Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

One of my childhood luxuries was going to Pizza Hut, about a half hour’s drive away, and ordering a personal-sized pan pizza.

No one could contaminate my personal pizza with their sausage, green peppers, onions, or try to steal the last piece because it was all mine. Personal.

None of this cheese on one half, meat lover’s on the other half business. I wanted my own.

My personal pan pizza toppings were simply cheese, pineapple, and hot pepper flakes. Not much has changed in a couple decades because that’s still what I use to top my pizzas.

Unless I realize that I’m out of frozen pineapple chunks, don’t have canned pineapple, but have frozen mango instead.

I adore mango.

I could eat it plain, in cookies, and evidently now on pizza.

In 10 minutes I had crispy and crunchy perfect little personal-sized pizzas.

The tortillas shells crisped up wonderfully. I only like extra crispy and thin pizza crust. Why waste all those calories eating thick pizza dough when you could eat this dough?

The mango was juicy and its sweetness and flavor intensified while baking.

It was definitely a happy accident that I was out of pineapple. And when it’s peach or apricot season, they are fabulous on pizza, too.

The inspiration behind these pizzas came from a care package of La Tortilla Factory tortillas that I received.

I spied a jar of tomato sauce that was lurking in the back of my cupboard and pizza making ensued.

They’re as easy as dolloping a little red sauce onto the tortillas and adding shredded cheese.

Make sure to leave a bit of space around the perimeter so you don’t have a cheese overflow situation. Wasting melted cheese that has gotten stuck to a baking sheet would be almost as horrific as wasting frosting inside a piping bag.

Top the with diced mango and basil.

I didn’t use fresh mango and I didn’t use fresh basil. The dried basil in a spice jar from Trader Joe’s worked just fine and so did their frozen mango chunks but if you have fresh of either, you’re lucky. Use those.

I thought about customizing our pizzas: Scott’s with pepperoni, mine with extra hot pepper flakes, Skylar’s with extra cheese, but I didn’t.

But you totally could and should.

You should throw a pizza party and make life on a Wednesday more fun. You can pretend you’re eight years old at Pizza Hut when in reality you have bills to pay and won’t be ordering personal pan pizzas from a restaurant any time soon when you can just make tortilla pizzas at home for about 25 cents each, give or take.

And yes, this was every bit as fabulous as it looks. Of course, when I see mango my heart skips a beat and I get very excited.

At the very least, the thought of pizza with about 48 seconds of prep time and 10 minutes of baking time should have you excited.

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas - Pizzas made with a tortilla crust cook faster and are lighter to help you stay on track! Customize your pizza with your favorite toppings.

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Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas (vegetarian)

The perfect solution for everyone in the family to customize their pizza and make it just the way they want it. Top your pizza with your favorite toppings from pepperoni and sausage to extra veggies. Since the pizza crust is made with a tortilla shell, pizzas made this way not only bake up very fast, but they're lighter in fat and calories.

Yield: 4 personal-sized pizzas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 10 minutes

Total Time: about 15 minutes

Ingredients:

4 small tortilla shells

1/2 cup tomato sauce or pizza sauce (I used Newman's Own tomato basil sauce)

1 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican-style mixture)

1/3 cup diced mango (I diced a handful of TJ's frozen mango chunks; also try peaches, apricots, nectarines, strawberries - either frozen or fresh when they are in season)

2 tablespoons chopped basil (I used dried basil, not fresh)

pinches of salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano, all are optional and to taste 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Place tortilla shells on a baking sheet and spread about 2 tablespoons of sauce on each shell, taking care not to spread within approximately 1 inch of the perimeter, to allow for expansion while baking.
  2. Evenly sprinkle about 1/4 cup of cheese per tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle the diced mango equally among the shells, about 2 tablespoons sprinkled on top of each.
  4. Sprinkle each tortilla with a generous pinch of basil, and optionally season with any remaining seasonings, to taste.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges of the tortillas begin to brown. Rotating pan once halfway through baking will help the cheese to melt more evenly and the tortilla shells to brown more evenly.
  6. Pizzas are best warm and fresh, serve immediately.

