Anyone who knows me knows how much I love pizza. But it’s not always practical to go out for pizza once a craving hits. That’s why this meal idea works so well. It’s completely adaptable, and you probably have all the ingredients you need to make them in your fridge right now. And the best part? Depending on the toppings, each pizza can cost less than 50 cents.
This recipe is part of my $10 Food Day series. This includes four recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack), enough to feed a family of four for less than $10 – for the entire day!
- Tortilla shells (8) = $.40 each (if using homemade) or $1.20 (if using store bought)
- Sauce (1/3 cup) = $.40 (approximately)
- Toppings (1/2 cup) = $1.20 (approximate cost – will vary depending on what toppings you use)
- Cheese (1 cup) = $1.50 (approximate cost – will vary depending on what type of cheese you use)
Total cost of recipe (8 pizzas for 4 people): $3.50
Tortilla Shell Pizzas Recipe
The trick to making really tasty tortilla shell pizzas is to keep the toppings light. Too much sauce, toppings, and cheese can overwhelming this thin crust.
For each pizza:
1 tortilla shell (white, whole wheat, or homemade)
2 teaspoons sauce (such as sweet chili sauce, tomato sauce, or salsa)
1 tablespoon toppings (meat, vegetables, olives, etc.)
2 tablespoons cheese (Parmesan, smoked Gouda, or mozzarella)
Preheat oven to 375F. Top a tortilla shell with desired sauce, toppings, and cheese. Bake for approximately 7 to 8 minutes. If you can do so safely, bake the pizzas directly on the oven rack for an extra crispy crust.