Cooking with Kids: Tortilla Wrap Pizzas

Easy lunches are currently the name of the game in our little corner of the world. These tortilla wrap pizzas are the perfect go-to lunch that that kids will love to help make and eat! Whether you opt for a typical plain pepperoni and cheese tortilla pizza, make it a meatless tortilla pizza or choose a handful of random veggie and meat leftovers for toppings--a few toppings go a long way with this easy lunch idea.What is our recipe for this super simple, Tortilla Wrap Pizza recipe?

Pizzas with tortilla wrap crusts and pepperoni and black olives

Ingredients for 1 Tortilla Wrap Pizza
1 Whole Grain or Regular Burrito Sized Tortilla Wrap
1 Dash Each Garlic Powder/Parmesan Cheese/Italian Seasoning (optional)
2 Tbsp. Marinara Sauce or Pizza Sauce

6-8 Pepperoni Slices
Chopped Vegetables: I offer up an assortment: sliced olives, diced onion, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli---I set up ingredients in individual bowls and let the girls pick and choose their toppings.
1/3 c. Shredded Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese  

Instructions for Meatless Monday Veggie Tortilla Pizza 
Prepare oven and baking sheet. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a cookie sheet with a strip of aluminum foil and/or spray with olive oil flavored cooking spray. 2 Burrito sized tortilla wraps will fit on a standard, large cookie sheet.  

Add the sauce to the “crusts”. Place the tortilla wraps on the prepare cookie sheets.  Sprinkle with a little garlic, Parmesan Cheese and Italian Seasoning if desired.  Top the wraps with 2 Tbsp. of Marinara or Pizza Sauce per wrap. I spoon the sauce onto the wraps and let the kiddo spread it out with the backs of spoons or "paint" it on with a basting brush.  

I love these silicone brushes.  They are dishwasher safe and the brush heads are removable making them easy to clean.  They also hold and spread sauces very well making them especially easy for the kids to use.   

Pinnable image for a tortilla wrap pizza recipe

Set up a pizza building station. Kids are “grab and go” creatures. I set up a bunch of individual bowls with all of the available ingredients—even the shredded cheese--and let them just go at the pizza topping accomplishment. Expect them to snack a bit as you top the pizzas—so they may actually eat MORE veggies with this lunch than usual! The toppings will not cook thoroughly as the “pizzas” bake—so if the kiddos prefer soft veggies, you may want to pre-cook them a bit before offering them for pizza building.  

I often  make these tortilla wrap pizzas the day after we build tacos or nachos for dinner!  We always have veggie leftovers after setting up a dinner-time nacho bar with the kids and these pizzas are a great use of those pre-cut leftovers!

Top the Tortilla Pizzas. Let the kids spread the sauce and sprinkle toppings onto the tortilla pizza crusts. The crust won’t support as many toppings as thicker crust pizza—so a kid-sized sprinkle of each and about an-eyeballed 1/3 c. of shredded cheese may be the goal. 

Bake the tortilla wrap pizzas.  I bake the tortilla pizzas about seven minutes or until cheese is thoroughly melted.  

Serve. We serve with a salad (another GREAT way to use up those leftover dinner ingredients)

and fruit—and the girls are always happy with these since they control the toppings.

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