Mexican Pizza

by Erin

Taco Tuesday and Pizza Night join forces with this Mexican inspired pizza with taco sauce, chorizo, pepperjack & cheddar cheese, pepper, cilantro, and some avocado.

Mexican Pizza 1

Pizza may be one of my favorite foods. It is so incredibly versatile and I love coming up with new toppings based on what I have on hand. This latest creation uses some favorite Mexican flavors. A whole wheat thin pizza crust gets topped with taco sauce, pepperjack cheese, cheddar cheese, chorizo, red bell pepper, cilantro, and avocado.

And why yes, that is a Star Trek pizza cutter. No pizza night is complete without it!

Mexican Pizza 3

P.S. Forgot to update you on the status of my work computer – all my files were lost. Yea let’s just not talk about it and move on shall we? All files are going to be on the drive from now on. Stupid, stupid…

One year ago: Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas

Four years ago: Blueberry Cookies

MEXICAN PIZZA

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

1 recipe whole wheat thin crust pizza dough, risen

1 tsp olive oil

1 link chorizo sausage, casing removed

1/3 cup taco sauce

1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

Handful fresh cilantro

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with a pizza stone* on the lowest rack.
  2. Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a small skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once hot add the sausage and crumble with a wooden spoon, cooking until not longer pink. Drain excess grease and remove from heat.
  4. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal*. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim.
  5. Spread taco sauce evenly over dough and top with cheeses, chorizo, and pepper.
  6. Slide dough onto the stone* and for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with cilantro and avocado before slicing and serving.

*Can also place dough directly on a pizza pan or cookie sheet.

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Susan March 26, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Erin, even if we don’t make this pizza, we LOVE your pizza cutter. My husband has a Starship Enterprise Christmas ornament that plugs into the lights on the tree so it lights up. I’m thinking we might need a pizza cutter now, thanks to your good pizza recipes…

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout March 25, 2015 - 12:27 am

This looks so good! I totally love Mexican food and this is just the perfect fusion :)

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Amy @ Fearless Homemaker March 24, 2015 - 2:57 pm

OOh, this sounds SO good! We make a ton of homemade pizza, but I confess we usually go with the same, very standard toppings over and over again. I’ve been wanting to mix it up more and I know I’d LOVE this!

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