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Ortega Pizza

Ortega PizzaMake your own pizza without the bother of preparing conventional pizza crust and homemade sauce. This is a great recipe to share with your kids. They'll love creating fun topping combinations.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (12-inch) unbaked pizza crusts
1 (16-ounce) can ORTEGA® Refried Beans
1 package ORTEGA® Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese - divided use
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese - divided use
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained - divided use
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
3/4 cup ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky
1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1/2 cup seeded and chopped fresh tomato
1/4 cup ORTEGA Pickled Sliced Jalapeños

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven according to pizza crust package directions.
  2. Combine beans, seasoning mix, sour cream and green onion in medium bowl.
  3. Spread half of bean mixture over one crust to within 1 inch of edge; top with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 cup olives and 1/4 cup chiles. Repeat with remaining crust, cheese, olives and chiles.
  4. Bake according to pizza crust package directions or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. Garnish with salsa, cilantro, tomato and jalapeños.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ortega and B&G Foods, Inc.