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Easy Taco Pizza with Crescent Dough Crust

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Today’s taco pizza recipe is one that I made for the Super Bowl.  I got my inspiration from a recipe I saw at What’s Cooking, Chicago? The great thing about this recipe is you can cut it into large squares and serve it as a main dish. Or  you can cut it into smaller squares and serve it as an appetizer.

You top the original recipe with tomatoes, olives, and green onion and then place it back in the oven to melt with the cheese. I like to just add the cheese and bake it.

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Then I top it with the tomatoes, olives, and green onion and drizzle with sour cream. I love the contrast of the the hot pizza with the cold fresh toppings. However, either way you make it is awesome.

This is yummy and easy to assemble. You can’t loose with pizza at my house. I also created a completely cold version of this that I will share tomorrow.

How to make this taco pizza

Start by browning the ground beef and adding in the taco seasoning. Simmer according to the package directions.

Next, unroll crescent rolls into rectangles and place in ungreased 11 1/2 inch x 16 1/2 inch jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Press dough into pan to make the pizza crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 11-13 minutes until golden brown.

Meanwhile, microwave beans in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Carefully spread beans over warm cooked crust creating a thin layer.

Top with cooked beef mixture. At this point you can also add the tomatoes, black olives and green onion. Or you can wait until after cooking and add the tomatoes, olives and green onion. Either way, put it back in the oven for 3-6 more minutes until the cheese melts.

Serve immediately and drizzle with sour cream if desired. You are gonna love it!

Taco Pizza made with a crescent dough crust

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize the taco pizza toppings?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize with your favorite taco toppings. Add ingredients like sliced jalapenos, salsa, taco sauce, shredded lettuce, or diced avocado.

Can I make this pizza ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the pizza in advance and refrigerate it until ready to bake. Allow the pizza to come to room temperature before baking.

How do I store leftovers?
Store leftover taco pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat slices in the microwave or oven before serving.

Can I use a different type of meat instead of ground beef?
Yes, you can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork as a substitute for ground beef. Cook the meat with taco seasoning for flavor.

Here’s the ingredients needed to make this Taco Pizza

  • GOUND BEEF
  • TACO SEASONING PACKET
  • PILLSBURY CRESCENT ROLLS
  • REFRIED BEANS
  • SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE OR MEXICAN BLEND CHEESE
  • TOMATOES
  • BLACK OLIVES
  • GREEN ONIONS
  • SOUR CREAM, OPTIONAL FOR TOPPING

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb.ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 2 8 oz tubes Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 16 oz can refried beans (I used the jalapeño kind)
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • Optional topping sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning to the ground beef according to the package directions.
  • Unroll crescent rolls into rectangles. Place in ungreased 11 1/2 inch x 16 1/2 inch jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Press dough over the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Bake at 375 oven for 11 to 13 minutes or just until golden brown.
  • Microwave beans in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Carefully spread beans over warm crust creating a thin layer.
  • Top with cooked beef mixture, sprinkle with. At this pot you can also add the tomatoes, black olives and green onion or you can wait until after cooking and add the tomatoes, olives and green onion. Either way, return to oven for 3-6 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately and drizzle with sour cream if desired. Makes 12 main dish servings or 48 appetizers.
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These are the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in June 2018.

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  2. Very good, will definitely make again. I’m thinking next time putting the olives, green onions and tomatoes and maybe even a little iceberg lettuce on after it comes out of the oven and cools just a bit. A dollop of sour cream on top will definitely be used the next time I make.

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  7. Found this on Pinterest yesterday. I had some leftover refried beans and crescent rolls in the fridge, so I made it for lunch today. Fabulous!! Super quick and easy, too! Thanks