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Individual Cast Iron Tortilla Pizzas

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Believe it or not, this is the 100th Recipe on Jason’s Cooking!! I’ve had a blast over the past 6 months cooking and photographing and posting and I’m looking forward to the next 6 months of tasty food. Thanks for supporting me on this adventure and I hope you’ll tell your friends about the site!

Today we’re making some amazing and quick individual pizzas that I saw on Serious Eats a couple of months back. This was one of those rare recipes that showed up in my Facebook feed in the afternoon and I went home and cooked it that night.

These pizzas are super quick to put together (10 minutes from “Let’s have pizza tonight!” to eating tasty pizza) and are better than a lot of delivery pizzas. It’s also way less expensive to make these yourself than it is to buy from a pizza joint. Give these quick, delicious, crispy, and dead simple pizzas a shot tonight and let me know what you think.

The RecipeRecipe
Individual Cast Iron Tortilla Pizzas
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Serves: 1 Pizza
  • ½ tsp Olive Oil (you can also use vegetable oil)
  • 1 8” Flour Tortilla
  • 2 – 3 Spoonfulls* Store Bought Marinara or Pizza Sauce (see Tips and Tricks)
  • 1 Hand Full* of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni Slices
  • Hot Italian Sausage (bulk or links with casing removed)
  • Any other pizza toppings you love. This “recipe” is more of a method than a recipe.

You’ll also need an 8” Cast Iron Skillet
  1. Preheat your broiler to high and heat the oil in the cast iron skillet on the stove top over high heat until it shimmers. Once the oil shimmers, reduce the heat to medium low and follow the remaining steps quicklyish. These pizzas start out on top of the stove and finish in the oven.
  2. Place the tortilla on in the skillet, top with sauce (don’t go crazy or you’ll have a sloppy mess), cheese, pepperoni, and little dots of the raw sausage.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and, using a pot holder, place the skillet under the broiler and cook until the cheese melts and browns a bit.
  4. Slide pizza onto a cutting board, cut and serve immediately.
Note: for a crispier crust, put the skillet back on the stove top over medium heat after you remove it from the broiler. Use a spatula to lift up the pizza to check your progress.
Tips and TricksTips and Tricks

269_MEDimgThe best store-bought marinara in the whole world is Buitoni Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce. It looks like this and you can find it in the fresh pasta section of the grocery store. It’s near the lunch meat in my Publix.

Feed the FreezerFeed the Freezer

I suppose you could assemble the pizzas, freeze them and then cook from frozen if you want to but I wouldn’t recommend it. These pizzas are so quick and easy to make, however, I recommend keeping the ingredients on hand so you can whip them up whenever you want them.

Fun FactsFun Facts

My favorite pizza from California Pizza Kitchen is the California Club without avocado. Don’t worry, you’ll see that recipe on the site soon.