Making Mini tortilla shell pizzas is a fun and easy alternative to ordering out or spreading pizza crust for homemade pizza. Try these for your next pizza night!
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My family eats some type of pizza most Friday nights while watching a family movie. Sometimes I make homemade pizza using a whole wheat, greek yogurt pizza crust. Sometimes it is simply a frozen pizza delivered by Schwan’s. This time it was a variety of mini tortilla shell pizzas.
Here’s how I made the tortilla shell pizzas fun for me to prepare and also fun for the whole family to eat.
Create multiple flavor combinations
These pizzas are so easy to make that you can make a few different flavors. My family loves when I make a variety of flavor combinations when I make tortilla shell pizzas. Each person can try each flavor. On this particular evening, we had 4 flavor combinations:
- green pepper & mushroom
- ham & pineapple
- chicken & bacon
Have fun with sauces and seasonings
I prepared the green pepper & mushroom and the ham & pineapple pizzas using a tomato paste base. For the chicken & bacon and the garlic pizzas, I used a cream cheese base.
Each pizza type is also seasoned differently. I love to play with seasonings! Here are the flavor combinations I used:
- green pepper & mushroom – tomato paste topped with oregano
- ham & pineapple – tomato paste topped with onion powder
- chicken & bacon – cream cheese topped with homemade ranch seasoning (made in advance)
- garlic – cream cheese topped with basil
Use precooked meats
What made the prep work super easy was that the chicken and ham I used were already precooked. The chicken was leftover from cooking a whole chicken in a slow cooker earlier in the week.
The only meat I cooked was bacon. I microwaved the bacon using a microwave bacon cooker. This tool allows the bacon to hang and the grease to drip off while the bacon cooks.
Use what you have
I had leftover crushed pineapple from a previous recipe, so that was an easy option to add to a ham pizza. Since I had garlic cloves on hand, minced garlic was an easy flavor choice too.
Shred your own cheese
Ok, so this step doesn’t make the process easier, but it makes your pizzas healthier. I haven’t bought pre-shredded cheese in years. By shredding my own cheese, I can avoid the fillers and preservatives that are added to pre-shredded cheese to keep it separated.
I buy 8-ounce blocks of cheese from Aldi. Then I shred what I need and store the rest of the block in a zip bag in the fridge until I need more.
Cook and enjoy!
Since these pizzas are thin, they only need to cook for about 15 minutes or less at 425°F. Once they are cooled, I cut each pizza into quarters. If you use bigger tortilla shells, you could cut them into more pieces.
I hope you’ll try making these mini tortilla shell pizzas to make your pizza night a little more fun and a little healthier!