I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like pizza.
I know they are out there but I personally have not met anyone.
Maybe because for the past 29 years, I have lived in the Chicago area which is loaded with pizza options so it doesn’t give a person a chance not to like pizza.
As I sit in my house, there are AT LEAST four pizza places within walking distance.
That’s not even counting the pizza places that suck.
Even with a plethora of pizza establishments at our fingertips, for some reason, we just aren’t order a pizza on a Tuesday night kind of people.
Pizza from outside of our home is a special occasion.
It’s when you have company.
Or when celebrating a birthday.
Or a friend from out of state is in town and wants to eat Chicago-style pizza.
But for our own little family, ordering pizza on a Wednesday? That’s fancy-like.
And a deep-dish Chicago style pizza on a Wednesday night? That’s for rich people.
Side note- for those who don’t live in the Chicago area and are getting “Chicago style deep dish” places near you (COUGH Giordano’s COUGH), please, don’t judge Chicago deep dish style on that establishment alone until you have had Lou Malnati’s.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
So over the years, I have come up with homemade pizza options like making the crust in the breadmaker.
Or making Weight Watchers friendly pizza with Boboli crust.
But my favorite pseudo pizza is the tortilla pizza that I have made since the 90s.
I don’t exactly remember where I got this recipe, but I know I made it when I was a newlywed (the first time around), poor, and working a solid 40 plus hours a week on my feet in retail.
It didn’t cost a lot of money, it didn’t take hardly any time to prepare, and it was yummy.
Was it as good as takeout pizza?
But it would do.
I have used this recipe ever since and it has become a family staple.
Over the years, it evolved into a fun pizza night with the kids, as they could make their own pizza because of the create your own nature of the recipe.
Each tortilla could be personalized for everyone’s tastes.
I would put a tortilla (or two) in front of each child and give them dip spreaders and toppings.
I even had a Camp Rock party for Anna and her friends one summer with make your own tortilla pizza being the dinner of choice.
The kids from outside our family loved it but it was just another weeknight in our home.
Then a few weeks ago, we had some friends over for lunch and I had the make your own pizzas again and my adult friend was like OMG THIS IS A GREAT IDEA,
How I never shared this idea with her before, I don’t know but it got me to thinking that you might love this recipe too and blog post topics in the winter can be hard, so here we are!
- Flour Tortillas (I usually use the small ones but the burrito size would work too) as many as you need
- Shredded Mozzarella I usually use 1 cup per tortilla
- Green Pepper chopped
- Onion chopped
- Black Olives sliced
- Fresh Broccoli cut up
- Tomato Sauce (or Pizza Sauce)
- Spices I use basil, garlic powder, and oregano
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place your tortilla (s) on a greased cookie sheet. Add your tomato sauce (or pizza sauce), then layer your toppings on! The possibilities are endless.
Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes.
I use low-carb flour tortillas but you can use what you like best.
I have never used corn tortillas but I don’t think they would taste well with the ingredients nor would they bake well, but you do you.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?