Taco Pizza Skillet

Taco Pizza is like two meals in one.  Pizza dough topped with all your favorite taco toppings and cooked up in a skillet for the gooey pizza meal your family will love.

If your family loves pizza you definitely need to try this  cheesy skillet pizza, sausage and pepperoni pizza, or meatball pizza, all are made in a cast iron skillet and perfect served as party appetizers too.

Taco Pizza in a cast iron skillet garnished with chopped cilantro on a white background by The Food Cafe.

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Pizza, how do you live without it?  Now you can have “taco Tuesday” and introduce yourself to “skillet Saturday” and enjoy every delectable bite by combining two of the worlds most happy foods into one with this taco pizza.

It doesn’t get any easier than this taco pizza made hot and fresh in your cast iron skillet.  Load up your pizza with all the ground beef, cheese, and onions your can handle, pop it in the oven for 15 minutes, then top it with olives, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and sour cream and what you have is a taco pizza masterpiece.

What is the sauce on taco pizza?

Use your favorite pizza sauce or if you make homemade sauce that is great too, and mix it with a can of refried beans and  spread it evenly over the pizza dough to use as your “sauce.”

Taco pizza made in a cast iron skillet topped with tomatoes, olives, green onions, and sour cream cut into 3 pieces slices, by The Food Cafe.

How to make taco pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Using store bought dough or homemade, roll the dough out into about a 1/2 inch thickness.  Place the dough in the cast iron skillet so enough hangs over the side.  Fold the sides inward to form a crust and make a few 1 inch slits in the bottom of the dough.  Cook for 10 minutes. 4 step process showing how to roll out pizza dough and place in a cast iron skillet, fold the edges inward to form a crust and cut 1 inc slits in bottom of dough for the air to circulate through when cooking to make Taco Pizza by The Food Cafe.
  2. Cook ground beef until know longer pink and set aside.  In a bowl mix together refried beans and salsa and layer over the bottom of pizza crust for the sauce and top with cooked ground beef, cheese, and olives. Four step process showing how to put taco pizza together, by cooking ground beef in a skillet, mixing refried beans and salsa for sauce, placing sauce and ground beef on pizza and topping with grated cheese and olives to make Taco Pizza by The Food Cafe.
  3. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbling.  Top with onions, fresh diced tomatoes, cilantro and sour cream, slice and enjoy.

Making taco pizza is fast and easy to do and makes a great week night meal or you can cut it up into small square pieces and serve it as an appetizer at your next party.

But lets be honest, we all love pizza of some sort so why not mix two of the greatest meals on the planet for one amazing taco pizza.

How do you make taco pizza with crescent rolls?

This is a really good recipe for crescent pizza rolls, but instead of using pepperoni and plain pizza sauce, you can add in the refried bean sauce, ground beef, cheese, and olives and make a delicious taco pizza with crescent rolls.

Taco pizza slice on a spatula with other sliced pieces in the background by The Food Cafe.

If you are looking to have a pizza night or just want to serve up some simple and easy appetizers for the new year, Super Bowl, or a rowdy group of kids , this taco pizza will be the perfect recipe for all their eating enjoyment.

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Taco pizza made in a cast iron skillet sliced and being removed from the skillet with a silver spatula by The Food Cafe

Taco Pizza

Servings: 6 slices
Taco Pizza is like two meals in one. Pizza dough topped with all your favorite taco toppings and cooked up in a skillet for the gooey pizza meal your family will love.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 container pizza dough or homemade pizza dough
  • ½ can refried beans
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ pound ground beef cooked
  • 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced white onions
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green onion diced
  • chopped cilantro for garnishing
  • Sour cream for garnishing.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Using store bought dough or homemade, roll the dough out into about a 1/2 inch thickness. Place the dough in the cast iron skillet so enough hangs over the side. Fold the sides inward to form a crust and make a few 1-inch slits in the bottom of the dough. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Cook ground beef until know longer pink and set aside. In a bowl mix together refried beans and salsa and layer over the bottom of pizza crust for the sauce and top with cooked ground beef, cheese, and olives.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbling. Top with onions, fresh diced tomatoes, cilantro and sour cream, slice and enjoy.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: Taco Pizza, Taco Pizza skillet
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 925mg, Potassium: 237mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 4.3mg, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 3mg

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