Spicy Mexican Pizza


This Mexican-flavored pizza comes together in a snap with just a few ingredients!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
6 slices


  • ½ (16 ounce) can spicy fat-free refried beans*

  • 1 cup salsa, divided

  • 1 (12 inch) pre-baked Italian pizza crust

  • 2 cups shredded hearts of romaine lettuce

  • 3 medium green onions, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup ranch dressing

  • ¼ cup crumbled tortilla chips

  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position, and heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix beans and 1/2 cup salsa in a medium bowl. Place crust on a cookie sheet, then spread the bean mixture over crust. Bake until it's crisp and warm, about 10 minutes.

  2. Remove from oven; top with lettuce, green onions and dollop with the remaining salsa. Drizzle (or, if dressing has an easy-pour top, squirt) dressing over pizza. Top with chips and cheese, then return to oven and bake until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes longer. Cut into 6 slices and serve.


* If you can't find the spicy variety of refried beans, then use the traditional kind and stir in 1 tsp. of chili powder.

Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
15g Fat
44g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 1027mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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