Easy Tortilla Pizzas

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Satisfy your pizza craving in under 15 minutes with these personal size tortilla pizzas. They’re perfect for a quick and easy meal or snack and can be completely customized!

I have such a fun recipe for you today! These simple tortilla pizzas are kid-friendly and mom-approved! I’ve already shared these vegan tortilla pizzas but I wanted to share a more traditional recipe today.

An overhead shot of a tortilla pizza with basil, cheese, and red pepper flakes in ramekins around the pizza.

I kept it super simple by topping these pizzas with just cheese but feel free to get creative with your toppings! You’ll find some ideas below but add what you like.

These pizzas make a great, easy meal but they would also be a fun appetizer for game day or an after-school snack. Your kids will love being served pizza for a snack!

Ingredients measured out to make tortilla pizza: flour tortillas, mozzarella, parmesan, pizza sauce, red pepper flakes and basil.

Here’s What You Need

  • flour tortillas – I like using 8-10 inch tortillas but you can use smaller ones if you’d like! Just note that the cook time will vary depending on the size of tortilla you use.
  • pizza sauce – keep it traditional with a marinara sauce or switch it up with a pesto or cream sauce. If you use store-bought pizza sauce, grab one without any added sugar. Some of my favorites are Rao’s tomato basil sauce and Primal Kitchen’s tomato basil marinara sauce.
  • shredded mozzarella cheese – gotta have cheese to make this pizza complete! I used shredded mozzarella cheese for that classic pizza taste but feel free to switch it up if you’d like.
  • optional toppings – parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh basil.
Collage of four photos showing the process of how to make tortilla pizzas: 1. plain tortilla in a pan, 2. Person spooning pizza sauce onto tortilla, 3. Sprinkled cheese on the pizza, 4. Melted cheese on the tortilla pizza.

Topping Ideas

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.
tip!
If adding extra toppings, be mindful not to pack on too many ingredients, otherwise it could result in your tortilla turning out soggy. 
A finished tortilla pizza in a skillet after heating. The cheese is nice and melty.

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!

A close up overhead shot of a tortilla pizza. A ramekin of cheese is in the bottom right corner of the image.

FAQ

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.

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Tortilla Pizzas

5 from 4 votes
Satisfy your pizza craving in under 15 minutes with these personal size tortilla pizzas. They're perfect for a quick and easy meal or snack and can be completely customized!
A close up overhead shot of a tortilla pizza. A ramekin of cheese is in the bottom right corner of the image.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas (8-10 inch ideally)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, or your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional toppings: parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (if using the oven method).
  • Spread ¼ cup of sauce on each tortilla.
    Pizza sauce spread around a tortilla with a spoon in a skillet.
  • Sprinkle ⅓ cup shredded cheese on each tortilla.
    Cheese sprinkled onto of pizza sauce on a tortilla in a skillet.
  • 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.
    A finished tortilla pizza in a skillet after heating. The cheese is nice and melty.
  • Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, parmesan and basil if using before serving.

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Notes

  • 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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1tortilla pizza Calories: 230kcal Carbohydrates: 17g Protein: 12g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 653mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tortilla pizza

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    9 comments
    1. Shannon
      October 5, 2021 AT 1:42 pm

      5 stars
      So good. Great way to eat pizza low carb. Love it !!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 6, 2021 AT 12:41 am

        Yay! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Shannon!! Thanks for making it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

    2. Megan Anderson
      October 4, 2021 AT 5:25 pm

      I make these all the time for my kiddo with food allergies as it’s difficult to find frozen pizzas that are safe for her. It makes for such a quick and easy dinner, and she loves building her own pizza.

    3. Lydia Coathup
      October 4, 2021 AT 1:31 pm

      5 stars
      Getting so excited to try this recipe out with our whole wheat tortilla shells that are carb friendly 🤞
      Will let you know how they turn out🙏

      1. Lydia Coathup
        October 4, 2021 AT 2:14 pm

        5 stars
        OMG!!! I love these with the whole wheat tortilla shells .. we have carb sense shells with no fat and less calories.. oh wow !! Been slowly losing my COVID shutdown anxiety ( none of it was overeating) and it’s getting better now I’ve got this recipe ❤️❤️😂

        1. Brittany Mullins
          October 5, 2021 AT 10:22 am

          Yay!! Pumped to hear these tortilla pizzas have been a hit, Lydia! Thanks for the review and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    4. Judy
      October 4, 2021 AT 12:00 pm

      5 stars
      I’ve been making tortilla pizza’s on the grill. Lightly oil one side & grill medium heat about a minute or 2. Oil the uncooked side. Flip & add toppings. Grill on low until cheese melts. I use a wooden pizza peel to finish with toppings before putting them back on the grill. Yummy and easy!

    5. Carol
      October 4, 2021 AT 8:19 am

      I have been making Tortilla Pizzas for years. And we love them!!! Great way to cut down on calories and carbs.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2021 AT 11:53 am

        Aren’t they great?! So quick and easy as well. Thanks for the review, Carol!

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