How to Cook with Wraps
Many of our recipes use tortilla wraps and we love using them in a number of ingenious ways. Don’t be tempted to limit wraps just to lunchtime sandwiches, they’re great in so many other ways too.
You can easily find lower fat, wholemeal or gluten free wraps in most supermarkets to cater for multiple dietary requirements.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ways to make the most of the mighty tortilla wrap in the kitchen!
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Light and fluffy on the inside with a crunch on the outside: sound familiar?
Nope, we’re not talking about buttery pastry, but a tortilla wrap!
They make a great substitute to a savoury pastry for pasties and bakes.
The key here is to make sure you seal the edges really well using an egg wash. This ensures no filling will spill out when it’s cooked.
We love how versatile these pasties are. From Corned Beef Pasties to Cheese and Onion Pasties, any savoury filling would work.
Pizza night used to be full of high-calorie dough and piles of full-fat cheese.
Not anymore, when you can create delicious, slimming friendly pizza dough using tortilla wraps!
The simplest way is to spread a tomato puree sauce for your base and add whatever toppings you like, but there’s another option too: Ham and Mushroom Calzone, anyone?
You can fill with whatever inspires you, including leftover veggies from the fridge, so these are a great choice when you’re wanting to avoid wasting food.
We also have a Chicken and Sweetcorn Pizza Calzone too, if you’re looking for more ideas.
Serve with a fresh side salad and Homemade Oven Chips for a fab Friday fakeaway!
Did you know that if you spray a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray on a tortilla wrap and pop it in the oven, it crisps up just like tortilla chips?
You can cut triangle “nacho” shapes and lightly season with whatever you fancy, and bake in the oven for just a few minutes until golden brown as a quick, slimming friendly side dish.
Try serving a bowl of wrap nachos alongside Mexican Chilli Beef and fluffy boiled rice, or pop in a lunchbox with a serving of Hummus Style Dip for dipping!
In a similar way, you can bake the tortilla wraps while they’re draped directly over the oven rack and they crisp up into that taco shape: stuff with a simple salad and slaw, or add a dollop of leftover Chilli Con Carne and cheese for a quick lunch!
You could also use a muffin tray in a similar way to make an excellent cup to hold your favourite fillings like a dollop of Baked Bean Bolognese.
Our Enchilada Lasagne caused a stir in our Facebook Group when it was first published, and it still remains a firm fan favourite today. The secret ingredient? Wraps instead of lasagne sheets!
The wraps keep their shape really well, and work just the same as lasagne sheets but with less fuss and they add the recognisable taste of traditional enchiladas.
Serve with a Greek Salad for extra veggie goodness.
You’ve seen us use wraps in place of pastry in Sausage Rolls, pasties and pizza, but you may be surprised to know they work just as well in sweet recipes!
From rolling up for Cream Horns to fancy folding for an Apple Strudel, wraps will hold the filling and remain soft enough to feel like real pastry.
Wraps turned crunchy in the oven are incredibly versatile, and we’ve often cut ours into squares or strips, ready to sprinkle on our favourite soups.
Not only do they add texture and look good, they also add extra fibre when you fancy something more substantial.
You can try sprinkling mixed herbs, garlic or paprika on to the wraps after spraying with low calorie cooking spray, and experiment with your favourite flavours.
We like them sprinkled on Mulligatawny Soup and Spicy Tomato Soup.
Because they hold their shape well, you can use wraps as bases to tarts and pies too!
Take a look at our Vegetable Tarts for inspiration, but the only limit here is your imagination.
To make sure you get a nice rounded edge, be sure to make slices along the edges as detailed in the recipe.
This makes sure you don’t get a scrunched-up base but a nice, round crust.
Psst…this works for sweet tarts too, like our Mini Spiced Orange Mince Pie Crumbles!
Use the Recipe Finder
For more inspiration, we have a brand new Recipe Finder on the website, where you can select your favourite ingredient and see which recipes are perfect for you. Try selecting ‘wraps’ and see which recipes catch your eye!
With all of the ingenious ideas to use up these budget friendly, versatile ingredients, which one is your favourite?
Tell us your top tortilla tips in our Facebook Group, and don’t forget to tag us in the photos of your creations!