My family is pulled in so many directions during December: Church Christmas pageants, caroling, recitals, school finals, parties, and shopping. All of these activities make it harder for us to sit down as a family and enjoy a meal together. My solution? Fast and easy recipes that can be assembled in minutes and made with ingredients that will convince everyone to find room in their schedule to sit down and enjoy dinner together.
Pizza Quesadillas fit my “hectic schedule” requirements. They are easy to make, come together quickly, and my kids love any recipe with pizza in the name. This recipe is flexible; use your favorite pizza ingredients.
I put the tortillas on the pan, then pile the ingredients on top. Add another tortilla, then flip once the bottom tortilla is browned.
Pizza Quesadillas smell absolutely fantastic while cooking. No need to call the kids to dinner, the aroma will do it for you!
- 8 large flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 16 slices pepperoni
- other pizza toppings
- Brush the pan with oil. Heat the pan over a medium-high flame (or to 350 degrees if you are using an electric skillet)
- Place tortilla on the pan.
- Sprinkle with ~ 3 tablespoons of cheese.
- Spoon ~ 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce on the cheese.
- Place 4 pepperoni slices on the pizza sauce.
- Add any other pizza ingredients that you like.
- Sprinkle with ~ 3 tablespoons of cheese.
- Put tortilla on top. Cook until bottom tortilla is browned, 3 -5 minutes.
- Flip and cook until the bottom tortilla is browned, approximately 3 - 5 minutes.
- Repeat process for the other quesadillas.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut the quesadilla into fourths. Serve while warm.
You could even do this in big batches for the freezer! Just put a piece of parchment paper between each one. I make mini pizzas with English muffins this way too, wrapping them separately and putting them in a freezer bag. (SO much cheaper than the store bought kind!) Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it Cindy!
what a great idea! and i can usually get a great deal on english muffins!
I tried these for the first time a few weeks ago. They were pretty tasty!
This was a crowd pleaser!!! My kids (ages 8, 6, 3, and 14 months) ALL loved this! My older 2 made a couple extra to bring to school for lunch the next day. They loved getting to make their own pizza and I think that being served individually made it extra special. They also voluntarily put fresh veggies on them (I offered mushrooms, bell pepper, and red onion). Thanks for the great dinner!
I am glad they were so popular with your kids! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us – you made my day!
Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom says
Wow, my kids would love these! Ah who am I kidding, me and the hubs would love these too lol! Pinned. 🙂
Today I thought I invented this wonderful wonderful gift from up above… However a quick Pinterest search proved me wrong lol! Your Pizzas look great and I love the idea that was suggested about freezing them!
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