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101 Responses to “Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas”

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    j3nn — April 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I love using tortillas for pizza crust! So quick and easy. And mango sounds amazing on pizza; sweet and savory gets me every time. A nice change up from pineapple… YUM!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Sweet ‘n savory for me too. Now if only I could get salt-free savory. But that’s where the red pepper flakes come in :)

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — April 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Anything that involves mango and basil is on top of my favorites list!!!

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    katie @ KatieDid — April 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

    gorgeous bright dinner photos! I know that’s sometimes a problem for you but these look awesome. I used to be a huge fan of hawaiian pizza myself, never thought of mango though! This would be really good with bacon hehe.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 11:53 am

      That’s what happens when you start making dinner at 1:45pm :)

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — April 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Such a creative pizza twist! I love a tortilla base for a quick meal, and your photos are amazing!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Thanks, Claire, I appreciate it..I spent quite a bit of time on these :)

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    sally @ sally's baking addiction — April 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Averie, these mini pizzas look incredible. i just LOVE thin crust pizzas. And do I like mango? that’s not even a question. one time a friend asked me if i could only eat 1 food for the rest of my life and guess what i answered? mango. not peanut butter or white chocolate (shocking!).. but mango. love it so very much!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 11:53 am

      I love it so much, too!

      And I read your measuring post this morning from my ‘Reader. Good one!

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    Kathryn — April 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Now I *really* want pizza for dinner!

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    Bev Weidner — April 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    MMMMMM OH MY HEART. This is my favorite! But you already knew that. :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      this is total BEV food right here…I took a break from cookie posts for a day. Hope the kitchen renov is coming along. Pour some wine. Loved your comment yesterday about your fave beverage :)

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    Melissa (Better Fit) — April 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Looks delicious! I’m not sure what my strangest pizza topping love is. Maybe the egg on a fiorentina? I thought it was an odd combination the first time I saw it but it works surprisingly well- it’s pretty darn tasty.

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    JoJo — April 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I love pinapple on pizza! It makes the pizza so fresh! :)
    I’m pretty picky on what I want on my pizza too, it’s nice to have a personalized little pizzas like these. Good portion control too :)
    These look like it would be wonderful on a warm day!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      or on a cold day or on a 10 mins to come up with dinner day :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I love using tortilla for pizza crusts, so quick and easy! I never would have put mango on a pizza though, great idea!

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    Cassie — April 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I love mango mixed with savory flavors and this is so creative! I would have loved to win the KA mixer but a new idea for a rockin’ pizza will do!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      I think 2000 other people share your sentiments on that one!

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    Colleen — April 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Your photos are so clear and bright! I’ve never tried mango, though I’ve been meaning to. I absolutely love making mini pizzas on tortillas, except I use my beloved toaster oven :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks, Colleen for the picture compliments…I work hard to try to post the best pics I possibly can!

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    Laura @ She Eats Well — April 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I love mango and have been seeing it everywhere lately. I need more mango in my life :). Also, great idea to combine the sweet and savory for this dish. I will totally be making this recipe, and using Trader Joes brown rice tortillas as my ‘crust’ so they are gluten free. Thank you for the inspiration! Can’t wait to get my pizza on…

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      sweet and savory is where it’s at and please LMK if you end up making it and how it goes for you!

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    Katie — April 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Great photos! Great recipe! Great post!

    I love pineapple on pizza, but I rarely eat it anymore. I do a pizza veggie bowl for lunch sometimes though, and next time I find myself some mango, I’m going to try this. And I bet it would be great with some thai basil too.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      If I had any fresh basil or fresh herbs, you know I woulda put them on, but sigh, it was dried but it didn’t matter. Super flavorful!

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    Deborah — April 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I LOVE mango, and seriously want one of these right now!!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      And now you can make your own dough, too…in huge amounts if you want :)

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    Paula — April 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Mango and basil sounds great on pizza! I’ve always loved pineapple on it but never thought to use mango ( which I love too)…..and that is precisely why I read your blog–I love your creativity and fearlessness with ingredient combinations! Very inspiring! My most unique pizza wasn’t in the toppings, but rather the method of cooking. I made a yeast dough (thin crust for me too) and cooked it on the grill. Kind of gave it that brick oven quality.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Peaches in peach season or apricots are also fabulous! And thanks for the compliments about why you read my blog…seriously, that means so much, Paula!

