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Taco Pizza with Black Bean Crust

Finally, an alternative pizza crust that’s not made from cauliflower, am I right? This 3-ingredient black bean pizza crust provides tons of protein, fiber, and flavor, making it the perfect base for healthy taco pizza toppings.

At first glance, this taco pizza may look like it’s a lot of work to make. But don’t worry, it’s one of the easiest alternative pizza crust recipes you’ll find.

And the the taco pizza toppings are even easier!

Looking for a pizza crust alternative that's not made with cauliflower? You'll love this healthy taco pizza and 3-ingredient black bean pizza crust. It's lower carb, lower calorie, and loaded with awesome Southwest flavors.

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How to Make Black Bean Pizza Crust

You’ll only need 3 ingredients:

  • canned black beans
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • an egg

how to make black bean pizza crust

The recipe card below will walk you through with a bit more detail, but I’d explain the process of making a black bean pizza crust like this:

  1. drain, rinse, and dry the beans
  2. mash ’em with a fork
  3. mix in the parmesan and egg, stirring until a dough forms
  4. spread the dough on a baking sheet

And you’re ready to bake.

final healthy taco pizza with toppings

And if you’d rather have your taco pizza on a traditional crust, check out my low calorie pizza crust recipe

Healthy Taco Pizza Toppings

This is where you can get creative and have some fun.

The recipe card below calls for lean ground beef and a similar blend of spices I used for my chorizo and beef nachos. You could keep things simple with half a packet of taco seasoning instead, a chipotle lime beef like in my sweet potato nachos, or something entirely different.

As for the taco pizza sauce, the recipe calls for Trader Joe’s queso or a similar queso from a jar. If you’d rather have a red sauce base, you could use enchilada sauce, salsa, blended chipotles, or a salsa and Greek yogurt mixture like in my Healthy Cheesy Gordita Crunch recipe.

healthy sweet potato nachos

And finally, for the fixins, you could swap the jalapeño slices for pico de gallo, fresh corn, tomatoes, or anything you’d like. Make it your own!

Final Healthy Taco Pizza Recipe Notes

Curious about substituting other beans for the crust? I’ve yet to try any alternatives. So I can’t say for sure whether they’d work or not.

If you want to try a different bean, though, I’d recommend following the same steps and adding the egg slowly after whisking it first. If you add too much liquid to your pizza dough, you won’t be able to form it.

And as a final substitution note, I wouldn’t recommend swapping the parmesan for another type of cheese unless you’re a cheese whiz. See what I did there?

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Okie doke, you’re ready to get a pizza this recipe. If you get creative and make a fun spin on this healthy taco pizza, I wanna see it. Grab a photo and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party.


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Taco Pizza with Black Bean Crust

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A lower calorie, lower carb taco pizza on top of a 3-ingredient black bean pizza crust.


Black Bean Pizza Crust

  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 C (56g) Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1-2 tsp Paprika, optional

Taco Meat (can substitute spices for 1/2 packet of taco seasoning)

  • 8 oz (raw) Lean Ground Beef, macros with 96/4
  • 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder

Pizza Toppings

  • 1/2 C (120g) Trader Joe's Queso, or jarred queso alternative
  • 1/4 C (28g) Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Avocado, diced (optional)
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 C (28g) Cotija Cheese, crumbled (optional)


  1. Preheat an oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. Drain and rinse the black beans and use paper towels to pat them dry before adding to a large bowl. Be sure you remove as much moisture as possible or you may have trouble forming the dough. black beans by a colander on paper towels
  3. Use the backside of a fork to mash the black beans before adding the egg and shredded parmesan. Stir until you can form a large ball. (If you'd like a bit of heat in your crust, add the paprika.) mashed black beans with a fork
  4. Transfer the black bean mixture to the baking sheet and use a rubber spatula to spread the black bean pizza dough into a large rectangle. mashed black beans mixed with parmesan cheese and egg
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the crust is crisp around the edges and the center is solid.  black bean pizza crust on a baking sheet
  6. While the crust is in the oven, add the beef and seasoning to a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until no pink remains. 
  7. When the crust is ready, spoon the queso on top as the sauce. Add the beef and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.  black bean pizza crust with queso on top
  8. Bake for 5 additional minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. taco pizza before baking one final time
  9. Top with avocado, sliced jalapeño, diced tomatoes, fat free Greek yogurt, or your choice of toppings.  final healthy taco pizza with toppings


  • Each slice has 4 Smart Points.
  • The nutrition facts do not include additional toppings like jalapeño, avocado, or anything beyond the queso, beef, and shredded cheddar. 
  • Macros for crust only: 1,062 calories, 73 grams of protein, 135 grams of carbs, and 28 grams of fat
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 slices Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 5gCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 16g

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My Savory Breakfast Pumpkin Pizza recipe uses another 3-ingredient crust to make an awesome high protein, lower carb breakfast.

savory pumpkin breakfast pizza

And if you’re looking for a quicker fix, I have 10 low carb microwave pizza recipes on my second blog, Mugs for Muscles.


Monday 13th of January 2020

Is it possible to use the blender instead of the fork? And also for the mixing step?


Tuesday 26th of February 2019

Can anyone attest to the level of black bean taste in the crust? Not a fan of beans but if they're undetectable I would love to sneak them into my meals!


Wednesday 27th of February 2019

I'm not a big fan of black beans either. I season mine more heavily than Mason suggests and I enjoy it really well with Mexican inspired toppings. Be sure to roll it thinner than you think in order to get the firmness and bit of crunch on the edge.


Friday 15th of February 2019

This is another recipe in which I was quite surprised. Who would have thought that nothing more than some black beans cheese and spices could make such a good base for a Mexican inspired pizza. My toppings have included vegetable protein taco meat, sweet potatoes, onions, peppers, jalapenos, green chilies, ect. It's also really great left over and warmed up in the air fryer. Just be sure to roll out your crust very thin to get the best crunch

Laura Langohr

Friday 11th of January 2019


Miranda Schmitt

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Cool twist on healthier pizza. Can't wait to try!

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