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Shrimp Pizza with Cheese-Stuffed Double Tortilla Crust

This recipe for Shrimp Pizza with Cheese-Stuffed Double Tortilla Crust is built on a base of two flour tortillas with cheese in-between. The heavenly combination of a crispy crust and shrimp, corn, tomatoes, and cheese makes for a rememberable pizza. Good for two people or one very hungry person.

Mexican Pizza with Cheese-Stuffed Double Tortilla Crust

If you like thin-crust pizza… 

This tortilla pizza is for you.

This pizza is super crispy depending a little bit on the variety and brand of tortilla you choose. Gluing two tortillas together is genius and SO delicious.

Recipe Inspiration

We are calling it “The Desert Trip.” Our annual September vacation with good friends, Steve and Joan, consisted of a visit to several state and national parks in the southwest. 

We do this every year

Traditionally, we celebrate my birthday on 9/11 at the nicest restaurant we can find wherever we are.

This year it was the Whiptail Grill at Zion National Park. We tried several entrees that were delicious. But it was their Mexican pizza, in particular, that inspired me to come home and whip up my own version.

These little pizzas are as easy to make as a quesadilla. 

No, wait. They’re even easier because you don’t have to flip them.


I’ve written out a recipe but honestly, the ingredients are pretty much negotiable. Just like any pizza. Use however much you want but be warned that when you pile any pizza too high with cheese and veggies, the pizza won’t cook in the middle.

If you’re not a shrimp lover, substitute cooked chicken or thinly sliced steak

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    Yield: 1 pizza

    Tortilla Pizza with Shrimp

    Mexican Pizza with Cheese-Stuffed Double Tortilla Crust

    A delicious pizza on a base of two flour tortillas with cheese in between and more ingredients on top like shrimp and corn.

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes


    • 2 8-inch flour tortillas (See notes)
    • 3/4 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar
    • 2 tablespoons salsa
    • 1/3 cup shredded Monterrey Jack
    • 3 large shrimp, cooked
    • 1/4 cup fresh corn
    • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon green chilies, chopped
    • pinch fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon feta cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. Lay 1 cooked tortilla in iron skillet, pizza pan or cookie sheet and distribute Cheddar cheese on top. Cover with second tortilla.
    3. Spread salsa over top of tortilla stack as you would pizza sauce. Be sparing.
    4. Sprinkle most of Jack cheese over sauce and layer remaining ingredients on top in order given and amount to your taste. End with remaining shreds of Jack cheese on top.
    5. Bake in 425 degree oven until browned which is about 10 minutes but will vary depending on the amount of ingredients and how brown you like your cheese and crust.


    My very favorite tortillas in the whole world are the uncooked flour tortillas sold in quantity at Costco. They are quick to cook in a dry skillet and make the best crust. Of course, any flour tortillas from the grocery store will work.

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    Nutrition Information:



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    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1025mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 29g

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    Tuesday 28th of April 2015

    Tell people to shred their own cheese, better taste and better for you. Preshredded cheese contains powdered cellulose . . wood pulp . . cuts down on the taste and not sure it's good to eat like a beaver . . it isn't digestible and we get rid of it when we go to the bathroom . . no health benefits from eating it . . except to regulate bowl movements and no calories . . can't say what it does to the body.


    Wednesday 29th of April 2015

    I agree that it tastes way better!


    Sunday 29th of March 2015

    I love the Costco tortillas! I can't wait to make this recipe for my kids.


    Thursday 25th of October 2012

    Made one last week, and needless to say, it was gone in less than 5mins :) Thanks for an easy and yummy recipe.

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Tuesday 4th of October 2011

    Such a great idea for an easy dinner! I've got some tortillas just waiting to be put to good use.


    Tuesday 4th of October 2011

    Yummy looking pizza!!!!! You vacation pictures are beautiful!!!! We took the kids to the Grand Canyon this past spring. They loved it, but I wish you could have come with us to take pictures:+)