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    kathleen @ the daily crumb — April 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    these look deeeeelicious. i, too, love mango! picked up a fresh bag at the store today. can’t wait to try this recipe. yum!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Well it’s serendipity then that you picked up mango today!

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    Stephanie — April 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Averie! This looks spectacular! I am an everyday reader of your blog and I must say, it is so nice to see something savory today. With summer approaching I have been watching my waistline and living vicariously through all of the yummy dessert photos you post (once the extra pounds are gone, I can’t wait to try some of them)!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Glad you like the savory switch-up and thanks for being an every day reader!

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — April 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Ok, hate the word “drooling” but that’s what I’m doing. Looks amazing! I’m a huge pizza fan – pretty much just dump on any veggies and I’m happy.

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    Anna @ On Anna's Plate — April 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Personal pan pizza, all grown up :-) We used to get those pizzas at school once a month– it was always a big day :-) Your version looks much tastier now!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      I remember “trading” kids in the school lunchroom. Give me your cookie and I’ll give you my pizza. Pizza day at school was a big day :)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — April 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Now that pizza is definitely a recipe I would like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    bakerbynature — April 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I think i’ll quickly be addicted to these little mango speckled beauties! Your site looks amazing, btw!! Looking forward to trying this out for tomorrow lunch – I have a ripe mango all ready for me!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Keep me posted if you make them and your pear/chocolate cake looks..amazing!

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    Tracey — April 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I must confess that I’m a thick crust pizza girl all the way, but I love this idea! I’ve never tried mango on pizza, it looks awesome though!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I bake too much to eat all those “wasted” calories on thick doughs and crusts…LOL I’d rather have an extra cookie than extra pizza crust :)

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    Patricia @ thecastironvegan — April 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Mango on pizza – I’ve never tried it! I’m intrigued….

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    Pure2raw twins — April 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    totally craving pizza right now ;)

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    Mary Legare Whaley — April 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I love me some mango! Although, I’m partial to pineapple as my fave sweet topping. But my favorite pizza toppings are offered by one of my favorite small pizza chains (Mellow Mushroom). A vegan style pizza (no butter or cheese) topped mushrooms, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and black olives. I’ve added tempeh and tofu as toppings as well, but the veggies are usually all I need.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I have been on a tempeh kick lately, big time. And that pizza sounds great. I LOVE sundried tomatoes!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Yum! I love mango, love pineapple, love tropical fruit! I love the idea of your little pizzas. Making these kind of pizzas are so easy and convenient. I had a tortilla pizza for dinner tonight!! Love the recipe!!

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    Tracy @ Commit to Fit — April 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I love mango on pizza! These little ones are great. Sold. :)

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    Taylor — April 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Yum! Making these tomorrow :) Pineapple and cheese pizza is my favorite too! Never thought to try mango but I will now.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 18th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Or try peaches in peach season! Keep me posted if you make them!

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      • Taylor replied: — May 2nd, 2012 at 8:41 am

        Just made it today with the mango! This was sooo good. I could have definitely eaten more than one! I will be using this tortilla method from now on :D

        • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 2nd, 2012 at 9:27 am

          Thanks for LMK it was a hit and you’ll use this in the future!

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    Meg — April 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! MANGO!! ON PIZZA!! omg. I am in love.

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope — April 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Ok, I’m basically in love with this recipe! I love homemade pizza, and the fact that you added mangoes on it is pure genius!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 19, 2012 at 4:08 am

    So fun! Love this unique idea!

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    Leonor@FoodFaithFitness — April 19, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I like mango salsa and that’s about the only way I will eat it. For pizza, I love pineapple and ham. I may have to try mango as a topping now!

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    Cookin' Cowgirl — April 19, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Ooooo Avrie, you’re speakin’ my language! I’ve never had “pizza” on a tortilla before, but these look supurb! And the mango…..yep, it’s a must!

