Pizza Quesadilla

2 Jan

This one’s simple–you may have already come up with it yourself. But I made one the other night when I needed something easy and quick and had some leftover tortillas to use up, and thought it might be an idea some of you could use.

I came up with pizza quesadillas back when my son was a very picky three-year-old who wouldn’t touch the fajitas DH and I enjoy regularly. The boy would grumble his way through cheese quesadillas, but we all know how tiring the grumbling gets. One night, I spied an open jar of pizza sauce in the fridge, and put two and two together. Quesadillas aren’t that different from pizza crust, after all. I threw some sauce inside a regular quesadilla and fried it up, and a family hit was born.

The gist of this is that it’s a great way to use up those bits of leftovers in your fridge at the end of the week. If you’d put it on pizza, toss it in here. Pepperoni, crumbled meatball, chicken, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, pineapple. Bring it.

You do need to use real butter for this, at least if you want a crispy quesadilla. If crunch isn’t important to you, by all means, skip it. A tiny little bit makes a huge difference, though, so I’d encourage you to at least give it a shot.

My son is 9 now, and he still loves pizza quesadillas (along with the fajitas he wouldn’t eat long ago). I hope your family likes them too. To make one, you need:

2 flour tortillas

About 2 tbsp spaghetti, marinara, or pizza sauce

About 1/3 cup cheese (add more at your whim)

A sliver of real butter

Heat a small pan over a medium flame until it’s hot. Melt the butter. Lay down one tortilla, then top with sauce, cheese, and whatever goodies you like inside there. Top with the second tortilla. Cook until it starts to brown (about 3 minutes), and then flip and cook the rest of the way through. Let cool a few minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

2 Responses to “Pizza Quesadilla”

  1. Sarah January 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Hey Kim, would this work in a quesadilla maker?

    • Kim January 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      I’ve never used one, but I don’t see why not. Go easy on the sauce just to be sure.

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