Recipe: Easy, Cheesy Stacked Tortilla Pizza

November 27th, 2012 12:33 pm by Kelly

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This one’s for the Daiya cheese lovers in the house: a multilayered tortilla cheese pizza in which each tortilla is “glued” to one above and below it with a healthy (or not!) dollop of melty, oozy, gooey Daiya cheese. Is your stomach rumbling cries of assent yet? The idea came to me while I was doing yoga – make of this what you will!

I kept the pilot pizza simple, since I wasn’t sure how well it’d turn out. (As it just so happens? AMAZING!) Topped with red sauce, more mozzarella Daiya, and a generous serving of black olives because YUM. (Olive haters, take it outside!) The tortillas are corn – though in all honesty I prefer flour – since that’s what we had on hand. (Leftovers from the South-of-the-Border Potato Tacos I made for Vegan MoFo. FRIED. Yeah, you heard me right!) I only used three tortillas, but you can stack ’em as high as you think your mouth can stretch.

I photographed my pizza next to the latest edition of Best Friends magazine, to provide some scale, and also because this month’s cover dog is too adorable for words. (The winter issue is dedicated to senior dogs, yay!) The tortillas are on the small size – smaller even than the pita bread I normally use for pizzas on the go – which makes for a nice lunchtime personal pizza. You can use any size/flavor tortilla your heart desires – the principle remains the same!


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Easy, Cheesy Stacked Tortilla Pizza


Two or more tortillas
Mozzarella Daiya cheese (or the vegan cheese of your choice)
Red sauce
Your favorite vegan toppings
Parchment paper
Cooking spray


1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. When the oven’s almost done heating up, assemble your pizza. Spray the bottom of one tortilla with cooking spray and lay it (wet side down) on the parchment paper. Sprinkle a moderate amount of cheese on top and add the next tortilla. (Don’t coat anything but the very bottom of the pizza with spray.) Repeat these steps until you reach your final layer. Top with a good amount of red sauce (relative to the height of your pizza, that is!), more cheese (if desired), and your favorite vegan toppings.

3. Bake at 425F for 10 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted to your liking. The pizza will flatten out a bit as the layers of cheese liquefy.


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