Friday Pie Day... Our 1st Official Pizza

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic week. My week started out great with my hubby taking Monday off work so we could have a fun play day with our boys and the good times just kept rolling from there (along with the thunderstorms)! I love nighttime thunderstorms! They are so relaxing and it really helps me fall asleep and stay asleep. My boys are the same way so this mama is well rested!! 

You know what else I love... PIZZA! You would have never guessed that right?! Why else would I create an whole day around the food?! I have been so excited to write share this recipe with you I almost didn't wait til Friday. But Wednesday Pie Day just doesn't have the same ring to it. 


I got the inspiration for this pizza from a Saturday afternoon Del Taco run. As part of our local library's summer reading program we got coupons for free tacos at Del Taco. The boys also got toys, a new book and free admission tickets to the Utah Natural History Museum along with other free coupons. I got a free book and ticket to the museum also. I love taking my boys to the library! They love to read, and by read I mean sitting down on mom's lap and get read to, and it is a great time for us to cuddle and recharge our batteries. But, back to Del Taco. So we got our free tacos and took them home and my boys loved them! 

This was just a few days after the whole Friday Pie Day idea came to me so I decided to give Taco Pizza a shot! And oh man am I so glad I did! It was sooo good! I used the homemade taco sauce from earlier in the week as my base and layered the toppings on from there. It was the best taco I have ever tasted...and it was a PIZZA!! From the kick of the sauce to the hint of garlic in the dough topped with everything I love on my tacos it was a little bit of heaven in every bite. Feel free to add or change any of the toppings to make this fit your favorite taco style!




Ingredients:

pizza dough
1/2-3/4 c taco sauce
1/2 lb ground beef
2 tsp taco seasoning (you can use 1/2 a packet from the store or try this homemade seasoning)
1/4 cup water
2 cups shredded cheese (I used Three Cheese Mexican Blend)
2 tbsp diced green chiles
2 tbsp tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp sliced black olives
2 tbsp lettuce, shredded

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°
Brown ground beef and drain grease.
Add taco seasoning and water to beef and let simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
While beef is simmering spread pizza dough out on pizza pan, making sure to 
have extra dough around the edges for the crust.
Brush on taco sauce. 
Add 1-11/2 cups cheese
Add all remaining toppings, including beef, and top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. I cooked mine for 17 minutes and it was perfect.



Taco Tuesday meet Friday Pie Day!


What is your favorite pizza? Are there any pizza that your absolutely refuse to eat?!



Tastefully Frugal: Friday Pie Day... Our 1st Official Pizza

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday Pie Day... Our 1st Official Pizza

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic week. My week started out great with my hubby taking Monday off work so we could have a fun play day with our boys and the good times just kept rolling from there (along with the thunderstorms)! I love nighttime thunderstorms! They are so relaxing and it really helps me fall asleep and stay asleep. My boys are the same way so this mama is well rested!! 

You know what else I love... PIZZA! You would have never guessed that right?! Why else would I create an whole day around the food?! I have been so excited to write share this recipe with you I almost didn't wait til Friday. But Wednesday Pie Day just doesn't have the same ring to it. 


I got the inspiration for this pizza from a Saturday afternoon Del Taco run. As part of our local library's summer reading program we got coupons for free tacos at Del Taco. The boys also got toys, a new book and free admission tickets to the Utah Natural History Museum along with other free coupons. I got a free book and ticket to the museum also. I love taking my boys to the library! They love to read, and by read I mean sitting down on mom's lap and get read to, and it is a great time for us to cuddle and recharge our batteries. But, back to Del Taco. So we got our free tacos and took them home and my boys loved them! 

This was just a few days after the whole Friday Pie Day idea came to me so I decided to give Taco Pizza a shot! And oh man am I so glad I did! It was sooo good! I used the homemade taco sauce from earlier in the week as my base and layered the toppings on from there. It was the best taco I have ever tasted...and it was a PIZZA!! From the kick of the sauce to the hint of garlic in the dough topped with everything I love on my tacos it was a little bit of heaven in every bite. Feel free to add or change any of the toppings to make this fit your favorite taco style!




Ingredients:

1/2-3/4 c taco sauce
1/2 lb ground beef
2 tsp taco seasoning (you can use 1/2 a packet from the store or try this homemade seasoning)
1/4 cup water
2 cups shredded cheese (I used Three Cheese Mexican Blend)
2 tbsp diced green chiles
2 tbsp tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp sliced black olives
2 tbsp lettuce, shredded

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°
Brown ground beef and drain grease.
Add taco seasoning and water to beef and let simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
While beef is simmering spread pizza dough out on pizza pan, making sure to 
have extra dough around the edges for the crust.
Brush on taco sauce. 
Add 1-11/2 cups cheese
Add all remaining toppings, including beef, and top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. I cooked mine for 17 minutes and it was perfect.



Taco Tuesday meet Friday Pie Day!


What is your favorite pizza? Are there any pizza that your absolutely refuse to eat?!



11 Comments:

At August 22, 2014 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Meaghan Lamm said...

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At August 22, 2014 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Meaghan Lamm said...

This looks delicious! I'm a taco freak but my family doesn't share my intense enthusiasm for Mexican food. I wonder if I could slip it by them with this pizza?

 
At August 22, 2014 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Lady Lilith said...

Looks amazing. I hope you have an amazing weekend.

 
At August 22, 2014 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Susen Kuchta said...

how delicious that looks! Pinning!

 
At August 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Julie V said...

Yummy idea!
We have so many pizza favorites in my family: We do hot wing pizza with wing sauce and then topped with lean chopped chicken (and cheese and bell pepper of course).
This garlic pizza with bacon I just posted about I sometimes bill as a BREAKFAST pizza because it has bacon on it.
http://somebodysdinner.blogspot.com/2014/08/garlic-ranch-pizza-with-bacon.html
Anyway, happy pizza days :)

 
At August 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thanks Meaghan! I think you should give it a try... cuz you who doesn't love pizza, really?! My guys all love Mexican food so it was an easy win for me lol Let me know how it goes!

 
At August 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you so much Lady!! You as well... take some amazing pictures for me ;)

 
At August 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you Susen I hope you enjoy it :)

 
At August 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you so much for visiting Julie! I love all your pizza recipes!! My son puts ranch on his eggs, which totally grosses me out, so I'm sure I could make that Ranch Garlic Chicken Pizza for breakfast and it would be gone in a flash!

 
At August 23, 2014 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Canary Street Crafts said...

This looks amazing!!! And I just realized you linked to my homemade taco seasoning again! You really are the best, Sydney!! Hope you're having a great weekend!! -Amy

 
At August 25, 2014 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Jessica Pelasky said...

I love homemade pizza. I think it just always tastes better!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

 

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