Forget frozen pizza! These easy and cheesy pizza quesadillas are ready in 10 minutes or less and kids love them!
Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas
One of my kids’ favorite meals is frozen pizza with a side of broccoli. I thought it couldn’t get any easier than that…
…but allow me to introduce you to Pizza Quesadillas!
Prepared like a traditional quesadilla, but filled with your favorite pizza toppings, this is a fun twist on pizza night (that’s also crazy fast and easy!) This is also a great recipe to make a quick hot lunch for the kiddos or a wholesome after school snack. With calcium in the cheese, protein in the pepperoni…it’s a surprisingly nutritious dish!
Quick, easy, and a fun twist on classics, these Pizza Quesadillas are a family-friendly meal that is also super fast to make! With as few as 5 ingredients and only 10 minutes of total time, this is a fast and easy dinner that everyone will love. Mix it up with your own toppings and make them again and again!
- Large Flour Tortillas — I recommend using burrito size tortillas for this recipe. Anything smaller may be hard to fit enough toppings inside. I also recommend sticking with flour tortillas, or your favorite flour-alternative that is the same size. I love corn tortillas, but they are more delicate and may tear during the cooking process.
- Pizza Sauce — Use your favorite tomato sauce for this recipe. If using plain tomato sauce, you may want to add a sprinkle of Italian seasoning or garlic powder so it tastes like pizza sauce.
- Shredded Cheese — Mozzarella cheese is traditional, but feel free to use your favorite cheese!
- Pepperoni Slices — If you family is not a fan of pepperoni, you can swap with sausage, chicken, and/or your favorite veggies.
*Plus oil, butter, or non-stick cooking spray for the pan.
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- Flat Griddle Pan (we have two of these and use them every single day!)
To Prep: Preheat a Flat Griddle Pan or skillet over medium heat. Use butter, oil, or cooking spray to grease the surface of the pan.
- Place the flour tortillas on a cutting board or clean countertop and spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on top, stopping about 1″ from the edges. A good starting point is 1/4 cup of sauce per tortilla, though you can use more or less as desired.
- Sprinkle cheese over top of the sauce and almost all the way to the edge of the tortillas.
- Place a layer of pepperoni slices on top of the layer of cheese, on one half of each tortilla.
- Fold the tortillas, so the cheese and sauce side is on top of the pepperoni side. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted.
Once cooked, remove from the pan and slice. Each quesadilla will yield 3-4 slices, depending on how large you cut them.
- Try swapping out your favorite pizza toppings to make new creations! Ham and pineapple to make a Hawaiian pizza; add mushrooms, peppers, onions and olives for a supreme pizza. Bacon, parmesan cheese…the possibilities are endless! You could even set out toppings to have a pizza bar where everyone tops their own!
- After cooking, place on a paper towel to rest briefly. This helps soak up any extra grease from the cooking oil or butter.
- Pizza quesadillas make an awesome school lunch because they are portable and easy for kids to eat. Keep refrigerated until packing, then make sure to include an ice pack in the lunch box.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Quesadillas Reheat Well?
One of the great things about quesadillas is that they make an excellent leftover meal! I don’t recommend reheating quesadillas in the microwave, as this can make the tortillas tough.
If you have a flat pan, the stovetop is the easiest and fastest way to reheat a quesadilla. Lightly grease the pan and place the quesadilla on the hot pan. Heat for about 30-60 seconds on one side, then flip to the other side. Watch closely so the outside of the tortilla doesn’t get too dark. When it’s heated through, remove from the pan and enjoy.
You can also use the oven to reheat your quesadillas. Place them on a baking sheet and into the oven. Turn the oven on to preheat to 350 degrees. By the time the oven reaches temperature, the quesadillas should be heated through.
Can You Use Another Type of Tortilla?
In the ingredients list, I mentioned a couple tips for tortilla selection, but I will expand on that here.
The most important consideration is size: a burrito size tortilla will give you plenty of room to stuff it with toppings. It is also a good meal size.
Flour tortillas are our go-to for making quesadillas (of any type). However, you can also use large whole wheat tortillas or gluten-free alternatives. Personally, I love almond flour tortillas because they have a texture similar to wheat flour, but are lower in carbs and gluten free.
I don’t recommend corn tortillas for this specific recipe because the taste isn’t quite right for pizza. They are also more delicate than flour and may tear when you fill them and fold them.
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- Skillet or Flat Pan
- 2 Large Flour Tortillas
- 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
- 1 cup Shredded Cheese your choice
- 1/2 cup Pepperoni Slices
- Preheat pan and grease with oil, butter or cooking spray.
- Lay out the flour tortillas and spread about 1/4 cup of pizza sauce on each tortilla, stopping about 1" from the edges.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of the tortillas, going almost to the edge.
- Layer pepperoni on half of each tortilla, then fold the other half of the tortilla on top of the pepperoni side.
- Place quesadillas in the pan and cook 2 minutes on each side, until cheese melts. You may need to cook one at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
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