Tortilla Pizza – A Quick & Easy Meal In A SNAP

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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For a quicker homemade pizza I’ve made French Bread Pizzas. Although RancherMan loves them, this is an even easier (and FASTER) way to get some pizza in his belly.  Tortilla pizza.Little time for a homemade pizza & no money to order out? Check out this delicious option - A quick tortilla pizza. #TexasHomesteader

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Pizza Is Always A Hit

RancherMan loves pizza. I mean he LOVES pizza.  As in that man could eat pizza every day for days on end and be a happy boy indeed! 

I’ve made homemade pizza crust and of course those pizzas are delicious. But our work here on the Homestead often finds us dragging in from the pastures after dark.

Making a pizza dough, letting it rise and baking it up routine often doesn’t fit our lifestyle. Sometimes you need a shortcut. And my homestead kitchen is NEVER in short supply of shortcuts!

Homemade Pizza Shortcut

Now hang onto your hats folks, this is one quick meal and certain to please everyone in the family – from RancherMan all the way down to our grandbabies! 

I preheat the oven to 425 degrees using my speed-bake option (a fan-assisted convection feature that cooks food faster than traditional bake)

I have a heavy cast-iron griddle that I often use to make 3 or 4 tortilla pizzas at a time. But I also have two single-serving *comal pans. (a small round short-sided pan) that I use when it’s just RancherMan & me. 

So I place whatever cast-iron vessel I want to use for our tortilla pizzas into the oven while it’s preheating. That gets the cast iron surface good and hot.

Dehydrated Tomato Leather Makes Pizzas FAST!

Now I’m turning my attention to those pizzas. I start by adding a tomato-paste layer on top of the tortilla. But once again, I’ve incorporated a shortcut.

Recently I dehydrated several 5-6″ tortilla-sized dehydrated tomato leathers from some leftover pasta sauce. They speed up this quick tortilla pizza even more!

Dehydrated tomato leather. Little time for a homemade pizza & no money to order out? Check out this delicious option - A quick tortilla pizza. #TexasHomesteader

I like to have these in the pantry because I kid you not – you roll them on top of your pizza crust (or tortilla in this case) and just start piling on toppings. No other step is necessary.

The tortilla pizza toppings rehydrate the Italian-seasoned tomato leather as the pizza is cooking. I LOVE this shortcut!

Obviously you can just use tomato paste here if you don’t have seasoned tomato leather. But if using paste I’d sprinkle on a little Italian seasoning to give it a little pizza-flavored sumpin’.

Then a light sprinkling of cheese to anchor my toppings to the crust, and I start adding my toppings. 

Pizza Toppings

RancherMan prefers pepperoni but pepperoni is so greasy that it makes me gag.  LOL.

I prefer to pile mine high with veggies – diced onion, bell pepper, jalapenos, from the garden. I also like to add black olives and mushrooms. YUM.

I’m sure to dice all the veggies small. Since they’ll be in the oven such a short time I need them to cook quickly. Then I sprinkle a little more cheese on top and bring out my now-hot comal pans.

Veggie tortilla pizza. Little time for a homemade pizza & no money to order out? Check out this delicious option - A quick tortilla pizza. #TexasHomesteader

Quick Cooking For Small Pizzas!

I slide the tortilla pizzas from the plate I’ve prepared them in to the hot comal and put them both back in the oven.

Now the speed bake feature on my oven does a pretty quick job of the rest. I’m just looking for the cheese to get all melty. It typically takes only about 5 minutes.

After that time I pull them out of the oven. RancherMan’s already hovering around me exclaiming that the kitchen smells delicious. I slide those hot tortilla pizzas onto a plate and he digs in with relish!

Pepperoni tortilla pizza. Little time for a homemade pizza & no money to order out? Check out this delicious option - A quick tortilla pizza. #TexasHomesteader

The cast iron surface helps the tortilla pizza crust to get crispy. Just the way we like it!

And this quick & easy meal certainly helps me give him the pizza he craves while saving my sanity after a busy day on the Homestead.

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10 thoughts on “Tortilla Pizza – A Quick & Easy Meal In A SNAP

  1. Michelle

    I love this idea and using tomato leather blows my mind! Plus, I try to eat low-carb as much as possible, so I could easily use low-carb tortillas. Thanks for the great ideas!!

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      The tomato leather blows my mind too Michelle. Now I always have some in my pantry for the quickest pizza meal EVER! ~TxH~

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  2. Katrin

    Easy and quick recipes are my favourite and I know everyone in my family would love this tortilla pizza! The perfect quick dinner! It looks great!

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  3. Michelle

    Ooooo my hubby would so enjoy these. He loves pizza and tortillas, so this is perfect. Whoop, whoop, thank you

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Oh yeah Michelle, pizza & tortillas are both at the top of RancherMan’s munchie enjoyment too. ~TxH~

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  4. ColleenB.~Texas

    Quick, simple and looks Delish. Yup; I’ll take one with all the works except for the hot peppers that is :}

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  5. Cynthia D

    Your pizza sounds tasty and quick. I have made tortilla pizza. When my son was in Afghanistan he wanted pizza and I found a packed tortilla pizza and I got it and sent it to him. It was basically a tortilla which they said to toast in a skillet, then add tomato sauce, toppings and cheese. Cook in the skillet covered until cheese is melted. I have done this at home with ingredients I have purchased separately at the grocery store or home grown. This is a quick and easy way to make dinner.

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