Have you ever hit a food slump? You’ve gone through the usual repertoire of dinner items and you’re just plain bored with doing the same ol’ same old? I hit one of these at least once a month. One day, though, I rummaged through the pantry and had pizza on my mind because that’s usually our go-to option. I wasn’t keen on making dough and waiting for it to rise and all that; nor was I exactly thrilled about spending $20+ on pizzas. Luckily, I had tortillas on hand from enchilada night.
This recipe is super easy and very versatile. You can pretty much put any topping combination you desire on these things and it’ll be delicious. Pair it with a fresh salad or lightly stir-fried veggies and you’re set! The oil and cornmeal help keep the tortilla from getting soggy and make it perfectly crispy, like it’s a cracker-style crust.
1.) Prepare two baking sheets with tin foil. Sprinkle a bit of cornmeal all over the surface.
2.) In a small bowl, mix together some extra virgin olive oil and some salt and pepper to taste. With a pastry or basting brush, lightly coat both sides of a soft taco-sized flour tortilla. It’s really important to make sure you get the edges!
3.) Preheat oven to 415F.
Some tips and hints:
– Once you’re done doing the first round of toppings (sauce > cheese > meat/veggies), sprinkle on more cheese to help “cement” the toppings.
– When baking, rotate the pans (bottom pan goes to top rack and vice versa) halfway through. Depending on your oven, total bake time should be 15min, so switch out the pans at around 7min.
Like I said, you can pretty much do whatever you want with your pizza now. Here are two combinations we liked a lot at our house.
Chicken and Peppers
Chicken leftovers from enchilada night (sans enchilada sauce, of course)
1 package frozen bell peppers and onions stir-fry combo, or fresh, sliced bell peppers
– Red and yellow bell peppers work best due to their subtle sweetness
1 package shredded cheese, pref. pizza or Italian style
1 container of red pasta sauce (six cheese or marinara both work well, depending on taste)
Sausage n’ Cheese
Pick your favorite package of sausage; cut sausage into small chunks or slices
Red pasta sauce