I, like the majority of people, am currently hunkering down in self-quarantine anxiously awaiting the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the anxiety it’s causing. I’m lucky enough to be someone who normally works from home even when there isn’t a pandemic, but I feel for everyone who’s out of work and anxious about not being able to afford their housing and food.
I decided during this time to run a series of articles dedicated to providing cheap and easy recipes for those who are quarantined at home, especially those who are on a reduced food budget. Moms whose kids are home from school indefinitely, this one should definitely interest you!
Tortizza!! (AKA thin crust pizza made with flour tortillas)
I use giant burrito-style tortillas for this and it makes a nice little thin-crust pizza that feeds my husband and I for a meal or snack. However, you could use the smaller tortillas to make personal size pizzas for kids or single people. I used to do that back when I was single because it made a perfect portion for just me. You’ll want to adjust your baking time if you use the smaller ones.
Step 1: Spray your baking pan with Pam or other non-stick spray
Step 2: Put tortilla on pan, add pizza sauce (I buy it in a jar), shredded mozzarella (Pro tip: if you’re lactose intolerant like me but not allergic, try Kraft brand shredded mozzarella. It says “contains 0 grams of lactose per serving” on the back of the bag. It doesn’t bother my stomach at all like other brands do.), then add desired toppings.
Step 3: Bake in 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on how many toppings you added. It may need a few extra minutes if you really loaded it up with toppings. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn and remove when the crust is crispy.
Step 4: Cut and enjoy!
Everyone loves pizza , and this is one of the cheapest/easiest ways to make it, while also having the benefit of being lower in carbs than most pizza.
Stay healthy and safe, all! Stay tuned for more cheap quarantine recipes as I come up with them!