Tortilla Pizza Margherita

Here’s a fabulous idea from a famous chef: use a tortilla instead of a doughy crust to make a quick, fresh pizza. Garden veggies, cheese, and heart-healthy olive oil make a crowd-pleasing dinner in minutes, and the addition of a summery fresh herb gives it zing.


1 large whole-wheat tortilla
Olive oil as needed
1 tablespoon freshly-grated Parmesan
1 tomato, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup grated fresh mozzarella (buffalo is best, if you can find it)
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil

1 cup of any of the following: sauteed zucchini, grilled eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, lightly steamed broccoli or spinach.

1. Preheat oven to 500F.

2. Sprinkle a little olive oil on a cookie sheet and spread it around. Place tortilla on the oil, the turn it over to coat both sides. Sprinkle tortilla with Parmesan. Scatter tomato slices and optional vegetables on top and add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella. Drizzle with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.

2. Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, until bubbly and crisp. Allow pizza to rest out of the oven for a couple of minutes, then sprinkle with shredded basil. Cut pizza into 4 wedges and serve.

Serves 4.

Adapted from Chez Jacques, by Jacques Pepin (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Jacques Pepin. Reprinted by permission of Stewart, Tabori, and Chang.
Adapted from Chez Jacques, by Jacques Pepin (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 2007).


Les M.
Les M4 years ago

tortillas are very versatile. we use it for just about anything that you'd use bread for or anything that just needs something to hold the ingredients together. we even put cinnamon and sugar on it and toast it up in a frying pan (no oil or butter) until the cinn/sugar mixture melts. wheat tortillas are mild in flavor so they go with anything.

Robert O.
Robert O4 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Joy Wong
Joy Wong7 years ago

Thanks for the recipe, Annie.

Lily Celeste
Lily Celeste10 years ago

sounds like a good winter snack because i am not turning my oven on to 500 degrees in summertime...hey...maybe i will try this on my grill!!!

Janny Mckenna
Past Member 10 years ago

Yes, this is great...and if you want an even tastier treat try pita bread. Fill the middle with cheese and put the rest on the pizza fixings on! A wonderful cheese stuffed pizza.

Lydia d.
Lydia d10 years ago

too bad the option of printing a readible copy is not offered!

Tracy Hieatt
Tracy Hieatt10 years ago

Fat is good for you.

Kate Cullifer
Kate Cullifer10 years ago

If you would like to make this healthier, just omit the Parmesan cheese and make the Mozzarella part skim milk. Still a great taste, but much much less fat!