Are there days when you’ve run out of snacks in your kitchen because you were too lazy to do some grocery shopping? I do have days when all that’s left in my refrigerator are some leftover meat and other basic ingredients that I hardly run out of like garlic, onion, cheese, catsup, etc. Today you will learn how to make pizza with tortillas.
This is not about leftover pizzas. However, this is about freshly made pizza. I’ll be sharing a way on how you can whip up a fast, easy snack from what’s ever left in your refrigerator (yesterday’s leftover meat plus some basic ingredients). Now you should go check if you have these in your kitchen and let’s see also how we can make this pizza adventure a success. This healthy tortilla pizza will surely delight you! Soon you will have one of these tortilla pizza bites.
For the pizza crust you can use any one of these:
- Tortilla wraps, or bread (any kind)
For the sauce:
- Pizza sauce, tomato sauce or tomato paste
- Other ingredients:
- Cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or any kind)
- Leftover meat (ham, bacon, ground beef, chicken)
- Mushrooms (if you have any)
- Red or green bell pepper cut in small slices (Optional)
- Onion or garlic (depends on your preference)
Procedure on how to make pizza with tortillas:
- Lay out the tortilla wraps on your baking tray.
- Spread the pizza sauce or tomato sauce on top of the wrap.
- Place your meat, mushroom, etc. evenly on top of sauce.
- Add your vegetable and onions or garlic.
- Add the cheese and cover the surface evenly.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
If you are using unsliced bread for the pizza crust, slice the bread thinly and place it on the baking tray.
This is the result for the newly baked tortilla pizza. The thin tortilla wraps won’t be as firm as any regular pizza crust. You may fold the wrap over to keep the toppings inside which makes it less messy and easier to eat.
Health benefits of tortilla pizza:
Tortilla wraps, made of finely ground wheat flour are also included in the daily requirement for grains (carbohydrates) and dietary fiber. An 8-inch white flour tortilla also provides 4g protein and 10 % of the recommended calcium and iron.
Pizza sauce or tomato sauce is rich in vitamins A, C and K. Vitamin A is good for the eyes and for building tissues in your body. On the other hand, Vitamin C is for wound healing and helps in absorbing other minerals. Also, Vitamin K is important for blood clotting. The lycopene present in tomatoes also prevents free radicals from damaging cells in our bodies.
Mozarella or cheddar cheese are sources of protein, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, magnesium, Vitamin B2, A and B12. cholesterol levels.
Bell peppers, onions and other vegetables will provide dietary fiber in addition to vitamins and minerals like vitamins C, A and B, niacin, zinc, magnesium, potassium, manganese and selenium.
Whatever meat you use (ham, bacon, chicken or beef) is your source of healthy protein and iron. However, we should consider the sodium content of bacon and ham because too much sodium increases the risk of heart disease. Meat with no nitrates and less sodium is preferable for any recipe.
This easy tortilla pizza makes a satisfying snack or breakfast. It provides healthy nutrients. Also it gives you a sense of fulfillment when you have wisely utilized leftover ingredients.We do not want our ingredients going to waste. Did you enjoy this tutorial on how to make pizza with tortillas? Do you have any other mini tortilla recipes? Share us your feedback on the comment below!