Skillet Tortilla Pizza

Just like English Muffin pizzas or bagel pizzas, tortilla pizzas are easy to make and deliciously simple. The only difference here is its wrapping and the usage of iron skillet rather than toasters since it distributes heat better than anything. But be careful with the ingredients since the goal here is to make the tortilla bubbly and crispy without making the cheese burnt. Try this recipe from simply recipes and make your very own favourite by topping it off with your preferred ingredients.

 

INGREDIENTS

Flour tortillas (about 8-inches diameter)

Grated mozzarella cheese

Tomato sauce

Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


Directions:

1. Heat a large cast iron skillet or griddle on medium high to high heat. Place a flour tortilla in the center of the skillet. When the tortillas begins to puff up or form air bubbles, flip it and turn the heat down to medium low. Pierce the air bubbles with a knife tip or the tines of a fork to deflate them a bit.


2. Sprinkle the top of the tortilla with a thin layer of grated mozzarella cheese. Once the cheese is about half-way melted, spoon on a thin layer of tomato sauce, using the back of the spoon to spread over the cheese. Sprinkle the top of the tomato sauce with a little more cheese.


3. Once the edges of the tortilla are browning, indicating that the bottom of the tortilla is getting nice and brown, remove the pan from the heat. Cover the top of the pan with a cover for about a minute or so, so the cheese on top can melt with the residual heat from the pan.


4. Sprinkle with fresh sliced basil. Remove to a plate and cut with a pizza cutting wheel or sharp knife.


Serve immediately.


Posted by Diane Araga, on March 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM