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Monday, May 11, 2015

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza is an easy-to-prepare weeknight dinner option and is super kid friendly! Your kids might even enjoy helping with the preparation of this fun meal. 

While we at Cali's Cuisine generally do not approve the use of poppin' fresh dough as a general rule (sorry, Pillsbury Doughboy!), sometimes it is necessary to cheat a bit in the name of getting something on the table in order to maintain as much sanity as you still have at the end of a hectic day. 

Refrigerated croissant dough combined with refried beans are the main ingredients of Taco Pizza. You can customize toppings to suit your taste.  

Here's how: 


  • 2 tubes refrigerated croissant dough (reduced fat preferred)
  • 1 can refried beans (vegetarian preferred)
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • Toppings of your choice such as:
    • Diced tomatos
    • Sliced olives
    • Salsa or taco sauce
    • Shredded cheese
    • Shredded lettuce
    • Plain yogurt or sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Line cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Unroll the two croissant doughs side by side. Pinch seams together along preferations as well as between the two doughs.
  4. Bake 8 - 12 minutes or until beginning to turn golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, mix refried beans with water and taco seasoning.
  6. When crust is slightly browned, remove from oven and evenly spread refried beans over the crust. Add cheese if desired.
  7. Return the pizza to the oven and bake until thoroughly warmed, approximately 8 minutes.
  8. Cut into squares (12 works well) and serve with toppings as desired.  

NOTE: Ground meat could easily be combined with refried beans if desired.  


Anna and Liz Recipes said...

Hey Cali - this is a super idea\ to make Taco - pizza's for a quick dinner! Genius!

Gloria Baker said...

Cali this look awesome! LOve it!

Lavender and Lime ( said...

Those olives certainly caught my eye and would be my favourite addition as any topping :)

Pam said...

I love taco pizza... yours sounds tasty.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

What a lovely idea for a family-style dinner!

grace said...

fantastic! this is a fine use for refrigerated dough, which i often hesitate to use but am always happy with the results. :)

Tricia Buice said...

I could eat pizza everyday Cali - taco pizza sounds brilliant!