Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pizza Time

When I first saw this commercial, I laughed so hard.  The moon declaring it was “pizza time” was unexpected and that voice…hilarious!  Even though my star gazing didn’t yield any proclamations from the moon, it still left me with a hankering for pizza.  We have a local pizza place that we love.  The slices are huge and the pizza isn’t too greasy so you feel like you’re eating healthy pizza.  At least that’s what I tell myself. 

While we love our local place, our favorite pizza of all time is this little hole in the wall in my husband’s home town that serves taco pizza.  No other pizza parlor, joint, or restaurant I’ve been to provides as delectable experience in terms of taco pizza as this one does in West Point, Iowa. 

That is, until my husband tried to make it at home.  I’ve got to say, he has outdone himself.  Now don’t hate me when I say this ladies, but my husband does all our cooking (pause for ridicule or….high fives).  He’s just really good at it.  Way better than me.  Now I can make a mean omelet or grilled cheese, but when it comes to good eating, I leave the heavy lifting to him.  I know, I’m pretty (EXTREMELY) lucky.
This weekend we didn’t want to venture out in the cold, so he made his famous taco pizza.  After reading Devon’s delicious recipe over at The Mermaid Chronicles for taco soup (she is awesome!), I thought it would be fun to share his recipe for taco pizza.

Taco Pizza
Pizza crust (we used a mix from Betty Crocker)
Pizza sauce
Hamburger meat
Taco seasoning
Taco or Mexican cheese
Doritos (nacho cheese flavor)
Taco sauce

Step 1:  Make the pizza crust according to the directions on the mix.  We like a thin crust for this pizza, but feel free to try whatever kind of crust you prefer.

Step 2:  Cook the hamburger meat and add taco seasoning (similar to how you would make meat for regular tacos).

Step 3:  Put a thin layer of pizza sauce on the crust and sprinkle the cooked meat over it.

Step 4:  Cook the pizza until the crust is almost done.  We grill our pizza, so I’m not sure how long this would be in a normal oven.  Probably around 6-8 minutes.  Check the bottom of the crust to make sure it’s just starting to turn brown.

Step 5:  Then take the pizza out and sprinkle a healthy dose of cheese on top of it.  Put the pizza back in the oven and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the bottom of the crust is golden brown.

Step 6:  Once the pizza is cooked, take it out of the oven.  Sprinkle the shredded lettuce all over the pizza.  Dice up the tomatoes and sprinkle them generously over the pizza as well. 

Step 7:  Now comes the fun part!  Take a big handful of Doritos and crush them in your hands over the pizza until you have a nice layer of crunched up Doritos. 

Step 8:  Slice up the pie and pour some taco sauce over it and enjoy!  Delicious!
This picture doesn't do this pizza justice.  It is way more delicious than it looks.
My favorite cook in the world

There are a ton of variations you could do with this pizza.  You could make it vegetarian by not including the meat, or add onions, peppers, or avacado.  Let me know if you try this recipe or if you make any cool pizzas that I should try out!  


  1. I saw Devon's taco soup too and it looks so good. I bookmarked it for later.

    Your pizza sounds.....Delicious! I know I really should but I think I am going to have to try this. lol

  2. Yum! The Doritos on top are the perfect touch. What better combination than pizza and tacos?

  3. That looks delicious!!! When can we come over?! :) We are going to try a cauliflower pizza crust sometime this week. Sounds REALLY appetizing, doesn't it? I'm beginning to have some mommy guilt about giving Shar so much pizza since she loves it. I figured I should try this crust even though I'd rather not, just to see if I can trick her into getting veggies in that little body (and our's).

  4. I recently moved across the country and I'm missing some of the food from my favorite local restaurants. Your husband making his own taco pizza recipe just gave me a good idea in hopes that I can get those meals that I miss. I like the idea that I can make some healthy meals too. Thanks for sharing, Kari!



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