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Friday, March 05, 2010

tortilla pizza


T
his is a major throwback to when I was a kid and then later in college when I wanted to act like I knew what I was doing. I could really score on the babes with my skills in the kitchen and these tortilla pizzas were always a charmer. In fact you could always tell if I wasnt interested in you if I suggested we go out to eat (well maybe you didnt know but I knew) anyway seriously who doesnt like melted cheese, sauce and a crust.



Take whatever flour tortilla you have on hand - homemade is best but any will do and cover it in tomato sauce, I use the one with spanish flavors which means it has a little pepper and garlic.



Put a little extra garlic powder and oregano to kick it up a bit.



Layer whatever cheese you want, I used a mix of provolone and mozzarella. Five hundred degree oven on a pizza stone and they are done in 5 minutes.




Let cool, slice and repeat. Look how massive my cutter looks next to this ten inch pizza. Its easy to eat about three or four of these and they are great for kids to make and eat - my son chowed through 4 himself. Really tasty, super thin crust from the tortilla lends itself so perfectly to crisping up as a mini-pizza. Give it a whirl.

42 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

Old school good stuff. The pizza stone makes it. Whoever has a pizza stone is the real deal.

Jenn said...

Luckily I'm still on my tortilla kick. It's like the poor man's pizza for those who don't want to deal with pizza dough. Woohoo...tortilla pizza for dinner.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! It's also a nice way to have the flavors of pizza without all the calories. Yum!

Christina said...

woohoo great idea!! I actually have tortillas on hand!

Anette said...

Cheesy, easy!
Sometimes you want to spend less time on cooking but still crave something nice and tasty! I just told my kids yesterday about how I as a student made a whole meal out of pancakes (the thin big Nrowegian ones) Main course:Pizza-pancake with the tomatosauce, cheese, spice and salami, and then Dessert: pancake with jam and icecream. easy-cheesy!

♥peachkins♥ said...

this gives me an idea.....

ARUNA said...

Looks really great....nice colors, looks delish!

Angie's Recipes said...

I like to do the pizza with tortilla too! Yours look heavenly with thick layer of melting cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese.

Vickie said...

Adorable! I know a little guy whose favorite food in the whole world is cheese pizza - he's going to love this. Thanks!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

This is great, too, because no messing with the dough. You can have a quick pizza anytime with ingredients on hand.

Phyllis said...

Tortilla pizzas were one of the first things I learned how to make too :) I love the thin crispy crusts.

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Oooh - I just got a pizza stone and I have all those ingredients in my house. This will be making an appearance on my dinner table soon!

Lulu Carmichael said...

I know what to do with the tortillas that have been hanging out in my fridge!

Pam said...

Beautiful! I love homemade pizza.

Bob said...

Love it! My sister used to make these all the time back in the day.

pigpigscorner said...

omg I want a pizza stone too!

Joie de vivre said...

So your skills in the kitchen worked with the babes huh? Oh who am I kidding, they probably would have worked on me too. :)

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Love your photos - that pizza looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I just signed up to follow yours - fabulous! Stop by and visit again - looking forward to your next post.
Stephanie

buffalodick said...

Mindful of a one layered quesadilla, but different!

Stella said...

Good idea-I never thought to use a tortilla for pizza. If it's crispy, I will though!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh so much fun

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like a perfect dinner project for my daughter and me tonight!

Michelle Ann said...

Okay...now I miss carbs.

Kathleen said...

I've got to email this to college age son. He's always cooking for the girls. You guys are toooo smart!

Marjie said...

Gonna have to try it. My 25 year old idiot brought me some 12" flour tortillas that stick together something fierce, so maybe this can salvage them...somehow!

Lea Ann said...

Love it! Why didn't I ever think of that?

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I love quick pizzas.....works everytime!

Christine said...

lol...i like to think back to when I started cooking...man back when I was about 8 I remember watching Mr.Food avidly. For years I dreamed of putting a slab of mozerella on a tomato and toasting it the oven. I thought a toast for a sandwich was fancy. This is great though. I betcha my girls will love them.

dawn said...

and don't you know these get made A LOT in my house right on the pizza stone. fast and easy

Juliana said...

Yes, this is the way that I like it, pizza dough substituted by the tortilla...thin crust :-) YUMMIE!

Keithgarrick said...

Great old school recipe my mom use to do this one all the time. Just brought back some memories.

請客 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~ ........................................

Jeannie said...

I could eat a few pieces of that too! Looks so good.

monica said...

this I must try - looks like my skills might cope... ca one put ham and pepperoni on too?

teresa said...

my favorite part about these pizzas is how crispy that tortilla gets with all the gooey cheese. combo from heaven!

chamber said...

We love thin crust pizza...and tortillas and I have a pizza stone.
so, we'll have to give this a try, it looks great.

biz319 said...

Love the super thin crust! I made a buffalo chicken pizza last night - so good!

A Year on the Grill said...

I am trying to tell this secret to my nephew...

Joanne said...

Even in all of my sucky college cooking days I never made a tortilla pizza. And I'm not sure why. Because it would be the easiest lunch ever. And one of the tastiest.

Micky-T said...

That looks like something even I could put together.

Creative Mish said...

What a great idea!

Tanya Kristine said...

i adore cracker thin pizza crust.

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