tortilla pizza for one

Homemade Tortilla Crust Pizza

I wanted homemade pizza one day and was feeling too lazy (and too hungry) to take the time to make dough and wait for yeast to rise.  Usually, I’d use pita bread for this, but I didn’t have any.  I didn’t have any of the usual substitutes either, (not even an English muffin). Necessity being the mother of invention, I decided to create another “base” for my pizza.

It turned out that a homemade tortilla made a perfect crust for my pizza.  I didn’t roll it out that much, but left it fairly thick (so it would be more like pita bread).

And, while I was low on pizza base substitutes, I did have sausage, fresh eggplant, and plenty of tomato sauce.

I made a quick tortilla crust, chopped  up the veggies, put it all together, and baked it.  It made a great, fairly easy lunch.




Homemade Tortilla Crust Pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Category: lunch

Cuisine: American

one serving

Homemade Tortilla Crust Pizza

homemade tortilla crust pizza for one

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 C water
    Pizza Topping
  • 1 chicken sausage
  • 2T tomato sauce
  • 2-3 slices mozzarella
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 C eggplant, sliced

Instructions

  1. Start by making the tortilla for your pizza crust.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add the water, and stir until the mixture comes together into a ball. and sticks together. Add more water if it's too dry, or more flour if it gets too sticky.
  3. Sprinkle flour on your counter, place the tortilla ball on top. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
  4. Take your tortilla crust, and pop it in the toaster oven on light toast.
  5. While the crust is toasting, heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Add the eggplant and then the sausage.
  6. Remove the tortilla from the oven.
  7. Preheat the toaster oven to 450 degrees.
  8. Cook the veggies and sausage for about 10 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook for a minute or two.
  9. Top the pizza with the the tomato sauce, mozzarella, sausage, pepper, and eggplant. Return it to the toaster oven and cook at 450 for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

If you don't have a rolling pin, fill an empty soda bottle with water and use that instead.

You want it to remain fairly thick (more so than a normal tortilla) so that it's substantial enough to hold all the other ingredients.

Tools for this Recipe


J.K. Adams FRP-1 Maple French Rolling Pin

I had been making do with a tiny, carved rolling pin my grandma gave me.  It was pretty (and rolled out cookies or crackers with designs), but really too small to do much good.   So, I went and got this rolling pin instead. It rolls the dough more easily, and with much less pressure required.

 

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