Hatch Green Chili Mexican Pizza

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Hatch green chili season is one of my favorite seasons.  I’ve already told you about how much I love going to the grocery store and how I could spend hours walking down every isle and squeezing every avocado to make sure I have the perfect one.

Well, during hatch green chili season my love of going to the grocery store grows about ten times bigger.  The reason for that is because outside of my favorite grocery store here in Arizona, they roast the hatch green chilies right in front of your eyes and, let me tell you, there is nothing like the smell or roasting chilies!

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They have boxes upon boxes of green chilies and they have a huge grill that they roast them all on.  Then, they have this contraption (I’m sure there is a perfectly appropriate name for it) where they put all the roasted chilies and spin it around until the charred skin falls right off along with some of the seeds.  It is really fun to watch and I just can’t not leave the store without buying some.

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I usually just chop them up and throw them in enchiladas or on top of nachos, but today I decided to go all out and make a Mexican pizza with them!  If you’ve read my blog before you know that I am obsessed with Mexican food and you might know that my husband is pretty obsessed with pizza.  I always like to say that taco pizza, or Mexican pizza, symbolizes our perfect compromise meal.

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For this pizza, I am using a mixture of re-fried beans and roasted hatch green chilies as our sauce and I piled it up with all kinds of delicious taco ingredients and it was glorious!  I’m now going to leave you with this delicious Mexican pizza recipe while I go back to bed.  You would think it would be against the law the catch a cold in the summertime, but apparently that is what I have done.  Hoping that the heat from this Mexican pizza can knock the cold right out of me!


Hatch Green Chili Mexican Pizza

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Entree, Gluten Free


  • 1 serving of pizza dough or pre-made pizza crust
  • 1 15 ounce can of re-fried beans, black or pinto
  • 2 cups roasted hatch green chilies, chopped
  • 1 – 3 teaspoons hatch green chili juice, depending on thick you want sauce to be
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 – 3 cups of shredded cheese, non-dairy cheese if desired

Optional Toppings:

  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • black olives
  • red onion
  • chopped scallion
  • cilantro
  • crumbled tortilla chips
  • taco sauce


  1. Pre-heat oven to recommended temperature for the pizza dough that you are using. Pre-bake pizza dough until it is almost cooked through.
  2. In a food processor or blender, add re-fried beans, spices, green chilies, and a few teaspoons of green chili juice. Blend until everything is combined, about 30 seconds.
  3. Spread the bean and chili sauce over the pizza dough and top with grated cheese. Place back in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes, until pizza dough is cooked through and cheese is melted.
  4. Top with favorite Mexican pizza toppings and enjoy!



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This is what both Cheeto and I look like after too much pizza :)

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  1. says

    I’m pretty sure this awesome-looking pizza could cure anything. I am LOVING the sound of those hatch green chilis! Gotta get my hands on some of those! I’m pretty sure you know by now by obsession with anything-Mexican so I am ALL over this awesome pizza! Pizza night here I come. :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Sarah!! I’m so glad that you have a Mexican food obsession too!! It really is the best kind of food ever!

    • She Likes Food says

      Chili season really is a special season! I’ve loved Mexican food my whole life, but finally feel like I’m living in the right place :)

    • She Likes Food says

      There really is nothing like the smell of the roasting chilies! I think I would wear it as a perfume if I could :)

  2. says

    When I lived in Texas I would see that big spinning contraption with the chilies in front of the store and had a hard time passing them up. I love hatch chilis and this pizza looks like a great way to enjoy them. I hope you are feeling better soon. I do think it should be against the laws of humanity to get a cold in the summertime, especially in Arizona.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Cindy! Thankfully, I am finally starting to feel better! There is just something so wrong about blowing your nose when it is over 100 degrees outside :) This pizza definitely helped!

  3. says

    I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve never heard of a hatch green chili before! But your description and seeing them roasting sounds amazing! And this pizza looks incredible with it! I’m sure it’s so flavorful and delicious. Glad your favorite season is back! :)

    • She Likes Food says

      I think they are really big in the southwest, so you are forgiven, haha! You can buy them canned in most grocery stores, but there is just something so fun about buying them fresh! Either way, this pizza is delicious :)

    • She Likes Food says

      If you love peppers you will love these peppers! They aren’t too spicy, but they are just right. And they go great on pizza :)

  4. says

    This pizza looks amazing – I cannot wait to try it this week :) Re-fried beans on a pizza just seems like a simply ingenious idea (and with roasted chilis?! My mouth is seriously watering!!). Last week, I tried hummus on my pizza – can’t wait to try this! Pinned!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Ceara! This is the first time I’ve used re-fried beans on a pizza and now I’m wondering why I’ve never done it before! I’ve never tried hummus on a pizza before either, but I have a hummus flatbread recipe coming up soon that I’m so excited about! Thanks for pinning :)

  5. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever had hatch chilies before. This pizza sounds amazing and I love that thick layer of refried beans! Cheeto is adorable. He definitely looks like he’s enjoying a nap after a satisfying meal!

    • She Likes Food says

      I’ve bought them canned a few times, but this is the first time I’ve ever had them fresh and they were so good! Haha, Cheeto has a lot of very interesting nap positions :)

  6. says

    This is a total new spin on pizza for me, something I’ve never tried before. But I love Mexican and Tom loves Mexican and who doesn’t love pizza? I love all the toppings you can try to spice it up…..literally. Looks yum. Might even make my own crust in the bread maker.

    And that Cheeto picture. Ridiculous! I bet he’d like a baby papasan chair, maybe get one at a garage sale or something! My cat took over all my baby stuff…..loves sitting in the bouncers. hehe.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Laura! It doesn’t get much better than mexican and pizza! A homemade crust sounds amazing!

      Haha, Cheeto would love a papasan chair! I could totally see him never leaving it :)

  7. says

    I love fun twists on pizza – this Mexican version looks great! I had Mexican food for lunch today and kept thinking about how wonderful refried beans are. I bet they are delicious as a pizza sauce. I can’t wait to try this out!

    Also, Cheeto looks so similar to my cat Leo! He’s adorable!

    • She Likes Food says

      We eat pizza all the time here, so I’m always looking for fun twists! And I just happen to love Mexican food too! Re-fried beans really are the best :) I was just thinking that Cheeto looked a lot like your cat too! Orange cats are the best, aren’t they?!!

  8. says

    Isadora I just made pizza today just simple plain with veggies and I wish I had seen your post earlier!! This looks so delish!! This cat hehe! Crazy cute!

  9. says

    Cheeto is so cute! That look on his face is priceless.
    Nothing is better than doing a Mexican/pizza hybrid. Best of both worlds, I think! This looks incredible.

  10. Josie says

    ….and the SMELL of the roasting chiles??? OMG – my favorite time of year here in New Mexico. AND, this is exactly what I was looking for….green chile pizza (dinner tonight ) I’m giving this 5 stars even though I haven’t made it yet because I just don’t see how it won’t be FABULOUS.Thanks!!

    • Josie says

      Made this tonight and it was better than I could have dreamed! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous recipe :)

      • She Likes Food says

        Hi Josie! Yah! I’m so glad you liked it! Aren’t green chiles the best? I was just at the store the other day and they were outside again roasting them and it smelled so good! I love green chile season! I’m so glad you enjoyed this pizza! Now you have me wanting to make it again :)

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