As you know, the topping ideas are endless when it comes to pizza! Here are some ideas:
Extra cheese – add different types of cheese to your pizza like parmesan, fresh mozzarella, provolone, goat cheese, etc.
Spices and herbs – crushed red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, etc.
Vegetables – mushrooms, chopped bell peppers, spinach, artichokes, roasted garlic… any vegetable is fair game in my book!
Protein – add protein to your pizza with turkey sausage, pepperoni, meatless crumbles, etc.
If adding extra toppings, be mindful not to pack on too many ingredients, otherwise it could result in your tortilla turning out soggy.
Dinner in Under 15 Minutes
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this! Spread your sauce of choice on top of each tortilla and top with shredded cheese.
I recommend baking your tortilla pizza for the best results. There are a few ways you can do this:
Cast-iron skillet – The perfect way to create a crispy crust without using a pizza stone.
Pizza stone – If you have a pizza stone, use it!
Oven rack – ditch the pan and place your tortilla pizza right on the oven rack. I recommend putting a cookie sheet below the pizza to catch any melted cheese drips.
Watch your pizzas closely as they bake to make sure the tortillas don’t burn. You’ll know the pizzas are ready when the edges are browned and the cheese is bubbling. Top with red pepper flakes, parmesan and basil and enjoy!
How do I make a crispy tortilla pizza?
All of the cooking methods above (cast iron skillet, pizza stone or oven rack) will all result in a crispy pizza! If you’re worried about a soggy pizza, don’t add too many ingredients that release water during cooking such as spinach, mushrooms or fresh mozzarella.
Are tortillas healthier than pizza dough?
Yes! These tortilla pizzas are lower in calories and carbohydrates than traditional pizza. Make them even healthier with added veggies and protein as toppings.
Can I make tortilla pizzas in the microwave?
Technically, yes you can! The end result won’t be a crispy pizza though. If you’re okay with that, you can microwave your tortilla pizza in 30-second increments until the cheese is melted and the pizza is heated throughout.
Can I make tortilla pizzas in the toaster oven?
Yes! Use the same temperature you would if using a regular oven (425°F), place your tortilla pizza on the rack of your toaster oven and cook for 5-7 minutes until the edges are browned and the cheese is bubbling.
Can I use dairy-free cheese?
Totally! I tested this recipe with dairy-free mozzarella and it turned out great!
Can I use grain-free tortillas?
Yes! I also tested this recipe with grain-free tortillas and it worked well. I used Siete Foods almond flour tortillas. I will note that these tortillas are thinner and more delicate than regular flour tortillas, so I wouldn’t recommend putting on too many additional toppings or cooking them directly on your oven rack.
Optional toppings: parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh basil
Preheat oven to 425°F (if using the oven method).
Spread ¼ cup of sauce on each tortilla.
Sprinkle ⅓ cup shredded cheese on each tortilla.
Bake tortilla pizzas in a cast-iron skillet, on a pizza stone or directly on the oven rack (with a cookie sheet below to catch any melted cheese drips) for 7-9 minutes or until edges are browned and cheese is bubbling. Cook time will vary based on your oven and size of tortillas. Watch carefully near the end so that the tortillas don't burn.
Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, parmesan and basil if using before serving.
Tortillas: Feel free to use gluten-free/grain-free tortillas if needed.
Cheese: You can use dairy-free shredded cheese if you need this recipe to be vegan.