I love pizza, you love pizza, they love pizza, we all love pizza (use your best Italian accent here, it sounds awesome) and with over 3 Billion pizzas sold per year in the U.S. alone…holy moly that’s a lot of dough!
Life can get busy and with a hectic schedule, we don’t always have the time to make the dough, but did you know that in about half an hour you can have a delicious homemade pizza straight from your kitchen using a few simple ingredients and leftovers from your fridge? Yes, that’s right and it’s super easy too!
As traditionally known, pizza is made with dough and then sauce is spread over it with a bunch of goodies on top. The one I’m sharing with you today is similar to a traditional pizza except for one thing…I use tortilla for my crust. Why? Because I hate wasting food and I love recreating dishes from leftovers. The other night we had homemade fajitas and in our household, as much as we love bread/dough/buns/etc., we don’t eat them every day and more often than not, we end up putting them in the freezer. So each time I buy any kind of bread item, I try to be savvy and think ahead beyond one simple meal. So now you know where and why this idea of using tortillas for pizza comes from.
I’ve tried different techniques in the past and I finally came up with my delish “un-soggy” super crispy ultra-thin tortilla pizza – what a mouth full! The trick here is to bake it first and then add the good stuff on top. By baking a few minutes on each side, you prevent this ultra-thin crust from absorbing any moisture from the sauce and toppings. When you spread the sauce over after baking it, just be gentle and handle it with looove!
As I mentioned in the intro of my video, the cool reason for making pizza is you get to use up your leftovers and just like a blank canvas, you – or subject to what’s in your fridge – are the creator of your pizza masterpiece!
The pizza recipe that I’m sharing with you is just a basic idea of what you can do although I have to admit that this one is pretty darn good! Just imagine the combination of spicy chipotle mayo mixed with your fav BBQ sauce and then one of the toppings is pineapple chunks…do you see where I’m going with this? Spicy, sweet and salty in one bite…oh boy, things cannot get much better than this…or can they?
Besides saving time and money, it’s also fun to get everyone involved in pizza making and see their personalities thru their …pie! I really hope you’ll give this flavorful pizza a try and I’m sure you will fall in love….that’s AMORE!
- 2 flour tortillas
- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil, or more as needed
- 4 tbsp. chipotle mayo "TIPS & TRICKS"
- 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce of choice, or more to taste
- 1/2 large red pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 large orange pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 jalapeño , seeded, ribs removed and minced
- 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and cubed
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Garlic salt, to taste
- 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded "TIPS & TRICKS" - VIDEO
- 2/3 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 cup Mexicana cheese, grated
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
- 12 black olives (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp. dried basil, or to taste
FOOTNOTE: For a fast and easy way to shred chicken, watch "How to Poach & Shred Chicken the Easy Way" in the TIPS & TRICKS section.