Quick and Crispy Skillet Tortilla Pizza

Ultimate Extra-Crispy Tortilla Pizza Recipe - Delicious Bar-Style Pizza at Home

Craving pizza but short on time? This 15-minute tortilla pizza recipe delivers crispy, cheesy perfection using just a skillet and broiler. It’s faster than delivery and tastier than frozen!

The Secret to Ultra-Crispy Tortilla Pizza

Forget soggy microwave tortilla pizzas. The key to achieving an irresistibly crispy crust is using a preheated cast iron skillet. This creates a perfectly crisp base while containing any cheese overflow. The result? Gloriously crunchy, browned cheese edges that rival any pizzeria’s offerings.

Step-by-Step Tortilla Pizza Magic

1. Prep Your Skillet

Heat a touch of oil in your cast iron skillet until it shimmers. Wipe out excess oil, leaving just enough to crisp the tortilla without greasiness.

2. Tortilla Placement is Key

Place your flour tortilla in the hot skillet, small bubbles facing down. This seemingly small detail ensures maximum crispiness on the bottom while allowing the top to develop delightful charred bubbles.

3. Sauce It Up

Spread a thin layer of your favorite pizza sauce to the very edges. Homemade or store-bought both work great!

4. Cheese Strategy

Sprinkle on shredded mozzarella, leaving some sauce peeking through. Then, add grated Parmesan, focusing extra on the edges for those addictive crispy cheese bits.

5. Toppings: Classic or Creative

Keep it simple with olive oil and fresh basil, or go wild with your favorite combo. Pro tip: Dice veggies small to infuse flavor into every bite.

6. Broil to Perfection

Pop the skillet under the broiler for about 3 minutes, watching for that perfect golden-brown cheese.

7. Slice and Savor

Use a thin spatula to release those crispy edges, then slide onto a cutting board. Cut and enjoy your masterpiece while it’s hot!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Lightning-fast: From start to finish in under 15 minutes
  • Customizable: Use any toppings you crave
  • Crispy perfection: No more soggy tortilla pizzas!
  • Family-friendly: A fun cooking activity for all ages
  • Great for entertaining: Impress guests with minimal effort


  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 (10-inch) flour tortilla
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) store-bought or homemade pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 ounces (45g) shredded whole milk low-moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ounce (30g) finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn, plus more for garnish


  1. Position oven rack 6 to 8 inches below broiler and preheat to high. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat until shimmering. Reduce heat to medium-low and wipe out excess oil with a paper towel.
  2. Place tortilla in skillet with the rougher textured-side facing down. Spread sauce evenly over tortilla all the way to the edges. Distribute mozzarella and half of Parmesan evenly, reaching the edges. Season lightly with salt. Scatter torn basil and drizzle with olive oil. (Or save all basil for fresh garnish after cooking.)
  3. Broil until cheese melts and begins browning in spots, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining Parmesan. Using a small metal spatula, gently release pizza edges from the skillet. Check bottom for desired crispness – if needed, place over medium heat and cook, swirling occasionally, until perfectly crisp. Slide pizza onto a cutting board, garnish with extra basil if desired, then cut and serve immediately.

Storage Tips

This crispy tortilla pizza is best devoured right away while hot and crunchy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1032 Calories
30g Fat
156g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 to 2
Amount per serving
Calories 1032
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 1843mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 156g 57%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 348mg 27%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 534mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

You may also like: