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Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s cheap and low energy recipe for tortilla pizzas

Get those tortillas and toppings spread out, because it’s time for a pizza party!

Fancy making your kids a delicious meal that’s both cheap and uses very little energy? Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford have the answer with this fun recipe for tortilla pizzas.

The celebrity pair have set up Full Time Meals, a campaign to stop children going hungry. Every week, Kerridge shares a new recipe for hearty home-cooked grub.

You will need very few ingredients, equipment or cooking skills and the whole family will be able to cook these simple recipes. As part of The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide, they have kindly shared a few recipes with us.

Tortilla pizzas take only six to eight minutes in the oven for the toppings to get crispy and the cheese to melt into a delicious goo. That means they use up very little energy, so you won’t be wasting money as bills continue to soar.

Have fun with the recipe and use whatever toppings you like. Kerridge and Rashford suggest vegetables and ham, which sounds scrumptious, but perhaps you’re more of a ham and pineapple kind of family!

Kerridge says: “Making pizza at home is so easy if you cheat! And it’s a great way to get the kids involved in creating their own toppings. Here we’ve gone for a mix of colourful vegetables and some ham too. Easy peasy!”

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This recipe serves four and can be done in 20 to 30 minutes.

What ingredients do you need?

  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • 1 tube of tomato purée
  • 4 large handfuls of grated mozzarella

Toppings (optional – let your kids decide!)

  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 small courgette
  • 1/2 small can of sweetcorn in water, drained
  • 4 slices of wafer thin ham

It’s time to get cooking! How to make the tortilla pizzas

  1. Take the oven shelf racks out of the oven and then whack it on at 200C.
  2. Place a tortilla wrap straight onto the oven shelf rack. Squeeze on some tomato purée and spread it around with the back of a spoon, leaving some space around the edge.
  3. Time to add your toppings. Cut the red pepper in half, scoop the seeds out and then slice this up into strips. Slice up the courgette, and then drain the tin of sweetcorn (you only need ½ the tin). Pop the pepper and courgette slices on top of the tomato purée, sprinkle on some sweetcorn and then tear over the ham. Finally, sprinkle your pizza with a large handful of grated mozzarella.
  4. Repeat these steps to make 4 pizzas.
  5. Pop the oven shelf rack with the assembled pizzas into the hot oven (you may need to cook them in batches). Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese is all melted and oozing, and the base is crisp. Take them out of the oven, slice up, and serve!

And here’s our Summer Survival Guide, which we will update regularly with new articles and tips on making sure your kids have a fun summer without breaking the bank

Get involved with the conversation on social media and share all your tips and advice for families using the #SummerSurvivalGuide

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