Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spinach & Artichoke Tortilla Pizza

Mmmm last night's dinner...

Shelly's Spinach & Artichoke Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped Havarti Cheese, leftover Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Green Onion, Fresh Basil, Mozzarella Cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan and Italian Seasonings.

The Eggface Pizza Porn Gallery

How to make them: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I put 1 drop literally of olive oil on the cookie sheet and spread it around. Place tortilla on cookie sheet. Spread the sauce on the tortilla (pesto, marinara, alfredo, bruschetta sauce, BBQ sauce, hummus, ricotta cheese, (peanut butter or ricotta for dessert pizzas ), whatever.) Put a slice of cheese on top of the sauce and then I add any combination of toppings or leftovers I can find bumping around the fridge. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan if desired. Pop in oven. 10 minutes exactly. Have the oven hot before you do the toppings **Do not let them sit. Pop them in the oven right away or the toppings will make the tortilla soggy versus the yummy crispy porn pictured above.


How much is a serving?

The answer is: serving size can vary. What I eat as a 3 1/2 year weight loss surgery post-op is a very different amount than a 3 month, 6 month, post-op.

For me if the toppings are protein dense like the Philly Cheese Steak Tortilla Pizza or Meatball or Chicken then I eat 2 wedges and call it a day. If they are lighter just cheeses, veggies or pepperoni. I can eat the whole pizza but remember these are 6" fajita size tortilla (not typical size tortillas) If it's lighter toppings and I'm having a scoop of bean salad or a green salad with it I eat 2 wedges.

My standard line when it comes to portion size is: go with what your medical posse recommends.

What's the nutritional value on (insert Eggface recipe)?

I don't put the nutritional info on my recipes because frankly that can vary so widely. I use full fat cheeses (the good stuff) others may use low fat or (horror) non fat, the % fat on beef, differences in packaged products, brands of protein, etc. will change the info dramatically.

I eat full fat (cheese, mayo, butter, olive oil, etc.) Fat = flavor. I eat it in moderation (thanks to my pouch) if I ate Reduced Fat or Fat Free (aka nuclear waste) I wouldn't be satisfied and in an hour I'd be thinking about my next meal. I eat yummy, lip smacking stuff so I never feel like I'm on a diet or suffering in my new life.

What I do when I need to find the nut info is go to a site like type in each individual ingredient, this will give you cals, carbs, fats, protein gram totals, then divide by the # of servings you get from the dish. It's not exact but it's close enough for me.

Where do you get the Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortillas?

I get mine at Albertson's, Vons, Winco. If you don't have those stores near you contact the Mission Tortilla web site. Here's another "crust" option.

More Eggface Pizza Porn

Good Saturday morning. It's windy and raining in my 'hood so all my super terrific outdoor plans got tossed out the window. It's so windy I can't imagine the Farmer's Market canopies are staying up. I took a pass today. I'm bummed but hey it's nothing like that east coast blizzard some are dealing with. I watched the weather channel this morning and it looks like its going to be a record breaker. Stay safe friends.

Listening to: "Down" Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne


Anonymous said...

I heart your recipes and your blog. You inspire me to be the best skinny person I can be! LOL I am in York PA and just came in from clearing 30" of snow from my driveway!! Wonder how many calories that burned?? :)

Sara Sosa said...


I was looking for a page with just the pizza recipes on it...did I miss it? I clicked on the PIZZA link...but it doesn't have a list like the BITES link.

Debz said...

Wow your website is awesome.. It has giving me better ideas on what to eat and how to make it.. I have two kids and I use to eat everything they did cuz it was there and easy to make.. I'm not the best planner and I rarely cook anything different, (no ideas on anything different), til now!! I have tried your Pizza on regular size multi-grain, low in carbs torts cuz I couldn't find the fajita size ones.. But I was so proud of myself/pouch cuz I couldn't eat the whole thing and thats been my problem is eating so much and everything, I thought I had ruined my pouch and stretched it out beyond repair!! But your recipes have proved to me that it's just been that I haven't been eating right!! Thank you again for all the tips and awesome recipes!!

sandra said...

I'm curious as to what you do with the other half of the pizza if you aren't able to eat it?

My thing is, it's hard to throw food away but I don't necessarily want to keep eating it over and over.


Michelle "Shelly" said...

Sara, Hit the search box and type in Pizza or Tortilla Pizza and the individual entries will come up.


Thanks Diane & Debz!


Sandra, Well you can share it with a pal (My Mum loves Tortilla Pizzas) or only make 1/2 (tortillas snip in 1/2 before cooking with kitchen shears) I usually eat it all or pretty close to it (mine are fajita size, not burrito size) Do you have a dog? LOL

Marlena said...

I just had WLS on April 12, and realized there is one thing I am going to miss of everything (or maybe because the 15th was my birthday) and it is PIZZA! I was wondering how long it was for YOU before you could eat -or tried to eat these pizzas of yours! I hope I can tolerate them at some point and I CANNOT wait to try some of these you have on your pizza porn page. It just makes me smile, thanks!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Marlena, Thanks for your note. I was cleared for everything as tolerated at 8 weeks... a wedge or 2 of a tortilla pizza was eaten very early on but you know everyone's plan is different.

Jen Miller said...

Thank you for the guilt free pizza, Shelley! I just ate some pretty awesome turkey sausage pizza. Thanks for the inspiration!


littlesky said...

Your tortilla pizza's inspired me. I spent two months making every type of pizza that I thought would taste good. I have issues with leftovers, but if I put them on a low carb tortilla and covered with cheese they miraculously went down

I am a huge eggface fan and If you ever wrote a cookbook I'd not only buy one but I'd do everything I could to promote it.

You are so creative and awesome.

Katie said...

I must say that anything I've made from your site has been excellent. Thanks for sharing your tortilla pizza recipe. I just made one for lunch using a Mama Lupe tortilla (I haven't found the Mission brand near me), tomato sauce, LF shredded cheese and turkey pepperoni. It was excellent and I felt like I was having a good meal because I could eat it all and it visually filled my plate, but in reality, didn't have much to it...

Easy and delicious! Great lunchtime recipe... thanks Eggface!

adetherington said...

Is there a link to ALL of your pizza recipes? :):)!

Im 5 weeks post op! And down 42 lbs

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Not a specific link but this will give you a lot of them:

julie howard said...

What a fabulous gift you are to all of us! You help us realize that there is still a world of some food out there post surgery. I am only 1 week out, so can't do any of your wonderful things now, but certainly will. Any chance for a cookbook? You would sell like crazy. Again, I am indebted to you for what you have given so freely to all of us.
Julie Howard

Michelle Swann said...

I love your blog! I had VSG just over 2 weeks ago, and am looking for creative ways to eat. I did come up with a different pizza crust (parmesan cheese cooked in a non-stick pan) but these look delicious.

(You are in/near Temecula?? Where is the Farmer's Market you have posted? I'm in Wildomar and would love to find a good one!)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Michelle (neighbor)

Old Town Temecula Farmer's Market Saturday AM (they have a Facebook Page)

Kathy Spike said...

I just found your website as well and thinks its amazing!! Thank you for sharing with us!