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Updated Mini Pizza Recipe: The Lazy Version or Tortilla Pizza

tortilla pizza
Tortilla Pizza!

I’m lazy.  If there’s a shortcut to doing something, I want to know about it, or I’ll figure it out.

I hate cooking, so I’m all about shortcuts for recipes.

Yes.  I hate cooking.  This revelation blew my son’s mind a few months ago.  He thought I loved cooking.  We never eat out, and I always cook.  I am always experimenting, when I cook, too.  I am always researching recipes and tweaking them into healthier versions.  So, of course, he thought I loved to cook.

Well, I dont.  I do it because I love my family.

And because I’m afraid when I go to a restaurant, the person cooking my food has Hep A and a different idea of hygiene than me.

So back to the lazy version of things.

For our Mini Pizza recipe, we cut the tortillas and placed them into a muffin tin, making cute little cups of yumminess.

That’s just too much work for me.

Now, I put everything on a tortilla and shove it in the toaster oven.

What you’ll need:

1.  Tortillas

I finally found some gluten-free ones!

2.  Pizza sauce

We use the pizza sauce in the jar from Trader Joe’s.

3. Cheese

We like to use a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar, but cheddar alone works well.

4. Toppings

I have to have onions.  I also like to chop up whatever leftover chicken we have.

parmesan, chicken
Parmesan-Encrusted Chicken Leftovers

I used the recipe for my Parmesan-Encrusted Zucchini Rounds and made this chicken.  It was really good!

Anyway, for this pizza, I used chicken, onions, and green bell peppers.

chicken, onions, bell peppers
Chopped chicken, onions, and bell peppers.

After you’ve chopped your toppings, grab a piece of tin foil, and put your tortilla on it.

I hate shredding cheese because I hate having to clean the shredder afterward.  Have you ever shredded your skin while trying to clean that thing?  I have.  It sucks.

Slicing the cheddar cheese works well, and it’s easier to place.  Yes, I have also sliced my thumb with the cheese slicer, but it’s not as bad as grating a patch of your skin.

If I use mozzarella, I chop it up into small cubes and place them around the tortilla.  I didn’t have any mozzarella on hand for this pizza.

Spread some pizza sauce on your tortilla, lay your cheese down, and place your toppings.

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Uncooked Tortilla Pizza

Unfortunately, like the other pizza recipe, I don’t time it.  I “watch it.”

Yes, I know this is annoying, as it annoys my son, as well, when he wants to make his own.  He has ADD, so he wanders out of the kitchen and forgets he’s cooking something.

I used to do this.  I stopped burning things, once I learned that I need to stay in the kitchen no matter what, when I’m cooking.  I am trying to teach him this skill.

I do put the toaster oven on bake at 350F degrees, though.  It doesn’t take that long, maybe a few minutes.

The time varies because sometimes I’m so hungry, I don’t wait for the cheese to get all bubbly and brown.

tortilla pizza
Tortilla Pizza

Use whatever leftovers you have in the fridge for your toppings.  Experiment.

After it’s done, don’t forget to sprinkle some red pepper flakes and grated parmesan!

Quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Enjoy!