Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pizzadillas (Pizza Quesadilla!)

 Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas  

Don't you just love my creative little name?  Half pizza + half quesadilla = PIZZADILLA! This is such a quick and yummy dinner/lunch/snack/appetizer that you can whip up in no time at all. The next time your family is having an argument about whether they want pizza or Mexican food for dinner, why not get a little creative in the kitchen and find a way to blend the two?  This recipe is so versatile. Whatever you want to add to your pizzadilla, it will always turn out awesome.  So experiment!  Use different types of cheeses, pizza sauces (or no sauce, if you want...for a white pizza), vegetables, and meats!  Be sure not to use too much sauce (no more than a tablespoon and a half) or else it will ooze out and be very messy (I made this mistake once and found myself eating a plain tortilla, while a hot, cheesy, marinara mound was sitting on my plate after falling out).  Sprinkling cheese on the tortilla before and after adding the toppings assures a "seal" - since cheese is acts like glue - so the toppings won't fall out of the tortilla.  Now your family won't have to argue between pizza or Mexican can thank me later.

Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 16 ounces cheese (your choice of type(s))
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni, sausage, vegetables, or other desired toppings


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Spread margarine (about 1 teaspoon) over one side of a tortilla, and place it margarine-side down in the skillet. Spoon a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of the tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded cheese over the sauce, top with desired toppings, and sprinkle another 1/4 cup of shredded cheese over the toppings. Fold the clean half of the tortilla over the filling, and cook until golden on each side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.  Serve with your choice of sauce (garlic, marinara, etc.) if desired.


  1. Pizzadillas! So creative! They look incredible. Very cheesey! I want one now! :)

  2. Haha thank you! They are very cheesy...but who doesn't love cheese? ;)