Tortilla Pizza Base – A Reduced Calorie Alternative
Who doesn’t love pizza? Although it’s not always the healthiest option, so when you’re craving some glorious cheesy goodness why not try a skinny tortilla pizza instead? Tortillas double up as a great pizza base alternative, plus they are extra crispy.
This is probably one of my favourite ways to use tortillas in cooking. It was something a friend recommended to me ages ago and ever since I have always kept a pack in the freezer. If you are trying to cut back on calories but still enjoy what you eat, you will love this recipe.
What About The Calories?
That is saving you a huge 234 calories! Enough to allow you that Kitkat chunky for dessert, right? To be honest, I am a terrible calorie counter, having not been on a diet for years. I’d recommend trying to change the way you act about your eating as a whole, rather than have to do diets. However, if you are on a plan and calories are important then this is a good incentive to make the swap to a skinny tortilla pizza.
Feeling sorry for myself the day after a boozy work party, a skinny tortilla pizza was the comfort food I totally needed. I made two varieties using what I had available in the fridge, but you can really go all out and add whatever toppings you like. Bear in mind though they can add tonnes of calories so try to keep it light!
As I usually order a thin base it’s right up my street to use tortillas. If you’re a deep-pan kinda guy, obviously, this is not going to be like your Domino’s or Papa Johns but it’s still a worthy alternative.
Preparing this and some sides to eat al-fresco yesterday near enough killed me (did I mention how hungover I was?). In the usual way though, this is an easy one to put together. No faffing around making pizza dough or buying pre-made pizza bases that are always a little bit cardboard-y! I have put the recipe below but left the toppings up to you (although you can see at the bottom what I used to make mine).
Skinny Tortilla Pizza's
A basic recipe for a lighter tortilla pizza. A versatile recipe, invent your own toppings!
- 2 Tortilla bases
- 1 tbsp Tomato puree or pesto
- 2/3 Cup Shredded cheese or mozzarrella slices
- Toppings of your choice
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
Whilst waiting for the oven to warm up, set out your two tortilla bases on baking trays (or ideally pizza trays).
Spread the tomato puree/pesto evenly on the tortillas, coating the entire base but leaving a little around the edges.
Add the grated cheese/mozzarella & customize the rest of the ingredients to your liking! (My personal favourite is pesto, mozzarella and italian herbs!)
Once you have added all the toppings you desire, put the pizzas in the middle of a the pre-heated oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the base crisping up at the edges.
Cut into slices and enjoy.
For a bit of inspiration, here’s my two topping mixes:
Italian Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella Skinny Pizza
- 1 Tbsp Pesto
- 1 Mozzarella ball, cut into round slices
- 1 Large vine tomato, cut into round slices
- Pinch of Italian herbs
Tomato, Caramelized Onion Cheese & Ham Skinny Pizza
- 1 Tbsp tomato puree
- 4 Slices quorn ham, chopped into chunks
- 2/3 Cup of mature caramlized onion cheddar, grated
- Pinch of salt & pepper