Monday, May 23, 2011

Tortilla Pizza With Mushrooms, Bacon, Spinach and Cheese
One of our simple favourites, using tortilla wraps as a pizza base. It's simple, cheap and best of all easily available from your local supermarket. Truth is, I'm just too lazy to make my own pizza dough, hence buying them wraps off the shelf was the next best thing LOL!

Pizzas are like, the easiest meals to make. All you need is some strips of meat, some vegetables like spinach or basil leaves if you want something more pungent, and cheese as toppings. Pop it into a hot oven and your meal is done.

This pizza is one of our favourites.... tortilla with spinach, bacon and mushrooms, topped with 3 types of cheese (mozzarella, cheddar and feta).

2 tortilla wraps
4-5 tbps of pasta sauce (if you prefer more sauce, just top up)
A handful of baby spinach, soaked and washed
Strips of bacon (the more the merrier!)
Mushrooms (shiitake, swiss brown or white buttons works well)
Mozzarella cheese
Cheddar cheese
Feta cheese
1 tps butter

In a medium heat pan, sear the bacon until crispy. Once they're done, set them aside. Using the same pan, sear the mushrooms until fragrant. Set side.

Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC (top and bottom heat) for 20 minutes. Spread a sheet of aluminum foil and place a piece of tortilla wrap on top. Using a spoon, scoop some pasta sauce and spread it onto the tortilla wrap. Sprinkle some cheese on top and place the 2nd layer of tortilla above the first piece. Repeat the pasta and cheese process again (remember to shred enough cheese for the topping part!).

Spread the spinach generously, followed by the bacon and mushrooms. Top the tortilla with the remaining feta, cheddar and mozzarella. Bake for 20mins at 175ºC, using top and bottom heat for the first 15mins, and then switching to top heat only for the last 5mins, to brown the mozzarella. Depending on your oven, do watch the browning, you don't want the cheese to be too brown and burnt.

Serves 2. Or 1, if you're a big eater.