Jacqueline posted last week about her Pauper’s Pizza: a bit of a coincidence, as I have another quick and easy alternative to pizza to share. This one is similarly hassle-free to make, and is particularly good if you’re craving pizza but don’t want to be too unhealthy – it’s basically a pizza with a tortilla as the base. My friend J Headen Esq made this for me recently, and I’ve done it myself at home a number of times since.
What you need:
- Tomato sauce – use tomato puree, passata or pasta sauce – either your own or something from a jar
- Grated cheese
- Pizza toppings – such as parma ham, olives, chillis, jalapenos, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, peppers, roast chicken, rocket, baby spinach
Spread the tomato sauce over the tortilla with a knife or spatula. Sprinkle over some grated cheese (lightly if you’re watching your fat intake, liberally if you’re not). Decide on your toppings – these pizza type things only take a few minutes to heat up so obviously don’t add any raw meat.
The first time I made it I put feta cheese and cherry tomatoes on before the tortilla went into the oven, along with some freshly ground black pepper, and then put on baby spinach leaves and a drizzle of balsamic reduction when it came out. It’ll only take about 10 minutes at about 200º for the tortilla to crisp up and the cheese to melt. What you then get is a lovely light, healthy cross between a wrap and a pizza. Hurray! Great for kids as well.