Monday, January 17, 2011

Tortilla Pizzas- Yeah Baby!

I love pizza. No seriously, I mean I really, really love pizza. I think it might be my favorite food of all. Well, maybe that's too much of a commitment...but I do love it very much.
I recently discovered a way to make "homemade" pizza in a flash, with a thin "crust", and sooo taste-o-licious! Instead of going through all the work of making and rolling out dough, I bought some large tortillas. The Brown Rice kind at Trader Joe's caught my eye, and I also bought some regular flour tortillas as well. Once you have the tortillas, you can pretty much use any toppings your heart desires! Here is what I did.

For the flour tortillas, I topped them with a small amount of tomato sauce, a shredded mixture of four cheeses, and some pepperoni slices.

For the Brown Rice tortillas, I topped them with a small amount of Basil pesto, a shredded mixture of four cheeses, then put a few cleaned and cooked shrimp, sliced kalamata olives, a few slices of fresh tomato, parsley flakes, and then drizzled a little bit of garlic olive oil over the top. I put baking parchment on cookie sheets, placed the pizzas on them in the oven at 420 degrees, and watched them carefully. They cooked for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese was bubbly and a little bit golden brown. The edges of the tortillas were slightly brown as well. Then I removed them from the oven, and let them cool for a minute or so before slicing. Done deal!


Everyone loved them both. We enjoyed them with a glass of wine and a simple tossed salad. Yeah Baby!!! Good stuff. So easy, you can make them tonight!!

7 comments:

  1. The slices look so cute and little! And the fact that they are so easy to customize makes them seem like a really good thing to serve at parties.

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  2. Sounds great - love the idea of using the tortillas instead of dealing with pizza dough!

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  3. mmmm love using pesto instead of tomatoe sauce!

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  4. I made it with the pesto and grilled shrimp. It was outstanding and made the perfect appytizer.
    thanks FiFi

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  5. Mmmmmmmmm....making some now with some whole wheat tortillas left in the fridge. The kitchen is smelling soo good from them. I just love your new blog as I love food! Keep the ideas coming!!!

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  6. Mmmm yeah, easy pizza at a moment's notice. Great idea!

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  7. Wow what a great idea!!!!! It looks so simple to make.... Everyone thinks pizza is an impossible task... Thanks to you FIFI we know that's not the case!!!!! I think its time foe me to start cooking!!!!!!!

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