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Stovetop Vegetarian Tortilla Pizza Recipe

Contributors: Anna Tseng, MPH, RDN, LDN

Published: August 23, 2021

Four pieces of sliced pieces with mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes on a piece of paper that's on a round wooden slab.
Photography by David Raine | Food styling by Kim Hartman | Prop styling by Michelle Wilkinson

A quick and easy take on pizza, a tortilla is topped with sauce, cooked vegetables and cheese and gently toasted in a skillet.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


¼ cup (52 milliliters) low-sodium vegetable broth
½ cup onion, diced
1 cup white button or cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup bell pepper, diced
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup (115 milliliters) canned tomato sauce
½ cup canned refried beans
1 cup shredded cheese (dairy or non-dairy), divided
½ cup fresh tomatoes, diced and divided
2 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas


Before you begin: Wash your hands. 

  1. Heat vegetable broth in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables become soft and most of the broth has evaporated.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the tomato sauce and refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl until well combined. Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Place tortilla in a large skillet over low heat. With the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula, spread half of the refried bean and tomato sauce mixture onto the tortilla to make a thin, even layer. Then, layer on ¼ cup cheese and ¼ cup diced tomatoes. Add half the cooked vegetable mixture on top and sprinkle on another ¼ cup cheese.
  4. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom of the tortilla has turned slightly crispy and the cheese has mostly melted. Remove the tortilla pizza from the skillet and repeat the process with the other tortilla. Slice pizzas in half or quarters and serve immediately.

Cooking note

Use 8-inch tortillas to make smaller pizzas.

Nutrition Information*

Serves 4
Serving Size: ½ of a 10-inch tortilla pizza (167 grams)

Calories: 231; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 409mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g; Potassium: N/A; Phosphorus: N/A. 
*Cheddar cheese used for nutrition analysis

This recipe originally appeared in Food & Nutrition Magazine®, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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