Hodder Family Homemade Tortilla Pizzas

When my dad was little, he would occasionally eat tortillas pizzas for dinner with his family. Since they were so easy, fun, and delicious, he passed on the tradition so my brother and I also ended up making them for dinner every so often. Although these pizzas aren’t professionally made, or a well known brand bought in the super market, they are still what I used to want to eat for every one of my special birthday meals. There is something so appealing as a child about designing your own pizza. I used to form my olives in the shape of smiley faces or hearts, and secretly add extra cheese behind my parent’s backs.

As my brother and I got older, we started making tortilla pizzas less and less, and eventually just stopped. Since my mom is now gluten-free, we also stopped pizza for dinner because we have not yet found an edible gluten-free pizza that doesn’t come from a fancy restaurant. But, who can live without pizza?!?! I definitely can’t. Soooo, last weekend, the idea popped in my head that maybe we could have a tortilla pizza night and my parents loved the idea. The pizzas were delicious (even my mom’s gluten free one) and I immediately knew that I this important recipe HAD to be posted. Try it and you’ll definitely know what I’m talking about. ENJOY!

Makes 1 personal pizza.


1 large tortilla of any kind (white, whole wheat, gluten-free etc.)

8oz can of pizza sauce

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

3 tbsp parmesan cheese

Toppings of choice (olive, pepperoni, mushroom, tomato, etc)

1 tsp fresh basil cut into thin strips.

1/2 tsp dried oregano.

1/8 tsp garlic powder



*All quantities can be adjusted based on personal preference.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Toss the parmesan cheese into the mozzarella until evenly distributed throughout.
  3. Place a tortilla on a baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the tortillas, leaving a boarder around the edges.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly on top of the sauce. Top with fresh basil, oregano, garlic powder and toppings of your choice.
  5. Bake until cheese is completely melted and edges are golden brown. This will be around 8 minutes, but cooking time varies depending on the quantities of toppings, so be sure to keep and eye on it.
  6. Repeat for additional pizzas.

I bet that you can’t eat just one! Be prepared to make second servings.