Taco Pizza

Today’s recipe was one that I made for the Super Bowl.  I got my inspiration for this recipe I saw at Jolene’s Culinary Adventures.  The great thing about this recipe is you can cut it into large squares and serve it as a main dish or cut it into smaller squares and serve it as an appetizer.

The original recipe gets topped with tomatoes, olives, and and green onion and the placed back in the oven to melt with the cheese. I like to just add the cheese and bake it. Then I top it with the tomatoes, olives, and green onion and drizzle with sour cream. I love the contrast of the the hot pizza with the cold fresh toppings. However, either way is awesome.

This is yummy and easy to put together.  You can’t loose with pizza at my house.  I also created a cold version of this that I will share tomorrow.

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Taco Pizza
Recipe type: main dish
Cuisine: Mexican, American
  • 1 lb.ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 2 (8 oz) tubes Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 (16 oz) can refried beans (I used the jalapeño kind)
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Optional topping, sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning to the ground beef according to the package directions.
  3. Unroll crescent rolls into rectangles. Place in ungreased 11½ inch x 16½ inch jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Press dough over the bottom and ½ inch up sides to form crust. Bake at 375 oven for 11 to 13 minutes or just until golden brown.
  4. Microwave beans in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Carefully spread beans over warm crust creating a thin layer.
  5. Top with cooked beef mixture, sprinkle with. At this pot you can also add the tomatoes, black olives and green onion or you can wait until after cooking and add the tomatoes, olives and green onion. Either way, return to oven for 3-6 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately and drizzle with sour cream if desired. Makes 12 main dish servings or 48 appetizers.


These are the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in June 2018.

85 comments on “Taco Pizza

  • Very good, will definitely make again. I’m thinking next time putting the olives, green onions and tomatoes and maybe even a little iceberg lettuce on after it comes out of the oven and cools just a bit. A dollop of sour cream on top will definitely be used the next time I make.

  • Just FYI, your recipe and photo have been posted on 77Easy Recipes Blog without giving you credit… I posted a link back to your blog on her facebook page. https://77easyrecipes.com/taco-pizza/

  • Found this on Pinterest yesterday. I had some leftover refried beans and crescent rolls in the fridge, so I made it for lunch today. Fabulous!! Super quick and easy, too! Thanks

  • Made this for lunch and it was well received. My SO thought it was great and now prefers it over his beloved tostadas. It was very easy and quick, which was nice. Thanks for the recipe. Btw, I found this on Pinterest.

  • Was wondering how many refrigerated pizza crust cans did you [she] use?

    Have tried with crescents and didn’t like that taste – we love Taco Pizza and get them from our local Pizza Hut [which isn’t on the menu, but they will make if asked].

  • I saw this on Pinterest and finally made it tonight. We topped with lettuce, sour cream and salsa. They loved it!!! Thank you for an amazing recipe to add to my collection. Quick, easy and delicious!

  • Made this tonight for dinner for 3 adults — we are stuffed!

    Followed recipe [left off onions, tho!] and added lettuce, sour cream, and salsa on top after baking.

    Def making again – gonna try another type of crust – probably a refrigerated pizza crust.

    Thanks for giving me an idea of something different for dinner! 🙂

  • Got a ? ,,,

    Do you add the water to the taco seasoning packet or just use packet and beef combined?

  • I found this on Pinterest quite a while back but never commented. I have made it SEVERAL times (at least once a month since finding the recipe, so at least 8 times lol) and we have loved it every single time. My husbands requests it pretty often. It is just the 2 of us, so we have leftovers, but they heat up wonderfully and are also good cold. Hubby takes a slice or 2 to work the next day and never complains 🙂

    I made it a bit differently each time and it was always delicious. Some things I’ve done:
    -used Rotel diced tomatoes & chiles in place of the diced tomatoes for a little extra heat
    -added all sorts of extra toppings, like black beans, diced avocado, diced red onion, extra green onions and sautéed bell peppers
    -served with salsa, sour cream, pico de gallo, and chipotle ranch dressing

    I tried using the Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust once, but it was too thick for me. Still tasted delicious but too much bread-to-topping. The crescent rolls work perfectly every time!

