Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust & more guacamole

My daughter Cassi has always hated Mexican food, she does not like spices…of any kind!  She spent the night at a friend’s house and they went to El Perico Restaurant for dinner.  She had a chicken tostada…..

Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust

and absolutely loved it!  She would not even try Mexican food when I made it or wanted to go out to a restaurant!  I had never had one, so I had her describe every last detail so that I could recreate it.  Oh ya, we are now going to eat Mexican food around here!!!

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That was a few years ago and I have made them several times since.  Somewhere along the line I made it with a flour tortilla instead of a corn tortilla and I liked it better that way.  Tonight, I wanted to mix thing up even more.  Since I love pizza so much, why not make a tostada pizza?  Do I really want the same crust that I always use, or could I try something a little bit different?  Like a cross between a flour and a corn tortilla, and this Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust was born…..

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The dough is not as fluffy, cornmeal does not contain gluten so that makes sense.  It was easier to roll because it did not have as much gluten, the dough didn’t bounce back when rolled!  The crust is thicker than a tortilla, and it is healthier because it is not fried!

Chicken Tostada Pizza Slice

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am really happy with the results.  I hope you are as well 🙂

Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust

Serves 2 pizzas
Prep time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 2 hours
Meal type Main Course
Your favorite tostada toppings baked on top of a pizza!


  • For Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons active dry yeast
  • Pizzza Toppings
  • 2+ Cups cooked chicken (chopped or shredded)
  • 3/4 cups taco sauce
  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 7oz package Wholly Guacamole (I used classic)
  • 2 Cups Queso Fresco (or cheese of your choice)
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 10 oz container Wholly Classice Salsa (or salsa of your choice)
  • sliced olives, sour cream
  • chopped cilantro (for garnish)


For the Pizza Dough:
Pour liquid ingredients and salt into the pan of a bread machine.
Add the flour and cornmeal.
Make a well in the center and add the yeast.
put in machine
Place the pan into the bread machine.
dough setting
Set machine to the dough setting.
When machine beeps, unplug but do not open the lid! Allow to rise for 30 additional minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with your baking stone on the center shelf if using one.
divide dough
Remove dough and split into 2 balls. Mine were 12 ounces each.
Roll dough into desired shape on a floured work surface.
rolled dough
Sprinkle a pizza peel or flat cookie sheet with cornmeal. Place pizza crust on the the peel.
refried beans
Heat refried beans in microwave for 25 seconds to make them easier to spread, then spread over crust.
chicken bowl
Place chicken in a large bowl.
add chicken
Add taco sauce and stir to combine. Sprinkle over the beans.
Spread cheese over the chicken. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
snip corner
Remove from oven. Snip the corner off of guacamole package.
add guacamole
"Drizzle" over the to of the pizza.
lettuce and salsa
Add lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and olives.
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Garnish with chopped cilantro. Slice pizza and serve.


My pizza is square and Alex's pizza is round so we can tell them apart (one has real cheese, one has veggie cheese)

There is only sour cream on one slice for the photo, add as much as you would like.


  1. says

    We love homemade pizza. I haven’t made chicken tostada pizza. It sounds delicious, a nice break from traditional pizza. Thanks for sharing your recipe at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful week. Glad to have found your blog 🙂
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  2. says


    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. says

    You always have the most yummy things on here! Thanks for linking at Make Bake Create! Hope you’re having a nice week. I’ve posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you’d like!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller


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