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.
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Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Evenly sprinkle about 1/4 cup of cheese per tortilla.
- Sprinkle the diced mango equally among the shells, about 2 tablespoons sprinkled on top of each.
- Sprinkle each tortilla with a generous pinch of basil, and optionally season with any remaining seasonings, to taste.
- 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.
- Pizzas are best warm and fresh, serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 418mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Mango Recipes – showcasing my love of mango, including:
Mango Balsamic Rice, Beans, & Mixed Vegetables
Mango and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites
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I had mango but chose to go with diced frozen pineapple and jalapeños and it was great!
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.
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!
thanks for the feedback and glad to know they’re such a hit!
Okay seriously, this looks sinfully good. This is so creative.
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. :)
Love the idea of pizzas on tortillas!
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.
and super easy, too.
LMK if you try them!
Can you give serving sizes for the recipes? I’d eat that all for myself :)
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!
These look great Averie! I love the addition of mango!
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!
Hope you enjoy it!
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!
Classic basil/tom/mozz is always a winner.
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!
The grease spreads, yes! You can taste meat grease on the cheese parts, at least I can. Haha!
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 :)
It’s the little things that excited me…like my OWN pizza :)
Great idea on the tortilla shells! I also hate wasting calories on that useless bread! :)
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!
Your sounds like a pizza/quesadilla combo..I do that, too. There are so many ways to end up with a fairly similar result :)
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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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!
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!
So fun! Love this unique idea!
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!
you’re the mango queen! these are so you!
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! MANGO!! ON PIZZA!! omg. I am in love.
Thanks, Meg :)
Yum! Making these tomorrow :) Pineapple and cheese pizza is my favorite too! Never thought to try mango but I will now.
Or try peaches in peach season! Keep me posted if you make them!
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
Thanks for LMK it was a hit and you’ll use this in the future!
I love mango on pizza! These little ones are great. Sold. :)
Yay for another pizza/mango fan!
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!!
I am with you on the easy and convenient dinner options!
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.
I have been on a tempeh kick lately, big time. And that pizza sounds great. I LOVE sundried tomatoes!
totally craving pizza right now ;)
Mango on pizza – I’ve never tried it! I’m intrigued….
Or try peaches or apricots when they’re in season!
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!
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 :)
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!
Keep me posted if you make them and your pear/chocolate cake looks..amazing!
Now that pizza is definitely a recipe I would like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know you love mangoes!
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!
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 :)
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.
I’m with your dumping veggies approach :)
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)!
Glad you like the savory switch-up and thanks for being an every day reader!
these look deeeeelicious. i, too, love mango! picked up a fresh bag at the store today. can’t wait to try this recipe. yum!
Well it’s serendipity then that you picked up mango today!
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.
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!
I LOVE mango, and seriously want one of these right now!!
And now you can make your own dough, too…in huge amounts if you want :)
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.
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!
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…
sweet and savory is where it’s at and please LMK if you end up making it and how it goes for you!
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 :)
Thanks, Colleen for the picture compliments…I work hard to try to post the best pics I possibly can!
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!
I think 2000 other people share your sentiments on that one!
I love using tortilla for pizza crusts, so quick and easy! I never would have put mango on a pizza though, great idea!
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!
or on a cold day or on a 10 mins to come up with dinner day :)
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.
MMMMMM OH MY HEART. This is my favorite! But you already knew that. :)
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 :)
Now I *really* want pizza for dinner!
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!
I love it so much, too!
And I read your measuring post this morning from my ‘Reader. Good one!
Such a creative pizza twist! I love a tortilla base for a quick meal, and your photos are amazing!
Thanks, Claire, I appreciate it..I spent quite a bit of time on these :)
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.
That’s what happens when you start making dinner at 1:45pm :)
Anything that involves mango and basil is on top of my favorites list!!!
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!
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 :)