Recipe Details

Easy Taco Pizza

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

1/2 pound ground pork
2 tablespoons taco seasoning, 1/2 package
1 6 1/2-oz package pizza crust mix
1 cup salsa
1 cup Colby Jack cheese, reduced fat, shredded
2/3 cup tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
1 1/2 cups lettuce, shredded
2 tablespoons ripe olives, sliced

Cooking Directions


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In large non-stick skillet, cook ground pork with taco seasoning mix over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes or until pork is crumbly and no longer pink. Prepare pizza crust according to package directions. Spread crust evenly on greased 12-inch pizza pan and top evenly with salsa. Sprinkle on taco meat, cheese, and tortilla chips. Bake in 400 degrees F. oven for 18-22 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven, top with shredded lettuce and olives.

Serves 6

*May substitute homemade 12-inch pizza crust.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe combines two kid favorites - pizza and tacos. Invite children to help prepare the pizza or substitute mini pizza crusts and let family members create their own pizzas. Serve with fruit kabobs.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 440 calories
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 20 grams
Sodium: 1150 milligrams
Cholesterol: 50 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 39 grams

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