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Today, I’m sharing with you all my Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza.
This is a copycat version of the “Taco Bell” Mexican Pizza that is so easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious!
I’ve loved Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza for years now. There’s something about the crisp tortillas, taco sauce, tender tomatoes, and melted cheese that tastes so delicious! I remember years ago when our local Taco Bell added sliced black olives and sliced green onions on the top. Now, they no longer include those toppings.
Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza is my favorite item on the menu. It’s about the only item I get when I go there. My copycat version of the Mexican Pizza is budget-friendly too. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator to prepare this recipe!
It’s really easy to make! You start off by heating the tortilla shells in a skillet, about 1-2 minutes per side. Then, you heat your refried beans. Spread some of the refried beans all over one of the tortilla shells and place the other tortilla shell over it. Next, you spread taco sauce all over the top of the tortilla shell, add your tomatoes, mexican blend shredded cheese and green onion slices. Bake in the oven just enough to melt the cheese, then voila it’s ready to eat!
Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
- ½ cup refried beans
- ½ cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
- ⅓ cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
- 1 green onion, sliced
- ¼ cup taco sauce
- 2 8″ tortillas
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray.
- Heat the tortillas 1-2 minutes on each side.
- Heat the refried beans.
- Spread the refried beans completely on one tortilla.
- Place the other tortilla on top.
- Place the combined tortillas on a baking sheet.
- Spread the taco sauce on the top tortilla.
- Add the tomatoes, shredded cheese and onions.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!
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This recipe is perfect! To add a little spicy I used beans with jalapeño. Also used ground turkey with homemade taco seasoning to make filling more hearty. Yummy
Marti McCorkendale says
you forgot the meat!
Michelle Nelson says
I used to work at a Taco Bell many years ago. The flour tortillas are fried, not baked. This and the taco bowls and chalupa shells (gordita shells) are fried. It’s basically pita bread.
I made this last night but added the Beyond Beef plant-based meat substitute and mixed in some taco seasoning and topped that over the refried beans . I also included sour cream. I am sooo happy I don’t have to miss out on this past-time favorite as it tastes just like the real thing and is awesomely vegetarian. Taco Bell’s refried beans contain lard which is why I chose not to buy even without meat.
Herbert Potts says
I tried this recipe and it was delicious!
Cynthia McNeill says
What kind of taco sauce did you use? Also, could you add taco meat to the inside? I love taco bell Mexican pizzas, but would rather make them myself. I have 3 sons that would probably prefer having meat on the inside with the beans.
Herbert Potts says
I used refried beans,rice and taco meat for the filling and rotel diced tomatoes with diced green chilles and taco bell
mild sauce for the topping along with mexican blend cheese and chopped green onions.
Terri Crump says
You can put whatever you want in it and it would be fine. Taco Bell’s does have meat meat in it.
The Smelly Lady says
YUM! I love those things! They were my favorite when I worked at Taco Bell many years ago, and I have made them a few times since.
This looks so good! You can never go wrong with pizza 😉