What do you do when the kids are bored, you have a million things to do and you haven’t even thought about what to cook for dinner? This tortilla pizza recipe is what you do! Your kids will stay busy while making this easy pizza recipe, you will have at least a few minutes to yourself and dinner will be done! That is why we absolutely HAD to kick-off our cooking classes for kids with this recipe. Don’t forget to checkout our shopping list for all of the items you will need for our virtual cooking classes for kids this week. Also, join our Facebook group to see our live classes and follow us on Pinterest, so you won’t miss a thing!
Easy Pizza Recipe Ingredients
While the suggested ingredients are below, you can absolutely improvise if you don’t have everything on hand. In fact, there will be a list of variations on this recipe at the bottom of this post (like a Mexican pizza and a pesto chicken pizza!)
- flour tortillas (My kids prefer size small or medium, like these, but use what you prefer!)
- pizza sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- OPTIONAL: pizza toppings (mushrooms, olives, pepperoni, etc.)
Here are the ingredients we had on hand to use on our pizzas. The Buddig beef deli meat is a great substitute for pepperoni!
Easy Pizza Recipe Dough = Tortilla!
The genius behind this recipe is substituting tortillas for the usual pizza dough. This replacement makes it so much faster and easier to cook this pizza, and you will be shocked by how good it tastes! If you like a thin crust, this is definitely for you!
Easy Pizza Recipe Instructions
I suggest laying out all of the ingredients, along with a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Then, show your kids the photos below to demonstrate how to make these easy pizzas and let your kids loose! They can assemble all of the pizzas for your family! Depending on your kids ages, you may need to help them with the oven though. While we are talking about the oven, preheat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Cover each tortilla in tomato sauce
As you can see, you don’t want a TON of tomato sauce, if you like a crunchy crust. Honestly though, my kids don’t care if it comes out crispy or not!
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of your tortilla pizza
Again, you don’t want a massive amount of cheese, since the pizza “dough” is a thin tortilla. Here’s a photo of what your plain cheese tortilla pizzas should look like when you are done!
3. Add any optional pizza toppings
We have a mixture of opinions on the “ideal” pizza in this house. Some of our kids have a strict “plain cheese” policy, while others like to experiment. Hannah ripped the Buddig beef into strips and added it on top of the pizza in the photo below.
4. Bake for 3-6 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly!
Half of my kids like their pizza soft and absolutely no golden cheese. The other half of my kids are like me, and prefer bubbly, golden deliciousness with a crunchy crust. Cook the pizza for longer or shorter, depending on your personal preference and how your oven runs (ours runs on the less hot side.)
If you see huge bubbles popping up in your cheese and flour tortilla (like in the photo above), do not worry! That is my daughter’s favorite part and it will go back down when you take it out of the oven.
5. Cut it into slices
Whip out your pizza cutter (or knife), but seriously, if you don’t have a pizza cutter yet, get this adorable piranha pizza wheel for your kids… they will LOVE it!!!
6. Bon appetit! Your tortilla pizzas are done!
You will legit be shocked by how much these look (and taste) like thin crust pizza! Here is a photo of the plain cheese tortilla pizza:
For the meat lovers, here is a photo of our meat version (which is basically like a beef alternative for a pepperoni tortilla pizza!)
Tortilla Pizza Recipe Variations
As promised, here are some other variations of this easy pizza recipe!
1. Chicken Pesto Pizza
Trying to get more protein into your diet? We made this tortilla pizza variation using pesto (instead of tomato sauce) and white chicken breast. Our grocery was out of raw chicken, so we substituted canned chicken breast. It turned out great! Just make sure to drain the canned chicken well, because we don’t want any soggy pizzas around here!
2. Mexican Pizza
3. Alfredo Pizza
If you are out of tomato sauce, pesto AND salsa… then a grocery run must be in your near future! However, in the meantime, do you have a jar of alfredo sauce? (Alfredo sauce from scratch is the BEST, if you know how to make it! Perhaps that will be a post in the near future!) One of my kids loves the combination of chicken, alfredo sauce, spinach, mushrooms and mozzarella on her pizza!
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So, how did the easy pizza recipe turn out for you? Make sure to let us know what you put on your pizza, by posting a photo of your masterpiece in our Facebook Group!