Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza


1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed (hint: Put it on wax paper sprayed with cooking spray and leave it alone for at least 4 hours.)


1 lb ground turkey or ground beef (you can substitute using black beans for a vegetarian option)

1 Tbsp olive or canola oil

1 package taco seasoning

12 to 16 oz jar of salsa (or make your own Bonus recipe pg. 23)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional garnishes: lettuce, chopped tomato, black olives, sour cream, extra cheese, avocado. (Remember the grocery store salad bar can be your friend.)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Roll out dough to fit a pizza pan or a 9 x 13 baking sheet, sprayed with cooking spray. Who says a pizza has to be round? (hint: Sprinkle the pan with 1 Tbsp of cornmeal for that authentic pizza parlor crunch.)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add turkey and cook until browned, stirring to crumble.

Add taco seasoning and salsa.

Simmer for about 5 minutes to blend seasonings.

Top dough with turkey mixture, then top with cheese.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve with any garnishes you choose.

Serves 4

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