On long days when I am tired, it is hard to resist the temptation to hit the drive-thru at my favorite fast-food restaurant. Next time YOU feel the urge for take-out, drive on by and make this Air Fryer Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat recipe instead. It has a better flavor and fresher ingredients!
Every Night Can Be Taco Tuesday!
Working nights back in my younger days was a way to make extra money and have my days free. One of the drawbacks for my bank account was the Taco Bell that was conveniently on my way to work.
Stopping for a few tacos on the way to work at least 3 nights a week made every night Taco Tuesday! Making a copycat recipe wasn't something on my radar back then, but it is now! Finding a solid how-to of my favorite take-out recipes is almost a hobby for me!
Air Fryers Are Time Savers
Running around my kitchen desperately trying to make a yummy meal that won't take all night is not my idea of fun. Call me a “set it and forget it” kind of cook. Using small appliances to save me time is high on my YES PLEASE list! Our Air Fryer is one of my new obsessions!
To say Air Fryers are time savers is a huge understatement. Cooking a recipe my family loves in less than 10 minutes is like a dream come true! Relaxing with my family eating a delicious Air Fryer Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is my new reality!
How Does An Air Fryer Work?
Learning how to make a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe in the Air Fryer is easier than you would imagine! Truth be told, it is almost like watching a magic trick, but with food instead of a deck of cards!
An Air Fryer cooks food not by frying but by using circulating hot air to crisp up your food.
At the top of your Air Fryer, you will find a heating element and a fan. When you set your machine to the proper temperature, the food will cook from the huge rush of hot air blowing around your food.
What used to take hours in the oven or several minutes on the stovetop take mere minutes to cook in an Air Fryer.
You can make everything from appetizers, main dishes, and even desserts in your Air Fryer!
Which Air Fryer is Best?
I have tried 3 different air fryers now and by far my favorite is the Ninja Foodi! It is super versatile and has replaced our other air fryer, toaster oven and toaster!
As a close second, if you're looking for a “basket style” air fryer like we used in this recipe, I also loved our PowerXL Vortex air fryer a lot and would still recommend that one too.
So, that brings us to our recipe! If you don't have an air fryer, don't worry! We have another delicious version of a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat recipe here that only uses your stovetop and oven.
Air Fryer Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat Recipe
Here are the ingredients for your Air Fryer Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat Recipe:
• cooked taco meat
• refried beans
• shredded cheese
• Taco Bell hot sauce
• Roma tomatoes
How to Make a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza in the Air Fryer:
Step 1: On one tostada shell, spread 2-3 tablespoons of Beans and 1/4 cup of taco meat to fully cover the tostada.
Step 2: Mix salsa and hot sauce together.
Step 3: Place another tostada over the meat and spread a tablespoon of the salsa mixture over the tostada. Top with cheese and place in the air fryer basket.
Step 4: Cook the Mexican pizza on 350 for 3 minutes
Step 5: Top pizza with tomatoes and serve.
- 1 pound of taco meat, cooked
- 5 oz refried beans
- 8 tostadas
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese
- 1/4 cup of salsa
- 1/4 cup of Taco Bell hot sauce
- 2 Roma tomatoes diced, to garnish
- On one tostada shell, spread 2-3 tablespoons of Beans and 1/4 cup of taco meat to fully cover the tostada.
- Mix salsa and hot sauce together.
- Place another tostada over the meat and spread a tablespoon of the salsa mixture over the tostada.
- Top with cheese and place in the air fryer basket.
- Cook the Mexican pizza on 350 for 3 minutes .
- Top pizza with tomatoes and serve.
Serving Size:1 pizza
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1591Total Fat: 93gSaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 48gCholesterol: 326mgSodium: 2609mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 19gSugar: 10gProtein: 112g
Nutrition is calculated automatically and may not be accurate.