Carnita Pizza


Carnita Pizza

We are slowly getting out for underneath the boxes.  Half of our stuff never got unpacked in the townhouse, because we knew we were moving within 9 months.  It is nice to find some of this stuff again!  My in laws get here in a couple days, so there is still lots that needs to be done.

Carnita Pizza

I made this pizza  before we moved.  It was a clean out the freezer meal.  I froze the leftovers when I made Pork Carnitas.  I also had a couple balls of pizza dough in the freezer.  I often make a big batch of dough, then wrap up balls of it, and freeze for easy use later.  We only moved a couple blocks away, but I still felt the need to clean out the freezer.  Not sure why, but just go with me here.

Carnita Pizza

I used the salsa I had in the fridge for the sauce, and kept it pretty basic.  Meat, cheese, and sauce.  BUT, I topped with guacamole!  You really can’t have Mexican food of any kind without guacamole, in my opinion.  I could probably find a way to justify avocados with every meal though :)

Yields 4

Leftover Pork Carnitas? Turn it into pizza! Topped with cheese and guacamole

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound pizza dough (about 14 inch pizza)
  • 2 cups meat from Pork Carnitas (recipe here)
  • 1/2 cup salsa (your favorite kind)
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • Guacamole (recipe here)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza stone in the oven to preheat, if you are using. If not, spray a baking sheet with non stick spray, and sprinkle lightly with corn meal. Roll out the dough and place on baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Remove dough from oven, and spread salsa evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Spread meat over the cheese. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Remove from oven, slice, and serve with guacamole.




  1. Based on your delicious carnita pizza photos, we’d like to invite you to submit your food photos on a Food Photography site so our readers can enjoy your creations.
    It is absolutely free and fun to make others hungry!

  2. My favorite food in the world on a pizza?

    How far is there from here? Because I’d get on a plane for this one!

  3. What a quick and delicious dinner! Love the guacamole topping!

  4. This is awesome Erin! I love creative and unique pizzas. We will definitely try this one out!

  5. Yuuummm!! I tried Carnita, for the very first time this past weekend ( not knowing what it was before hand) and boy, is it DELICIOUS!! I know this pizza would be huge hit in my house – – great recipe :)

  6. Pizza is a great way to use up ingredients!

  7. What a delicious and creative pizza!!

  8. Hey Erin, I like your creative use of leftovers, yum, this pizza looks good;-)

  9. This looks really good. Carnitas are a favorite of mine. I can see nothing wrong with adding it to pizza. In fact it sounds like a solid plan to me.

  10. Just got home from work and clicked on your post! Just wish I had a slice in front of me right now. Looks delish. Hope the unpacking is going well.

  11. ooooo… MMmmmmmm… Yummy!! I know that’s what my family would certainly say about me pulling out this pizza from the oven. :) Great idea. :)

  12. I like freezer / fridge clean out meals! Girl, you are so busy this summer! I don’t even know how you do it!

  13. My kids would really love this…such a great idea for pizza!

  14. YUMMMM! I love pizza!

  15. I am SO in love with this!! I LOVE carnitas and the idea of putting them on a pizza is genius!

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