Taco Pizza

July 15, 2014  |  Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Mexican, Savory

What do you do when half of your family wants pizza for dinner and the other half wants tacos? You give them both, in this all-in-one mash-up Taco Pizza!

Taco Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Lucky for me, it was a huge hit—love it when that happens! It was especially so with my bird-like eating boy Cole, who had more than two slices. Generally, leftovers are a scarce thing, but at the end of this dinner there was one piece left over and I nabbed it for my next day’s breakfast and cracked an egg on top of it.

Taco Pizza by Real Food by Dad

So other than being able to pull double-duty for dinner and breakfast, the best part of this pizza is that it takes less than 30 minutes to pull together. Make your dough, roll it out, spread refried beans on top, then start layering it with meat, cheese, olives, tomatoes and serve it with shredded lettuce and some fire roasted salsa.

Taco Pizza from Real Food by Dad

Of course this is how my picky palate likes it, but you stack your Taco Pizza according to your taco taste. And next time I make this, I’ll be stacking mine with grilled carne asada.

Taco Pizza with Real Food by Dad

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Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza via Real Food by Dad

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  • Yield: 4 Servings

What do you do when half of your family wants pizza for dinner and the other half wants tacos? You give them both, in this all-in-one …


  • 1 pizza crust (recipe here: http://realfoodbydad.com/homemade-bbq-chicken-pizza-2/ )
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (store bought or homemade)
  • 3/4 cup refried beans
  • 1 large roma tomato
  • 1/3 cup sliced olives
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • fire roasted salsa (or your preferred kind and sour cream for serving


  1. Preparation: Heat oven to 500 degrees F. Place pizza stone on lower middle rack. Lightly grease a sheet of parchment paper with olive oil. Transfer ball of dough to parchment. Stretch out dough by hand as much as possible, then lightly brush with olive oil, cover with another piece of parchment. Use a rolling pin and work from the middle of the dough outward to flatten dough to ¼ inch thickness. Peel off top parchment paper. (Note: Dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to three days.)
  2. Place beef in a skillet and sprinkle taco seasoning on top. Stir over medium high heat until browned and fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
  3. Spread refried beans on the crust, layer with ground beef, tomatoes, olives and cheese. Slide the pizza (with the parchment underneath) on to the hot pizza stone. Bake for 3-5 minutes until pizza crust starts to turn golden. Rotate the pizza once and remove parchment, Allow pizza to cool slightly before sprinkling on shredded lettuce. Serve with preferred salsa and sour cream.

  • Cooking Classy

    Awesome photos Matt! My kind of pizza!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Jaclyn!!

  • Tutti Dolci

    Taco pizza sounds just brilliant, what a crowd pleaser!

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    Beautiful photos! This is my favorite kind of pizza!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Bri, I had a lot of fun shooting this one, love the odd shape of it:)

  • http://www.foodfaithfitness.com Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    That is one gorgeous pizza! And pizza for breakfast is always the best…but cracking an egg on it? You are a genius! Pinning!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Taylor! :)

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    Matt, this is brilliant! My husband, who loves both tacos and pizza, would love this. and having a slice with a fried egg on top sounds even better! yummmm!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      The total guy-meal Alice, so easy to make too:) Thanks!

  • http://www.chocolatewithgrace.com Mallory | Chocolate with Grace

    One of my favorite pizzas from pizza hut! Can’t wait to try it myself now!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You really should Mallory, and make it to your taste exactly, so easy. Thanks!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Perfect pizza! I love the idea of putting an egg on top and calling it breakfast the next day. 😉

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha thanks Stephanie, it would make me feel better about eating pizza in the morning:)

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    Combo two families favorites into one is always a good idea. Such a great pizza, Matt!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Always keeping things fun & easy here Tieghan! Thanks:)

  • julieseatsandtreats

    Brilliant! Satisfy everyone with this meal because let’s get real… we don’t have time to be short order cooks right?! :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      No we do not Julie, well said!! Thanks:)

  • Liz Stark

    Two fun meals in one – definitely perfect and crowd-pleasing!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      A huge crowd pleaser here Liz, and really an easy recipe. Thank you!

  • http://clubnarwhal.blogspot.com/ Amy | Club Narwhal

    This is pretty much my every dream come true! What a great combo :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Amy!!

  • Michelle Hershman

    Why have I never thought of this?? Two of my absolute favorites smashed together into one awesome dish. I’m drooling!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Right Michelle? It’s probably something we all should have made by now, don’t know why it took me so long! Thank you:)

  • http://natashaskitchen.com/ Natasha (@Natasha’s Kitchen)

    I think my son would eat his weight in pizza if I let him. I think he’d love this. Wow!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Trust me, same here Natasha! Thanks:)

  • Mike @TheIronYou

    Great idea!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Mike!

  • Laura Dembowski

    I love tacos and have never been one for tomato sauce on my pizzas, so this is for sure on my to make list!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Laura, I am the same way. It either has to be BBQ sauce or something like this! Thanks!

  • http://cakecrustandsugardust.com Alyssa

    Classic mash up of crowd pleasing foods! That crust looks phenomenal!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Alyssa!

  • Leah Davis

    This is such a fun idea! I remember my mom cooking multiple meals for us as kids and I don’t know how she did that – we were definitely spoiled!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Isn’t it funny how we don’t either realize or appreciate what our parents did for us until we get older?! So true

  • kirbie

    you have the best dinner ideas!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Wow thanks so much! It’s my favorite meal of the day for sure.