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    Matt @ FaveHealthyRecipes — April 19, 2012 at 6:36 am

    This recipe looks great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://ow.ly/aj76a

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    Kristi — April 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I used to love the Pizza Hut personal pans! I would always order black olives and anchovies – the waiter would look at me like I was crazy. :) My taste hasn’t changed too much either but I adore fruit on pizza too. Your recipe looks fantastic!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — April 19, 2012 at 7:41 am

    love the tortilla pizza – it’s light, delicious and such a life saver on nights when I just want to whip something up in 5-10 minutes. I actually make mine in a skillet on the stovetop, I simply spray both sides with cooking spray and heat until starting to crisp. Then I add the sauce, cheese and goodies, cover with a lid and voila!

    I never thought to put them on the Silpat! Thanks for this idea! I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 19th, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Your sounds like a pizza/quesadilla combo..I do that, too. There are so many ways to end up with a fairly similar result :)

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    Susie Horvath — April 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Great idea on the tortilla shells! I also hate wasting calories on that useless bread! :)

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    Living The Sweet Life — April 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Pan Pizza’s are such fun!! I remember growing up being SO excited too that I had a pizza all to my self. I love the idea of using a tortillia, it makes for the perfect size. Great recipe :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 19th, 2012 at 10:51 am

      It’s the little things that excited me…like my OWN pizza :)

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    Amber K — April 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

    My absolute favorite pizza topping is pineapple! And I seem to be able to handle it a lot better when it’s cooked. I hated when my parents would order a half pepperoni/ half cheese pizza. For years I tried to explain that it meant the entire pizza tasted like pepperoni. The grease from the meat spreads and makes the cheese taste disgusting. I think they just thought I was being difficult. But blech!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 19th, 2012 at 10:50 am

      The grease spreads, yes! You can taste meat grease on the cheese parts, at least I can. Haha!

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    Marina@Picnic at Marina — April 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Pizza on tortilla is great, we’ve been making it this way for many years with toppings one can only imagine (teenager sometimes can put all-he-can-find-in-refrigerator topping). The way it’s been going lately I think the most “unusual” pizza topping would be just plain tomato-basil-mozzarella! :) I love this classic pizza, and can eat it every day!

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    Anna @ The Guiltless Life — April 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Ooh love tortilla pizzas – and I have frozen mango so now you have me very excited. Can’t wait to pop some on a pizza for dinner!

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    Bree — April 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

    These look great Averie! I love the addition of mango!

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    Tara in Chicago — April 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Can you give serving sizes for the recipes? I’d eat that all for myself :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 21st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      The recipe makes 4 mini pizzas as I said in the recipe. How many you choose to eat and what you call a serving is your decision. I never give “serving sizes”; I give “recipe yields 18 cookies” or “recipes makes 12 muffins”…That may be 12 servings for some and 4 servings for another!

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    fruitandcake — May 22, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Ok, you ‘ve just opened a whole new world for me. Mango? In tortillas? And Basil added? Three of my favorite ingredients ever, together in one dish? It’s brilliant! I’m this close from breaking in joy tears.
    I so thank you for your recipe.

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    Lisa [With Style and Grace] — June 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Love the idea of pizzas on tortillas!

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    sara — July 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    That mango pizza sounds so good! I love pineapple on pizza, and I’ve also made pizza with peaches and berries, but I never thought to add mango…what a great idea! Bet it is incredible. :)

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    Kim Bee — August 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Okay seriously, this looks sinfully good. This is so creative.

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    Yolanda — August 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I made these for our lunch today, delicious! I added fresh basil out of our garden, diced fresh mango, diced fresh onion and bell pepper and to 1/2 I added chopped deli sliced roast beef for my husband. Pretty sure we are having this again tomorrow for lunch!

    I also made one with tomato basil feta cheese, diced onion, bell pepper, fresh basil and sliced grape tomatoes but no fruit. Yummy!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 23rd, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      thanks for the feedback and glad to know they’re such a hit!

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    Karla Tonella — February 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I had mango but decided instead to use diced frozen pineapple and sliced jalapeño peppers with basil on a whole wheat tortilla. Inspired by ny favorite Wedgetable Garden pizza by Iowa City’s gourmet pizza place. Yummm! Cheaper and faster than delivery.

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