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Classic Taco Pizza

Classic Taco Pizza combines homemade pizza dough with jarred taco sauce, fresh veggies, taco meat, and two kinds of cheese. Unbelievable tasty, and perfect for pizza night!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Taco Pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 253 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium jalapeno - diced
  • 1.5 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning - from my site (or use store bought)
  • 1 medium homemade pizza dough - from my site (or use store bought)
  • 1/3 cup Ortega taco sauce - medium heat
  • 1 large roma tomato - sliced thin
  • 1/2 medium green or yellow bell pepper - sliced thin
  • 1/4 medium onion - sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce on top (optional) - to serve


  1. NOTE on dough: If making homemade pizza dough, follow my steps on that recipe. You can also freeze pizza sections and use one for this recipe. Or if preferred, use store bought dough.

  2. Prepare taco meat. Brown ground beef in medium skillet, on medium high heat. When beef is cooked through, add diced jalapeño and taco seasoning. Cook for another 5 minutes, and set aside. 

  3. Using same skillet, sauté the peppers and onions in a bit of olive oil. Set aside.

  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare skillet (or pizza pan) with baking spray. Spread dough out, using your fingers to push it to the edges.

  5. Add toppings. Spoon taco sauce on top of dough. Add prepared taco meat. Then add sliced tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Top with cheese.

  6. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown on the bottom and cheese is melted. Serve with extra taco sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. You can prep in advance and have individual pizza dough (freezes well), homemade taco seasoning, and browned ground beef all handy and ready to go.
  2. Omit the jalapeño if you don't like any spiciness.
  3. The crust should get golden brown and slightly crunchy on the bottom.
  4. Add shredded lettuce to the top of the pizza to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Taco Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.