Recipe for Mexican style tortilla pizzas made with flour or corn tortillas topped with tomato or bean sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, your choice of toppings including chorizo, chicken, shrimp, veggies, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro, and more.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Latin fusion, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword Tortilla pizzas
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Total Time 38minutes
Servings 1- 2 tortilla pizzas per person
Large or medium sized tortillasflour or corn – based on your preference
Spicy tomato pizza sauce (for ~4 cups of sauce):
214.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes
16 oz can of tomato paste
½red onionschopped into large chunks
1handful of fresh herbsincluding cilantro, parsley, basil, oregano
1-2jalapeño or serrano pepperseeded and deveined, adjust to taste
½cupgrated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Refried bean tortilla pizza sauce (for ~3 cups of sauce):
115oz can refried beans
~1 cup of the above spicy tomato pizza sauceadd more or less to taste
Garlic jalapeño parmesan topping sauce (for ~1 cup of sauce):
1-2jalapeñosseeded and deveined, adjust to taste or replace with mild peppers for less spice
1/3cupgrated parmesan cheese
Tortilla pizza toppings, mix and match as you wish:
Grated mozzarella cheese
Grated parmesan cheese
Queso frescocotija cheese, goat cheese, etc
Meat and seafood pizza topping options:
Fully cooked chorizo
Shredded cooked chicken
Cooked shrimp or prawnspeeled
Leftover grilled steak or pork slices
Shredded cooked turkey
Veggie topping options, mix and match as you wish:
Red onion slices
Bell pepper slices
Thinly sliced garlic
Thinly sliced jalapeno peppers
Fresh cilantro leaves
Your favorite hot sauce
For the spicy tomato pizza sauce (make ahead):
Combine all the ingredients except for the parmesan cheese in a blender and puree until you have a smooth sauce.
Place the tomato puree in a saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook over low heat for about 25 minutes.
Add the ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
Save the sauce until needed.
For the refried bean tortilla pizza sauce (make ahead):
Combine the refried beans and the sauce in a pan, mix well and cook until fully heated. Can be used immediately or saved until needed.
For the garlic jalapeño parmesan topping sauce (make ahead):
Combine all the ingredients in a small food processor or blender, mix well until you have a smooth sauce.
Can be used immediately or refrigerated until needed. Whisk lightly before serving.
For the tortilla pizza preparation and assembly:
Have the tortillas, sauces, and toppings prepared and ready to go.
Pre-heat the oven to 450F.
Spread a layer of the tomato sauce or bean sauce on top of each tortilla.
Next, sprinkle a layer of the grated parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese.
Add the toppings of your choosing. The avocado slices and fresh cilantro leaves are best if added after baking.
Place the tortilla pizzas on a baking sheet (doesn’t need to be pre-heated) and bake for about 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tortilla edges start to get golden and crispy. The exact baking time will vary based on the tortilla size, the amount of toppings, altitude and your oven.
Add the additional fresh toppings, garlic jalapeño parmesan topping sauce, and/or additional grated parmesan and serve immediately.