This tinned mackerel tortilla pizza is a great alternative to a traditional pizza, especially when you're craving pizza and want something that's quick and easy to make! It's ideal for an easy lunch or dinner recipe and easy to adapt to suit your tastes.
I love making spicy pizzas but sometimes there's no time to make dough from scratch. Or to switch the oven on. This easy flatbread pizza can be made in the frying pan and then just popped under the grill to finish.
If you need an easy lunch or dinner recipe and you love tinned fish recipes then this is definitely something you should try.
I used tinned mackerel in spicy tomato sauce as the tomato sauce makes a great pizza sauce and the makerel pieces are my absolute favourite tinned fish.
Ingredients for tinned mackerel tortilla pizza
To make this simple pizza recipe you'll need:
- Tortillas - Any kind of thin wrap or tortilla is fine. Flour or corn tortillas work and so do Indian flatbreads such as chapatis. You can even adapt it to use pitta breads or thicker flatbreads.
- Tinned mackerel in tomato sauce - I like the one in spicy tomato sauce but if you prefer non spicy you can use the one just in plain tomato sauce.
- Courgette (zucchini) - I love to add some vegetables to my pizza and courgette is delicious with mackerel.
- Red Onion - Red onion looks prettier but white onion is fine or if you're not a fan of onion then just miss it out.
- Cherry tomatoes - These add a lovely juiciness to the pizza
- Mozzarella - Mozzarella is brilliant on pizzas but of course you could use another cheese.
Adaptations and substitutions
If you choose to use a pitta bread or a thicker flatbread instead of a tortilla then it's best to grill it a little first on each side before adding the toppings.
If you don't have mackerel in tomato sauce but you want to use mackerel in oil then you can use passata as a pasta sauce. And why not add some harissa like I do in this harissa pizza?
As a huge fan of tinnned mackerel, I have to say I haven't tried using other tinned fish but I'm sure this would also work with tinned sardines or pilchards as well. Let me know if you try it!
Can you eat the leftovers later?
I usually just make enough for one meal at a time but if you do have leftovers you could keep them in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
You could eat it cold or reheat it under the grill.
More tinned mackerel recipes
I love tinned mackerel but so far haven't posted many of my recipes. I do hope to change that soon though. In the meantime, why not check out my tinned mackerel pasta recipe? Or my tinned mackerel potato salad?
Tinned Mackerel Tortilla Pizza
- 2 tortilla flatbreads
- 125 g tinned mackerel in tomato sauce
- 125 g mozzarella
- 130 g courgette cut into ribbons
- ¼ red onion cut into slices
- 70 g cherry tomatoes cut in half
- Heat the tortillas on both sides in a dry frying pan over a low-medium heat so that they crisp up slightly. If they start to puff up, press them down with a spatula.
- Cut the mozzarella into slices and squeeze any excess water out by putting it between a couple of pieces of kitchen roll and pressing gently.
- Separate the mackerel from the tomato sauce and spread the tomato sauce onto each base.
- Top with the mackerel pieces, courgette, tomatoes, red onion and mozzarella slices.
- Put under the grill and cook until the cheese is bubbly and everything is hot.
- Serve with salad.
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