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Mexican Pizza Recipe

Mexican Pizza Recipe

"My husband and I created the recipe for this hearty snack," relates Braham, Minnesota field editor Sandra McKenzie. "Our whole family enjoys it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce


  • 1. Unroll crescent roll dough and place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Flatten dough to fit the pan, sealing seams and perforations. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown; cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream until blended; spread over crust. Chill 30 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Add water according to package directions and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with olives, tomato, cheeses and lettuce. Cut into serving-size pieces. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 226 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 473mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 2513
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"This would now be my family's favorite pizza recipe! I didn't use the cream cheese just doubled the sour cream and served with salsa. I love how quick and easy this was and I will be using crescent roll dough for other pizza recipes too."

kshea User ID: 2698812 4168
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"We really liked this for a quick, tasty, weeknight meal! I added onions and chopped green chilis to the meat (well, I used EVES ground vegan meat, can't tell the difference from real hambureger and it's the only one I will use). I also added about 1 cut of black beans on top of the meat. Great!"

ldkennard User ID: 2126634 4022
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"This is so so good! I can't wait to make it again for an upcoming party. easy, fast, and delicious!!"

cctp1016 User ID: 1672997 4014
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"Absolutely delicious!"

dkbaes User ID: 5518408 5589
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"I prepared this as a quick and "lighter" dinner. We had a super busy weekend and I wanted something quick and not so heavy on the tummy. Everyone loved it...just perfect for a quick dinner. I'm taking it to my next ladies gathering. Yum"

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