Tortilla pizzas are one of the simplest, quickest lunches we do around here.
During my recent pantry cooking week, there were days when I had to get super creative. Thankfully, I had some staples still on hand that allowed me to make one of the kids’ favorite lunches, tortilla pizzas.
The kids especially like to help with these. I like to think they are so eager to help because they like helping mommy. But in reality, it’s the pepperoni.
“One hepaoni for the pizza, one hepaoni for me, one hepaoni for the pizza, one hepaoni for me . . .” is my three year old’s mantra while making the pizzas.
Our rule for pepperoni placing is that each pizza gets five pieces, which means this also doubles as counting practice (score one for mom).
The ingredients are super simple, and the assembly is easy enough to be one of the meals your children prepare (other than the oven).
- put your tortillas on a cookie sheet
- top with sauce (I blend up a can of Italian tomatoes) and sprinkle with some Italian seasoning
- add your toppings (our favorite is cheese and pepperoni)
- broil until your cheese is as browned as you’d like
I use my favorite pizza cutter to slice these bad boys into fours and plate them up. Done!
These only need to be in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on them! I’ve burned pizzas more than once. Usually, we’ll pair the tortilla pizzas with fresh fruit and veg. In a pinch I’ve also made these for supper, just add a fresh green salad and you’re good to go!
What are some of your family favorite quick lunches?
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