Introduction: Homemade Pizza

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This is how to make pizza the easy way! It's actually really good and it only takes roughly 10 minutes!

MATERIALS:
Tortilla bread
Tomato-based sauce
Cheese of your choice
Toppings e.g. pineapple, Canadian bacon, pepperoni (optional)
Oven
Cookie sheet

I can smell it already!

Step 1: Sauce It Up!

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First you have to put the sauce on the tortilla. Then spread it around with a spoon. You can use a variety of sauces including tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, even tomato paste. The only thing is it needs to be tomato-based. Put the tortilla in a pan and slowly pour sauce on it. You can vary the amounts, the more you put the more tomato-y it will taste. Remember, it's your pizza, make it the way you want it.

Step 2: Mmmm... Cheese...

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Now sprinkle some cheese over the sauce. Be generous, you want your pizza to be completely covered in cheese. But, as I said earlier, it's your pizza, adjust as necessary to your taste.

Step 3: Bake Me a Pizza As Fast As You Can!

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Preheat your oven to 400oF. Then cook the pizza for approximately 8 minutes, or until the tortilla becomes crispy. The cheese should be completely melted.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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Put your favorite toppings on (I couldn't find pineapple) then eat your delicious pizza! It may not be the best ever, but experiment! You might end up with a better pizza next time!

Comments

Paladin (author)2011-03-07

Don't listen to the haters. Tortilla pizza is a lovely cracker-crust pizza. Great for when you're in a hurry. Our homemade dough takes 7-8 hours to be prime and ready - planning ahead required! That said, most of the dough recipes can be made and shoved in a plastic bag in the fridge the night before. Planning, but easier for people who live alone.

Everyone has their own tastes in pizza. I love most of the styles, but our family favorite is done on an 18" pizza screen in a 500F convection oven. Yummy!

Mom was quite the accomplished cook, but she never really pursued pizza dough. Lots of other breads, but she knew we were suckers for the tortilla pizzas.

For better tortilla pizzas, use an all-metal splash guard (as a screen) and lightly toast the tortillas before you put the stuff on. I'd sandwich them between two screen to keep the bubbles under control. I also would pre-microwave the pepperoni: one plate fully evenly spaced on paper towels for roughly a minute. Reduces the greasy factor.
English muffins work well too and you can do them in toaster oven.

Nice instructable.

noahw (author)2009-03-09

According to my sources, normal pizza isn't made on a tortilla. While I celebrate your creativity, and support your pizza enjoyment, Burning Question answers have unfortunately got to be somewhat "normal" due to their official nature. Know anything about making a tossing pizza dough? Care to learn? The photo below is the kind of thing I'm after. A real live Italian, making homemade pizza from scratch.

bFusion (author)noahw2010-02-23

noahw, I can't tell if you're asking for this info or if you're just pontificating, but here's an answer to those questions:

If you're looking for a great pizza dough recipe, I found one here that really works well for me: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pizza-Dough-III/Detail.aspx

If you're looking to learn to toss a pizza, I know Alton Brown discusses pizza (and how to toss it) at length in his episode "Flat is Beautiful" here: http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/Season3/Pizza/PizzaTranscript.htm

Hope that helps!

hishealer (author)noahw2009-12-09

When you find him, send him to my house!  He can make dinner for me and the hubby!

fearme36 (author)noahw2009-03-09

okie dokie! good point

zascecs (author)2009-12-28

I have to say, this is pretty much just an open faced quesadilla with tomato sauce.  

hishealer (author)2009-12-09

I will do this with a rolled out canned biscuit (unbaked, of course)  Lots of fun when everyone can top their own.  Just make sure to roll it thin thin thin or you get a topped biscuit.

l8nite (author)2009-08-30

I make these a lot the only real difference is I put olive oil on the tortilla first. For an interesting change of pace I use salsa or a salsa/sauce combo

Scottanon (author)2009-03-11

I would think you could use Pita instead of a tortilla. It would be thicker and not so crispy, more like a "real" pizza. Not that I'm knocking your recipe, it looks tasty! Nothing wrong with a crispy thin crust, purest be darned.

ReCreate (author)Scottanon2009-06-03

well all i have is tortillas so...

finfan7 (author)2009-05-19

This isn't really a pizza this is a quesadilla (cheese crisp for those in mexicanless zones) with tomato sauce.

ReCreate (author)finfan72009-06-03

A pretty basic pizza But good!

Raiders757 (author)2009-03-15

I like to make traditional homemade pizza from scratch, but there are times when I have leftover tortillias and make this very same thing. Been doing it for years. It's a cheap and tasty snack. Not too filling either. Sometimes I fold the tortillia in half so it's like a quesadilla pizza.

fearme36 (author)Raiders7572009-03-16

mmm.... pizza quesadilla.... the best of both worlds!

riku-riku-chan (author)2009-03-12

i make tortilla pizzas all the time - yum!

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