Tortilla pizza

Make healthy, homemade pizza in just 20 minutes with this easy vegetarian recipe
This tortilla pizza keeps all of the crunch
3 ratings
Recipe by: Sarah James | Health Information Publications Manager

If you like thin and crispy based pizzas like me, then you'll love this. I really enjoy making my own pizza and this makes it so easy – as well as being lower-calorie than bought pizza – and of course you can pick your own tasty toppings.

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Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 x 400g can plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or mixed Italian herbs
  • 2 teaspoons tomato purée
  • 4 wholemeal soft tortilla wraps
  • 1 x 125g ball reduced-fat mozzarella, drained
  • 80g mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 80g frozen pepper, thawed, or ½ fresh pepper, sliced
Time
20 minutes
SERVES:
4
CALORIES:
278
FAT:
8g
SALT:
0.8g
SUGAR:
7g
5 A DAY:
2
Method
  1. Place two large baking trays in the oven – alternatively, the pizzas can be placed directly onto the oven shelves. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic to a cold saucepan and place over a low-medium heat to warm for 1–2 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, herbs and tomato purée and mix thoroughly, breaking up the tomatoes.
  3. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Then reduce the temperature and leave to simmer for 5–7 minutes. Use a fork to break up any remaining large pieces of tomato – alternatively, use a hand blender for a smoother result.
  4. Place the tortillas on a clean, dry surface. The tortillas will form the base of the pizza. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the tomato sauce onto each, and use the back of the spoon to evenly coat the tortillas, leaving a 2cm edge for the crust.
  5. Tear the mozzarella into small pieces. Add a quarter to each pizza, spreading the pieces out evenly.
  6. If using smoked paprika, place the sliced mushrooms into a bowl and sprinkle the paprika over the top. Toss gently to coat all slices with the paprika.
  7. Add the slices of mushroom, red onion and pepper to all the pizzas.
  8. Carefully remove the baking trays from the oven. Transfer the pizzas onto the trays and place them back into the oven. Cook for 5–10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the crusts are golden.

Serving suggestion: Serve with a side salad.

Top Tip

The tortilla wraps in this easy vegetarian meal are a healthy alternative to a pre-made pizza base. If you prefer a thicker crust, wholemeal pitta breads and English breakfast muffins (cut in half) are also good options.

If you have leftover vegetables, why not use them as a pizza topping? Just slice them finely enough to cook through in 5–10 minutes.

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