May 22, 2009

quick fix (and a lucky winner)

Most of you know what it's like to drag yourself home after a long day of work and need something to fill your belly immediately. I've found something that works quite well for me and also offers endless possibilities:


Tortilla pizza!

Think of the options here, folks--different cheeses, various sauces and spreads, oodles and oodles of toppings. It all depends on what you have in your fridge or cabinets.


This particular evening, I combined my rosemary-happy bean spread with some sun-dried tomatoes (swoon), chopped spinach, and mozzarella cheese. I slathered, I piled, and I sprinkled, and then I baked the sucker on a cookie sheet at 400F for about eight minutes--perfection.

Yeah, it hit the spot, and just in the nick of time.


Streeeetch it out.

As for the winner of the perfect pasta package, congratulations to Lynda from Lynda's Recipe Box, who said:



"I seem to love most pasta dishes, but earlier this year I had one in a restaurant that was angel hair pasta with a pesto cream sauce, chicken and sundried tomatoes! YUM!"

We have similar tastes, Lynda--that dish sounds exactly like something I would order. Enjoy your goodies!

54 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Congratulations to the winner. I think this quick dish is a winner too:D

lisa said...

That's a great idea for pizza! I read about Jacques Pepin making pizzas with tortillas. Your toppings sound delicious too. I have to try that combo.

kat said...

That is a good quick fix for a snack or a meal

Ingrid said...

Grace that's a GREAT idea! So easy and everyone can make theirs the way they like it! Everyone's happy! It's perfect for practice nights! Thanks!

Congrats to Lynda!
~ingrid

Culinary Wannabe said...

This is exactly the kind of thing I like to eat for dinner when it's just me, and there is no way in heck I'm doing a load of dishes. And anything that involves cheese is always tempting at the end of a long day. Congrats to Lynda!

doggybloggy said...

this pizza brings back memories from long ago - it was my go to college food - this and (brace yourself) I used to boil up pasta and dump it straight into the jar of ragu (usually half the jar per serving) it was convenient to take along....LOL

Lexie said...

I know what you mean when you come home from work and you are just so hungry and need something right then. This is perfect!

Dawn said...

Mmmm, I do eat a good fair share of these on my busy days. I've also been known to eat these for breakfast when I need a ton of protein. I need to try new spices in it though...
happy long weekend Ms. Grace!

Lisa said...

I'm in! Sounds like a great idea for a quick meal.

LilSis said...

Hi Grace,
Your tortilla pizza looks yummy! Our family has always enjoyed what we call "Make your own pizza night"...which we always made on tortillas instead of pizza crusts. I think it started because our mom loves her pizza thin and crispy, but now we all prefer this over a thick crust.

I've gotta make your beans!

Penny said...

Oh the possibilities! What a great idea for a quick meal. Thanks Grace.

Pam said...

Why have I never thought of this??? What a perfect lunch! Congrats to the winner.

oneordinaryday said...

Great idea. I do the same thing with whole wheat pitas. Love them.

OhioMom said...

Quick fixes and tasty too!

Congrats Lynda :)

Maria said...

I love easy/tasty meals!

Stacey said...

Oh my that looks SO good! That cheese!!!!

Jessica@Foodmayhem.com said...

Endless possibilities indeed! Nom Nom Nom

Elyse said...

I hate that feeling when you arrive home and know that if you don't get food into your whining stomach soon, then you'll go crazy and just eat the whole pantry! This tortilla pizza is absolutely the perfect solution. Tastes great and is done in a few minutes! Fabulous.

RecipeGirl said...

I've not done tortilla pizza, but I'm thinkin' that this is a good one to make when the husband is away and I don't really feel like cooking!

Marjie said...

Great idea! Who doesn't want quick and easy belly-fillers?

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I love tortilla or flat bread pizzas too. They're SO easy and delicious. I love the look of both of those! And congratulations to the winner :) Although the winner would also be the person that ate said pizzas :P

foodhoe said...

that sounds delicious, I never got past quesadillas, which is one of my old standbys. I love the use of beans but with a completely different flavor palette!

Lynda said...

This is such a great idea, Grace, especially with those yummy beans!
I can't wait to try all that pasta-I can't believe I won! Thanks

Pam said...

Pita pizzas are also good!

Bunny said...

I'll have to try a tortilla pizza, I make pita pizzas and man are they good!!

Deborah said...

I need to try this! This would be a perfect lunch option for me.

mikky said...

i just love this!!! :)

Sophie said...

MMMMMM....those tortilla pizza's sounds so lovely!!
I make them from time to time, because it is easy & you can put everything on it that is available in your pantry!
I just love your version,....MMMMMM....!

@ pigpigscorner said...

I love making pizza! You can just put whatever you want. Makes things so much easier with the tortilla!

Emily said...

I like how you think! This is a great idea.

Gloria said...

I love this Grace!!! look so tasty and...congrats to the winner!!xGloria

Helene said...

Congratulations! What a yummy dish.

unconfidentialcook said...

How great is that? You know, I make tortilla pizza for breakfast all the time with eggs (scrambled), cheddar and broken bacon pieces...but will branch into dinner.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Perfect for a quick dinner!

Susan @ SGCC said...

What a brilliant idea! They look terrific!

Fresh Mommy said...

OK, I'm in love... can I marry you??

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Anonymous said...

I also do the same thing with pitas. Great lunch or light dinner.

Donna-FFW said...

Tortilla pizzas sound perfect to me. And your photo with the stretchy cheese looks awesome..

Abby said...

We make these in the summer with fresh-roasted tomatoes and ricotta, with lemon. YUM. So easy.

Baking Monster said...

this pizza is making my mouth water and its 8 in the morning.yum

Bridgett said...

This is a great quick fix with the tortilla. I could easily get my daughter to eat this as well which is a plus in my book. Congrats to the winner!

Maris said...

This sounds great! I have tortillas and pizza fixings so I might whip this up for dinner one night this week.

Lori said...

This looks amazing Grace!

Chef Fresco said...

Hey Grace, this looks so so good! I love the ingredients in your spread, I'm definitely going to make it!

ovenhaven said...

Tortilla pizza sounds like a great idea! I love how you just mix and match whatever you have in your fridge, and come up with something this enticing. Now, can you raid my kitchen? :P

Robin Sue said...

Great idea for a quick and yummy dinner. My kid live on quesadilas-tortilla stuffed with cheese, folded in half and micro. Easy for me! When I was single I lived on frozen raviolis- quick and filling!

Jeff said...

It is summertime and we should be spending time outdoors enjoying ourselves versus slaving over a stove or grill.

I normally use flatbreads but this is a great way to burn up unused tortillas too.

Nice suggestion!

Jacque said...

Mmmmm, looks yummy ... and healthy too. Bonus points!!

The Blonde Duck said...

That is a brilliant idea!

kimberleyblue said...

Making those are great fun - I often use pitas, with palm hearts. These look great - adore the sun-dried tomatoes!

Andrea said...

Tortillas are a "go-to" item in our house for a lot of things...I use them if I don't have bread for sandwich, I invent all kinds of quesadillas, and I LOVE tortilla pizzas! You are right, possibilities are endless!

Jaime said...

my hubby would enjoy these creations

Hornsfan said...

Grace you're a gal after my own heart - tortillas are a great pizza crust!

Esteemarlu said...

My family and I have been doing these for years and years and now everyone is making them. It's the fastest way to make a personal pizza.