  • http://achicknameddumplin.wordpress.com/ Mandy

    This looks delicious! And it reminds me of being in school and they served us a ‘mexican pizza’ that was not nearly as yummy as I’m sure yours is.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Totally Mandy, thanks so much!

  • http://www.lacuisinehelene.com La Cuisine d’Helene

    Never tried this before but that would be a hit here also. If I make mexican food or pizza I have happy eater at the table.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Helene, it’s funny, when I make something, my first thought is, will everyone here like it. If not, I don’t make it!

  • Beth @ bethcakes

    This pizza is so great and it combines two of my favorite things–tacos and pizza! And I absolutely love that you cracked and egg on the leftovers and had it for breakfast. I totally have to try this!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Beth!!!

  • http://itheecook.blogspot.com/ ITheeCook

    I love taco pizza! You are right it is a perfect compromise.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Rina!

  • SweetCarolineCooking

    This is awesome!! Sounds so delicious. Best of both worlds!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Caroline!

  • http://diethood.com Katerina Petrovska

    In the words of Chandler Bing… can this BE any more delicious?! I want THIS pizza for din din!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You are hilarious, thanks!!

  • http://pickfreshfoods.com Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Yum! We just made a taco pizza last week and everyone loved it. It was so easy and everyone was happy. You just can’t go wrong combining tacos and pizza, right? I love your carne asada idea…that sound delicious!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You can;t go wrong with this one Cindy, you’re right. Carne Asada for sure next time! Fresh stuff too, from a mexican market here in SoCal.

  • http://www.thisgalcooks.com Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh goodness, this is totally my kind of pizza, Matt. I think I could stuff my face with the entire pizza!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I did exactly that Julie!

  • Krista

    Oh… the grilled carne asada one sounds amazing! But this one looks pretty stinking amazing too.. per usual. Man.. your kids are the luckiest food from you and Naomi = amazingly happy stomach at all times!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      That one made me smile, I hope they realize how good they’ve got it Krista!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}

    You are fitting perfectly with my 2014 theme of everything is better with an egg on top – ESP pizza leftovers!! You brilliant man!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha thanks Megan, it’s so true though huh? Put an egg on it!

  • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

    This is one of my favorite pizzas! I am a bit of a pizza addict. My family used to make taco pizza frequently, which was AWESOME! Your recipe looks delicious! Take care, Terra

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Terra, I am so into pizza too, so many fun ways to make it your own for sure.

  • http://JuliasAlbum.com/ [email protected]

    This pizza looks delicious! Love all the beans, tomatoes, and olives on it! YUM!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Julia!

  • http://runninsrilankan.com/ Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

    I am so loving all the beans and olives and fire roasted salsa and lettuce on this pizza – it’s a good thing you didn’t post a picture of that leftover lonesome slice with an egg on top because I might have had to climb through the screen for a it! :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha, thanks so much Shashi!

  • Paula

    Great recipe, Matt! Love the beans as a base! (And sorry I’ve been mia on commenting, just getting caught up from the weekend)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Paula! This was so easy and so good!

  • Aimee Shugarman

    Taco Pizza is a family favorite around here!!! LOVE your thin crust version of this :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Aimee!!

  • http://www.itsyummi.com/ Becca Heflin

    You just took my two favorite dinners and put them together into one fabulous dish. I think I love you 😉

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Exactly what I tried to do, thanks Becca!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    This is one of the best pizza ideas! I especially like what you did with the leftover slice — breakfast of champions!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Marcie!!

  • http://wholenewmom.com/ Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    Love it. Just about anything can be made into a pizza.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Adrienne!

  • http://sharedappetite.com Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Cracking an egg on top is pure genius. That must of tasted freaking fantastic!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      It was awesome Chris!

  • grandbabycakes

    OH yeah now that is what I call pizza!!!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jocelyn, have a great weekend!

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    I love taco pizza!! There is a little place in my husband’s hometown that does a mean taco pizza and his whole family is obsessed with it. The other night we were playing Scattergories, the letter was L and the word was “Pizza toppings.” Yeah, every single one of us put down “lettuce.” Haha!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      That is awesome, love hearing that. Thanks Karen and have an awesome weekend!

  • http://www.thebakermama.com/ Maegan

    Love this! The best of both worlds! I just ordered a taco pizza at a restaurant in New Mexico that they claimed as their specialty and it was so gross that we couldn’t even eat it! I need to make this one ASAP to get that one out of our minds! 😉

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Maegan, that is too funny, yes you do!!

  • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

    Oh man, this looks like every kid’s dream come true! Love it Matt!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Allie!!

  • http://www.isugarcoatit.com/ I Sugar Coat It!

    Oh my – how did I miss this one! Love a good mash-up!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jacqueline!!

  • http://www.lucismorsels.com/ Luci’s Morsels

    This sounds (and looks) fantastic. And I love the idea of an egg on it for breakfast! Just hold the olives on my slice!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I picked the olives off of mine! Too funny:) Thanks Luci!

  • LeanneHersh

    This is legit and love your photos, doode! #bestdadever

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha thanks so much Leanne!

  • Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater!

    I wish my kids would eat something like this because I would love it. And I love the clean white look of your food photography. It really makes the food pop!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Amber! I try to keep it simple and am pretty happy with how the shots turn out:)

  • Jocelyn

    Brilliant idea! We love both tacos and pizza in my house, so combining those two definitely makes for an awesome meal! :) The best of both worlds for sure!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Jocelyn!

  • Goldie Gal

    Errrm…thing is, anything TACO related and I’m a sucker. This is an AWESOME idea! I’ve done taco soups and bakes but never a pizza. You ROCK!

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