Tortilla pizza? Pizza on tortillas? Yes! Tortilla pizzas could be the next big thing in the pizza world, fusing together Mexican-style tortillas with classic Italian toppings!
With a large tortilla as your base, bake a tortilla pizza in the oven in just ten minutes. You can top the pizza will all of your favorite ingredients. Grate on the cheddar cheese, shred the mozzarella, prepare the pepperoni, and slap on the tomato sauce.
Ten-minute tortilla pizzas are super healthy too (as long as you don't go overboard on the toppings,) and you can add that homey touch by preparing your base with a tortilla press.
Tortilla Pizza: A 10-Minute Recipe
1 whole wheat 12-in tortilla
1/4 cup of your favorite pizza sauce*
1/3 cup of your favorite cheese topping**
Vegetable/meat pizza toppings
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Select an oven-safe pan or a baking sheet large enough to hold the 12-in tortilla.*
Select your sauce of choice and give the tortilla an even spread, for a nice thick base.**
Add a generous layer of cheeses, followed by your favorite pizza toppings.
Place your tortilla pizza onto the pan or the baking sheet, and bake on the center rack for 10 min.
When the cheese is melted, and the tortilla is starting to brown, remove from the oven.
Cut into slices, and enjoy your delicious pizza on a tortilla!
*The pizza sauce is all down to you. You can pick a classic tomato sauce or go for a barbecue base (See the FAQ below for more inspiration).
**We suggest using grated cheddar or slices of mozzarella, but it's pizza, so any cheese works wonderfully well!
*A cast-iron skillet or a baking tray work perfectly when cooking tortilla pizza in the oven.
**You need to leave the edges sauce-free, to form the tortilla pizza crust.
Tortilla pizza recipe FAQ
That's all it takes to enjoy deliciously tasty tortilla pizza. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare all your toppings and only ten minutes in the oven to bake.
It's a straightforward recipe, but you might have a few questions. We put together this quick FAQ so that you can bake the perfect tortilla pizza!
What's the best sauce for tortilla pizza?
Tortilla pizza works really well with all of your classic pizza sauces, including the likes of tomato and barbecue sauce. The recipe is really no different than a standard pizza, so feel free to load up the base with your favorite pizza sauce!
Make your own sauce at home or buy a jar of sauce from the store. We prefer the homemade option, but of course, this will give you a longer prep-time for the pizza.
If you're going for an Italian theme, then you could try a light covering of pesto, or if you want to be super-healthy, do away with the sauce and add a drizzle of olive oil to the tortilla pizza base.
What cheese can I use on my tortilla pizza?
Top your tortilla pizza with as much cheese as you like. In fact, we believe the cheesier, the tastier, but there's a thin line between cheesy-goodness and cooking up a healthy dinner!
Grated cheddar works really well, and you'll likely have some of this in your fridge already. Shredded or sliced mozzarella is super-delicious when it's melted to perfection in the oven, or if you love a Greek-style pizza, you can add feta cheese or halloumi.
What toppings should I use for my tortilla pizza?
Just like the sauce and cheese, the fantastic thing about our tortilla pizza recipe is the fact that you can really add on whatever toppings you like.
Add the pizza ingredients you love the most. Meat-eaters can stick to classic meaty ingredients such as pepperoni, ham, bacon, or ground beef. Vegetarians can layer on the mushrooms, onions, or bell peppers. You could even add some pineapple if you think pineapple belongs on pizza, that is!
Make sure your ingredients are either pre-cooked or will be able to cook within 10-minutes in the oven.
A few classic topping combinations that we love, include the following:
- Ham and Pineapple
- Classic pepperoni - oozing with mozzarella cheese.
- Meat Feast - all the meats you have in your fridge!
- Greek - feta cheese, olives, pesto, and basil.
- Barbecue chicken - a barbecue base with chicken and veggies.
- Veggie delight - all the veggies you can fit ontop!
- Cheesy - as much cheese as you can grate!
- Spicy -add some veggies and meat, and give your tortilla pizza a kick with some jalapenos!
How can I bake a crispy crust?
Tortillas are perfect for baking into a crispy crust. A thin tortilla will crust up quickly, and for a crispy tortilla pizza, all you really need to do is leave it baking in the oven for a little bit longer. Instead of 10 minutes, leave the tortilla pizza in the oven for 3 or 4 minutes longer.
Crisp the crust quicker by cooking the tortilla pizza on a stainless steel baking sheet. Remember to leave the crust free of sauce for this part for the best crispy pizza!
Do I have to bake whole wheat tortillas?
Our tortilla pizza recipe calls for whole wheat flour tortillas. We love the taste, and this type of tortilla is considered to be quite healthy too. You can also easily bake a standard white flour tortilla too, although you'll lose that wholegrain goodness.
Corn tortillas don't work as well, although you can give it a go! Corn tortillas don't hold their shape as well as whole wheat or flour tortillas, and they quickly start to fall apart when they are loaded up with toppings.
12-inch tortillas work the best in terms of size, offering you a personal-pizza sized portion. You could use small tortillas, for a mini tortilla pizza. If you only have small tortillas, you can get creative and layer several smaller tortillas over one another in a pan, loading each layer up with sauce, cheese, and toppings.
Is tortilla pizza healthy?
Tortilla pizza is definitely much healthier than your standard thick crust pizza. Tortillas are fantastic because there are so many fewer calories than a comparable 12-inch pizza base made from flour dough. They are much thinner and can be an enjoyable alternative if you're hoping to lose a few pounds while still getting your pizza fix from time to time.
Whole wheat tortillas have much less fat than a flour pizza base will, and there are so many nutrients too. Regular flour (even flour tortillas), has a ton of additives and lose a lot of the goodness. Whole wheat tortillas are high in fiber and several other essential nutrients.
But remember, a tortilla pizza is only going to be as healthy as the toppings you pick, too. If your pizza is smothered in barbecue sauce and dripping with melted cheese and drowning in oily meats, then it's not going to be nearly as healthy as a tortilla pizza that's just been given a light drizzle of olive oil, a layer of feta cheese, and a few bell peppers.
What can I do with the leftovers?
A 12-in tortilla will give you the perfect personal-sized tortilla shell pizza, so if you're baking this for dinner, we doubt that you'll have any slices leftover for later!
If you do have some leftovers, though, then we recommend wrapping the slices up with plastic wrap or tin foil and placing them in the fridge. You could also place the leftovers into a resealable container if you have one that's large enough. Do this after the leftovers have cooled down on the side.
Any leftovers will be best eaten with 48 hours of being baked.
Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or the oven. We don't recommend freezing the leftover slices, as they won't hold their shape particularly well when you defrost them later.
Tortilla pizza takeaways.
That's a wrap for our 10-min tasty tortilla pizzas! Don't be shy with the toppings, and enjoy this delicious and simple dinner any day of the week! Why not bookmark our tortilla pizza recipe for later?
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