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Smashed Chickpea Taco Pizza

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  • 1 ball of gluten free pizza dough or 1 pre-made crust, you can also use non-gluten free
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 small pinch black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, or your favorite kind
  • Your favorite taco toppings, such as; lettuce, tomato, black olives, jalapenos, cilantro, etc…


  1. Pre-bake your pizza crust if needed. Pre-heat oven to correct temperature for pizza crust you are using.
  2. Place chickpeas on a large plate or shallow bowl. Mash them lightly with a potato masher or fork. It is ok if you leave some whole. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Then add chickpeas and all seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes until chickpeas are beginning to crisp. Set aside.
  3. Evenly spread the taco sauce over the top of the pizza, then evenly distribute the chickpeas on top. Finally, add the cheese and bake in the pre-heated oven until the crust is cooked through and the cheese is melted, 10-20 minutes, depending on your crust.
  4. Let pizza cool for a few minutes and then top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!


These ingredient measurements are based on a 10 inch pizza, you may need more of each if you have a larger pizza. Feel free to let me know if you need help figuring out how much of each to put on!

  • Category: Entree, Mexican, Gluten Free