Picture this: life buzzing all around you. Dog barking. Doorbell ringing. The dog barks louder. Kids fighting over the remote. Phone rings…
It’s Dear. He wants to remind you that he’s bringing two out-of-town clients for dinner. “I did tell you. Right, Honey?”
“Yes, Dear. Don’t I always have your back?”
Hang up. Panic. Of course, he didn’t tell you.
You can add a few bits and things to stretch what you’ve planned for dinner. But, Very Important People expect hors d’oeuvres.
How’s this for a Brilliant Idea:
These roll-ups are fun to eat and a snap to assemble. They will whet your VIP’s appetite and serve as a preview for what’s coming. No matter their importance, your guests will reminisce about their two favorite food groups as a child – tacos and pizza.
Serve them, at the table, on small plates. Top with upscale garnishes like the sun dried- tomatoes, mushrooms and/or black olives
If any are left, which is doubtful, they reheat beautifully for family lunch the next day.
Call them appetizers and serve to not-so-important guests, but you love’ em anyway. For a pretty presentation, sprinkle shredded cheese on a colorful round tray. Then plate the Beef Tacos Pizza Rollups.
For such casual occasions, we like to use traditional taco toppings, such as guacamole or chopped avocado, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, shredded lettuce, onions.
Teens have a bottomless well in their tummies. When kids come over for a get-together, “I’m hungry”, plays like a broken record. Just set the ingredients and the Beef Tacos Pizza Rollups recipe out or this pizza bomb recipe and let them help make this snack containing some of their favorite flavors.
Taco Pizza Rolls make terrific takeaways. Next time you’re invited to a potluck, these are sure winners.
Double Cheese, please - For an easy Friday night family supper, just add a couple of sides, such as black beans, sweet potato fries, brown rice, or refried beans and Spanish rice. Melt mozzarella over rollups before serving and you won’t need to prepare extra toppings.
Be couch veggies and eat in the living room, while you watch movies.
This is called as good as it gets.
- ground beef
- classic pizza crust (canned pizza dough)
- Taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
- Mexican blend cheese (Shredded)
- sour cream
Step by step instructions
1 Preheat oven to 400 ° and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2 Cook and brown beef in a medium skillet until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3 Take the pizza dough out of its package. Unroll it onto a flat surface. Slightly roll or press the pizza dough out into a rectangle.
4 Add the taco meat evenly on top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on top.
5 Starting with the long edge of the pizza dough, roll dough tightly up into a roll. Using a serrated knife, make about 1-inch slices along the roll, making about 12 rolls.
6 Place rolls on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
7 Serve immediately and top with desired toppings.
Watch the video
Beef Taco Pizza Rollups
- ½ lb ground beef
- 1 classic pizza crust (canned pizza dough)
- 2 tablespoon taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
- 3 tablespoon water
- 1 cup Mexican blend cheese (Shredded)
Optional toppings: lettuce , tomato, sour cream, onion, and guacamole
- Preheat oven to 400 ° and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Cook and brown beef in a medium skillet until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Take the pizza dough out of its package. Unroll it onto a flat surface. Slightly roll or press the pizza dough out into a rectangle.
- Add the taco meat evenly on top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on top.
- Starting with the long edge of the pizza dough, roll dough tightly up into a roll. Using a serrated knife, make about 1-inch slices along the roll, making about 12 rolls.
- Place rolls on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
- Serve immediately and top with desired toppings.
Watch the Video:
Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.
I love creating roll-ups of various types but I have to say, I've never seen them in taco form! I will definitely have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!
My daughter loves both tacos and pizza and I know shed love to have a go at making these!
Jacqueline Meldrum says
Roll ups are a great idea for lunches, snacks and parties. My little boy loves them. I like how you have pilled yours high.
These look cute, fun and tasty!
Amy | The Cook Report says
These look so tasty! I love how simple they are as well, brilliant work
Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs says
you have taken three of my favourite foods and magically combined them. So imp-ressed with this recipe!!!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry says
These look like a great appetizer. Think the kids will like these.
Great idea for a fast fix when guests arrive unexpected , I usually just make pizza bites
Oh no! THat scenario got my blood pressure up! haha! Seriously, it's important to have a menu backup in situations like that and that's one way to have a win-win outcome! They are such cute appetizers, too!
These are so perfect for casual gatherings and I seriously doubt there are any leftovers.
Shashi at Savory Spin says
Woa - you had your hands full before that call - and you still managed to whip up these delicious nibbles! Brilliant!
These look like a lot of fun. I know my daughter will love these!
Love your photography, cheers
Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze says
Tacos and pizza in one? Um, yes please! You're right, this is a versatile little bite of yum! 🙂
if there are any left? VERY doubtful, ha! these sound fantastic, and a perfect last minute addition!