Quick and easy individual tortilla pizzas are perfect for lunch or dinner. Customize them with your favorite toppings or make them low-carb or even low-caloric to fit your needs. They are so good the whole family and the kids will love them.
😊Why you will love this recipe
- Easy and quick to make it your way with the toppings you love.
- Kids will love to have their pizza made their way.
- You can prep your favorite ingredients ahead.
- Perfect for people following low-carb or keto diets.
- Fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas will make everybody, even picky kids, smile.
- Tortilla—flour tortillas or low-carb tortillas and flatbread
- Italian sausage
- Green pepper—chopped
- Onion—chopped medium size
- Pizza sauce
- Any toppings you like on regular pizza—red onion, mushrooms, ham, bacon, Parmesan cheese
👨🍳How to Make Tortilla Pizza
- Preheat oven with a pizza stone
- Brown tortillas on both sides slightly.
- Top with premade pizza sauce, then other ingredients, and cheese.
- Transfer to the pizza stone and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Most important for good results is to give the tortillas a light browning before starting to top them.
- Use your favorite toppings you order on traditional pizza.
- If you don't have a pizza stone, preheat a baking sheet or cast iron skillet.
- This can become a quick recipe to make with a bit of planning. Brown Italian sausage and chop some green pepper ahead, and freeze.
- To make your own sauce: One 6 oz can of tomato paste and 6 oz water. Add ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 clove of garlic, about half a small chopped onion, and 1 teaspoon oregano—a pinch (¼ teaspoon) of crushed red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.
Variation: Four Cheese White Pizza with Chicken
A wonderful change of pace. Give it a try.
Just a change in toppings: Eliminate Italian sausage, green pepper, pepperoni, and pizza sauce.
1 tablespoon butter
½ tsp garlic powder
½ cup diced chicken
1-2 oz each of feta, white cheddar, mozzarella, and shredded Parmesan
1 Plum tomato - thin sliced (about ¼ inch)
1) Melt 1 tablespoon butter and add ½ tsp garlic powder. Spread over the crust like sauce.
2) Add the topping: ½ cup of diced chicken, thinly sliced plum tomato (about ¼ inch), 2 oz each of feta, white cheddar, mozzarella, and shredded Parmesan.
No, without the pizza stone, use a large ½ sheet baking sheet or cast iron skillet coated with PAM cooking spray. But the stone will help crisp up the crust more, and it is great to have around for heating standard pizza.
Use low-carb ingredients, especially tortillas. The popularity of low-carb diets has led to multiple commercial versions of low-carb tortillas and flatbreads that are excellent products, cheap, and readily available.
Not a good idea. The tortilla will eventually get soggy. Prepare the ingredients ahead and assemble them while the oven is heating.
The trick is not just to slap the sauce and goodies on the tortilla. You need to brown them a little in a bit of oil, which will help keep them from becoming mush. It is that simple.
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🖼️Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
Preheat oven to 425° convection or 450° conventional with the pizza stone on a center rack.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil. Brown flour tortillas on both sides slightly. You are just firming it up to keep it from falling apart with the sauce and ingredients.
Spoon 2 tablespoons premade pizza sauce on the crust and spread. Add other ingredients: my choices are sausage, onion, 12 pieces of pepperoni, green pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese, and topped off with 6 more slices of pepperoni.
Transfer to the pizza stone. This will cook rapidly for about 10 minutes.
Tortilla Pizza—Quick & Easy
- 1 large low carb tortilla - or low carb flatbread
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
My suggested toppings - use what you like
- ¼ pound Italian sausage - browned
- ¼ cup green pepper - chopped
- ¼ onion - Chopped medium size
- 18 pieces pepperoni
- 2 tablespoons premade pizza sauce - I like Ragu Sweet Basil
- ½ cup mozzarella shredded
- Preheat oven to 425° convection or 450° conventional with the pizza stone on a center rack.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil. Brown flour tortillas on both sides slightly. You are just firming it up to keep it from falling apart with the sauce and ingredients.
- Spoon 2 tablespoons premade pizza sauce on the crust and spread. Add other ingredients: my choices are sausage, onion, 12 pieces of pepperoni, green pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese, and topped off with 6 more slices of pepperoni.
- Transfer to the pizza stone. This will cook rapidly for about 10 minutes.
Your Own Private Notes
- I generally eat a whole one of these, but most look at it as two servings. So nutrition says two serving on one of these. You can double the number if you consider the whole thing one serving.
- Obviously, nutrition varies completely by ingredients.
- The pizza stone helps a lot. Preheat a heavy cooking sheet in the oven if you don't have one. Even a cast iron skillet will work.
- Use the flatbread if you can find it. It is thicker and will remind you more of a thin-crust pizza.
- DO NOT skip the browning step.
- I suggest making the ingredients up ahead, but the "crust" will be soggy and fall apart if you try to store a cooked one of these.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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