The tortilla is one of the popular staple foods in Mexico. Central Americans also love to eat it as a staple food. It is a kind of mainstream food in different countries.

A tortilla is a circular unleavened flatbread that provides fibre as well as health-protecting plant compounds. Generally, it is made from either maize or wheat flour. 

You can use tortillas to make meals in several delicious ways. If you are in search of ideas for turning tortillas into tasty and satisfying meals this article is perfect for you. So, let’s check out the ideas below to know the delicious way of turning these into an appetizing meal:

Pizza Base

You might like to use the tortilla as your pizza base. It is a wonderful combination when pizza toppings are on the tortilla base. Top with the pizza sauce or a little passata or tomato puree then sprinkle over the toppings.

You can use two tortillas with a little cheese between them for a slightly thicker base.

Breakfast Burritos

Tortillas are perfect for burritos, ideally, the larger 10-inch ones as the smaller ones can be a bit fiddly. You can use different types of fillings in burritos. Vegetables can be a good option to choose if you don’t want to feel stuffed.

Breakfast quesadilla
Breakfast quesadilla

Tortilla Roll-ups

You might like to make the tortilla roll-ups as it’s easy and quick to make. Can you freeze tortillas? Yes, you can and even when it’s tortilla roll-ups.

Roll up the tortillas filling them with a cheesy, creamy salsa mixture. Use a freezer bag to place them in the fridge and keep it as advance preparation. Slice the rolled and chilled tortillas and serve to have a tasty meal. 


You may use tortillas to prepare wraps and have a perfect meal. Take 10-inch tortillas, and place them into the microwave oven for 10 to 15 seconds. You can play around with ingredients to make your wraps from Piri Piri chicken or fajitas to bananas and peanut butter, the choice really is yours!

Oven sheet pan fajitas
Oven sheet pan fajitas


You might like to prepare quesadillas as your meal which can be made by using tortillas. Different types of quesadillas can be prepared using tortillas. You can add most things to a quesadilla, this recipe is popular with my readers.

Mushroom and goat cheese quesadillas, mushroom and black bean quesadillas, vegan black bean quesadillas, jalapeno popper quesadillas, etc. are also popular.

Sweet potato quesadilla
Sweet potato quesadilla


You can turn tortillas into nachos, as nachos are made from tortilla chips. Bake flour tortillas in quarter shape, coating with melted butter on both sides of it (or butter low-calorie cooking spray if you are watching your calories).

For sweet nachos then top on one side with a sugar mixture prepared with cinnamon, sugar, and allspice. Use cocoa powder if you want to bring a twist to its taste.

When it’s looking crispy and golden brown it’s ready to serve. For savoury nachos top with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

For sweet nachos, you could use chocolate syrup, peanut butter, caramel dip, and whipped cream!

Tortilla Pie

Tortilla pie can be a delicious meal if you can prepare it perfectly. Mash pinto beans and stir in garlic and salsa. Make another mixture of black beans, salsa, coriander, and tomatoes.

Take a tortilla on a tart dish or pie plate and spread the pinto bean mixture and top with cheese.

Then cover it with another tortilla and spread the black bean mixture and again top with cheese.

Repeat layering as much as you want.

Use a preheated oven to bake.

Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Quick Black Bean Chilaquiles

You might want to have black bean chilaquiles which can be a great tortilla meal. It’s easy to make and less time-consuming. Leftover chips, black beans, veggies, salsa, and eggs are the only ingredients you will need.

Take a large skillet, heat some low-calorie cooking spray or oil, and add chopped onion.

Add tortilla chips after the onions are softened slightly. Then pour eggs and stir.

When it is almost set add salsa as well as black beans.

Take 5 minutes to stir and combine.

Use avocado, red onion, queso fresco, and coriander as toppings and serve immediately to have the perfect taste.


Tostadas are a tasty and healthy tortilla meal. You only need 20 minutes to prepare it. You can use whole wheat tortillas, corn tortillas, or flour tortillas for making tostadas according to your preference. It’s a delicious veggie recipe to enjoy.

Savoury Halibut Enchiladas

If you want a combination of fish and tortillas, savoury halibut enchiladas are perfect for you. It’s a wonderful food to taste. Skinless halibut fillets and different spices and seasonings are used to prepare this meal. It is baked in a preheated oven and served with avocado slices.

rolling tortillas

Tortillas with Sandwich Fillings

Use your favourite sandwich fillings to eat tortillas as a delicious meal. Vegetables and meat fillings are awesome when wrapped and rolled up in the tortillas.

The tortilla has to be pliable to avoid tears in the roll. Use warm tortillas to avoid this kind of unpleasant incident.

Tortilla Casserole Pie

Tortilla tastes great to make a casserole into a pie as it is great as an alternative to the pastry on top of a pie!

Enjoy your meals!

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