From my kitchen to yours:)
We have lots of light suppers in the Rogers' household.
Especially in the spring and summer. Sometimes, you just don't have time to cook a full meal and sometimes you eat too much for lunch! I have found that this is a great light supper/snack idea for families because the portion size is perfect for a small child and perfect for a not ravenous adult.
The basic ingredients are easy to keep on hand. And, you can use a variety of basics. This is what I use:
1. Soft Flour Tortillas, I use the medium sized but you can use the big ones if you like. I usually keep spinach tortillas and or whole grain tortillas on hand but had run out on this particular evening.
2. Pizza Sauce, you don't have to get fancy here, I use the Winn Dixie brand Pizza Sauce. Its fine. Although, I have just made my first batch of homemade pizza sauce and its freezing in ice cube trays as I type:) I'll let you know how it turns out.
3. Cheese. I like to use a variety, but you can keep it simple if you like. Of course, I use the classic mozzerella. I also like to use the "Italian blend" shredded cheese mix....I think it has mozzerella, parmesan, asagio and provolone. In a pinch, I have just sprinkled some parmesan on top of my mozzerella...it was perfect!
4. Toppings. The key with toppings for kids is to keep it simple. That's why I make sure to put extra veggies in the sauce...I do this with spaghetti sauce as well:) My secret is frozen chopped spinach....defrosted and whirrled up in my mini food processor from the Dollar General:) Be sure to squeeze it dry before adding to your sauce. This particular night, the cupboard was a little bare, so, it was classic pepperoni....and my sauteed mushrooms....in cabernet sauvignon....to die for!!!
Preheat your oven to 450. I like to use a cookie sheet lined in foil. Put your tortillas in the preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes, watching closely! You want them to get crispy on one side but not too brown! They will "bubble up" but don't worry, you can pop them with a fork. Next, flip them over and they will look like this on the bottom. Time to put those toppings on!
You don't need much sauce, start with about a tablespoon and take it from there because you don't want a soggy crust! Add cheese and your other toppings. Be careful not to overload your pizza! I don't use more than 3-4 tablespoons of cheese per pizza.
The amazing shrooms'. I'll give up that recipe at a later date!
After topping, put the cookie sheet back in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until your pizzas look like this! Looking at these pics, I wonder why only 1 pizza has mushrooms??? I guess we shared 2 and each got half of a pepperoni pizza and half of a shroom' pizza.
Matt gets a little ticked sometimes that his portion is the same as Bubba's.......I have to remind him that its a light supper.....his response is that sometimes, its not about needing to eat more, its WANTING to eat more;) Its all about portion control....which is hard when something tastes REALLY good! However, when you serve this with a salad, its the perfect size meal.