Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cheaters Handbook: Tortilla Pizzas

Alright cheaters, get on your reading glasses and get ready to save this little baby to your favourites, because you are not going to want to miss this one! This cheat is one of my absolute all time favourite cheats! It is insanely simple, comes out amazingly delicious, looks out of this world yummy, you can cater it to your own personal taste, aaand it is perfect for entertaining. I am talking about the Tortilla Pizza. Just like a great thin crust pizza, the Tortilla Pizza sure does hit the spot. My Tortilla Pizza is inspired by my favourite pizza restaurant (Torroni anyone?), that always uses fresh ingredients to pull out high quality, authentic Italian pizzas. No, a pizza with a tortilla crust isn't exactly authentic. But I promise you, once you have added your favourite ingredients to your tortilla, you will be convinced that you should open your very own pizza parlor. This week I made two Tortilla Pizzas for myself, putting on the following ingredients for the first pizza:
  • olive oil
  • tomato sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • fresh Ontario tomato slices
  • dried oregano
  • red pepper flakes
  • nicoise olives
  • ribbons of fresh basil
For the second pizza, I simply added some prosciutto slices to the above ingredients. Creating this delicious pizza only took about 5 minutes in total! Think about how great your next party or get together would be serving up your very own Tortilla Pizzas! Simply make a pizza topping bar, allowing your guests to add whatever they want to their tortilla. Pop them into the oven for a few minutes, and your you're good to go!
Tip: Use whole wheat tortillas to bump up the health factor.
Tip: Try adding a little tomato paste for a little concentrated sweet tomato flavour.
Tip: To add extra flavour, grill your pizzas on the barbeque.

flour tortillas
olive oil
tomato sauce, pesto, or other spread
cheese of choice
vegetables of choice
meat of choice
dried oregano
red pepper flakes
fresh herb of choice

1. Lightly brush olive oil onto tortillas. Spread sauce or spread of choice onto tortillas. Layer cheese on top of sauce.

2. Sprinkle with dried oregano and red pepper flakes. Add vegetables and meat.

3. Bake in oven or toaster oven at 300ยบ until cheese is melted and beginning to bubble.

4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh herbs.

5. Consider opening your own pizza parlor because your pizza tastes that damn good!


Kelly at Crock tease said...

This looks amazing, and you've chosen such perfect toppings (Nicoise olives!) An easy, lowfat way to mimic an extra-thin crust, too.

The Peach Tart said...

I am so making this tonight. Thanks.

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious pizza...I love olives too.

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Hilary said...

I'm with you on this one. When I was a student I would often make pizzas with pita bread as a base - fast and delicious!

Miss Jeanett said...

Wow, such a smart tip! I'm gonna make do this next week. Thanks!


redkathy said...

These pizzas look amazing! They remind me of the Mexican restaurant I used to manage back in the day... Mexican Pizzas were a Friday night favorite in the lounge!

Kristin said...

That sounds easy and delicious!

Callie Grayson said...

pizza my favorite! and this looks delicious!

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Girl, you are one talented little thing!! These look amazing and I just now saw the fish post. Oh...YUM. Way to go ~ can't wait to try them!

OceanDreams said...

Wow, I want some of that pizza right now, that is just WAY too tempting!!

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wow! this looks yummy.
I love pizza.

Pam said...

Simple, quick and so tasty - my kind of food.

Carol said...

I love making homemade pizza!

Kris said...

I love making pizza! I remember making english muffin pizza after school.

angelia mcgowan said...

I love making homemade pizza, I make my own crust now, but use to make it on pita, I have never thought to do tortillas, but will now!