Taco Pizza Rolls

These Taco Pizza Rolls are made with taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough. Another twist on Taco Tuesday!

Set up a toppings bar and let your guests get in the action and add their own toppings to these Taco Pizza Rolls. 

Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com


I was brainstorming dinner ideas and thought why not do a Mexican version of these Pizza Rolls? Taco Pizza Rolls!

I tried a couple of different versions. I like to complicate things.

I tried a version with crescent dough, a cream cheese/salsa sauce, taco meat, and cheese. Sounds good, right?

Well, the crescent dough was too soft to handle the wet filling and although the flavor was good, I decided I needed to simplify things.

My next version I made with just taco meat and cheese and decided that any other toppings could go on top. They were a total hit! Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comStart by browning some beef and seasoning it with some Old El Paso taco seasoning.

You want to make sure you break up the big chunks of beef so that it rolls easier. Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSprinkle some Mexican blend cheese and roll it up as tight as you can starting with the long end of the rectangle. Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comCut about 1-inch slices with a sharp serrated knife so that you don’t squish the dough. Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comPlace them on your baking sheet… Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com…and bake them for 10-12 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown. Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThen top your Taco Pizza Rolls with all of your favorite taco fixings: lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, or guacamole. Set up a toppings bar and let everyone design their own roll. Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comEnjoy!

 If you love these Taco Pizza Rolls, you’ll love this Pizza Monkey Bread.

Taco Pizza Rolls
Prep Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 18 taco rolls
Author: Christy Denney
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional toppings: lettuce , tomato, sour cream, onion, and guacamole
  1. Preheat oven to 400 ° and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium skillet, cook and brown beef until no longer pink. Drain. Add taco seasoning and water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Set aside and cool slightly before using.
  3. Take pizza dough out of its package and 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 18 rolls.
  6. Place rolls on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately and top with desired toppings.
Recipe Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Want to prepare ahead of time? These taco rolls can easily be made ahead of time and frozen until you need them.

Taco Pizza Rolls - taco meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with your favorite taco toppings. the-girl-who-ate-everthing.com

Speak Your Mind



  1. Can I come to your house? I love the Taco Tuesday idea. And these have to be the cutest little appetizers I’ve ever seen. I love how you can customize them with your own toppings. Pinned!

  2. They look like little mini cinnamon rolls but with tacos. How fun! I think I might put these on the menu this weekend!

  3. Dianne Nelson says:

    An easy way to cut these kinds of rolls is to use unflavored, waxed, dental floss. Slide a long piece under the roll, cross it, and pull up. Clean as a whistle, works for cinnamon rolls too!

  4. Such a fun idea, my boys would love these!

  5. What a great idea! I love Pillsbury’s pizza crust.

  6. Well now I know what I’m brining for apps tomorrow night – what a great idea!

  7. I love this idea! We have a Taco Tuesday every week and a Pizza Friday- WHICH DAY DO I CHOOSE? Theme nights are fun and this is such a great idea to mix things up a bit.

  8. These look magnificent. What a great dinner idea, I bet this would be great for tailgating recipe, too.

  9. Okay I am literally still chewing. Just made and ate these, yummy. However mine did not turn out so pretty. I may have spread the dough too thin which is my caution to others. I’m excited to try again very soon and try some variations to the filling, I’m thinking ground chicken and black beans, and maybe ground beef with some refried beans.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yay. Thank you for the warning!

    • Cookie Winslow says:

      My Daughter, Machele and I have a “Daughter/Mother Dinner/Movie Night” once a month. Machele is Hostess one month and me the next. We like to surprise the other with new recipes.
      Found this recipe sometime ago.
      Looked for it, no luck. Ask Google for a “Taco Pizza Rolls Recipe” and the very same recipe popped up!!! Can’t wait to prepare this next month. Thank you!

  10. If I freeze these, would I thaw completely or pop in oven frozen?

  11. Making these tonight and can’t wait! Do they re-heat? Any suggestions for re-heating?

  12. Can I use a really large flour tortilla instead of the pizza crust? I would probably have to add refried beans or something to hold it together, I don’t think the cheese by itself will hold. Have you tried anything like this?

