Mexican Pizza

Mexican pizza

​The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Yield: 2 pizzas
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
570 Calories
30g Fat
45g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 570
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1161mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 382mg 29%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 389mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This wonderful recipe for Mexican pizza takes the flavors of a taco or a tostada and turns it into a pizza treat. This recipe is packed with flavor and amazing texture combinations, and it's easy to make. Pizza making is a fun, social activity and is a great way to get your kids interested in the kitchen, the food they're eating, and get them to love cooking.

This simple recipe is great for a fun, casual pizza party or a family dinner. The combination of ingredients in this dish are satisfying and hearty. 

You can make an easier version of this recipe by using a premade pizza crust or focaccia bread instead of the pizza crust in a can. Alternatively, you can make your own pizza dough, or purchase pizza dough from a grocery store or your favorite local pizza parlor. 


  • 1 pound ground pork, or chorizo sausage, raw

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle taco sauce

  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chiles, drained

  • 2 (13.8-ounce) cans pizza dough, or enough pizza dough for 2 pizzas

  • Cooking spray

  • 4 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Mexican pizza
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  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Arrange the racks in the oven so they evenly divide the oven into thirds. You'll use both racks, rotating and moving the pizzas around as they cook.

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  3. In a large skillet, cook the pork with onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until the meat is browned, stirring to break up with a fork. Drain if necessary. If you are using chorizo, cook the onions until they are tender and then add the chorizo, cooking for a few minutes until the fat is rendered and the meat is well browned.

    Cook pork
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  4. Add the taco sauce, tomato sauce, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and pepper to the onion mixture. Stir well, and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes to blend flavors.

    Add taco sauce
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  5. Stir in drained green chiles.

    Stir in drained green chilies
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  6. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray and then spread the pizza crust dough onto the sheets.

    Spray cookie sheets
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  7. Bake them for 5 to 8 minutes or until they are just set.

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  8. Spread the sauce evenly over both of the pizza crusts and top evenly with the shredded cheese.

    Spread sauce
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  9. Bake at 400 F for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is melted, bubbly, and begins to brown. Halfway through the cooking time, swap the cookie sheets so they each have time on the upper and lower baking racks. This will help ensure an even bake on both pizzas. Make sure that the crusts are browned on the bottom and the pizzas have cooked evenly.

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  10. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

    Mexican pizza recipe
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Vegetarian Version

You can make this pizza vegetarian by eliminating the meat and adding a can of rinsed and drained kidney beans. Simply sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil and then add the beans and proceed with the recipe. Another alternative can be to use 2 cups of soy protein crumbles in place of the meat.