Warning: what I am about to share may change your life forever. It's a snack that checks all the right boxes--
- Won't kill you
I realize the last one may be negotiable for the male college-age set, but I think the rest of us can agree it's an essential part of any snack. What is this wonder-snack, you ask? Internet: Behold!
I present to you the amazing Tortilla Pizza!
Caitlin (or I, we can't remember who for sure) came up with this about two years ago, and it quickly became a go-to snack or easy meal. They're ridiculously simple to make - follow along with my simple instructions. I make cooking fun!
Step 0: Pre-heat the oven.
- 425° or so. Depends on the oven. You'll figure it out.
Step 1: Grab a tortilla. Spread some sauce on it.
- Use Dei Fratelli Pizza Sauce. It's the good stuff. Trust me on this.
Step 2 (optional): Add non-cheese toppings.
- Sometimes we'll use pepperoni, leftover (pre-cooked) hamburger, or mushrooms - this time we used some thick-sliced ham, chopped up with some kitchen scissors. We also put small fresh-cut pineapple chunks on some of them.
Step 3: Season that thing.
- I like to put some black pepper on the pizza, sometimes I will use crushed red pepper as well.
At this point you should have a half-naked pizza, like so:
But wait! Don't eat it yet! There is more!
Step 4: Sprinkle the cheese, homeslice.
- And though I say sprinkle, don't be stingy. Load it up with a nice, even layer of cheese that goes almost to the edges of the tortilla.
Step 5: A little more seasoning.
- I like to put a little bit of pepper on top of the cheese too.
Step 6: Into the oven!
- You can use a baking sheet if you want to, but we found it's just as easy to put them right on the oven rack. Just be careful not to burn yourself or spill cheese.
Step 7: Wait a few minutes...
- I forgot to time how long we left them in, but it should be in the neighborhood of 5 minutes. You'll want to take them out when the cheese is melted and the edges just barely start to turn brown.
Step 8: Out of the oven!
- Use a pizza peel if you have one, or any biggish spatula should work fine.
- Let the pizza sit for 2 minutes or so before you eat it so you don't destroy your mouth.
- I like to cut the pizza into four slices using a pizza cutter or kitchen scissors.
And there you have it!
Really tasty, simple, and fast. I love that the tortilla stays soft under the toppings and gets a bit crispy at the edge. It's a great way to make a quick thin-crust pizza, and we've had success with a wide range of toppings. It's amazing how well the tortilla holds everything up, even when it's loaded down with piles of cheese, hamburger, and mushrooms.
What toppings will you try on your tortilla pizza?