9.18.2012

Pizza Quesadilla


We are a quesadilla lovin' family. They are easy, delicious and cheap! We often do our own variations of the Mexican Quesadilla, but we had never tried the Pizza Ques. Oh me, oh my it was fantastic! Deliciously crisp, oozing with cheese and warm pizza sauce, bursting with flavor and leaving our tummies very happy.

You have to try it. Seriously... it's a must!

Ingredients

4 flour tortillas
8 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese
Parmesan Cheese (for sprinkling)
1/3 lb sliced pepperoni ( I suggest getting it from your deli)
1 16 oz jar of pizza sauce
1 tsp. dried oregano

Directions

First, I suggest frying the pepperoni in a small sauce pan over medium heat until the edges start to curl up and become crisp. Set the pepperoni aside. Now, spread a small amount of pizza sauce on one side of the tortilla. Be careful not to spread the sauce too thick, it will make the tortilla soggy. Remember, if it doesn't have enough sauce for your liking, you can dip the quesadilla slices in the pizza sauce once it's done cooking. Okay, now on to the toppings. On one half of the tortilla: Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese over the sauce (as much or as little as you like), add 1/4 of the fried pepperoni, then sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and a little bit of dried oregano. (Remember these toppings only go on one half of the tortilla!) Now, fold the half of the tortilla without toppings over. Make sure all of the toppings are completely covered by the tortilla, you don't want all of that yummy-ness falling out! 

Preheat a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Carefully lay the folded quesadilla into the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until the tortillas are nice and crispy and the cheeses are completely melted. 

Don't forget to serve with some of that leftover pizza sauce for dipping!

Ta-da! You're family will now revere you as a culinary genius ;)


P.S. I added some sauteed mushrooms to mine.... It was delish!


11 comments:

darlin said...

Excellent idea, thanks! This looks so delicious, I'd try them with hamburger instead of the pepperoni though as I do not eat deli meats. I could "health smart" this one right up!

Thanks Amanda for this awesome idea.

Amanda said...

Great idea! That's the great thing about the quesadilla, you can completely customize it!

Courtney said...

Yummo!

CuteEverything.com said...

This is a really good idea. We love both pizza and quesadillas, but I had never thought of putting the two together and now it seems really obvious! Plus, a super quick way to eat pizza. Thanks so much for linking at Printabelle!

Lisa said...

Yum! How can you go wrong with pizza? Looks delicious!

Erin said...

We've done something similar but with bread instead of tortillas. The quesadilla version looks fantastic too!

Joanna said...

that looks amazing! must try

Diane Balch said...

Is is definitely a recipe for fussy teenagers.... my son is going to love it. Please share this today on my foodie friday party.

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Great Quesadilla recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Trish said...

What a fun idea! My kids love quesadillas and pizza so this would be a surefire hit :) Pinning and featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Oh my YUM! I love pizza and quesadillas and this looks super yummy. Can't wait to try this at home. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.
Michelle