This Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipe means you can have the Mexican pizza flavors you love without leaving your house!

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza layered with refried beans, ground beef and cheese


 

Are you a fan of Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza, but tired of driving to the fast-food restaurant every time you crave it? We have got you covered! With this simple and easy-to-follow recipe, you can make your own Taco Bell Mexican Pizza at home in no time.

This dish is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a quick lunch, a family dinner, or a Cinco de Mayo celebration. With layers of tortillas, refried beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce, and melted cheese, this Mexican Pizza is sure to satisfy your cravings and impress your taste buds.

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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza ingredients

What is in Mexican Pizza?

  • Flour Tortillas – You’ll use 8-inch flour tortillas for this recipe rather than corn tortillas. Buy a few extra packs and try our Chicken Enchilada Casserole, King Ranch Chicken Casserole, or chicken quesadillas.
  • Refried Beans – A layer of creamy refried beans is the glue that holds everything together.
  • Taco meat – This is a mixture of ground beef, onions, and taco seasoning. You can make your own taco seasoning, or you can pick up a packet at the grocery store.
  • Enchilada sauce – This is the sauce for your pizza and instead of going on the bottom, it goes on the top! I am an enchilada sauce snob, so I make my own homemade enchilada sauce but if you want to save time you can buy a can of sauce at the grocery store.
  • Cheese – What’s pizza without cheese?! Freshly grated cheddar cheese or a Mexican cheese blend is sprinkled over the enchilada sauce before the pizza is baked.
  • Toppings – Fresh toppings go on top of the Mexican Pizza when it comes out of the oven. You can use any of your favorite taco toppings, sour cream, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, black olives, avocado, sour cream, or cilantro. There is no wrong topping!
steps in making a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

How to Make Mexican Pizza at Home:

Step 1 – Make taco meat. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef and cook until it begins to brown.

Add onions to skillet and continue to cook until meat is cooked through.  

Drain any excess grease from the meat and return to the skillet before adding 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water. Continue to cook, stirring together, until the water cooks away. Set taco meat aside.

Step 2 – Toast tortillas. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, spray the skillet with cooking spray and cook each tortilla until they begin to crisp slightly, approximately 1 minute per side. Set aside.

Step 3 – Prepare oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 4 – Season beans. In a bowl combine refried beans and the remaining 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. Stir together until fully combined.

Step 5 – Assemble pizzas. Place 4 tortillas on your baking sheet and add one layer of refried beans and one layer of taco meat to each tortilla.

Place a second tortilla on top of each and spread the enchilada sauce over the top. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

Step 6 – Bake. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Step 7 – Serve. Remove from the oven and top with your favorite fresh ingredients. Cut into 4 slices and serve.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a non-stick skillet to avoid tortillas from sticking.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the pizza into slices.
  • For a vegetarian option, skip the ground beef and add extra refried beans or veggies of your choice.
Taco Bell Mexican Pizza with parsley and tomatoes

What to Serve with Mexican Pizza:

holding a slice of Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas?

Yes, you can use corn tortillas if you prefer. However, the texture and taste will be slightly different.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the Mexican Pizza ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Add the toppings just before baking. You will need to extend the baking time in the oven to 10-15 minutes to get the crispness back and ensure that it is heated through.

Can I freeze the Mexican Pizza?

Yes, you can freeze the Mexican pizza after baking. Simply wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes four servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd.

sliced Taco Bell Mexican Pizza with tomatoes

How to Store and Reheat Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

If you have leftovers from your Taco Bell Mexican pizza, you’ll want to store it properly to ensure it stays fresh and tasty for the next time you want to enjoy it. Here are some simple steps to help you store and reheat your Mexican pizza:

  1. Allow the pizza to cool: Before storing the pizza, make sure it has cooled down to room temperature. This will prevent any condensation from forming and making the pizza soggy.
  2. Store in an airtight container: Transfer the pizza to an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. This will help to prevent air from getting in and keep the pizza fresh.
  3. Refrigerate: Place the container of Mexican pizza in the refrigerator and store for up to 3-4 days.
  4. Reheat: When you’re ready to enjoy your leftover Mexican pizza, preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the pizza slices on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through. You can also reheat in the microwave, but the crust may not be as crispy.
  5. Add fresh toppings: Once the pizza is heated through, add fresh toppings such as diced tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream for a delicious and flavorful meal.

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

This copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza is made with two crisp tortillas, refried beans, and taco meat, topped with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. It is an easy lunch or dinner recipe made packed with Tex-Mex flavor!
double layered Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
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5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 Flour Tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • ½ cup Onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons Taco seasoning, divided
  • ½ cup Water
  • 16 ounces Refried beans
  • 1 cup Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Your favorite toppings: fresh tomatoes, black olives, green onion, sour cream, etc.

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef and cook until it begins to brown.
  • Add onions to skillet and continue to cook until meat is cooked through.
  • Drain any excess grease from the meat and return to skillet before adding 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water. Continue to cook, stirring together, until water cooks away. Set taco meat aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, spray the skillet with cooking spray and cook each tortilla until it begins to crisp slightly, approximately 1 minute per side. Set aside.
  • In a bowl combine refried beans and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. Stir until well combined.
  • Place 4 tortillas on your baking sheet and add one layer of refried beans, and one layer of taco meat to each tortilla. See note below.
  • Place a tortilla on top of each and spread enchilada sauce over the tops of the tortillas. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and top with your favorite fresh ingredients.
  • Cut each pizza into 4 slices and serve.

Notes

Note: Most likely only 2 Mexican Pizzas will fit side-by-side on your baking sheet, so you will have to bake these in batches, two at a time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza, Calories: 625kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 2174mg, Potassium: 330mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1237IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 537mg, Iron: 5mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American