Monday, October 3, 2011

Southwest Tortilla Pizzas

I love a good pizza.  Make it a healthy, low calorie vegetarian pizza and I love it even more!

You can make it in the oven as the original instructions stated, or you can just cook it on the stovetop. We are used to toasting our tortillas in a skillet so this was easier for us to do. 

We are split in the house over corn tortillas vs flour tortillas. We use both for this recipe. 

This was very simple and completely delicious!

Southwest Tortilla Pizza Recipe
Adapted from Taste of Home

1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chiles
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
Flour tortillas or corn tortillas
Green pepper, chopped
Onion, chopped
Cheddar cheese, shredded

In a small bowl, combine the beans, chiles and spices. 

Oven: Place tortilla on a baking sheet, spread with bean mixture.  Top with another tortilla.  Spoon salsa over the top, sprinkle with onion, pepper and cheese.  Bake at 400 for 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Stovetop:  Toast 2 tortillas separately in a skillet.  Spread one of them with the bean mixture, top with toasted tortilla.  Spoon salsa over the top, sprinkle with onion, pepper and cheese.  Put back on skillet on low, cover until cheese is melted. 

I estimated one of these pizzas to be around 400 calories.  We got 5 pizzas out of this and only used a small bit of cheese.  Tasty and filling. 

One Year Ago...

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. You know I love a good pizza! Except I will pretend I don't see the chunks of onions! :D

    Happy Monday Debbi!

  2. I tried making a tortilla pizza once and it didn't work out so well. I will have to try it again with this recipe.
    -Holy Cannoli Recipes

  3. This sounds great! Pinning this on Pinterest so I don't forget about it!

  4. I love this pizza! I need to make pronto:) Perfect for the nights the husband is working.

  5. This is a great idea for a "healthier" version of pizza. I have some tortilla in the cupboard so I must give this a try.
    Sue xo

  6. I love how quick and easy these are! No pizza dough required. And such delicious toppings!

  7. Now that's a pizza I could eat without guilt, Debbi. Can't say that about most recipes.
    Never even thought about using a corn tortilla as a base....

  8. This is my favorite type of pizza. I've never tried it with tortillas though, I usually just spread the beans onto a pizza crust and then the sauce and all of the other ingredients. I will have to try it with tortillas though.

  9. Yo quiero Taco Bell now! That's what these remind me of-the Mexican pizza at taco bell and I'm so wanting one. Saving this!

  10. I have made with corn tortillas, low fat and folded like a Gordito. All thought they were excellent. I do not use fat re-fried beans and low-fat cheese. Delicious!

  11. This is great!!! I am excited to start following this awesome blog. I love to cook and bake but need to cut back on the calories. So glad I found you through the Crystal& Co. blog hop!
    -Robyn from

  12. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop. I think it sounds like a fast, easy, and healthy dinner.

  13. Delicious! This is one of my favorite on tortillas or flat bread. I love doing a Mexican twist. Yours looks wonderful. I think the thing I like the best is that it is a good low calorie and fairly low fat comfort food. I always feel that I have really cheated. Thanks for sharing it.

  14. This looks like the perfect pizza - nutritious, delicious and vegetarian! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  15. I featured this recipe on this week's edition of Makin' You Crave Monday - Id love it if you came by & checked it out, and linked up again!

    Crystal -

  16. Perfect! These remind me of the taco bell pizzas, but healthy! I know my family are all going to love these :)