Pizza Quesadilla


Pizza Quesadilla

In this pizza quesadilla recipe, two wonderful kitchens, Mexicans and Italian, combine to create a tasty, pizza-inspired quesadilla. Needless to say, you can vary the filling according to your own preferences and use ingredients such as pepperoni, jalapeños, red onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. Just don’t stuff the pizza quesadillas too much – you want them to be thin and crispy.

Pizza Quesadilla
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Recipe type: Entree, Lunch
Yield: 4 servings
New quantity:
  • 4 large (11-inch) flour tortillas
  • 4 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce (I use Rao's)
  • Your choice of fillings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Optional: more marinara sauce or guacamole for dipping
  1. Preheat a double-burner griddle over medium heat, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Set 2 tortillas aside. Spread ¼ cup marinara sauce on each of the two remaining tortillas. Sprinkle half the cheese on each. Top with your choice of toppings. Cover each of the two tortillas with one of the tortillas you've set aside.
  3. Brush the griddle with ½ tablespoon olive oil. Place the quesadillas on the hot griddle. Gently press to flatten. Cook the quesadillas over medium heat, 4-5 minutes, until their bottoms are browned and crispy. Use a wide spatula to remove the tortillas to a platter.
  4. Brush the griddle with the remaining olive oil, and return the quesadillas to the griddle to crisp up the other side, 4 minutes more.
  5. When done, place the pizza quesadillas on a cooling rack to slightly cool and set. With a sharp knife, cut each quesadilla into four triangles. Serve with marinara sauce or guacamole for dipping.
Nutritional info does not include your choice of filling.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 382; Total Fat: 16g; Carbohydrates: 44g; Sugars: 1g; Sodium: 800mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 14g
Pizza Quesadilla

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