Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pizza Enchiladas

Time for July Secret Recipe Club

Secret Recipe Club

This month I was assigned Colleen's blog, Secrets from a Cookie Princess. Colleen truly is a cookie princess (or maybe even queen).  She has been baking holiday gifts for friends for over 10 years and has her impressive baking stats posted on her site. Colleen's recipe collection is nothing less than impressive- tons of variety! I almost made her recipe for S'Mores Banana Bread (it is on my treat to make list!), but I saw her recipe for Pizza Enchiladas.  I have a little guy who adores pizza in all forms and I could not pass up making this for him. The original recipe just used pepperoni but Colleen mentioned how versatile this recipe was for using other pizza toppings, and I decided to add black olives and fresh mushrooms along with the pepperoni. I opted to make my own pizza sauce and use a little Parmesan cheese for the finished product. 

I have to say that is is the ultimate kid food, but it is really yummy and totally satisfies a pizza craving without the prices for delivery!  Kellen loved the recipe and exclaimed it with a loud "mmmmmm" at his first bite.  I also love the ease of this recipe for a busy weeknight. I think most working mothers can agree that getting dinner on the table after a full work day is a challenge!

Thank you Colleen for a fun and delicious new recipe! 


15 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup water
10 6-inch flour tortillas
7 oz package of Pepperoni (we use turkey)
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a medium bowl, whisk first 11 ingredients together until smooth.  Allow sauce to sit for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop. 

Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 11 baking dish. Begin preparing the enchiladas by spreading about 2 Tablespoons of sauce down the center of the tortilla.  Top with 1-2 Tbl of mozzarella cheese and top with 5-6 pepperoni slices. Roll up tortilla and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Evenly spread remaining pizza sauce over enchiladas in the pan and top with about half of the remaining mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni slices, olives and mushrooms. Finish with remaining mozzarella cheese and top with Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until cheesy is melted and lightly browned.


  1. Ashley, My kids would love this, too!! GREAT post!! I enjoyed cooking from your blog this month! Look forward to your posts!

  2. Mmmm - those sound delish! Who wouldn't like these?

  3. Yay, I'm so glad you loved the recipe. This is definitely a favorite for us. I sometimes make my own pizza sauce too, but I'm going to have to try your version--it's a bit different and sounds good. :)

  4. My kids would gobble these up - yum!

  5. Ashley, we are going to love your Pizza Enchiladas!
    Great recipe for the SRC!
    Miz Helen

  6. I bet my kids would love these. Who am I kidding, I'd love them too! Great SRC choice!

  7. Two of my favorite words: pizza + enchiladas. What a great looking dish! Thanks for cooking for the SRC.

  8. What a great take on enchiladas! And who doesn't love pizza and enchiladas. Can't wait to make these!!! Visiting from SRC B!

  9. What a fun and tasty way to combine two yummy foods - pizza and enchiladas!