Taco Pizza Recipe {with Doritos!}

5 from 9 votes

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Bring your Friday pizza game up a few levels with this homemade Taco Pizza. Super tasty and healthier than you think thanks to all the beans and veggies! Yes, I top the whole pizza with Doritos (because WHY NOT) but that is optional.

taco pizza on baking sheet

Taco Pizza | Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday Unite!

I am in love with this Taco Pizza and I don’t care who knows it! While I have been making this version of pizza for a while, it’s lived on my site for a long time!

To make this (or any other pizza) I used my Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe, threw on some taco toppings {basically, everything Mexican-ish taken from my fridge} and baked it up. I added lots of fresh veggies overtop to give it that Taco Salad feel and served. I love fresh and cold ingredients on top of a piping hot pizza!! And Doritos. That was a little unexpected twist that I now am head over heels for. Who knew Doritos on a pizza would be so amazing. Um, I did. Obviously.

Anyways, this is our new favorite pizza and have a feeling it might be yours too 🙂

Main Ingredients Needed

Just a few ingredients are needed to start this Taco Pizza! Use what you have on hand and it’ll be just as tasty.

  • Pizza Dough – buy store-bought or make pizza dough yourself (try my Whole Wheat Pizza Dough for a healthier option)!
  • Mild Southwest Salsa – this is what I used but if you have a favorite salsa, use that!
  • Mozzarella + Cheddar Cheese – both are used for creaminess and flavor.
  • Black Beans – these are full of fiber and super yummy! Feel free to replace it with pinto beans if you like those better.
  • Taco Meat – I use turkey taco meat but you can replace ground turkey with ground beef. I also have a great chicken taco meat recipe too.
baked taco pizza

Next comes all of the toppings! Two I would say are non-negotiable, but everything else is optional 🙂

  • Doritos: Nacho Cheese Doritos to be exact. These complete the taco experience and bring such a yummy crunch to the whole thing.
  • Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado Dressing: I LOVE this dressing. It’s light, creamy, and perfectly complements the pizza.
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime Juice
  • Sour Cream
taco pizza topped with lettuce and tomato

How to Make Taco Pizza

There’s not much to making this Taco Pizza recipe. Prep for the oven, bake and prepare toppings then once the pizza is ready load on the toppings and serve! For full details, including increments, see the recipe card down below.

Step 1: Prep + Make Your Taco Pizza!

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread out pizza dough to cover pan.

Spread salsa overtop. Sprinkle with beans, taco meat, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses.

Step 2: Bake and Prepare Toppings

Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and the bottom of the crust is golden brown.

While pizza is cooking, dice tomatoes, and chop lettuce.

Step 3: Top and Serve!

Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, and Doritos.

Cut into squares and serve.

slice of taco pizza on white plate

Pin it, print it, bookmark this page! Taco Pizza is so worth the time and effort I promise you, your family will love it.

The printable recipe card is below, enjoy 🙂

5 from 9 votes

Taco Pizza

Taco Salad Pizza is super tasty and surprisingly healthy! I especially love the little crunch you get from the crushed Doritos.
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup mild southwest salsa
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup black beans 1 can, drained
  • 1/2 pound taco meat I used turkey
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated

any desired toppings:

  • 1 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 2 whole roma tomatoes diced
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup Doritos crushed
  • Bolthouse cilantro avocado dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread out pizza dough to cover pan.
    pizza dough on baking sheet
  • Spread salsa overtop. Sprinkle with beans, taco meat, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
    unbaked taco pizza on baking sheet
  • Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and bottom of crush is golden brown.
    baked taco pizza
  • While pizza is cooking, dice tomatoes and chop lettuce.
    chopped tomatoes and lettuce on cutting board
  • Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and Doritos.
    taco pizza topped with lettuce and tomato
  • Cut into squares and serve.
    taco pizza on baking sheet

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Pizza

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  1. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Aaahhhhh! This is how my mom makes taco salad! You must add the crushed Doritos! Soooo amazing!

  2. Traci

    This looks amazing. I love the addition of the Doritos. Would regular tortilla chips work just as well or do the Doritos make the recipe?

  3. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen

    I’m so sorry to hear that you are under the weather 🙁 It sucks to get a cold when you are pregnant, especially towards the end. I think this pizza would help immensely! Take care.

  4. Allison H.

    I love Taco Pizza! It’s made a little differntly at the pizza joint we get it from though. They put refried beans on the crust as like the “sauce or glue” for the toppings. Then cheese and taco meat and bake that. Then top with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, doritoes and salsa! It’s delish!

  5. Tara Papenhausen

    5 stars
    Made this last night for the family. Delicious, light and tasty! But very satisfying! Even got my 9 year old to consume some vegatable matter;) Adding to our list of fav meals…;)

  6. Clover

    5 stars
    I made this for dinner last night. I don’t make home made pizza, that’s usually my husband. I followed the dough recipe and pizza recipe exactly and it was delish. Will make this again for sure for the family. Thanks for a recipe a pizza novice can handle.

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