Individual Tortilla Pizza: A healthy twist on a delicious classic.

My fiancé and I have been eating super healthy over the past four months and it has been surprisingly easy. The first few weeks were a bit of a struggle but now we cook and prep things effortlessly. However, the one dish we seemed to be missing the most was pizza. This lead to me trying to come up with a tasty substitute. We stopped keeping loaves of bread in the house and got into the habit of purchasing one pack of small whole wheat tortillas at a time. This is how I came up with the simple but delicious tortilla pizza recipe.

Ingredients

  • two small whole wheat tortillas
  • two tablespoons of pasta sauce
  • half a green pepper
  • half an onion
  • six grape tomatoes
  • six green olives
  • two slices of ham
  • half a cup of part skim milk mozzarella

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put tortillas on a non-stick baking sheet. Place in oven for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the tortilla is fairly crisp. Note: Do not cook on bottom rack to prevent burning and the tortilla from curling up.

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2. While your tortillas are browning chop your veggies and meat into bite size pieces. You can use whatever toppings you like. (I chose to use mine as an example)

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3. Remove tortillas from the oven. Place one tablespoon of pasta sauce on each tortilla and spread it around evenly. Note: Try to avoid sauces that are too watery because they will make the tortilla soggy. (I used Hunt’s Spicy Red Pepper sauce)

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4. Add a little bit of mozzarella on top of the pasta sauce and then add all your toppings. Finish by adding the remainder of cheese. Note: Adding cheese before and after adding the toppings helps hold everything in place.

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5. Place your tortilla pizza back in the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. The cheese should be melted evenly and the toppings will be lightly cooked. Cut into four pieces and serve.

This tortilla pizza is light and crispy and reminds me of a thin crust pizza. You can customize it however you like to make it your own!

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