Make homemade pizza with flour tortillas as the crust. The result? An appetizer-like pizza with a crispy crust and endless topping ideas.Tortilla shell pizzas: Want pizza but don't want to mess with crust? Here's your answer! Repin to save.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love pizza. But it’s not always practical cost-wise or health-wise to go out for pizza once a craving hits. 

That’s why this meal – tortilla shell pizzas – works so well.

These pizzas are 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.

The Cost: 43 Cents Each

  • Tortillas (8) = $.40 each if you are making them homemade, or $1.20 if using store bought tortillas
  • 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, or 43 cents per pizzaTortilla shell pizza recipe: Olive and Parmesan cheese. Repin to save!

How To Make Tortilla Pizzas In Just 3 Steps

Here is the process, in a nutshell. Scroll down for detailed recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Take one flour tortilla and top modestly with choice of sauce, desired toppings, and cheese (don’t overdo it on the toppings, as a thick layer of toppings won’t cook evenly on these thin pizzas)
    • Sauce options: Pizza sauce, marinara sauce, sweet chili sauce, salsa
    • Toppings options: Thinly sliced veggies like mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, olives,
    • Meat options: Pizza sausage, pepperoni, grilled chicken, hamburger
    • Cheese options: Mozzarella, cheddar, pepper jack, Parmesan
    • Get 50+ creative pizza topping ideas
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes – directly on rack, if possible

Corn tortillas will work for tortilla shell pizzas, but you may want to choose different toppings. I like to make a Mexican-inspired pizza with corn tortillas.

Tortilla shell pizza recipe: Pear, Gorgonzola and Walnut. Repin to save!

Make This Recipe Part Of Your Budget Meal Rotation

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 shell pizzas: The cheapest, crispiest pizza recipe ever! Click through to learn how to make these easy pizzas.

Tortilla Shell Pizzas

Yield: 1 pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

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.


  • 1 tortilla shell (white, whole wheat or homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons sauce (sweet chili sauce, tomato sauce or salsa)
  • 1 tablespoon toppings (meat, chopped vegetables, olive, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons cheese (Mozzarella, Parmesan, or smoked Gouda)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Top a tortilla shell with desired sauce, toppings, and cheese.
  2. 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.

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