Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza Two of my son’s favorite types of food are pizza and anything Mexican.  When we were on vacation in June we ate at Taco Bell.  It had been a long time since we had eaten at a Taco Bell.  Often when we eat out at fast food, we do not give our kids a choice of what they get.  We just order for them.  This makes it a lot cheaper because we usually choose the cheaper items.  Something off the dollar menu or something simple like tacos.

This time though we let them pick what they wanted.  We had been traveling all day and thought they would enjoy the stop better if they choose what they had for lunch.  As soon as my son heard that they had Mexican pizza he wanted one. So, Mexican Pizza was what he got. He loved it. He was very impressed with his Mexican Pizza.

I on the other hand was sitting there thinking that I could easily make it at home. I was sure I could make it or at least something like it for much less. Not only would it be cheaper it would be healthier.

After we got home I searched online for copy cat recipes.  I found quite a few of them. They were all basically the same.  All of the ones that I found had you fry flour tortillas to make the layers of the Mexican Pizza. I knew this would make it closer the the Taco Bell version, but I was wanted this meal to be a quick meal to put together.  I wanted this to be a dish I could put together quickly after a really busy day.  Frying tortillas did not fit into that plan.

So, I used these instead.

Tostada shells.  They worked great. I got mine at Aldi’s so they were pretty inexpensive, but most grocery stores also carry these for a reasonable price.  My son actually thought my version was better.

So, here is what I did.

Mexican Pizza-

 

 

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Comments

  1. Yum… This looks like a meal that any MOMMY would enjoy! 😉

  2. I love mexican food. I only have to find those tostada shells.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. You know I’ve ordered a mexican pizza at Taco Bell. I’ve never made one at home. How fun and how yummy!!

  4. jsprik@blog-diggidy says:

    this looks great!! i love to find recipes for restaurant favorites that i can make at home!! great idea!!

  5. Looks great! We too love anything mexican!

  6. Great idea and easy! This will be a winner at our house.

  7. I have a mexican pizza recipe too that I just recently made. You just can’t go wrong mixing pizza with mexican food! I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

  8. I am definitely making these! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Looks great!! We love Mexican!!

    Many Blessings and Happy Cookin’

  10. I think I’ll be trying these tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Oh yum! I am gonna have to try these!

  12. Great recipe! Sounds delicious!

  13. Mmmm… looks so festive. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I made these yesterday for my family and they were a HUGE hit!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  15. This looks like a great snack, too. Thanks for sharing. I’ve always wondered what to do with Tostadas.

  16. I love your blog – we have enjoyed so many of your recipes!! I made these last week and they were a HUGE hit!! They will definitely be a regular in our dinner rotation!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Made these tonight! So yummy. My grocery store tostadas were all broken up, which was annoying, but the recipe itself tasted fantastic!

    • @JessieLeigh, I am glad that you liked them. I have had that happen with the shells too. My aldi’s carried some for a while that were really good and rarely broken, but they no longer have them.

  18. I love the Mexican Pizzas at Taco Bell. Thanks for reminding me and giving me an at home version.

    Lisa
    http://www.lisasrecipecards.blogspot.com

  19. This looks really tasty, and would be a nice change of pace on our weekly pizza night.

  20. Stephanie K. says:

    Awesome! I also love pizza & mexican….I am definitely going to try this! Two of my kids will like it….the third might just have some meat & cheese lol

  21. Thank you so much for this recipe it was delicious and my hubby and 3 boys enjoyed it as well, as a side I used your Mexican Rice which was amazing and all gobbled up!!!

  22. I love Taco Bell’s mexican pizzas and have been wanting to make my own. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  23. Just made these Mexican Pizzas. Excellent! Thank you for posting.

  24. Teresa Rouzer says:

    These look good and I love to cook with new ingredients – the corn tostada shells. I’ll have to look for these in our local stores. And I could bake mine in the toaster oven – so no heating up the house in the summer. Thanks for another great recipe, Lynn!

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