Mexican Fiestada for School Lunch


Back-to-school lunch version of Mexican fiestada.

close up view of a Mexican Fiestada in a cardboard box
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 small pizzas


  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package dry taco seasoning mix

  • 1 cup ground beef

  • 1 (14 ounce) package prepared pizza dough, or as needed

  • ½ cup pizza sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ¼ cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Sprinkle taco seasoning on ground beef. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Divide pizza dough in half and flatten each half into a thin crust over a nonstick baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 minutes. Remove but leave oven on.

  5. Mix pizza sauce, cumin, and salt together in a bowl. Spread 1/2 of the mixture over each pizza crust. Sprinkle beef and Cheddar cheese evenly on top.

  6. Bake until crusts are crunchy and cheese is melted, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

511 Calories
20g Fat
56g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1748mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 268mg 21%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* 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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