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Horizontal image of a sliced pizza covered in assorted fresh and colorful garnishes on a wooden cutting board next to a cocktail and slices of limes.

Nacho Pizza

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 8-inch pizza (serves 2) 1x


In this magnificent mash-up, pizza crust is layered with creamy black bean spread, cheese, and every nacho staple you can dream up.


  • 1 10-ounce ball homemade pizza dough or store-bought crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of 2 limes (about 4 tablespoons), divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa (such as pico de gallo)
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos 
  • 2 large radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions, green parts only
  • 2 tablespoons rough chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and place a piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
  2. Gently stretch and shape the crust into a thin round using your hands, and place it on the parchment paper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and bake until light golden brown, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Place the garlic cloves onto a piece of foil, drizzle them with the remaining olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Wrap the garlic up like a package, and then bake until the cloves are roasted and golden-brown, about 12-15 minutes. When the garlic is cool enough to handle, slide the cloves out of their skins.
  4. Add the roasted garlic cloves to a food processor along with the black beans, cream cheese, roasted red peppers, chili powder, cumin, juice of 1 lime, and 1 teaspoon salt. Pulse until the mixture becomes a paste. Season to taste with additional salt if necessary.
  5. Whisk together the sour cream with the remaining lime juice and season to taste with salt.
  6. Spread the black bean paste onto the pre-baked crust and top with the cheeses. Bake until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is bubbly and melted, about 5 more minutes.
  7. Garnish the pizza with the salsa, black olives, jalapenos, radishes, green onions, and cilantro. Slice, and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Flatbread

Keywords: pizza, nacho