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!
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
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!