March 1st, 2013

Pizza Quesadillas

When it comes to quick dinner recipes that everyone loves, it doesn’t get any easier, or more kid-friendly, than a pizza quesadilla!

Pizza Quesadillas
I’m not sure where I first got the idea for the pizza quesadilla, but they are a huge hit in a house full of boys.  And I think they’re pretty tasty too.

This is one of the meals I explain to my children how to make as they wolf it down, hoping this will somehow keep them from starving when they go off to college.

I recommend serving marinara on the side, rather than putting sauce right in the quesadilla. Less messy that way. One thing is for sure, there are never any leftovers when I make these pizza quesadillas.

Pizza Quesadillas

Preparation 10 min 2017-04-28T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 min 2017-04-28T00:10:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings


  • 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups marinara or pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (7 oz) bag sliced pepperoni


  1. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce (about 1 tablespoon) over each tortillas.
  2. Top 1/2 of each tortilla with shredded mozzarella, followed by a layer of pepperoni.
  3. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the pepperoni and cheese.
  4. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium heat.
  5. Cook the quesadillas for about 3 minutes per side, or until they are light golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  6. Warm the remaining marinara to use as a dipping sauce.

Who Dished It Up First: This is an original recipe, although not an original idea, I’m sure.



  1. Your kids may not pay attention now but I assure you when they move away they will get hungry. They will have wonderful memories of their Mother in the kitchen cooking them good food. They will call you often and before you know it they will be excellent cooks. Because they had a Mother that cooked. I’ve seen all 6 of my kids-boys and girls find their way around the kitchen.
    These quesadillas do look yummy. A perfect quick weekend lunch.
    Thanks–have a great weekend.

  2. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about Mexican dishes and flavours. I do hope you link this one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.


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