El Charro Cafe Mexican

Pesto Cheese Crisp

Recipe Ingredients

1 (10-12 inch) flour tortilla

6 ounces total white Mexican, Monterey jack and Cheddar cheese mix

3 ounces store-bought pizza sauce

3 ounces store-bought pesto

For garnish

Chopped cilantro and parsley

Toasted pine nuts

Crumbled Cotija cheese for garnish

Homemade or store-bought salsa (optional)


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place tortilla on baking sheet and pierce all over with a fork. Bake until very lightly browned, about one minute on each side. Sprinkle cheese mix on top and return to oven until melted, about one minute or until bubbly. Remove from oven and spread pizza sauce and pesto on top. Return to oven until just heated, about one minute. Sprinkle cilantro, parsley, pine nuts and Cotija cheese. Serve immediately, with salsa if desired.

Source: Carlotta Flores, El Charro Cafe, Tucson, Arizona