Taco Pizza Recipe
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Taco Pizza Recipe

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Summer calls for a delicious change of pace from ordinary pizza. This colorful version puts fresh vegetables, cheese and a savory meat sauce on top of a crispy cornmeal crust. You will have a hard time eating just one slice! -Gladys Shaffer, Elma, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

694 calories: 1 piece, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 2038mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 28g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk and butter; mix well. Press onto the bottom and sides of a 12-to 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, taco seasoning and water; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Spread over crust.
  3. Combine cheeses; sprinkle 2 cups over the meat layer. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with lettuce, fresh tomato, olives, onions and remaining cheese. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Taco Pizza in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p39

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"Very good! I liked the cornbread-like crust. It didn't take long to make and was very good. I didn't use as much cheese as it called for, because it seemed like too much. Cut back on the cheese and it's awesome!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Yummy! Very Filling though and makes a very large pizza, so unless you have a large family expect leftovers."

Sherri Duran
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"I like the cornmeal crust. All the fresh vegetables make it very tasty. I do use only ground beef as I do not always have sausage. I also like making my Pizza Mexican for a change of pace."

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