French Bread Taco Pizza with Chipotle Ranch

A slice of taco french bread pizza on a plate

When I was in my early twenties I was  full of energy and enthusiasm . I thought I wanted to live in the big city of Houston , work at a major hospital helping save lives and stamp out disease. To make a long story short I am a small town girl and that only lasted about a year before I headed back to Louisiana . In that year I lived with my cousin Cathy Lynn and those are memories I will cherish forever.  Some of the fondest memories I have of that time is late night pokeno games with my grandmother and Aunt and then it would be Cathy Lynn and I whipping up meals in a tiny kitchen on a shoestring budget. We needed money for our weekend trips and shenanigans , not groceries lol. This was in 1995 so only rich people had computers and Pinterest didn’t exist yet  and all we had was our imagination . One of the things we made often was french bread pizzas , it was delicious and affordable. Taco french bread pizza was one of our favorites and this is just a little more grown up version of what we made back then. It is still just as yummy and affordable.

2 halves of taco french bread pizzas

This will give taco tuesday a whole new meaning at your house. French bread split horizontally is a great base for taco french bread pizza, it is warm ,fluffy and filling. Anyone feeding teenage boys know how it is near impossible to fill them up but this will do the trick. What really makes this a little different and special is mixing chorizo with beef, it gives this pizza a punch of flavor. In the place of traditional pizza sauce I used our favorite taco sauce spread on the bread to create a perfect pillow for the taco meat.  Cheese spread on top of the meat and baked until a bubbly perfection makes this warm and ooey. Then top with all of you favorite taco toppings , get creative here and use what you love. A little chipotle ranch is drizzled on top is like the cherry on top of a sundae, the perfect touch. This is great for a quick and affordable weeknight meal or even to snack on while watching football. Lord knows the guys in my house can’t watch football without food!

One whole taco french bread pizza and slices

This is a cinch to throw together. In a large skillet start off with ground meat, chorizo , onions and bell pepper.

Meat and veggies cooking

Once the meat is cooked and the onions are translucent drain the excess grease off and add water

adding water to the meat

Then the seasonings

adding seasoning

Give a good stir and let simmer for a while

Letting meat simmer

Time to build the taco pizza! Split the french bread horizontally .

sliced french bread for the base.

Cover the bread with your favorite taco sauce

taco sauce on the bread

Place the meat mixture on top of the sauce

adding meat

Top the meat with 1 cup of cheese of each half and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted

adding cheese

While the pizza is in the oven prepare your taco toppings

dressing and fresh toppings

Once the cheese is melted top the pizza with your favorite taco toppings

Add toppings

Drizzle with the Chipotle Ranch

French Bread taco pizza


Slice of french bread taco pizza

French Bread Taco Pizza with Chipotle Ranch

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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1/2 pound chorizo -remove the casing if it has one
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • 1 bottle of your favorite taco sauce
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • Chipotle Ranch - your favorite brand

Taco Toppings suggestion:

  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomato
  • black olives
  • jalapeno


  • In a large skillet place ground meat , chorizo , bell pepper and onion. cook on medium to high heat until the meats are cooked and the onions are translucent .
  • Drain the grease off of the meat and pour water over the meat mixture
  • add minced garlic and seasoning and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes
  • Slice the loaf of french bread horizontally with a serrated knife
  • Generously cover the bread with taco sauce
  • place the meat mixture on top of the taco sauce
  • cover the meat with cheese -1 cup per half
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees -or until cheese is melted and bubbly
  • Now use your favorite taco topping on top of that melted cheese
  • Drizzle lightly with your favorite chipotle ranch
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6 years ago

That pizza is great. ….Thanks ….. looking forward to making it again. ….I


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