Skip to Content

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza – A super easy pizza recipe with all the flavors of taco night!  A fun dinner the entire family will love! 

We lived in Iowa for a few years and I fell in love with Happy Joe’s Taco Pizza.  My family wasn’t a big fan, they claim that taco pizza isn’t really pizza.  But I don’t care, I love it!  It should come as no surprise, I love anything with Mexican flavors. 

I am always a fan of alternative pizzas though.  This Roasted Garlic White Chicken Pizza is still one of my favorite pizzas. 

Tacos and pizza come together in one easy and tasty Taco Pizza


Today I am making my version of Happy Joes taco pizza at home!  It has refried beans, taco meat, cheese and of course it is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and crunchy tortilla chips.  It doesn’t get much better! 

Because this isn’t a traditional pizza you don’t have normal pizza sauce on top.  Instead I mix together refried beans and taco sauce together and then spread it over your crust.  The taco sauce gives it taco flavor and makes the beans thin enough to spread.  

Pizza night just got better! Your favorite tacos turn into pizza for a quick and easy dinner

Tips for Homemade Pizza

  • If you have a baking stone, this is the time to use it.  It will give you the super crispy pizza crust that you are used to with restaurant pizza. 
  • Prebake your crust.  I always bake the crust for about 8 minutes before taking it out and adding the toppings.  This helps to make sure the crust is crispy and not soggy with the toppings you are adding. 
  • Prick the dough. Using a fork to prick the dough before you put it in the oven.  This allows some of the steam to release, and it makes sure the crust doesn’t balloon up, and helps it be crispier. 
  • Often times you can buy crust from a pizza restaurant.  If you have a local place you like, ask them if the sell the dough!  It is usually really cheap, and you know it is going to be fresh and delicious. 
  • This No Knead Pizza Dough is super easy and just takes a few minutes to make.  

Taco pizza with refried beans, taco sauce, taco meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and tortilla chips!

This taco pizza recipe is always going to be one of my favorites.  Taco pizza is a very Mid West thing, so it always takes me back to when we lived there.  Good thing it is an easy homemade pizza I can make whenever cravings strike!  

And if you are a huge Mexican fan like I am, don’t miss these Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas.  They are a super easy and fun copycat recipe that the whole family loves. 

Taco Pizza - A super easy pizza recipe with all the flavors of taco night!  A fun dinner the entire family will love! 

I created a fun group on Facebook, and I would love for you to join us! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, ask questions, and see what’s new at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts (so that you never miss a new recipe)! If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag #dinnersdishes so I can see all the wonderful DINNERS, DISHES, AND DESSERTS recipes YOU make! 

Connect with Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts!

Be sure to follow me on my social media, so you never miss a post!

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram 

Happy Joes Taco Pizza

Yield: 8

Taco Pizza

A plate of taco pizza

Taco Pizza - A super easy pizza recipe with all the flavors of taco night!  A fun dinner the entire family will love! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 can (15 oz) refried beans
  • 1/4 cup Taco Sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup Doritos, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. In a large skillet brown ground beef, breaking apart. Mix in taco seasoning and water. Cook until water is absorbed.
  3. Roll dough out onto a greased baking tray.  Pierce dough with a fork.  Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. In a bowl mix together refried beans and taco sauce. Spread over dough.
  5. Spread taco meat over bean mixture.
  6. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for 6-8 minutes until the crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomatoes, and crushed chips.


Use whatever flavored Doritos you have; Taco, Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch etc.

Click here for - Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 464Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 77mgSodium 876mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 26g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a picture on social media!

Erin S
Follow me
Latest posts by Erin S (see all)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Saturday 5th of October 2019

I love Happy Joe's taco pizza! Thank you!


Monday 23rd of September 2019

I used to order a similar pizza all the time at CPK! Now I can make it myself, yessss! Thank you!!!

jade manning

Monday 23rd of September 2019

This looks like the perfect side!


Sunday 22nd of September 2019

This is so much to make for taco night and always a hit with the kiddos!

Sara Welch

Saturday 21st of September 2019

I know what I will be having for dinner tonight! This looks amazing and packed with flavor!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe