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Poor Man’s Pizza

Poor Man’s Pizza

This pizza was given its name by our friends many years ago because it is a cheap and super easy way to make pizza. Kids always seem to love decorating their personal pizzas with their favorite toppings!


sliced bread or tortillas

spaghetti sauce (Hunt’s is the cheapest where we live)

shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese

additional toppings if desired

Spread sauce generously on bread or tortilla and decorate with desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 min. or for pizza made with tortillas you can microwave them individually (for 30 sec-1 min.) instead of baking them.

Disclaimer: Recipes on this site are a collection of our favorites. Some are our own recipes and others may have not originated on our site and/or have been adapted from other sites.


  1. Elena

    I make pizza quite a bit at our home. For years it’s been the staple. Try shredding zucchini in a bowl then squeeze out the excess water put in a separate bowl add salt and oregano and olive oil and spread on pizza dough. Oh yum!!! Nice tomatoes cucumber salad some cheese and olives. Can’t go wrong. It’s the Italian in me. Love your entire family.

    God bless

    • Derick & Jill

      Yum! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! -Jill

  2. Barbara

    These personal pizzas would be great for Weight Watchers! Low points using the right bread and cheese. Thanks for sharing.

    • janice Buehner

      We made pizza burgers at our house….Take left over hamburgers buns..lay them seapartaed out onto cookie sheet or jelly roll pain…brown 1pd of sausage of sausage…Spread pizsa sauce on each half of bun (we used pizza quick) and then spoon sausage on each of the bun halves. Then cover with slice (or half slice if budget conscious) Kraft single cheese or Velveeta singles. Bake in 425 oven til cheese is melted and slightly browned….These are delicious!!! Great Football Party Food!! Feed alot of people cheap!!!

  3. Nikki

    My husband could eat pizza EVERY meal if I didn’t cook! This would be a great way to feed him pizza when he comes home on his lunch break and not spend too much! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Matilda

    You can do something similar to this to make quesadillas. Just place the tortillas on a baking sheet or foil, cover with shredded cheese & whatever toppings you like. (I use sliced black & green olives) Then broil for just a few minutes, remove, fold over carefully & enjoy with some salsa & sour cream! Yummy!

  5. Emma

    Another alternative is to part toast split hot dog rolls. Spread with pizza sauce, add shredded ham, drained crushed pineapple, sliced mushrooms, and top with cheese. Pop into the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Super yum, and great for a lazy weekend treat.

    • AF

      My kids love tortilla pizzas! It’s pretty much a staple during the school year since we homeschool and it’s one even my 5 year can make on her own! We missed cheap tortillas while living in Asia so my kids are so happy to be eating them again! We also like it on English muffins and you can grab french bread and split it in half and make French bread pizzas toasted in the oven. Super tasty! Our Walmart often has day old French Bread for .69!

  6. Jade

    Oh, we make these pizza sandwhiches all the time for lunch in our house! We cook them like grilled cheese sandwiches, though, so we don’t heat up the house with the oven.

    Have a wonderful day!

  7. Shirley

    k the liberal media has decided to slander the Duggars and Dillards, people should know one thing: People in the southern part of Arkansas and Texas love “Mexican” food. It’s not even real Mexican food. It’s young, simple-lifestyle mothers putting together quick, affordable food. They get it from TV, magazines, each other…wherever! This is pot-luck food, great for crowds, making do with what’s in the pantry, etc. We’re not talking about how the upscale debutants live. If you’ve got two or three small children crying at your feet and a hungry husband coming in the door, you go for the tried-and-true. Your attempted revenge on these people is what’s sickening–not their lifestyle!!

    • Deena

  8. deb

    we do this with English muffins.. when I was little it was with tomato soup and American cheese.. it was what we could afford… I do prefer sauce and any cheese but American now.. 🙂

    • Derick & Jill


  9. Kim

    We make the same thing using tortillas and BBQ sauce!

  10. Dee

    These are perfect for young kids. Quick and easy and the kids can help. Add olives, mushrooms, lots of oregano…mmmm


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