This speedy supper is on the table in under 10 minutes, perfect for when you’re short on time but still want to make healthy food from scratch.
We all have those days when we’re too busy or too tired to be in the kitchen for long. But getting something on the table fast doesn’t have to mean choosing pre-packaged or convenience food.
These quick and easy tortilla pizzas take almost no time to prepare and even less time to cook. Depending on your knife skills and speed of assembly, you could have these ready in even less than 10 minutes.
They’re low in fat, salt, calories and sugar, and – served with a generous salad of leaves on the side – contain at least three portions of vegetables.
They’re also both very fun and very easy to cook, making them a great option for parents and kids to cook together. If you prep your vegetables and grate your cheese beforehand, you can let everyone in the family build their own pizza, with more or less supervision depending on their ages!
We’ve used wholemeal flour tortillas, rather than white or corn varieties, because of their higher fibre content, which helps you feel fuller for longer. But you can use whichever variety you prefer, for example gluten free or seeded.
You can also swap the cheese for a vegan variety or nutritional yeast if you don’t eat dairy.
How to make these super easy tortilla pizzas
This is one of those recipes that’s so simple it barely qualifies as a recipe.
You start by placing your tortilla (aka pizza base) on the baking sheet or tray you will use to grill it on. It’s much harder to transfer it later with toppings on!
Cover your tortilla with a thin layer of either tomato puree or passata – depending on which you prefer, or simply which you have to hand. Make sure to leave a centimetre or so around the edge without tomato; this is the ‘crust’.
If you like, you can mix a little dried basil, oregano and/or black pepper into your passata or puree before spreading on the tortilla. This will make it taste more like a classic pizza sauce.
Next, sprinkle your cheese evenly over the tomato sauce. 30g seems like a little but it goes a long way. Mozzarella is more traditional, but cheddar has a stronger flavour, and might be best for people who are used to a really cheesy pizza.
Then it’s time for your toppings. Slice your veg as thinly as possible, because they’ll barely have any time to cook. Then just pop your pizza under a hot grill until the cheese has melted and the crust has started to brown but not char.
Serve with a simple salad of mixed leaves, finished with a drizzle of olive oil.
Other toppings ideas
If the above toppings don’t float your boat, it doesn’t mean these tortilla pizzas aren’t for you!
Most classic pizza toppings will work on these tortilla pizzas, as will all manner of experimental combinations.
Here are some other tried and tested toppings we think you’ll love:
- Green peppers, thinly sliced pepperoni, mozzarella and fresh red chillies
- Asparagus, sweetcorn, sliced red onion and cheddar
- Sliced mushrooms, lean ham, halved cherry tomatoes and ricotta
- Mozzarella, roasted vegetables and a drizzle of low-fat pesto
- Chopped lean ham, diced fresh tomatoes, finely chopped white onions, red Leicester and lots of dried oregano
Super easy tortilla pizza recipe
1 medium wholemeal tortilla
1-2 tbsp tomato puree or passata
30g grated mozzarella or cheddar
3 mushrooms, thinly sliced
7 cherry tomatoes, halved
6 black olives
1 small handful chopped red onion
Mixed salad leaves, to serve
Optional: a few fresh basil leaves
1. Preheat your grill to the highest setting.
2. Place your tortilla on a large baking tray. Cover with passata or tomato puree, leaving 1cm space around the edge for the crust.
3. Sprinkle over the grated cheese, then cover with the remaining toppings.
4. Place under the grill for 1-3 minutes, keeping an eye on it throughout.
You want the toppings to be warmed through but you don’t want to burn the crust.
Serve immediately with a generous salad of mixed leaves, finishing with a few torn basil leaves if using.
More healthy recipes you might like
If you enjoyed our tortilla pizza recipe, we think you might like these too:
- If it’s healthy comfort food you’re after, this mac and cheese could be just the thing
- If Italian food is your thing, try our Pasta alla Norma
- If you’re looking for speedy midweek meals, this stir fry takes just 20 minutes
- And if you want more family-friendly recipes, you'll love our lighter spaghetti bolognese
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