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Teenager's Homemade Pizza


The funniest thing about this recipe is that there is no recipe at all. That “laziest and easiest of all dishes ever” was actually invented by our son when he was almost 13. He loves easy dishes – preferably ones that can come out of the fridge and pop into the microwave.

But in hard times, like when he is babysitting for his sister, he needs to be more resourceful and this is how he has invented the “Teenage Pizza”. This pizza is time-saving (and as I explained, life-saving too).

One pizza can serve two, especially if one of them is younger and not that much of an eater anyway. In case of really hungry kids, each kid should have a personal pizza.

Ingredients for each “pizza”:

  • One large-size tortilla (we use the burrito size)
  • Some olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp pasta or pizza sauce (we usually have various pasta sauces, as we are spaghetti-lovers, but any brand will do)
  • ½ up to 1 cup of sliced mushrooms (canned or fresh, whatever you have available)
  • 2-3 slices of ham, chopped in pieces
  • Some dry basil or parsley (sprinkle on top before baking) - crushed
  • Some shredded cheese (to put on top)


Directions for preparation:

Put the tortilla in a pizza pan (or any large size pan) and brush it with some olive oil to get softer. Spread the pasta sauce over the oiled tortilla and then place the pieces of mushrooms and ham.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.



The pizza is baked at about 400*F until the cheese melts and the pizza gets a crusty look – it takes about 10 min.

Check after the 10th min. as it can easily get over-dried.