Taco Pizza

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Taco pizza is the most delicious switch up on pizza. Loaded with Mexican inspired toppings with spiced ground meat on pizza crust or mini pizzas on tortillas.

Pizza on a pan with a plate.
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Why Make This Taco Pizza

This taco pizza is the best of both worlds! Tacos and pizza are my favorite meal, so combining the two is the way to go and change things up. You can make a traditional pizza on pizza dough OR you can make mini pizzas on tortillas. Both are equally addictive and my family enjoys both ways. The meat has a taco seasoning on it, giving it a nice spice and the taco sauce just ties it all together. You will love this combination. If you are looking for a more traditional pizza flavor try my Pizza Bowls!

Ingredients Needed

Counter with small bowls and ingredients.

Ground Beef. Ground beef, venison or ground turkey will work. I prefer lean ground beef as it pairs wonderfully with the taco sauce.

Seasoning. Chili powder, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin.

Taco Sauce. Use any taco sauce of choice, I prefer red. This will be in the aisle with salsa at your local grocery store. You can also use enchilada sauce if you can’t find taco sauce.

Pizza Dough. Make your own, buy pre made dough OR grab some taco sized tortillas and make a tortilla taco pizza (both ways are excellent!)

Toppings For Taco Pizza

Black Olives. These are so tasty on the pizza, they really work well with the taco seasoning.

Tomatoes. Sliced tomatoes add color and flavor to the pizza.

Red Onions. This adds color and aromatics to the pizza.

Cheese. Use a blend of mozzarella and cheddar or you can buy the mexican blend cheese.

Lettuce. I go for shredded romaine lettuce.

Sour Cream. Optional but recommended! It really ties things together.

Cilantro. Fresh cilantro to really combine the taco flavors and add s deep green color.

Recipe Variations

Ground Beef. You can make this meal vegetarian or use ground turkey or ground venison in place of the beef.

Taco Sauce. If you can’t find taco sauce, use red enchilada sauce instead.

Toppings. Use any taco toppings of choice. Chopped bell peppers would also be good. The pizza can be finished with avocado or sour cream garnish.

Cheese. I like to use a blend of shredded mozzarella and cheddar, I find they both melt well and give the pizza a more taco vibe but feel free to use any cheese of choice.

How To Make This Recipe

A black skillet with ground beef in it and a cutting board with Ingredients to top the pizza with.

Step One. Preheat oven to 450º. In a small bowl, combine the seasonings and mix well. In a large skillet, heat beef over medium heat. Be sure to separate meat well, cook for about 5 minutes until everything is browned. Soak up excess fat with a paper towel (optional). Add the seasoning and cook for another minute or two, set aside.

Step Two. Prepare all the other pizza toppings, slice olives, tomatoes, lettuce and onions. Once oven has reached temperature, place dough on a pizza pan or taco sized tortillas on a pizza pan.

Cutting board with ingredients on it and a pizza.

Step Three. Layer the dough or tortillas with taco sauce, use the back of the spoon to spread the sauce evenly all over pizza. Next add cheese generously, followed by the ground beef. Lastly add the olives, tomatoes and red onions.

Step Four. Place the pizza pan in the oven and cook pizza dough for about 15-20 minutes or until the crust is browned and bubbling. The tortillas will cook in about 10 minutes, but keep a close eye on both as oven temps can vary.

Tortilla pizzas on a pan with lots of toppings and melted cheese.

Step Five. Let the pizza rest for a minute once it’s done cooking, top with shredded romaine, add more taco sauce if you’d like and other optional toppings like a drizzle of sour cream. Enjoy!

Taco pizza up close on a speckled plate.

Recipe FAQ’s

What is the best store bought pizza dough?

The best store bought dough I have ever had is from Whole Foods in the takeaway lunch department. It’s perfectly made. You can also make your own dough, which I do often.

Which is better pizza dough or tortillas?

They are both really tasty. I prefer to use tortillas for a lighter meal, and I will make this recipe with pizza crust if I want a heavier more satisfying meal.

Recipe Pairings

This recipe is great on it’s own but you can also have my Avocado Corn Salad as a side or topping. Chili Onion Crunch would be tasty on this pizza as well.

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Pizza on a pizza pan and a plate with pizza next to it.
5 from 3 votes

Taco Pizza

Taco pizza is a delicious switch up on pizza. Loaded with Mexican inspired toppings with spiced ground meat on pizza crust or mini pizzas on tortillas. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • pizza pan or stone


  • 1 large pre-made pizza dough, *see notes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt , *more to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Pizza Toppings

  • 1 cup red taco sauce , *see notes
  • ¾ cup mozzarella
  • ½ cup cheddar
  • 3 Tbsp red onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives, chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup romaine, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped, optional

Optional Toppings

  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • extra taco sauce


  • Preheat oven to 450º On medium/high heat, brown the ground beef and seasoning. Cook for about 5 minutes until browned all around. Set aside. 
  • Prepare dough on a pizza baking sheet add the taco sauce, spread all over dough with the back of a spoon. Next add the cheese. 
  • Add the seasoned browned beef next, black olives, tomatoes, onions. 
  • Bake for about 12-18 minutes (times will vary due to ovens/different pizza crusts and so on so please keep a close eye on it) once crust is starting to brown and cheese is bubbling, pull the pizza. 
  • Let the pizza rest for a minute, tops with shredded romaine and add more taco sauce and other optional toppings like: avocado, sour cream. 


*use any brand, or use taco sized flour tortillas, a standard pizza pan can fit about 5. 
*red enchilada sauce will also work. 


Serving: 1.5slice | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1851mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 564
Keyword: Pizza, Tacos
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  1. 5 stars
    Okay I made this twice in one week. Once on the tortillas for lunch and then I bought dough on Friday night and did the pizza. Love the beef seasoning it’s SO GOOD my kids loved it too, thank you Bailey!

  2. 5 stars
    We couldn’t find the Whole Foods dough but tried another pizza dough, wow the seasoning on the ground beef with taco sauce was AMAZING. My husband said it’s the best taco pizza he’s had.

    1. Hi January, thank you greatly for the compliment and for letting me know! Happy eating.

  3. 5 stars
    Haven’t had a taco pizza in ages! Really happy I stumbled across this. It was delicious.