Sometimes simple things can be so delicious. This is one of those things.
A couple of nights ago, I had nothing planned for supper. No meat thawed. No salad chilling. Nothing in the crock pot. I had been focused on too many other things all day to have thought about what to make for supper. I was tempted to turn to the old stand-bys of macaroni and cheese or Ramen soup or some other junky food that my kids love, but I was feeling guilty about it. Suddenly, I remembered these pizzas, and within about the same number of minutes as it takes to make junk, I had this beautiful pizza that satisfied me and made my kids happy. Yes, I realize it’s not organic broccoli or something that would make a top ten list of healthiest foods. It’s still pizza, but it seemed like a much better choice than Party Pizza or Ramen soup. I gave them carrot sticks too…
Why do I love these?
- I almost always have the ingredients. I know people make bagel pizzas and English muffin pizzas and all sorts of things, but I don’t have those things on hand. Flour tortillas are a staple in my refrigerator.
- They are quick–about 15 minutes from start to finish.
- The kids love them, and they can have the fun of making their own and customizing with their favorite toppings.
- You can make them big or small, depending on the size of your tortillas.
Normally, our family stand-by for pizza is pepperoni and cheese. I think this is the kind I have always made previously. This time, however, I had leftover basil and fresh mozzarella from the caprese salad I made recently, so I decided to make a Margherita pizza. Oh. My. Goodness. It was so unexpectedly good-I cannot even tell you. I seriously felt as though I was eating gourmet food. I can’t believe I had almost forgotten about these. I think they will be back in the regular rotation for the summer. And if you don’t want to heat up the oven too much over the summer, you can make these on an outside grill too.
We had these pizzas for supper a few nights ago, but I think they would make a wonderful lunch choice, especially with kids soon to be home for the summer.
Oh and definitely try the Margherita pizza. Yum.
- flour tortillas, any size
- pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought). I really like this Classico Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce I used this time. Maybe the sauce is why I had forgotten about this recipe. I never liked the store-bought pizza sauces I have tried previously; they all taste like Spaghetti-O’s to me.
- your favorite pizza toppings
**For the pizzas pictured in this post, this is what I used: (1)Classico Fire Roasted pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, black olives, and a sprinkle of oregano over the top for a great taste. (2) Classico Fire Roasted pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella slices, sliced grape tomatoes. Add fresh basil leaves or pieces and a sprinkle of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper after it comes out of the oven.** Other ideas: You might try white sauce, chicken, bacon, and artichoke or spinach or barbecue sauce, chicken, and a small amount of red onion.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spread pizza sauce on a tortilla.
- Add cheese and other toppings of your choice.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, preferably on a pizza stone if you have one. If not, use a baking sheet or bake directly on the oven rack. (You will get varying levels of crunchiness depending on which method you use. I use a small pizza stone.)
- Let it cool briefly and then enjoy your gourmet pizza.
Source: I saw this idea a couple of years ago on Plain Chicken.