These Mexican style tortilla pizzas are made with flour or corn tortillas and topped with tomato or bean sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, plus your choice of toppings including chorizo, chicken, shrimp, veggies, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro, and more. Tortillas pizzas are a great option for an easy weeknight meal. You can make the sauces and prepare the toppings ahead of time, this way it’s just about assembling and baking these delicious Mexican style pizzas for a quick dinner.
Another thing I love about these tortilla pizzas is that each person can customize and choose their own toppings, so you don’t have to deal with the dreaded “I don’t like X ingredient”. It’s also fun to see the different topping combinations that everyone comes up with. These quick pizzas are filling enough to make a full meal, but can also work as a quick appetizer or snack option.
Here are some pizza topping combination ideas:
Choriqueso tortilla pizza: Tomato cheese sauce + mozzarella and parmesan + cooked chorizo + jalapeño +avocado +cilantro
Spicy Shrimp: Tomato cheese sauce + mozzarella and parmesan + cooked shrimp + +red onions +jalapeño +avocado +cilantro
Veggie tortilla pizza: Bean sauce + mozzarella and parmesan + tomato + onions + bell pepper +avocado +cilantro +your favorite hot sauce
Chicken: Tomato or bean sauce + mozzarella and parmesan +shredded chicken +corn +tomato +red onions + jalapeño + avocado +cilantro
Breakfast for dinner tortilla pizza: Tomato or bean sauce + mozzarella and parmesan +crispy bacon pieces +red onions +fried egg + avocado +cilantro
Four cheese tortilla pizza: Tomato cheese sauce + mozzarella and parmesan + queso freso +goat cheese + jalapeños +cilantro
Mexican margarita pizza: Bean sauce + mozzarella and parmesan + sliced tomatillos + jalapeño +avocado +cilantro
I made both a spicy tomato pizza sauce and a refried bean sauce for these tortilla pizzas. You can make both or just the tomato one. The spicy tomato sauce is really easy to make, you just blend diced tomatoes (canned or fresh) with garlic, onions, hot peppers, herbs, cumin and tomato paste. Cook the sauce for about 25 minutes, add some grated parmesan cheese at the end, and you have a flavorful spicy pizza sauce.
You can adjust the amount of hot peppers according to your preference, and also adjust the herbs based on what you have available or the flavors that you prefer. The refried bean sauce is made using refried beans, store-bought or homemade, mixed with some of the spicy tomato sauce. Both sauces can be made ahead of time and kept refrigerated until ready to use.
I also prepared a garlic jalapeño parmesan topping sauce to drizzle on top of the pizzas when they come out of the oven. This sauce is also very easy to prepare, simply blend olive oil, garlic, jalapeños to taste, and grated parmesan in a blender or mini-food processor. Same as with the tomato sauce, feel free to adjust the amount of garlic and hot peppers according to your taste.
Jalapeños are usually mild, especially if you remove the seeds and veins, so they usually give more flavor than heat. However, their heat level tends to vary from one pepper to another or from one season to another. If you want a spicier pepper, try the smaller Serrano peppers. If you want a pepper that’s less spicy, try Anaheim peppers. I baked these tortilla pizzas because right now it’s way too cold to go outside and grill, but during the summer they can be made on the grill.
These tasty thin Mexican pizzas can be made with flour tortillas or corn tortillas, you can use large tortillas or small ones– it’s all customizable. You can make a few large ones to share or everyone can choose their own toppings. For topping options, you can mix and match as you wish. Chorizo, fully cooked, is a must have for these tortilla pizzas. You can buy the fully cooked chorizo sausages and slice them thinly, or use cooked fresh chorizo.
These easy to make pizzas are also a great way to use pantry items and leftovers. Whenever we have roasted or rotisserie chicken; we usually have leftovers – not enough for a full meal, but enough to shred and use as a topping. You can also use leftover steak, just slice it thinly or leftover grilled pork/salmon/shrimp/etc. I am crazy about avocados and cilantro so I almost always add them as toppings, but after the pizzas are done baking as I prefer their taste to be very fresh. You can also use fresh basil or other herbs in place of the cilantro.
Step by preparation photos for mix and match tortilla pizzas
Spicy tomato pizza sauce
Re-fried bean sauce:
Garlic jalapeño parmesan topping sauce:
Tortilla pizza ingredients:
How to prepare tortilla pizzas:
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