On occasion, the recipes that I share here on CEVG are rather elaborate. This recipe? Not so much. I think you appreciate that now and then though, am I right? If you can turn on your oven, chop some veggies, and throw everything onto a tortilla, then you can handle this one. That’s right. Everyone can whip up a tasty and healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner with very little skill or effort. This is vegetarian cooking for everyone at its finest.
Tortilla Veggie “Meatball” Pizza for One
1 tortilla (I used a brown rice tortilla)
1/3 to 1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/4 tsp pizza or Italian seasoning
1 small handful of fresh spinach
1/8 cup chopped red bell peppers
2 TB chopped yellow or white onion
2 TB sauerkraut
4 vegan “meatballs” (I used Amy’s brand)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place tortilla on a baking sheet and “toast” it a bit in the oven for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
3. While the tortilla is toasting, cook the “meatballs” according to package directions. I microwaved mine for 1 1/2 minutes.
4. Remove the tortilla from the oven, top it with the pizza sauce, and pile on the seasonings and toppings. I separated each meatball into about four pieces so that they resembled pieces of sausage.
5. Bake the pizza for approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
6. Turn the broiler on low and broil for approximately 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tortilla is crispy. Be sure to watch the pizza to ensure that it does not burn.
I like pizza as much as the next girl. And I have also been known to polish off an entire medium-sized pizza on my own. Hey, I like to eat. But when I am just cooking for myself and do not want to eat so much that I feel like I am about to burst, the tortilla pizza is my go-to pie. Feel free to change up the toppings (though I highly recommend keeping the “meatballs”) and use a regular-sized crust if you are feeding a crowd (or just two). That is the best thing about pizza. It is so darn versatile…oh, and delicious! <– That is actually the best part.