Mexican Pizza and Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, February 2, 2010

The last time I made Cheesy Chicken Nacho Dip, The Phoenix loved it, but wasn’t exactly sure how much merit it had as a dinner.

Well, sometimes I can get a little sneaky…

and this was one of those times.

I wanted to make it again, but knew I’d better step up my game if I wanted to win his approval, and so I give to you…

an utterly delicious Mexican Pizza!  (aka Cheesy Chicken Nacho Dip on a pizza crust and topped with scallions).  Call it what you want.  (He had no idea until I clued him in later.  Hehe.)

And, for the record, it was a really good Mexican pizza.  We’ll be having it again.  But please promise me you’ll make sure to drain off all the excess liquid from the dip so the pizza doesn’t make a mess of your oven.  I’d sure hate for that to happen.

Mexican Pizza

recipe by The Redbird
Details
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes.
  • Ready in 20 Minutes.
  • Makes: 2 Servings
Ingredients
  • **Cheesy Chicken Nacho Dip (recipe link below)
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green onion, sliced
Directions
  • Prepare **Cheesy Chicken Nacho Dip (recipe link below) as directed.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. (Follow directions for whatever pizza crust you are using. Mine called for 450 degrees.)
  • Brush oil over pizza crust.
  • Using a slotted spoon, being careful to drain off as much liquid as possible, spread Cheesy Chicken Nacho Dip over pizza crust, leaving a 1-inch border.
  • Bake as directed by your pizza crust. (Mine called for lowering the oven temperature to 425 degrees and baking for 10 minutes.)
  • Garnish with green onion, slice and serve!

**Recipe for Cheesy Chicken Nacho Dip

I made another cool discovery while making this dinner too.  I was all out of taco seasoning.

Okay, that wasn’t the cool discovery, but it led to it.  Did you know you can make your own?!  Now that I think of it, I probably should’ve known this, but, honestly, it’d never crossed my mind.  Not until the moment I realized I didn’t have any packets of it left and I started brainstorming what might be in it so I could try to season the filling on my own.

A lightbulb went off.

I consulted the trusty, always there for you in times of need, allrecipes.com, and they didn’t let me down.  I’d say they never have, but I can’t forget this

But it’s okay, nobody’s perfect.

So here you have it, folks.  If you’d like to make your own taco seasoning, I’m here to tell you it can be done and it’s easy as pie.  Actually, way easier than pie.  I always mess up pie.  But that’s another story for another day.

Taco Seasoning

recipe from allrecipes.com
Details
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes.
  • Ready in 5 Minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
  • In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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