Our delicious taco pizza is a flavorful mashup of two favorite meals loaded with plenty of fun toppings and tons of gooey cheese.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Taco Pizza Recipe
16ouncescrescent dough sheets
1½poundslean ground beef
2ouncestaco seasoning (I chose mild seasoning)
3½cupsColby and Monterey jack cheese,freshly shredded
⅓cupgreen onions,thinly sliced
1tablespoonchopped cilantro,optional garnish
Sour cream,optional garnish
Hot sauce,optional garnish
Preheat the oven to 375°F. You'll use a standard 13x18 baking sheet.
Unroll the first canister of crescent dough sheets. Gently stretch it to cover ½ of an ungreased baking sheet. Unroll the second canister and gently stretch it to cover the other ½ of the baking sheet. (There will be overlap, but that’s ok. It gives you more dough to cover the baking sheet) Press the seams together to seal the dough, and carefully pierce the dough with a fork. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, until it is golden brown.
While the crust is baking, add the ground beef to a 2 to 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the ground beef often until the ground beef is no longer pink. This should take 5 to 6 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium. Add both packages of taco seasoning and the water. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
When the crust has finished baking, remove it from the oven and evenly spread the taco meat over the crust.
Evenly sprinkle the freshly shredded cheese over the taco meat layer. Return the pizza to the oven and cook for 4 to 5 more minutes until the cheese is completely melted.
Sprinkle the quartered grape tomatoes, thinly sliced green onions, and chopped cilantro. Drizzle sour cream and hot sauce over the pizza, if desired. Serve immediately.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your crust as the suggested baking time approaches.
Ground beef can be batch cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to save time when preparing your recipe.
Keep a close eye on the cheese, so it doesn’t become too browned during this final bake.