Cheese Post #5 – Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza

Okay, I know what you’re thinking…more pizza for the 8 Days of Cabot?

Heck yes!!

Pizza is one of the finest cheese delivery vehicles in the annals of history!  Even better, this particular pizza is a perfect blend of the spicy south of the border flavors we’ve been having and delicious Cabot Creamery Collective cheese because we are making…

Vegetarian Taco Pizza

Two days ago, I hit you with a vegetarian version of my wife’s favorite pizza, the Cheeseburger pizza, which she fell in love with at Gino’s East in Chicago.  Well, my favorite pizza has always been the Taco pizza, which I feasted upon as a child at the Godfather’s in my hometown.  (Funny how you have fond childhood memories of places you wouldn’t step foot in as an adult, but that’s another story.)

Anyway, after getting my wife’s cheeseburger pizza ready for her, I had:

  • Half a package of Fantastic taco meat left
  • Another prebaked pizza crust
  • A block of Cabot Chipotle Cheddar cheese
  • Some tomatoes and onions

And a plan…

Making Vegetarian Taco Pizza

You will need:

  • 1/2 package of Fantastic Taco Meat or 1 pound browned ground hamburger
  • 1 prebaked pizza crust
  • 12.5 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package (8 oz) Cabot Chipotle Cheddar, sliced into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 tomato, diced and seeded
  • 1 onion, diced and seeded
  • 1 handful sliced black olives

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spread the tomato sauce over the prebaked crust.  Spread the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper on the pizza.

Cover the pizza with chipotle cheese and spread the tomatoes and onions on top of the cheese.

Bake the pizza until the cheese melts and turns slightly brown, about 12-14 minutes.

Top with olives.  You can also add shredded lettuce and more tomatoes.  Serve with a side of salsa.

That’s it!!

Sadly this is the last pizza we’ll be having for the 8 Days of Cabot, but I think you’ll like what’s coming next.  Oh, and if you were wondering, my wife did like the taco pizza, but not enough to unseat the cheeseburger pizza as her favorite.

Still, enjoy!


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