A great vegetarian pizza, covered in fresh toppings.
Created with care, this pizza has an exceptional flavor, matching the faultless smell to delight you.
Make sure to always use high quality ingredients and add them to a delicious crust for your family to take part in a out of this world feast.
If you’re in the mood for a Vegetarian pizza with Tomato sauce then this is it.
Making pizza at home is a great way to have fun and get creative in the kitchen! One reason is that it allows you to personalize your pizza to your exact taste preferences. You can make it as big or small as you want, choose your crust thickness, and top it with all your favorite ingredients.
Another reason is that it can be a great activity to do with friends and family. Everyone can gather around and make their own personal pizzas, making it a fun and interactive experience. Plus, it’s also a cost-effective way to enjoy pizza, you can make a large amount of pizza at the same time and store them for later, or even freeze them and enjoy later.
Finally, making pizza at home can also be a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen and teach them about cooking and food. Making pizza at home is a fun and delicious way to bond with loved ones, and it’s also a great way to explore new flavors and ingredients. So, next time you’re craving pizza, why not try making it at home?
Pizza in Mexico
Italian immigrants arrived in Mexico in significant numbers during the late 19th century, making pasta and pizza part of everyday dining. Mexicans enjoy using large corn tortillas, which are oven-baked with Oaxacan Cheese and Beans, and other toppings, which they call Tlayudas or Mexican Pizza.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Mexico here.
Vegetarian Taco Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Vegetarian Taco Pizza whether it be in your pizza oven or your usual oven.
Vegetarian Taco Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Vegetarian Taco Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Bell Pepper
- Black Beans
- Taco Seasoning
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Vegetarian Taco Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
DIY pizza sauce is a cinch with these simple instructions. But, if you’re not in the mood to make it from scratch, feel free to purchase some from your local store.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using either a whisk, or blender, mix well.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- You can also freeze leftover sauce.
The garlic level in your pizza sauce recipe can be adjusted to your personal taste, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Preparing Vegetarian Taco Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
- Bell Pepper
- Black Beans
- Taco Seasoning
Whilst this pizza is very nice as is, or you could pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Vegetarian Taco pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
A fruit of the Capsicum pod type, Jalapeño Peppers are medium sized hot Peppers when compared to other chili Peppers. Jalapeno are popular for their mild heat level, which is roughly 5,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is in the middle of the heat charts.
Originating in Mexico, Jalapeño Peppers are now grown worldwide, and are a popular addition to many cuisines. The word Jalapeno is Spanish for “Jalapa”, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico where it first grew.
When making Vegetarian Taco Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
The one kitchen tool every adult should have in their drawer. See our article on how to cut pizza for the various cutting tools.
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
A pizza stone really helps create a fantastic tasting pizza at home. Learn how to clean and care for your Pizza Stone.
Black beans are an ideal option for those looking to add a unique flavor to their pies. Not only do they provide a tasty punch of umami, but they also offer various health benefits.
The nutty taste of the beans pairs nicely with a variety of sauces from pesto to barbecue – so you can get creative and come up with your own unique flavor combinations.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Keen on seeing more than Vegetarian Taco pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
How long is frozen pizza good for?
It is typically recommended that you do not store frozen pizza for any longer than three months in the freezer.
Can I substitute some of the herbs when making pizza?
Of course! One of the things I love about making pizza is trying different combinations. There’s a plethora of herbs out there to choose from, some which will work together and some that don’t. Explore your taste preferences and substitute any herbs in recipes.
How hot does a pizza oven get?
Pizza ovens can reach 900-1000 degrees, however most of the time, pizzas cook best around 750-850 degrees.
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