Low Carb No Guilt Tortilla Pizza

Sunday, March 11, 2012
I haven’t ordered pizza for myself in years because tortillas are my go-to recipe and stand by for a quick meal.


These are inexpensive to make, anything can go on them and so much healthier!


The concept of the tortilla pizza itself is so simple, but there are a few tricks to getting a perfectly crispy, flaky crust and bubbly cheese,












Topping Suggestions

  1. Greek Style: feta, arugula, sliced tomatoes, kalamata olive, and basil pesto on top
  2. Italian: cooked meats like Italian sausage, meatballs crushed, sauce and mozzarella shredded
  3. Hawaiian: crushed pineapple, ham, white cheddar
  4. Vegetarian: shredded zucchini, chopped tomatoes, onions, minced garlic, diced eggplant, shredded cheese
  5. Dessert Pizza: Nutella, marshmallows, chopped nuts
  6. Also, check out our delicious dessert 5 Minute Tortilla Recipe




How to Make Tortilla Pizza



Use as many as you need of "Low carb Flour Tortilla (4 carbs)" found on the shelves in the Mexican aisle of your supermarket, you may even find them less!

Homemade or bottled sauce 2 or 3 tablespoons for each tortilla pizza

Lowfat shredded mozzarella cheese

optional: fresh or dried parsley, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder

Low-fat topping suggestions: chopped peppers, broccoli, spinach, eggplant, mushrooms, olives, turkey pepperoni, sliced tomatoes, grated zucchini, baby shrimps



For White Pizza:


Tortilla Shells

Low-fat mozzarella

fat-free ricotta cheese two to three tablespoons

2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic

fresh parsley chopped

fresh basil chopped

salt, pepper to taste

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.


Directions for both:


Place the tortilla in a 12-inch cast-iron pan or baking sheet with breathing pizza holes in it.

Spread sauce evenly across the tortilla, leaving ½ inch around the edges. Sprinkle with cheese and toppings. Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbling

For White Pizza: start with the tortilla,  spread a light coating of ricotta, sprinkle on the salt, pepper garlic, and herbs on top, mozzarella, and drizzle with olive oil.  Bake as directed below.

Bake on a preheated hot oven of 400 degrees until the edges are dark brown but not burnt. This takes approximately 15 minutes but watch it, depending on the tortilla some cook faster. Transfer onto a plate, cool a few minutes as these get really hot!




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16 comments

  1. great idea for keeping it light!I love your diet recipes! Thanks for posting. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. Claudia, I know what you mean by not wanting to blow everything with a fat-laden pizza. This is a great way to still get the taste, but without the guilt.

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  3. I used to make tortilla pizzas for the kids. They loved them because they could have what they wanted on their pizza.

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  4. what a great idea for a quick and light pizza, but very tasty ^_^ Bye, have a great Sunday

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  5. I could not say no to pizza for too long, so glad you found a lower cal option that looks perfectly delicious~

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  6. Lately I have been making these and tossing a salad together and calling it supper. The husband hasn't complained, it's too delicious! Plus you don't have to wait long for dinner.

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  7. I love crispy crust on pizza...this is such a great idea! Love it :)
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  8. Great idea. Looks very inviting as well as being healthy. Take care XX

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  9. Back to WW for the past month, so I can sure relate to the need to eat foods you enjoy. Have used tortillas for pizza in the past as well as pitas and, most recently, Flatouts. Just bought some part skim ricotta, so may just have a white pizza for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the idea.

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  10. I will be doing this - we have been dieting here (well - it went out the window this weekend) and Paul really has a need for pizza once in a while - nice to find something that won't totally de-rail us!

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  11. Dear Claudaia, Delicious, healthy and easy. A good combination. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  12. I love making tortilla pizza! :) So nice and crispy, too.

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  13. Diets are so hard--I agree, having a favorite food makes it easier. This looks fantastic!

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  14. I've never made tortilla pizza, but loving the idea. It would make a quick and healthy lunch. Thanks for being a part of the YBR :)

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  15. Hi I’m Alberto from Italy, you have a good blog of italian recipes…
    I’m start a blog wwww.realitalindish.wordpress.com where i write the recipes of my family, if you want to give a glance I would be honorable of it.
    Bye from Italy
    Ciao

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  16. Hi I’m Alberto from Italy, you have a good blog of italian recipes…
    I’m start a blog wwww.realitalindish.wordpress.com where i write the recipes of my family, if you want to give a glance I would be honorable of it.
    Bye from Italy
    Ciao

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