Kid-Friendly Tortilla Pizzas Recipe


Struggling to find nourishing meals and snacks that your kiddos won’t nix? Try this fiber-filled pizza on for size!

Made with tortillas – which can be gluten free by choosing corn or cassava variations – and topped with healthy foods like beans and veggies, these fun “pizzas” help your kids sneak in some beans and greens in a lip-smacking way that will keep them chowing away right down to the last bite.


  • 12 small corn, cassava, or flour tortillas
  • Vegetable or avocado oil
  • 1 16-oz. can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 oz. canned green chili peppers, diced (optional)
  • 6 tbsp. red taco sauce
  • 3 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (use nutritional cheese or tahini if you’re avoiding dairy)


Brush 1 side of each of 2 tortillas with water. Press the wet sides of the tortillas together to form a thick crust for the pizza. Brush the outside of the tortillas with a small amount of vegetable oil. Evenly brown both sides in a heated frying pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Set aside.

Heat refried beans, chopped onion, and half of the diced chili peppers together in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on each tortilla pizza. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon taco sauce, then top with 1/2 cup chopped vegetables, 1 teaspoon of diced chili peppers if desired, and 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese (or use cheese alternative) for each pizza.

Return to frying pan and heat until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

Each serving contains:

  • 270 calories
  • 7 g fat
  • 5 mg cholesterol
  • 370 mg sodium
  • 42 g carbohydrates

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