Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
We used leftovers and extra ingredients from Thanksgiving recipes for this pizza.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated thin pizza crust dough
1/2 pound sliced smoked chorizo sausage
1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
Fresh cilantro leaves


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Unroll dough; pat to an even thickness on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

2. Sauté sausage and onion in hot olive oil until onion is tender; drain. Combine cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice; spread over crust. Top with sausage mixture and corn kernels. Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro leaves.

November 2011
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