Mexican Pizza | Mini Van Dreams

Mexican Pizza

When Taco Bell took away my favorite menu item – Mexican Pizza – I wanted to cry! It was my go-to order whenever I went to Taco Bell. The other day I remembered I had this recipe for Mexican Pizza, that is actually BETTER than Taco Bell’s version!

Mexican Pizza

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes


  • 12 soft taco shells
  • 8 ounces ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small can black olives drained
  • 1 jar picante sauce
  • 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • additional toppings as desired


  • Brown meat in non-stick skillet. When no longer pink, drain and add a few spoons of the picante sauce to the meat. Just enough to make it ‘wet’.
  • In another non-stick skillet, over medium-low heat, begin “frying” the taco shells for approximately 1-2 minutes on each side. (This depends on how crunchy you want your crust.)

To assemble:

  • Place one taco shell crust on the plate, spoon 1-2 Tablespoons of refried beans onto the crust. Smooth to edges.
  • Top with second crust. Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of picante sauce on top to edges. Top with ground meat mixture.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and place under broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese just begins to melt.
  • Top with onions, olives and tomatoes or any other toppings.


Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.7g | Protein: 26.2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 45.6mg | Sodium: 461.5mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 0.7g
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  1. Yum! Thank you for sharing at Hickory Trail!

  2. Looks yummy AND healthy. Glad I found your ‘Effort & Assets’ post at Hickory Trail this week.

  3. I LOVE Mexican Pizza and this recipe looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing at Pin It! Tuesday!

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