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Pizza Quesadillas

Easy and FAST, these Pizza Quesadillas are a healthy dinner that's ready in just 15 minutes! A kid favorite, the "pizzadillas" can be customized for each individual diner -- with just 3 basic ingredients!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pizza Quesadillas, Pizzadillas, quesadilla recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 quesadilla
Calories 274kcal
Author Blair

Ingredients

  • 1 tortilla
  • 2 Tablespoons marinara or pizza sauce
  • ¼ c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional additional ingredients: grated Parmesan cheese, sliced pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, sausage, or any other pizza toppings of your choice
  • For dipping: warm marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat a flat griddle or a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Spread marinara sauce on half of the tortilla. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, and any other toppings of your choice. Add another layer of mozzarella over toppings.
  • Fold tortilla over.
  • Spray griddle with cooking spray and cook quesadilla for 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned. Remove to a cutting board and allow the quesadilla to cool for a few minutes. Cut into triangles and serve.

Notes

How do you make quesadillas in the microwave?
Assemble the quesadilla as instructed. Place on a microwave-safe plate and cook on HIGH until the cheese is melted (about 1 minute).
How do you make pizza quesadillas in the oven?
Assemble the quesadilla as instructed. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spritz the top of the quesadilla with olive oil or cooking spray (this will help it get crispy and golden brown in the oven). Bake the quesadilla at 450 degrees F for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tortilla is golden brown.
COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Delicious extras to add to your pizza quesadillas: pepperoni, cooked Italian sausage, sliced chicken, chopped ham, olives, sautéed vegetables such as peppers, onions, and mushrooms
  • Make healthy pizza quesadillas by using wholegrain tortillas, reduced fat cheese, and plenty of fresh vegetables!
  • Prepare vegetarian pizza quesadillas by omitting pepperoni, sausage and other meats. Stuff plenty of sautéed veggies into the quesadillas so that they're satisfying and flavorful!
  • Make pepperoni pizza quesadillas (as shown here) using a few slices of pepperoni and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese!
  • This recipe yields 1 quesadilla, but you can easily double, triple or quadruple the ingredients to feed a family.
  • Try cooking with kids! This is an easy way to let your little ones help in the kitchen. Allow the children to assemble their own quesadillas by adding the toppings of their choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla (not including optional toppings) | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 1.6mg