Southwestern Taco Pizza

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One of my favorites from childhood is hitting the blog today - Southwestern Taco Pizza!

Southwestern Taco Pizza from (@whatsgabycookin)


I think I've found a way to turn a taco into just about everything but I can't take full credit for this one... credit goes to my mom and dad. And ever since I came out with my own salsa line, we've taken it to the next level. Okay ready for this...

Southwestern Taco Pizza from (@whatsgabycookin)

Instead of a pizza sauce base, I use my Chipotle Salsa (which if you haven't tasted it yet - you need to go to Williams Sonoma and get it immediately. Order it online or swing by your local store) and then top it with with tons of cheese, poblano peppers, corn, black beans, green onions, jalapenos and then a sprinkling of cotija cheese to give it a nice salty kick. See... taco pizza!! Get into it!

Southwestern Taco Pizza from (@whatsgabycookin)

You'll want this stat. It's gonna be in your dinner rotation forever and ever.

Check out some of my other favorite pizzas here: 

  1. See all my Pizzas here
  2. Three Cheese Pizza
  3. Green Pizza (with Asparagus, Peas, Mint and Burrata)
  4. White Pizza with Spinach and Lemon
  5. Sweet Corn and Basil Pizza
  6. Garlic Mushroom & Spinach Pizza
  7. Burrata Snap Pea and Asparagus Pizza
  8. Broccolini Sausage Pizza
  9. Corn Cilantro Jalapeño Pizza
Southwestern Taco Pizza from (@whatsgabycookin)

Southwestern Taco Pizza

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 2 votes
I think I’ve found a way to turn a taco into just about everything but I can’t take full credit for this one… credit goes to my mom and dad. 
Prep Time 42 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, Southwestern
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound pizza dough at room temperature
  • 1 cups WGC chipotle salsa
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup sliced red pepper pepper
  • 1 cup sliced poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced


  • Sliced scallion
  • Cilantro
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cilantro
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  • Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees. Thirty minutes before cooking the pizza, put your pizza stone in the oven.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces. Stretch each piece of dough in a circular motion, then lay them both out on a flat surface and flatten out using a rolling pin. If you have a pizza peel, sprinkle some flour on it and place the stretched out dough on the peel.
  • Once your 2 pizza doughs are flat and ready to be cooked, spread the salsa on top of each dough.
  • Sprinkle the tops of each pizza with Monterey jack cheese and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the black beans, corn, chopped peppers and jalapeño slices. Transfer the pizzas into the oven and bake for 12-13 minutes until the crust is golden.
  • Remove pizza from the oven and top with scallions, cilantro, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Season as needed and serve.


Make your own dough or grab some at the deli counter. It's so easy to keep some in the fridge at all times!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1672mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2109IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 5mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. 5 stars
    My family is so happy now that I take your recipes for our weekly meal plans. They can't wait to find out what's next and this pizza recipe is now on the "have to have" list. You rock my dear.

  2. Hi Gaby. This recipe looks amazing. I don't live in the US and can't get a hold of your salsa (boo!). Any suggestions for an alternative?

  3. Of course I need to try this in My Baja Kitchen. I'm working on making pizza in my cast iron Dutch oven on the outside grill.

  4. This looks so good! I love mexican pizza but I've honestly never had one anywhere other than Taco Bell lol Definitely need to try this!

  5. Love this. We have been using your salsa's on just about everything, and it completely MAKES the pizza. Actually need to ride down to WS and pick up a few more jars. They have been my go to hostess gift when we visit friends.

  6. You are the pizza Queen! And the taco I guess this is the perfect mash-up! Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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