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Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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This air fryer copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza will give you a meal in minutes without all the added garbage you get in regular fast food.

Fast food, for better or worse, has become a major part of our American culture. But we all know its not great for our health if we eat it on a regular basis.

A focus on a single Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza with two more behind it. All three are on a plate.

So instead of giving up the things we love, sometimes, it really pays off to simply make our favorites at home. Especially when it’s cheap and easy to do so.

The good news is, this is quick and easy to assemble and cook once you have all the components together. It’s a great way to use up taco night leftovers too!

Mexican Pizza in The Air Fryer

An air fryer is one of the best ways to make healthier food. While most people use it to fry foods without all the fat, you can make a lot of your favorites in a much more pant-size-friendly way.

Is It Cheaper To Make A Taco Bell Mexican Pizza At Home?

Absolutely! A Taco Bell Mexican Pizza costs about $3.50. You could make several of these for that amount per serving. About 4 of them.

So this is definitely cost effective and way cheaper than going through the drive-thru.

Three Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas sit on a plate with an air fryer sitting behind them.

Meatless Mexican Pizza

If you are vegetarian, this can easily be made, either without the meat, or with a vegetarian meat substitute.

For a vegan version, use vegan meat substitute and vegan cheese. We like the shredded cheddar by Diaya. Their flavors have come a long way over the years.

Mexican Pizza Toppings

The recipe below mimics the Taco Bell version. However, you can absolutely add other toppings.

  • Raw onions
  • Sliced black olives
  • Corn kernels
  • Shredded fajita chicken
  • Salsa
  • Fresh, chopped cilantro

The Best Air Fryers For Mexican Pizzas

The only type of air fryer we recommend avoiding with a recipe like this, is a paddle air fryer. That is, unless you can use it without the paddle. Otherwise, a basket or toaster oven style air fryer are your best bets.

We have the Instant Vortex Pro that does a great job every single time. You can read our review on the Instant Vortex Pro here.

All the ingredients for this Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe in individual bowls, sitting in two rows.

What You’ll Need

1 lb. taco meat  – And easy recipe for this is 1 lb. of ground beef, 1 tbsp. ground cumin, 1 tbsp. ground chili powder, 1 tbsp. onion granules and 1 tbsp. garlic granules. Cook this up in some oil in a skillet, and done!

5 oz. refried beans – We like Trader Joe’s refried beans the best, but use what you have on hand.

8 standard tostadas – These come ready-made from the store. Find them in with the tortillas.

1½ cups shredded cheese – We like to use a Mexican blend, but you can use any cheese you prefer.

¼ cup salsa – We look for salsa without any added sugar. The level of heat is up to you.

¼ cup Taco Bell hot sauce – This can be found in the ethnic aisle at most grocery stores in with the other Mexican foods.

2 medium Roma tomatoes – These should be chopped small for the best texture.

How To Make Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

One tostada sits on a cutting board with beans and meat spread over it.

On one tostada shell, spread 2-3 tablespoons of Beans and 1/4 cup of taco meat to fully cover the tostada.

Cheese sprinkled over the top of a single tostada with beans and meat.

Mix salsa and hot sauce together. Place another tostada over the meat and spread a tablespoon of the salsa mixture over the tostada. Top with cheese and place in the air fryer basket.

The uncooked Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza sitting in an air fryer basket.

Cook the Mexican pizza on 350 for 3 minutes.

A cooked Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza sitting in an air fryer basket, cooling.

Top pizza with tomatoes and serve.

A closer side view of three Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas sitting on a plate, ready to eat.

Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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A focus on a single Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza with two more behind it. All three are on a plate.

Air Fryer Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat

Air Fry Master
If you love Taco Bell Mexican Pizza, make it at home quickly and for much cheaper!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 499 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. taco meat (cooked)
  • 5 oz. refried beans
  • 8 standard tostadas
  • cups shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup Taco Bell hot sauce
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes (diced)

Instructions
 

  • On one tostada shell, spread 2-3 tablespoons of Beans and 1/4 cup of taco meat to fully cover the tostada.
    One tostada sits on a cutting board with beans and meat spread over it.
  • Mix salsa and hot sauce together. Place another tostada over the meat and spread a tablespoon of the salsa mixture over the tostada. Top with cheese and place in the air fryer basket.
    Cheese sprinkled over the top of a single tostada with beans and meat.
  • Cook the Mexican pizza on 350 for 3 minutes.
    The uncooked Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza sitting in an air fryer basket.
  • Top pizza with tomatoes and serve.
    A cooked Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza sitting in an air fryer basket, cooling.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
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