  13. I am going to try these today. How to you think they will hold up in a crock pot after baking them? I want them to stay warm but noy get soggy. Any other ideas?

    • I think it will work perfect, but don’t seal the cover. Just cover loosely with foil to let the steam escape and set your crock pot to “buffet” heat. Also, best to use a shallow, casserole style crock pot and avoid layering altogether. If you want them hot all day, you may line the bottom with baking paper to avoid scorching. Have fun!

  14. Debbie Horton says:

    I would like to freeze this. Should I bake them first, then freeze them, or should I freeze them before baking?

  15. Do you think these would work with pie crust instead of pizza crust?

  16. made these tonight. Didn’t turn so nice. I see someone had the same problem. The dough got really soft after putting the meat on it which made it really sloppy to roll. Made it work. The kids loved them. They were still yummy. Any suggestions for next time?

  17. What would you suggest for a vegetarian substitute? Black beans? Or refried beans? thanks!

  18. I made this recipe today, omg i love it.

  19. Eliana Tangerino says:

    bom dia..

  20. Hey! You mention freezing near the end. Do you freeze them after cooking, and if so, just reheat them in the oven? Or, freeze them before the cook after assembly, then cook them when you need them?

  21. Made these great Taco Rolls for dinner tonight and they were a hit! YAY…
    I will make spanish rice next time as a side dish but otherwise it went well. I’m very hit or miss with my meals so I’m utterly grateful that this turned out well.


  22. Made these tonight. I had the same problem with my dough getting too soft, but I think it was because (like you mentioned) my dough was warm and my meat was right off the burner. I’ll try cooling both next time.

    Still super yummy. Both my kids loved it. Thank you for this!

  23. Easy to make great tast wife loved them

  24. Addressing the vegetarian question. I would use black beans, drained well and rinsed, frozen corn thawed and drained. You could also dice red, yellow, orange, or green bell peppers. Small pieces, and I would put saute them for a while. Onion, diced small would be a tasty addition. I haven’t made this yet, but I am planning to pin it and try it out.

  25. I love these!!! Wanted them a little bit healthier so used ground turkey, added blk. beans, corn and a touch of whipped cream cheese to keep them from drying out. Then when I rolled them I added fresh spinach on top of the cheese, rolled tightly and put them back in the fridge before I cut them to freeze. Wanted a little more of a meal from them, they are so FANTASTIC!!!!! Sorry I messed with your wonderful recipe but I live alone and wanted them for that night I don’t want to really cook. I did put the meat in an ice bath to cool it down before stuffing them after reading the reviews. I really love them and the way you can change it up for your own personal touch……Thank you so much for giving me a meal or a party food for friends.

  26. Omg omg they were delish!!! My kids loved them yummmmmm!!!

  27. My daughter had to take an appetizer to school for her Spanish class fiesta. These taco pizza rolls looked simple enough. I made note of chilling the meat. By the time we got the crust rolled out, it was a bit warm. We were able to get the roll rolled, but the cutting didn’t go so well! We actually had two rolls that just fell apart, so we made them into taco pizza balls. LOL! They tasted just as good! I think the next time we try these (and we will because they are yummy!), we will freeze the roll (as suggested) and slice it when frozen before baking. We will also try the rolls with all the toppings we usually use with tacos. For the class fiesta, however, I will just send some salsa so the kids can add it to their taco roll. Thanks for the recipe!

  28. I wonder how crescent rolls would work instead of pizza dough?

  29. oh..how adorable! I have all the ingredients but the pizza crust…and am going to pick up that and make these for dinner…can’t wait to eat these little pizza treats. Thanks for a quick recipe..and I love that they
    can be frozen and heated when I want later. I enjoy your recipes and tips!

  30. I made the mistake of saying that I was making pizza rolls and was asked immediately was it going to b pepperoni. Hmmmm…How is that going to turn out?

  31. How do you think these would hold up if I made them up for kids school lunches? Would they be okay cold?

  32. How many calories ?