Recreating the iconic Taco Bell Mexican Pizza with a Weight Watchers-friendly twist allows you to indulge in your fast-food cravings right from the comfort of your home, minus the guilt. This lightened-up version maintains the delicious layers of meat, beans, cheese, and crispy tortillas, while making smart substitutions to lower the points and calories. Perfect for a quick dinner or satisfying lunch, this recipe is sure to become a favorite for anyone looking to enjoy a healthier version of this fast-food staple.

This Weight Watchers Lightened Up Taco Bell Copycat Mexican Pizza brings all the zesty flavors and crispy satisfaction of the fast-food favorite into a health-conscious context. By choosing whole wheat or low-carb tortillas and lean ground turkey, this recipe significantly reduces the calorie and fat content without compromising on taste or texture. The addition of black beans not only boosts the fiber content, making it more filling and nutritious but also adds a creamy texture that complements the spiced meat beautifully.

The layering of refried beans, seasoned turkey and black bean mixture, and a final topping of salsa and cheese, before being crowned with fresh vegetables, creates a delightful array of textures and flavors in every bite. Baking the tortillas instead of frying them achieves a satisfying crunch with far fewer calories, making this dish a guilt-free pleasure.

This Mexican Pizza is not just a treat for those on Weight Watchers; it’s a crowd-pleaser for anyone seeking a lighter version of a beloved fast-food dish. It demonstrates that with a few thoughtful substitutions, you can enjoy the essence of your favorite meals in a way that fits your health goals. It’s a testament to the idea that eating well does not mean sacrificing flavor or fun.


  • 4 whole wheat or low-carb tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon homemade or store-bought taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup low-fat refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Tortillas: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray both sides of the tortillas lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes per side, or until crisp. Set aside.
  2. Cook the Ground Turkey: In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey until no longer pink, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add Beans and Seasoning: Stir in the black beans, water, and taco seasoning to the skillet with the cooked turkey. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until most of the water has evaporated and the mixture is thickened.
  4. Assemble the Pizzas: Spread each of two tortillas evenly with the refried beans. Top each with half of the turkey and black bean mixture. Place another tortilla on top of each.
  5. Add Toppings: Spread salsa over the top tortillas, then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Remove from oven and top with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and green onions. Cut each pizza into quarters and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts (per serving, 1/4 pizza):

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 10g
  • WW Points: Approximately 4 points per serving (This can vary based on the specific ingredients used and the Weight Watchers plan).