In an attempt to recreate one of my favorites from California Pizza Kitchen, I made this Tostada Pizza, adapted from the Pioneer Woman’s Taco Pizza. Here’s the recipe if you want to print it out and try it:
Tostada Pizza*Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Pizza Dough (I get mine at Trader Joe’s, or you can make your own.)
1 can black beans
Taco Seasoning (to taste)-I used about 1 TBSP
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Sour Cream
3 T. Salsa
1. Pour can of black beans and taco seasoning in saucepan and heat over medium low heat. Using a potato masher, mash the beans and continue heating until they reach the consistency of refried beans.
2. Spread dough out on pizza pan or oiled baking sheet. Spread black beans over and top with shredded cheese. Bake according to pizza dough instructions.
3. While dough is baking, mix 1/4 sour cream with 3 T. salsa (should be pourable), shred lettuce and dice tomatoes.
4. Remove pizza from oven, top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro. Drizzle sour cream mixture over the top and add some crushed tortilla chips.
Ease of preparation:
This is a fairly quick and easy recipe. Getting the beans to the right consistency took a little more time than I thought, but you can cut up the lettuce and tomatoes during that time.
I thought this was a yummy pizza and a fun variation on traditional pizza. It’s definitely better right out of the oven than heated up later for leftovers though.
Would you make it again?
Yes, I’ll make this one again.
Would you change anything next time?
I think it would be fun to add in some avocado or olives or other tostada-type ingredients.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?