I grew up eating pizza every Friday night with my family. My husband and I have continued that tradition. Because we are still in college, we also have a budget that does not allow us to bring home Papa Murphy’s every week. We’ve taken on a cheap way to make pizza that has recently increased in popularity!
There’s only a few ingredients you need. Whole grain, low carb tortilla wraps, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni/sausage/ham/chicken, pizza sauce, and veggies!
My favorite low carb tortillas are from Santa Fe Tortilla Company. I purchase mine at Sam’s Club. I like these because they flaxseed in them, have no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in them, and they contain only 5 g of carbohydrates! I would not consider them perfect though because they do contain canola, soy or sunflower oil, lecithin and gluten. All these ingredients can cause inflammation and decrease your absorption of important vitamins and minerals. However, they do taste good!
My favorite way to make tomato sauce is to take a can of tomato paste (I bought mine from Costco) and dump it into a glass mason jar. Fill the can again with water to the top, adding it to the mason jar and then again but only halfway. Add garlic, oregano, basil, onion powder, salt, pepper and any other spices you like in your pizza sauce. Place the cover back on the mason jar and shake it up until there are no more clumps. This is a cheaper and healthier way to make pizza sauce.
I also purchased a large bag of shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni from Sam’s club. I keep these in my freezer and take a portion out when I need it. It saves money and time!
For the veggies, you can simply take any you have in your refrigerator and put them on your pizzas! On mine, I put cherry tomatoes, onions, and green peppers.
Time: 20 minutes
- 1 Whole grain tortilla (or paleo wrap)
- 2-3 T Pizza sauce (see above on how to make pizza sauce out of tomato paste)
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
- ~14 pepperonis or 1/4 cup sausage or 2-3 slices ham or 1/2 cup chicken
- Veggies (1/4 onion, 1/2 green pepper, 2-3 cherry tomatoes, etc.)
Set the oven at 425 F. Place the tortilla on a baking sheet. After your pizza sauce is made, spread around tortilla. Place meat evenly on top of the sauce. Spread cheese over as well. Add whatever veggies you would like.
Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes. This is the important part. If you leave it in the oven long enough, the cheese on the outside of the tortilla will become crispier and the tortilla will act like crust.
(% Daily Value *)
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Sodium 1478 mg
Potassium 486 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26 g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin A 24 %
Vitamin C 127 %
Calcium 40 %
Iron 19 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.