Love homemade pizza, but hate making the dough? Enter, pizza quesadillas!
These pizza quesadillas are a perfect twist on a classic weekend meal that will leave you, your kids, AND your husband happy. Don’t forget to dip it in the pizza sauce!
How to make pizza quesadillas:
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and fry the pepperoni until crisp – transfer to a paper towel to drain. You can skip this step if you’re short on time, but we feel like it makes the pepperoni taste more like it does on a regular pizza.
- Brush each tortilla with a thin layer of pizza sauce. Most pizza quesadilla or “pizzadilla” recipes skip this step – but this is what MAKES these quesadillas.
- Assemble quesadillas by sprinkling cheese on top of the sauce on the bottom tortilla, topping it with pepperoni, and sprinkling another layer of cheese on top. Place a second tortilla on top, sauce side down.
- Preheat a greased skillet over medium heat. While cooking spray works well, we prefer to brush the skillet slightly with butter. It tastes a little more authentic that way. Don’t skip this step, or your tortillas won’t turn out as nicely browned or crispy.
- Gently place quesadilla in the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and tortillas are crispy.
- Slice into quarters and serve with a bowl of warm pizza sauce.
Add-ins & substitutions for Pizza Quesadillas:
- low-fat cheese instead of full-fat cheese
- whole wheat tortillas or flat-outs instead of flour tortillas
- sautèed peppers or sliced mushrooms (to sneak in a few extra veggies)
- ham and pineapple instead of pepperoni
- turkey pepperoni in place of regular pepperoni
- sliced olives
- extra cheese (because sometimes you just need to!)
- serve with ranch for dipping instead of pizza sauce (this is a HUGE favorite at our house)
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