Recipe – Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza 2

Like most people, I have a hard time cooking for one. When my wife isn’t home, it’s a lot easier to pick up an order from a fast-casual restaurant than it is to break out the pots and pans.

Recently, however, I discovered a great single-serve recipe, one that is so easy I can’t believe I hadn’t been making it before. Tortilla pizza is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a personal pizza made on a flour (or whole wheat) tortilla. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s really good.

Ingredients
1 10″ tortilla, flour or whole wheat
1 tbsp. pizza sauce
1/4 c. shredded cheese
Other toppings as desired

Tortilla Pizza 1

Pre-heat oven to 425°
Place tortilla in an ungreased, 12″ cast iron skillet
Spread tomato sauce, spreading within 1/2″ of edge with a spoon
Top tortilla with your favorite cheese and toppings
Bake in skillet for 10-15 minutes to your desired doneness

Helpful hints:

  • A pizza crust is a blank canvas. Though I used traditional pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni, you can top it however you wish. I’ve made Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapples. Sausage and chicken are also good toppers (though these need to be pre-cooked). You can also go Tex-Mex with a Mexican cheese blend, tomatoes, black beans and jalapenos.
  • The cast iron skillet helps crisp the tortilla. You can also use a pizza tray or place the tortilla directly on the oven rack but will have to dial down the heat and watch your cook times.
  • Keep your toppings toward the center. As you can see in the picture above, the toppings slide toward the edge as the pizza cooks.
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