle your baking dish, LIGHTLY, with corn meal. You want just a light dusting.

Poke fork all over the dough.

Par-bake the dough in a 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes. It will NOT be completely cooked yet. 

STEP 2: Cook Meat

While the pizza crust is baking, brown your beef for the taco meat. Drain and add taco seasoning with water. Let simmer for another 5 minutes.

STEP 3: Assemble Taco Pizza

Remove crust from oven. Using a slotted spoon (so you don’t get extra liquid) scoop taco meat and spread it over the dough evenly. 

Add one can of chopped green chilies and about 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (or taco blend).

Baked taco pizza in a metal pan topped with lettuce and tomatoes.

STEP 4: Bake Pizza.

Return the pizza to the oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

I prefer our crust a little on the well done side, and chose to go 15-20 minutes, but depending on the type of dough you use, it may bake quicker or slower….just keep your eye on it.

When pizza is done, remove from oven. Cut into squares before adding toppings!

STEP 5: Add Toppings

This is where you can either add all the toppings to the pizza at once…or make a buffet and let your family and friends top their pizza themselves.

Typically we add lettuce, tomato, and extra cheese.

We keep black olives, avocado salsa, taco sauce, sour cream, and guacamole on the side! This way everyone loves it THEIR way.

Beef taco pizza with lettuce and tomato cut on a wooden cutting board.

How to store Leftovers

Taco pizza is best eaten the same day. However, if you have leftovers, they can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 3 days.

For best results, reheat in a toaster oven, or regular oven until warm. 

Can Taco Pizza be made ahead of time

To make our evenings a little easier, especially if we’re enjoying this Taco Pizza recipe on a weeknight, I will par-bake and cook this pizza in the morning.

This means I complete all of Step 1 ahead of time. I even make the meat ahead of time. 

Then at dinner, all I have to do is place the meat on the pizza, add the green chilies and cheese and bake the rest of the way (you may need to add a few minutes if this pizza was in refrigerator).

What toppings are good on Taco Pizza

A traditional taco pizza is topped with classic toppings:

To customize your taco pizza, think “what do I put on tacos” and go from there! Here are a few of our favorite additional toppings:

If you LOVE Taco Pizza, you may also enjoy:

Yield: 8 servings

Taco Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

This Easy Taco Pizza is the perfect weeknight meal or game day food! Serve it up assembled or let your guests choose their toppings. It's always a hit.


  • Prepared pizza crust (enough for 15x10 baking sheet)
  • corn meal (for sprinkling on cookie sheet)
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 can (4oz) chopped green chilies
  • 3 cup shredded colby jack cheese, divided
  • lettuce
  • tomato


  1. Prepare pizza dough according to package (enough for a 10x15 baking sheet).
  2. Press dough into a large cookie sheet, 15x10-inch (sprinkled with corn meal), with sides, with extra dough on the edges.
  3. When pizza pan is prepped with dough, poke fork in dough all over.
  4. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes. (dough will not be completely cooked yet).
  5. While dough is baking, brown beef completely then drain. Add taco seasoning and water and let simmer 5-10 minutes. Drain again.Top dough with drained ground beef, chopped green chilies and 2 cups of the shredded cheese.
  6. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes (until crust is golden brown). Remove from oven, cut into squares before adding toppings.
  7. Then top with lettuce, tomato, and remaining cheese. Serve with any additional toppings your family may want. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 714Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 766mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 47g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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This Easy Taco Pizza is the perfect weeknight meal or game day food! Serve it up assembled or let your guests choose their toppings. It’s always a hit.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 13, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I have been on the look out for a taco pizza. So glad I found you over at the Ultimate Recipe Swap.

  2. Tacos are my brother’s favorite food and I love them too. I’ll have to make this sometime when he’s visiting because I’m sure he’d love it. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Taco pizza is one of my favorite foods in the whole wide world! My husband on the other hand just doesn’t “get it” and won’t touch it.He thinks lettuce on pizza id just weird. I just think it’s yummy!

  4. We love tacos at our house and I have never thought to put it on a pizza, but that is a fantastic idea. Can’t wait to try it! I am a new follower and would love a follow back at The Farm Girl Recipes. Thanks!!


    I would love to have this right now instead of my Lean Pocket.

  6. Oh, one more thing…

    Since we use Blogger, too, I know they have a search gadget you can add. You should put one on. If someone wants to look up a recipe, they can just search for it.

    (I thought of this wehn I took mental note to look up this taco pizza recipe when I’m skinny.)

  7. Wow, Aimee, that looks perfect. Taco pizza is amazing when done right, and Ed & Joes and Mom are the only two I’ve encountered done right. Looks like a third contender now.


    PS. Really like the new look.

  8. ha, i JUST ranted to my roommate about the pizza here. we are both from chicago and are amazed at the east coast. what’s wrong with DC? they should have decent pizza… ha, ANYWAY! thanks so much for sharing, looks lovely! as per usual 😉
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

  9. Taco Pizza – yummmmmy! I love this kind of meal. It definitely brings back memories of my childhood too. My Mom did a lot with Bisquick…LOL.
    I got this one bookmarked!
    Oh, also you asked me about the Buttermilk substitute. Once you open, the container, it has to be refrigerated. The “use by” date on my container is 2014 but I’m not sure if that is the use-by date once it is opened or the “use-by” date while it is still sealed. The container doesn’t say. But my guess is it has a pretty decent shelf life as long as it stays refrigerated. Okay, so I guess that wasn’t the most thorough answer in the world..sorry. 🙂

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