Saturday, April 12, 2008

Easy Homemade Pizza

I have to share with you a new favorite of ours - Easy Homemade Pizza. I have always been a bit daunted by the thought of homemade pizza, mostly because I don't have the time or patience to make homemade pizza crust dough.

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Ms. Betsy's home as part of a small dinner party. She let us each put our choice of toppings on - - - a tortilla! At first, we thought: that is so wrong! A tortilla is for Mexican food and pizza is Italian food. But the kids (and adults) had fun spreading the pizza sauce on their tortilla, and sprinkling their choice of toppings on top. Into the oven it went, and then when the toppings were sufficiently cooked, out it came, and it was delicious! The crust was a lot like a thin-and-crispy crust.

Of course, we had to try it at home, since pizza is a favorite, and we each like different toppings. So I bought some pizza sauce & pepperonis at the store next time I was there. We almost always have cheese, tortillas, and other toppings at home. I use the whole wheat, low-carb, high fiber, high protein tortillas, which makes it a bit healthier. I put the tortilla pizza straight on the wire rack in the toaster oven, and toast on the medium setting. Voila! Easy homemade pizza.

Each person can pick their own toppings, and kids can help make their own. Once you bring it out of the oven, lay it on a cutting board. Let it cool a few minutes, and cut it with a pizza cutter.


Mumsch said...

What temp do you set the oven at, and for how long? Thanks- this is a great idea!

Laura said...

mumsch - Thanks for your positive comment! I was a little worried I would get skewered for suggesting people use tortillas for pizza.

I have a toaster oven, and it has a "Toast" setting that I use on meduim. It cuts off at a certain time and dings to alert me. I don't know how long it cooks (seems like 5 minutes) or at what temperature.

But, if I were going to cook it in the oven, I would use a pizza stone (preheated with the oven) so the crust (tortilla) doesn't get soggy. Or use a thin pan. I would set the oven to 400 degrees F, and try it for 10-15 minutes. Since I haven't cooked it this way, I would suggest you watch the pizza the first time you cook one, and then tweak the time for the next one if needed.

The Apron Queen said...

Late making my rounds. Sounds delicious! Do stop by. I'll save you a plate of my Just Peachy Cobbler. :D

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