Homemade Mexican Pizza Recipe

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This Homemade Mexican Pizza Recipe is easy to make, full of flavor, and super delicious! Perfect for Pizza Fridays or Taco Night!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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Homemade Mexican Pizza Recipe

A slice of Mexican pizza

Welcome back to another Pizza Friday! This week, we are sharing our Taco Bell Copycat Mexican Pizza Recipe. Our homemade pizza is layered with refried beans, Mexican shredded chicken, pickled jalapeños sandwiched between two flour tortillas, then topped with hot sauce and shredded Mexican cheese and baked to perfection. Once baked, we added fresh salsa, green onions, cilantro, and sour cream on top. The results = delicious.

What we love about this recipe is how easy it is to make! It’s basically a loaded quesadilla but better. Y’all are going to love this Mexican Pizza!

What Ingredients you need to make Mexican Pizza?

  • Flour Tortillas – We used Costco’s Flour Tortillas, but any tortilla will work. We recommend that if you are using uncooked tortillas, cook them on the stovetop for a bit, as they won’t fully cook in the oven when they are stacked with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Refried Beans – either homemade or store-bought – We recommend using Refried Pinto Beans in this recipe.
  • Shredded Mexican Chicken or substitute with ground beef, or omit if vegetarian
  • Pickled Jalapeño Slices (optional) – We used Jeff’s Garden Sliced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers, but feel free to use any brand you have on hand.
  • Hot Sauce – We used Siete’s Traditional Hot Sauce (it’s our favorite!), but feel free to use any hot sauce you have on hand!
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese – We used Whole Foods 365 Shredded Mexican Blend – It’s our go-to Mexican cheese, but any Mexican Cheese blend will work!

What toppings go on a Mexican Pizza?

  • Homemade Salsa or store-bought – We made a cherry tomato salsa for our Mexican Pizza — Recipe in notes!
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled Jalapeño Slices
  • Green Onions
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce

How to make Mexican Pizza?

Step 1: If not using store-bought shredded chicken and refried beans, prepare these ingredients first.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3: If using uncooked tortillas, add them to a pan to cook each side. Once done, add 1 layer of the tortilla to the prepared baking sheet. Add about 1/4 cup of refried beans and spread it out evenly over the tortilla. Add shredded chicken and sliced jalapeños evenly on top, and add the second tortilla on top and press down.

Step 4: Add about 2-3 tbsp of hot sauce on top of the second tortilla and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle a generous amount of Mexican Cheese on top.

Step 5: Bake for about 15 minutes, or until doneness.

Step 6: Remove from the oven and add desired toppings on top before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftovers and reheat the next day?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a sauté pan over medium-low heat until hot.

Recommended Wine Pairings:


We recommend pairing this pizza with a bottle of Merlot or Shiraz. These 2 wines drive a lingering and spicy finish with each bite.  So good!

This Homemade Mexican Pizza Recipe is easy to make and full of flavor! It’s made with refried beans, chicken, pickled jalapeños sandwiched between two flour tortillas, then topped with hot sauce and cheese and baked to perfection. Don’t forget to add your preferred topping before enjoying!  ♡ 

Mexican Pizza with Tomato Salsa and Sour Cream

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Homemade Mexican Pizza Recipe

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This Homemade Mexican Pizza Recipe is easy to make, full of flavor, and super delicious! Perfect for Pizza Fridays or Taco Night!
Mexican Pizza
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Yields 2 -4

Ingredients

Mexican Pizza Ingredients:

Mexican Pizza Toppings:

  • Homemade salsa or store-bought
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled jalapeño slices
  • Green onions
  • Cotija cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce

Instructions

  • If not using store-bought shredded chicken and refried beans, prepare these ingredients first. – This step could take about 50 minutes (Chicken) or 8 hours longer (if making fresh homemade refried beans).
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • If using uncooked tortillas, add them to a pan to cook each side. Once done, add 1 layer of the tortilla to the prepared baking sheet. Add about 1/4 cup of refried beans and spread it out evenly over the tortilla. Add shredded chicken and sliced jalapeños evenly on top. Add the second tortilla on top and press down.
  • Add about 2-3 tbsp of hot sauce on top of the second tortilla and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle a generous amount of Mexican Cheese on top.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until doneness.
  • Remove from the oven and add desired toppings on top before serving.

Notes

Cherry Tomato Salsa Ingredients: 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered; 1 tbsp minced red onion; 1 minced garlic clove; 1 tbsp minced cilantro, 1 tbsp lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. 
If using uncooked tortillas – cook each side for 1 minute in a pan over medium heat. 
Course: Entree, Pizza
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
Keyword: Mexican Chicken, Mexican Pizza, Pizza, Pizza Fridays, Wine Pairing
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