Easy Taco Pizza

Enjoy a speedy weeknight dinner with Easy Taco Pizza. This delightful meal features all the classic taco fillings served on a crescent roll crust, and it’s ready in just 30 minutes!

Easy Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza

Indulge in Easy Taco Pizza with its golden brown crust and your favorite taco toppings – a perfect choice for game day snacks or any-time appetizers. Get creative with this versatile dish by cutting it into squares with a pizza cutter to create pizza tacos. Alternatively, use the ingredients to whip up a quick Seven Layer Dip alternative, transform the dough into sticks brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic powder or taco seasoning, bake them into slices, and use them as dippers.

Preparing this recipe is as simple as rolling out a can of crescent dough and layering your favorite taco fillings. If you prefer to make your own pizza dough, you can certainly use a homemade recipe, such as the Homemade Pizza Dough recipe, and follow the same baking time instructions as directed below.

Keep in mind that you don’t need a special pizza pan for this recipe; a standard baking sheet works perfectly for the crescent dough. And for those who enjoy a homemade touch, consider making the taco meat using Homemade Taco Seasoning mix for an added burst of flavor. Enjoy your Easy Taco Pizza!

How to Make Easy Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza is a fantastic addition to your next weeknight dinner or party. Here’s a simple guide on how to make this delicious treat:

Taco Pizza Crust:

Begin by cooking the crust. It’s important not to stretch the crescent dough too thin; otherwise, it may turn out overly crisp like a cracker. If the crescent roll dough has triangles that are torn apart, take the time to press the seams back together. Alternatively, you can use crescent dough sheets for a seamless crust.

Taco Filling:

Once the pizza dough is cooked and ready, it’s time to layer on the taco filling. Start with the base layer, which should ideally be something less watery, such as refried beans, cream cheese, or sour cream, as opposed to salsa.

Taco Topping:

After applying the initial layer, add the fresh toppings on top of the beans and ground beef mixture. You can get creative with your toppings, using favorites like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, shredded cheese, guacamole, and sour cream.

Easy Taco Pizza

Ingredients essential for Easy Taco Pizza

This all-American dish is incredibly delicious and features a variety of easily accessible ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need:

Pizza Dough:

  • For convenience, we’re using a simple Pillsbury pizza crust. However, if you prefer, you can make your own pizza dough from scratch.

Taco Fillings:

  • Get creative with your taco toppers! Some classic choices include shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, and sour cream, which add layers of flavor and texture to the dish. If you’re serving it to kids, you can omit olives if they’re not fans.

Taco Pizza variants

It’s fantastic to switch up shapes, sizes, and fillings to create delicious fusion meals that the whole family will adore. Here are some creative ideas to explore:

Meat Substitution: Instead of ground beef, you can lighten the recipe by using ground chicken or ground turkey.

Taco Pizza Roll Ups: Spread refried beans, taco meat, and cheddar cheese over crescent dough, then roll it up. Cut into rolls, place them side up, and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Taco Pizza Crescents: Use crescent rolls, half a piece of string cheese (preferably cheddar), ground beef, and other toppings. Roll them into the standard crescent shape and bake according to the crescent dough package directions.

Deep-Dish Taco Pizza: Place pizza dough into a cake pan, bake it, layer the ingredients inside, and then slice it. You can call it a Taco Pie.

Taco Calzones: Cut them into squares, fill, and bake them as taco pockets (just skip the lettuce inside).

Chicken Fajita: Try this variation with ground chicken, fajita vegetables (bell peppers and onions), sour cream, cheese, and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Nachos Style: Perfect for teenagers, this version includes ground beef, refried beans, Nacho Cheese Sauce, and hot sauce.

Carnitas Style: Make it with shredded pork, white onions, and salsa for a delightful twist.

Regular Pizza: Of course, you can always go for a classic Pepperoni Pizza with pepperoni, marinara or pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, and mozzarella cheese. The choice is yours!

Taco Pizza Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup lettuce , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese , finely diced
  • 1 vine tomato , chopped
  • 4 ounces black olives , sliced (equals just over a half cup)

How To Make Taco Pizza

  1. Start by cooking the ground beef in a medium skillet until it’s well browned.
  2. Mix your taco seasoning with water, then add this mixture to the pan with the cooked beef. Continue cooking until the water has evaporated, stirring well to coat the beef with the seasoning.
  3. Grease a 10×14 or larger sheet pan and unroll the crescent dough into a large rectangle on the pan. Press together any open seams in the dough.
  4. Bake the crescent dough in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. After baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. Now it’s time to layer your taco pizza. Start by spreading a layer of sour cream over the baked crescent dough.
  6. Next, add the cooked taco meat as the next layer.
  7. Follow with layers of shredded lettuce, diced tomato, cheddar cheese, and sliced olives.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 319mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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