Tortilla Pizzas

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

These can be a light meal or an appetizer. They are quick to make and are a wonderful way to use what you have on hand. They are most healthful when made with com tortillas but can be made with wheat- or white-flour tortillas, if desired. Allow one or two tortillas per person.

3 to 6 servings

Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, game day

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecheesy, savory

Type of Dishpizza


  • 6 corn tortillas, any kind
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella cheese (or nonfat or goat cheese)
  • Cooked pinto or black beans, drained or refried
  • Cooked chopped beef, chicken, turkey, or pork or fried crumbled chorizo (Mexican sausage)
  • Cooked crab or shrimp
  • Small avocado, peeled and slivered
  • Salsa of your choice or chopped tomato and onion


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and bake them for 6 to 8 minutes, until crisp. Divide the cheese among the tortillas.

  2. Add your choice of toppings and place back in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve hot with additional salsa.


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