  • Has anyone computed the nutritional value on this recipe yet? Can you please send it to me if you have? Thanks!

  • Could I use bisquik instead of crescent rolls?

  • Does this reheat well? Does the crust get soggy?

  • Made this twice. So easy and so good. Kids can pick their “corner” and customize the toppings. Thanks!

  • Made this tonight. Very good and very easy. Could use a little more spice, but our kids loved it. Thanks!

  • We enjoyed this for dinner tonight. It was easy and quick plus some thing the whole family would eat!
    Thank you!

  • Your pizza looks delicious! I’d love to try this!

  • Talk about 2 loves in one: Tacos & Pizza. This recipe is super fast and you can really add any topping to the mix: I’m going to try making a fajita pizza by adding sauteed red & green bell peppers with cumin, garlic powder, red chilli flake, and chilli powder to the chicken & cheese. Thanks for the great idea!

  • OMG. That was really good. I made it last night. It’s 10:30 the day after making this and I’m wishing it was at least 11:30 so I can justify having another slice for lunch.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  • This was so good! I made it for a party but it would be great as a meal also. I served it with an optional bowl of sour cream on the side.

  • The family loved this!I have a kid who hates beans, so I used half a can of fat free refried beans mixed with about 6 oz. lowfat cream cheese and some taco seasoning. He didn’t detect the beans at all and ate a big piece of it! Served it with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and salsa on top. Didn’t even think of the crushed chips but seeing others’ comments about that, I will add those next time.

  • Fantastic recipe, tried it the other night, everyone loved!


  • I found this on Pinterest and made it tonight. Fantastic recipe!! I used the reduced-fat crescents, fat-free refried beans and 2% Mexican cheese. We topped it with taco sauce and crushed tortilla chips. Thanks so much for posting this!

  • This was AWESOME! Made it just like the recipe, so easy and great!

  • Just made this for the first time and I can say we will be making it again! It was so tasty! We topped it with sour cream and salsa. Mmm! Thank you for the recipe!

  • Pilsbury makes a dough sheet too instead of messing with the triangle crescent pieces!

  • When I make this after I put the lettuce on I crunch up Dorito chips for added crunch…Fave in the family

  • We tried your recipe not too long ago and it was great! (We did make a few adjustments though!) Check out our blog where we did a post on it (we linked back to you of course!) https://www.toddlindsey.com/2011/12/taco-pizza.html

    Hope you stop by soon!

    Also, you have great photos! Puts mine to shame.

  • I tried this tonight and it was delicious (found it on pinterest)! I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have any refried beans, so I spread sour cream on it instead, and it was still yummy. Very simple and good recipe! thanks!

  • This was so good!!! The hubby loved it but my picky 19 month old did not, lol. I think topping it with some shredded lettuce right before serving would be good. I also wonder if mixing some salsa up with the beans would work? Such a fun recipe 🙂

  • Making this for dinner tonight! It sounds delicious!

  • Thank you, it was great, bee trying to find a new dinner recipe totry, will be making again, everyone even had 3rds

  • halved this recipe and made it last night and it was great! i loved it. my picky four-year-old who claimed he didn’t like it went ahead and ate ten bites (there were only four required and a mere 12 available to be eaten of his slice ha ha). 😀 thanks for the easy and tasty meal!

  • This really looks great, Laura! Pizza is a big hit in my house too.

  • Sounds great, can’t wait to try it!

    • found on pinterest, tried last night, came out pretty good. Used this recipe but added giardinera, no beans and spreaded taco sauce on crust before I layered w/the other ingredients. YUMMY!!!!

      • I made this last week and it was great! I’ve been craving taco pizza, and this hit the spot!

        • Pillsbury Hot roll mix makes the very best dough
          taste just like reg. pizza dough.
          And I would also use the lettuce and tomatoes after cooking. And I’ll be using some mozzarella cheese so
          it will taste like real pizza

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