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Tortilla Pizza Recipe with Nutritional Yeast Cheese Topping

Updated on August 4, 2012
Tortilla Pizza with Nutritional Cheese Sauce on Top
Tortilla Pizza with Nutritional Cheese Sauce on Top | Source

In my opinion, pizza is one of the best inventions known to man; it is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods. However, it is getting a bad rap these days for being unhealthy and fattening. I believe all things in moderation are okay so I treat myself to regular pizza from time to time. There is nothing like getting a piping hot pizza delivered to your door.

If you still want to have your pizza but are looking for a healthier alternative to all that dough and fattening cheese, why not try tortilla pizza? Tortillas make a great base for pizza and you can add the same toppings to it that you add to regular pizza. It might even make you about adding guacamole to that pizza?

Tortilla Pizza

I love tortilla pizza. I have been making it for years and it never fails to please. I recently discovered nutritional yeast and found out that you can make a cheese sauce suitable for pizza. I tried the yeast and it had a decent taste; now I just had to find a recipe, make the sauce and see how it turned out. I found a good recipe on and decided to give it a try. I made the sauce before I made the pizza so I could decide if it was edible or not.

I was a bit nervous as to how it would turn out but I followed the recipe to a tee and it turned out the way it was supposed to.

The ingredients for nutritional yeast cheese
The ingredients for nutritional yeast cheese | Source
Thickened nutritional  yeast cheese sauce
Thickened nutritional yeast cheese sauce | Source

Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan, bring to a boil on medium heat, cook until thickened to a cheese sauce consistency.

Tortilla Pizza with Nutritional Yeast Cheese for One

I really liked how this turned out and I will definitely try it again. It is definitely an acquired taste but it is pleasant, a little nutty in my opinion. Nutritional yeast has so many great benefits and it is perfect for those who either can't eat cheese or who are vegan.

With most of my recipes, you can adapt them to your own taste and add as little or as many toppings as you want. I usually add what leftovers I have around the house like peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes; anything you like on your pizza can be added to this one.

I think the next time I will add a little less nutritional yeast cheese on top of the pizza, I think a little goes a long way. But, that is how it is...trial and error. You will have to find your own taste. Regardless, I did eat the whole thing and it was delicious.

5 stars from 1 rating of Tortilla Pizza with Nutritional Cheese for One
Whole wheat tortillas
Whole wheat tortillas | Source
Tortilla pizza with all toppings
Tortilla pizza with all toppings | Source
Cooked tortilla pizza with nutritional yeast cheese
Cooked tortilla pizza with nutritional yeast cheese | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 28 min
Yields: One tortilla pizza


  • 2 tortillas, 10 inches
  • pizza sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • nutritional yeast cheese topping


  1. Warm up oven to 425F.
  2. Take two tortillas (I used whole wheat ones), spread pizza sauce one top of one and place the other tortilla on top. Put them in the oven until slightly toasted.
  3. Remove tortillas from oven and add pizza toppings.
  4. Slather as much or as little pizza sauce on top of the tortillas as you want, add chopped onions, add chopped green peppers and top with nutritional yeast cheese.
  5. Place in oven and cook until the tortillas and the toppings are cooked and nutritional cheese topping is bubbling (8-10 minutes depending on your oven).
  6. Remove from oven, cut into slices with a pizza cutter, place on a plate and enjoy your healthy pizza.


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  • AudreyHowitt profile image

    Audrey Howitt 

    4 years ago from California

    I too hadn't thought about using tortillas as pizza crust--but I am going to try it now--thank you!

  • Joy56 profile image


    4 years ago

    Lovely hub....... So nice to see you still here on hubpages....... Looking for inspiration.

  • Relationshipc profile image


    5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

    I just bought some soy milk to make a nutritional yeast cheese recipe that I had learned, but yours looks so much easier and just as yummy!

    If anyone is reading this and is not sure about nutritional yeast cheese sauce, let me tell you that I am a huge cheese eater and I love the nutritional yeast cheese sauce more than most cheeses.

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    Ken Taub 

    5 years ago from Long Island, NY

    God Bless Susan. My son and I should not be eating much regular pizza (for different reasons, and as great as it is here in NY), so this seems to be a healthy alternative. Good stuff. Thanks! Ken

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    Susan Keeping 

    6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    You can usually find nutritional yeast in health food stores.

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    Brenda Kyle 

    6 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

    nutritional yeast flakes - do you know where one can find that? Is it in the healthy food section or in a health food store? Do you know if we can cook it in the microwave during summer months? I like the idea of this type of snack food.

  • Frieda Babbley profile image

    Frieda Babbley 

    6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

    This looks and sounds sooooo delish! I am going to try this. Used to use nutritional yeast in soooo much instead of cheese (or in addition to). Yummy and nutritious, yes! Thanks so much for this great recipe. Love your photos too. Thumbs up, useful, and interesting. Had to share around a bit too.

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    Cristale Adams 

    6 years ago from New York

    Looks so yummy! Great Hub!

  • emilybee profile image


    6 years ago

    YUM! Great photos, they are making me want some of this right now! Will try this sometime.

  • Victoria Lynn profile image

    Victoria Lynn 

    6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Hi! I've had nutritional yeast on popcorn, and it was good! I've never though of using tortillas instead of pizza crust. Great idea! Nice hub! thanks for the recipe!


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