Tortilla Pizza

This one is for my friend Dick who hates to cook but loves pizza. It’s also for my diabetic patients who believe that they only have time to cook Ramen noodles for lunch. This option provides protein, fiber, veggies and it’s PIZZA. Who doesn’t love pizza?


One burrito size corn tortilla (or the whole wheat or “low carb” variety if you’re not on a gluten free diet)

2 Tbsp. prepared pasta sauce or pesto

1/4 cup shredded part skim milk Mozzarella cheese

1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

2-3 tbsp of the toppings of your choice:

 sliced garlic, basil leaves, chopped spinach,diced bell peppers,    diced onion, crushed chili peepers, diced turkey or ham, turkey pepperoni slices or anything elce your imagination can concieve of


If you’re using a corn tortilla, spray with cooking spray and nuke for 20 seconds. If  you use any other type of tortilla you can skip this step

Assemble your pizza on a microwave safe dish

Microwave for 2-3 minutes till cheese is bubbly and everything is heated through.

Stove top:

Warm a little olive oil in a large skillett on medium heat

Cook the tortilla for a minute till it begins to brown

Turn the tortilla over, add your toppings and cook partially covered on medium heat till the toppings are warm, the cheese is melted and the “crust” is crispy

Mexican Version

(This was the main stay of my diet throughout my residency. The alternate meal was microwave popcorn 🙂

Put a third of  a cup of sharp cheddar cheese on a tortilla, microwave for 45 seconds, top with a few spoons of your favorite salsa, roll like a Burrito and Voila! Dinner is served





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