Skillet Tortilla Pizza

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Super easy individual pizzas made with flour tortillas, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and basil, in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

When I was a kid, Home Ec was a required course in junior high, and we all had to learn how to make English muffin pizzas in a toaster oven.

Did you make English muffin pizzas? Or bagel pizzas?

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A tortilla pizza is the same thing, but made with a flour tortilla, or “wrap” as they are called in some parts. Easy peasy!

A cast iron skillet works best for the stove top, as it has a more even distribution of heat and holds the heat well. Once the tortilla is bubbly, sprinkle on the cheese first, and then spread with sauce. This way the thin tortilla bottom is more likely to stay crisp.

Skillet Tortilla Pizza

In this recipe we are using the most basic of ingredients—shredded mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil.

But you could easily use other favorite pizza toppings, such as caramelized onions or basil pesto. Just use a light touch. The tortilla is thin and can be easily weighted down.

Do you like making tortilla pizzas? If so, please tell us about your favorite version in the comments.

Skillet Tortilla Pizza Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Each tortilla pizza serves one


  • Flour tortillas (about 8-inches diameter)
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


1 Heat flour tortilla on skillet until it puffs up: Heat a large cast iron skillet or griddle on medium high to high heat. Place a flour tortilla in the center of the skillet.

When the tortillas begins to puff up or form air bubbles, flip it and turn the heat down to medium low. Pierce the air bubbles with a knife tip or the tines of a fork to deflate them a bit.

heat flour tortilla in cast iron pan

2 Add toppings: Sprinkle the top of the tortilla with a thin layer of grated mozzarella cheese. Once the cheese is about half-way melted, spoon on a thin layer of tomato sauce, using the back of the spoon to spread over the cheese. Sprinkle the top of the tomato sauce with a little more cheese.

3 Remove from heat and cover to melt cheese: Once the edges of the tortilla are browning, indicating that the bottom of the tortilla is getting nice and brown, remove the pan from the heat.

Cover the top of the pan with a cover for about a minute or so, so the cheese on top can melt with the residual heat from the pan.

4 Sprinkle with fresh sliced basil. Remove to a plate and cut with a pizza cutting wheel or sharp knife.

Serve immediately.

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Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Kate

    Made them with leftover chicken parmesan and they were great! The kids loved them. I will definitely make them again.


  2. Rick

    I make them with 2 tortillas and bake as hot as my oven gets for 8 minutes. No need to preheat the pan, just the oven. Small tortillas in a 9 inch pan, large burrito size in a 12 inch pan. Since there is a double layer I can load it up and it will take all the toppings without collapsing. I like sliced tomato, mushrooms, sausage, basil and cheese.

  3. Debra

    These are so easy to make, and quickly cures my pizza cravings. I did switch it up and used corn tortillas to make it gluten-free.

  4. Joan

    I have been making pizzas with tortillas for years now. I love thin, crispy crusts. Plus it is so easy & quick to make in a toaster oven. My favorite is ham & barbeque pizza, where I spread barbeque sauce, instead of pizza sauce, over the tortilla, then put some cut up lunch ham (or leftover ham) & sprinkle with mozarella cheese. But I have also made tortilla pizzas with pizza sauce & put a small amount of meat & some veggies on it with cheese. All kinds of varieties!

  5. angel

    Lovely recipe


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