Homemade Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza

Homemade Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza

In the pursuit of culinary delight, embark on a flavorful journey with our carefully crafted recipe that pays homage to the iconic Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. Elevate your dining experience with this gourmet recreation that combines the richness of seasoned ground beef, velvety refried beans, and a tantalizing blend of cheeses, all encased within a perfectly baked, golden flour tortilla.

The Savory Symphony of Ingredients:

Begin by browning a pound of ground beef to perfection, infusing it with the savory essence of a well-balanced taco seasoning. This harmonious mixture, complemented by a judicious addition of water, forms the heart of our Mexican Pizza, providing a succulent and seasoned foundation.

Pizza Construction Mastery:

Assemble your culinary masterpiece by layering small flour tortillas with a generous spread of velvety refried beans, creating a luscious canvas for the ensuing flavors. The seasoned ground beef is then lavishly distributed, creating a palatable interplay of textures and tastes. Seal the symphony with another tortilla, forging a delectable sandwich of Mexican flavors.

The Cheese Ensemble:

No gourmet creation is complete without the perfect cheese medley. Our Mexican Pizza boasts a harmonious blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, melting seamlessly to create a gooey, golden crust that envelops the savory layers beneath. This fusion of cheeses adds a luxurious touch, elevating the dish to a level beyond ordinary homemade fare.

Toppings that Crown the Creation:

Transform your Mexican Pizza into a visual and gustatory feast by adorning it with vibrant toppings. Diced tomatoes, crisp green onions, sliced black olives, and the herbal freshness of chopped cilantro intermingle, creating a visually stunning and palate-pleasing tapestry of colors and flavors.

Sauce Elegance:

No gourmet pizza is complete without a signature sauce. Our concoction of sour cream, mayonnaise, diced jalapeños, and a dash of taco seasoning forms a velvety, zesty sauce that cascades over the pizza, imparting a final layer of complexity to this gastronomic masterpiece.

Baking Brilliance:

Allow your creation to undergo a transformative journey in a preheated oven, where the cheeses meld into a luxurious embrace, and the tortillas achieve a perfect crispness. In just 10-12 minutes, witness the emergence of a golden-brown, bubbling marvel that is a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

The Culmination:

As you remove your homemade Taco Bell-inspired Mexican Pizza from the oven, the aroma alone is enough to incite anticipation. Crown each pizza with a flourish of fresh cilantro, ushering in the final act of this culinary symphony.

Indulgence Unleashed:

Serve each slice with a dollop of sour cream, if desired, and savor the fruits of your culinary prowess. Our gourmet recreation of Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza promises a sensory experience that transcends the ordinary, inviting you to relish the artistry of homemade perfection. Elevate your dining moments with this delectable fusion of flavors, and make every meal a celebration of culinary ingenuity.

Homemade Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza


For the Taco Meat:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (choose a reduced-sodium variety)
  • 1/2 cup water

For the Mexican Pizza:

  • 8 small whole wheat or low-carb tortillas
  • 1 can (16 oz) fat-free refried beans
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced green bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Cooking spray

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons salsa


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the lean ground turkey or chicken until fully browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and water to the cooked meat, following the packet instructions. Simmer until the mixture thickens.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the fat-free Greek yogurt and salsa to create the sauce.
  5. On a baking sheet, place four of the tortillas. Spread a thin layer of refried beans on each tortilla.
  6. Top the beans with a portion of the seasoned meat, followed by another tortilla. Repeat the process, creating four double-layered tortilla stacks.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the edges are crispy.
  8. Remove from the oven and spread the sauce over the top of each Mexican pizza.
  9. Sprinkle diced tomatoes, diced green bell peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, black olives (if using), and chopped green onions on top.
  10. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Remove from the oven, let them cool slightly, and then slice into wedges.
  12. Serve and enjoy your Homemade Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza while staying on track with your Weight Watchers goals!