Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza: Crustacular, low-carb and gluten-free

Looking for something new for dinner? Miss Godfather’s Taco Pizza? Are you diabetic, gluten intolerant or low-carbing and need something you can enjoy on pizza night? At only 23 carbs for an entire pizza, this could be your answer.

First, why a zucchini crust? I wanted something less pungent for a crust, and one which would take the flavors of the toppings without conflicting. Zucchini is mild, healthy, and easy to prepare. This prolific vegetable can be used in the crust in place of cauliflower for any of the pizza recipes.

Don’t panic when you see the calorie and carbohydrate counts. You are getting almost twice the pizza size of the regular cauliflower crust recipe.

Taco Pizza
Zucchini crust

For the Taco Pizza
In the baked crust, layer, in the following order:
Pizza sauce mixed with Picante/Salsa
Seasoned ground beef
Shredded lettuce
Shredded cheddar (you can also add mozzarella and/or colby jack)
Chopped Tomato
Red Onion
Sliced Black Olives

Optional: top with guacamole and sour cream (change nutritional information as needed).

Do not cook with toppings added. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes a large, 14” pizza. Serves 8.

Nutritional information per 1/8 of a pizza (including crust):
Calories: 166 Carbohydrates: 4 Fiber: >1 Net carbohydrate: 3 Fat: 16 g Protein: 18 g

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  1. Wow!! What a GREAT looking Taco Pizza! This dish looks so beautiful with the colours. It's a Very tempting and delicious recipe. I love pizza. Can't wait to see your posting, my mouth is watering. Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. So this should be made with the zucchini crust not cauliflower?

  3. Thank you, Sam!

    Anna, zucchini seems to work better with the spicy, zippy flavors of the taco toppings as it is slightly sweeter. Cauliflower tends towards pungency, which is more accommodating to Italian flavorings.

    That said, I say use what works for you! I just love the zuke in this pizza. Nom nom nom.

  4. Would it be possible to put on the sauce, meat, and cheese and then stick it under the broiler until the cheese melts? Looks really good! Thank you.

  5. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Hi, unknown! I don't see why not. Then you can sprinkle the lettuce and other fresh vegetables and additions on top! I just treated it essentially like a taco and put the shred on post-baking to emulate what Godfather's Pizza used to do back in the day.

  6. I don’t see the actual recipe for the zucchini crust….

  7. I love so many things you make! I dont see the recipe for this at all, only the order in which to layer the ingredients…..

    • Hey there! You’re going to make the zucchini crust and then you’re going to layer on the toppings. https://yourlighterside.com/zucchini-pizza-crust-recipe-2/ I hope this helps! I should revamp that recipe, but really, you can use any crust with it, so I wanted to keep it simple.

    • Recipe that is similar Mix 2/3 c taco sauce, 2/3 c pizza sauce spread on your favorite crust. Cook 1 lb lean hamburger add 1 pkt McCormic or ChiChi’s (red packet) taco seasoning to the meat. Sprinkle over the sauce, add 1/1/2 c shredded mozzarella, top with 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese, bake till golden and bubbly. Remove from oven, top with shredded or chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes and crushed taco Doritos. (optional, diced onion and black olives)

  8. I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!! I will be making this all the time now!! Thanks so much for this recipe. I will definitely come here to find more low carb recipes!! 🙂

  9. I don’t see a temperature and time. I am assuming 425 for 18-20 minutes, but not sure

  10. How much ground beef?? How much of each of the toppings…for the taco pizza..to get that many calories


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