If you are a lover of fine Italian food, you will probably admit to experiencing an occasional, yet powerful, craving for one of the delicious entrees offered by your favorite Italian restaurant. But when these cravings occur at midnight or some other time when you cannot satisfy them by going out for dinner, try making this tasty pizza recipe for a fun snack or meal instead.
Gather These Ingredients From Your Pantry and Fridge:
- one small can of tomato paste
- one teaspoon garlic powder
- one teaspoon dried basil
- one teaspoon dried oregano
- one-half teaspoon sugar or honey
- one-quarter teaspoon sea salt
- one-quarter teaspoon black pepper
- one teaspoon olive oil
- shredded mozzarella or other cheese of your choice
- flour tortilla shells, any size
- your choice of toppings, including pepperoni, dried tomatoes, mushrooms, diced ham, and chopped veggies such as onions, peppers or mushrooms
Mix the first eight ingredients together to make the sauce. For each pizza, spread a heaping teaspoon (or more) of sauce onto one of the flour tortilla shells, leaving a one-inch border around the edges to help eliminate drips while baking. Top the tortilla shell with shredded cheese and your favorite toppings.
To bake, carefully place the assembled pizza directly on the rack of your toaster or conventional oven. Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes, just until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the tortilla shell begins to crisp around the edges.
Make Pizza for School and Work Lunches
Once you try this quick, easy pizza recipe, you may find that you would also like to use it for school lunch boxes or your brown bag lunch at work. To do this, simply assemble as directed, then place another tortilla on top of the first one to form a "sandwich" that will be easy to wrap and carry in your lunch box or bag. Bake as directed and let cool completely before wrapping in a paper towel and placing in a plastic bag. At lunchtime, simply remove the plastic bag and microwave the paper-towel wrapped pizza for one minute.
These can also be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to three days, for a convenient, economical lunch option.
While this pizza will never taste as wonderful as the decadent menu items you enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant, such as Borrelli's, they work perfectly to satisfy occasional cravings in just minutes, with ingredients you probably already have on hand.