If you’ve never heard of the infamous pizza tortilla that has become an online sensation among social media, then odds are you will hear about it eventually. Instead of having to wait for others to tell you how great it is, why not just try this super simple recipe yourself to start bragging to your friends as to how great it is.
Tasting just like a pizza, this recipe uses a flour tortilla as the pizza crust where you can top with all of your absolute favorite pizza fillings. The fun twist on this recipe is that the tortilla is then pressed in a panini press or on a grill to give you a crispy, crunchy fun pocket pizza. This is kind of like a pizza meets a quesadilla, and you definitely won’t be disappointed with this gooey, delicious pizza concoction.
Why a Pizza Tortilla?
If it seems kind of strange, that’s fine, but the taste is really what matters. This is a great recipe for anyone who loves pizza but wants to try a different spin on it. This recipe will show you exactly how to make a tortilla pizza that is lower in calories and even lighter overall. This is a mix between a wrap pizza and a quesadilla, so you can also fill this tortilla with all of the toppings of your choice. This is also a super fun recipe to make with the kids.
Who doesn’t love a good dipping sauce? This recipe is great for dunking into some of your favorite sauces, whether that favorite sauce is cheese or salsa, or guacamole. You can easily pair the pizza tortilla ingredients with dipping sauces such as bleu cheese dressing, ranch dressing or by making your own Italian herb olive oil blend.
If you make a southwest-style pizza tortilla with black beans, roasted corn, and fajita chicken, pairing this pizza tortilla with a zesty sour cream sauce or even pico de Gallo would be super delicious and very easy to make. This is a super versatile recipe that would make a fantastic quick weeknight meal.
When to Serve Pizza Tortillas
What’s even better about this recipe is that you can formulate it to basically fit any occasion. From picnics to brunch, this pizza tortilla recipe is so great because you can add all of your favorite ingredients and tailor it to whatever the time of day it is. Since you can make so many of these tortillas very quickly, this recipe can easily be made into a party food item. If you want to go on a picnic with the kids, this recipe is ideal as it can be premade and packed up to eat later on. The same concept goes when packing these up in your child’s lunchbox. They are portable, not messy to eat, and have so many different variations that it would be impossible to find a pizza tortilla variation you don’t like.
How to Make Pizza Tortillas
This recipe is so easy, that you will soon be on your way to making all of your favorite types of pizza tortillas with all sorts of different ingredients. These can be made in a panini press, a griddle, or even in a standard kitchen frying pan, so don’t worry if you don’t have any fancier tools. These pizza tortillas will taste great no matter how you get them crispy.
- Panini Machine, Griddle or Frying Pan
Ingredients you’ll need for Tortilla Pizza:
- Flour tortillas
- Shredded Italian Cheese Mix
- Shredded creamy mozzarella blend
- Pizza sauce
- Italian Seasonings
Tortilla Pizza Preparation Instructions:
Step 1: Cutting the Tortilla
Place a fresh soft tortilla flat on a cutting board. Cut the large tortilla in half only on one side of the tortilla, and stop in the center. Envision the tortilla is in four quadrants.
Step 2: Time for Toppings
Place your toppings of choice in each of the quadrants. Try not to use too much as it may seep out in the end after folding.
Step 3: Time to Fold
Starting with the cut, take the first quadrant and fold it into the next. Then take that and repeat two more times until you’re left with a full folded tortilla like in the picture.
Step 4: Fry it Up
Place your folded tortilla onto a preheated panini machine for a flatter wrap. Place onto a griddle or frying pan with melted butter for a thicker, but toasted wrap. If using a griddle or frying pan toast on both sides. This step helps the cheese to melt and adhere all the ingredients to the actual tortilla shell, so the toppings don’t fall out.
Step 5: Serving Time
Cut the grilled pizza tortilla in half and serve! Or serve as is, just hold it like a taco. For added presentation, if you were hosting a party, you could cut up some fresh basil or parsley to sprinkle on the top if you like. And don’t forget to incorporate some of your favorite dipping sauces!
This standard recipe calls for cheese, pepperoni, and Italian seasonings, but what’s so great about this recipe is how versatile it really is. You can easily transform this recipe into something you truly love. You can make a garden pizza tortilla by omitting the pepperoni and adding in plenty of pizza topping veggies such as onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
Feel like a barbecue chicken pizza tortilla? Not a problem! Simply fill this tortilla with some shredded chicken, your favorite barbecue sauce, and maybe some Monterrey jack cheese and you have a barbecue chicken pizza tortilla fresh and made just to your liking! It’s really as easy as that and you can stuff the tortilla with so many great options.
Substitutions for Allergies
If you are someone who is allergic to some of these ingredients, most of them can easily be swapped out. For example, if you have gluten sensitivity, you can find a gluten-free tortilla or even spinach or veggie-based tortilla that will taste just as great and won’t hurt your tummy!
If you are sensitive to dairy, there are plenty of wonderful dairy-free cheeses out there. Whether you are vegan, or you simply can’t tolerate lactose, there are so many great cheese options that will give you a wonderful taste of pizza.