Do you have a party coming up this weekend? A visit from the in-laws? Maybe you’re looking for a quirky new snack to enjoy while you’re watching the big game? In any case, if you’ve been thinking about expanding your afternoon appetizer food palette, look no further than this quick and easy recipe for mini pizza tacos!
These pizza tacos are a great app for any occasion. A simple and small ingredient list makes quite a few bite-sized snacks, and they’re quick to make, too. Prep time typically hovers between five to 10 minutes max, while both stages of the actual cooking process are five minutes each. If prep work is done ahead of time, it’s as simple as popping them in at half time of any sports game and enjoying them when the action gets going again.
When I say quick and easy, I mean it. Even for someone with “very few cooking skills,” as my girlfriend Hannah says, I have made excellent pizza tacos on multiple occasions, so even the least experienced chefs can get the best out of this recipe.
First, the easiest part is using a circular cookie cutter to carve out the tacos from the tortillas. These tortilla circles don’t look like tacos yet, I know, but they will eventually. Generally, each tortilla will yield five or so soon-to-be tacos. While I’m cutting these out, I preheat the oven to 400 degrees so it’s good to go when you need it.
In a mixing bowl, swish together garlic powder, oregano and melted butter (this is the most fun part). Once the high-quality mixture is complete, each baby taco goes into the mixture for a quick soak to give it that fresh Domino’s pizza crust flavor.
Don’t get lost at this next part: grab a muffin tin (we are not making muffins, don’t get confused) and flip it upside down. Fold the tortilla circles so they look like tacos and stick them in between each muffin cup. Once all those guys are nice and lined up, the whole thing goes in the oven for five minutes or so. I like to wait for a nice crisp golden-brown look.
Now once they’re out and cooled a bit, I throw in the pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni. If you’re feeling crazy you can add your own ingredients in, but you might want to play it safe if you’re a first-time pizza taco chef. Once they’re all dressed up, they must be transferred into a pan and then put back in the oven for the final cooking stage. It’s just another five minutes or so to get the cheese nice and melty and add that final bit of crisp to the tacos.
That’s the whole thing! With 15 to 20 minutes or so, you can whip up a ton of these tacos. A large muffin tin can make almost 40 at a time! I made them quick for a group of friends during a Patriots game and they were gone even quicker than it took to make them (because they were really good). They’re lovable tacos with the playful one bite-ability of everyone’s favorite daytime snack with all the flavor of a classic slice of pepperoni pizza. It’s simple, quick and easy, so give it a try!
- 5 10’’ tortillas
- ¼ cup of butter melted
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cup grated mozzarella
- Pepperoni slices
Video example and recipe credit goes to: www.twistedfood.co.uk