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Tortilla Pizza-Pie – For Breakfast!

Pizza for breakfast is really popular at my place on the weekends. I make it inside hollowed loafs of bread, and call them pizza boats. But today was one of those ungraceful days where there wasn’t a scrap of bread to be found in the house. So I improvised – with tortillas! It required a good sweep of the refrigerator, picking up odd bits and pieces like olives, leftover chicken, a lone green pepper, some green onions… like all things pizza, ‘everything’ literally works.

I’ll make a long story short – this pie is basically a pizza with a tortilla base, covered in another tortilla, and baked, and cut up. The filling is your empty canvas – here’s how I painted mine this morning J.


Makes 2 pizza pies:

  • 4 medium sized flour tortillas

  • 6 tablespoons salsa (homemade or store-bought)

  • 1 green pepper chopped

  • 2 large green onions, chopped

  • 6 green olives, cut into slices (black olives work too)

  • Handfull of black beans

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped (optional, and it can also be anything else – leftover steak, a frankfurter, pastrami, etc. you get the picture.)

  • Mozzarella cheese

  • Olive oil

  • Grated parmesan

  • ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika


  • Preheat oven to 200.C.

  • On a large oven tray, place 2 tortillas.

  • Spread 3 tablespoons of salsa on each, and sprinkle both tortillas evenly with green pepper, green onions, olives, black beans, and chicken (if using).

  • Sprinkle generously with mozzarella cheese, and cover each with another tortilla. Press down gently, especially at the edges.

  • Sprinkle olive oil onto the tortilla pie’s surface and rub it into the tortilla with your fingers, making sure it is evenly covered.

  • Sprinkle the surface of the tortilla pie with grated parmesan, and smoked paprika.

  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 10 – 15 minutes; or until cheese starts to melt and tortillas begin to brown.

  • Remove from oven, cut into wedges using a pizza cutter, and serve on its own or with sour cream. Enjoy!

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