Dinner Tonight: Pizza Quesadillas

Some nights, I’m just trying to make dinner fun for my kids.  
We made these Pizza Quesadillas on a Sunday night.  Everyone was tired after their fun weekend, the kiddos were all bathed, backpacks were packed for the next day, we were doing that whole Sunday night wind down thing…and I just wanted dinner to be fun.  So, instead of making basic quesadillas, I made these pizza ones.  Huge hit.  We filled ours with ground beef, pepperoni, Mozzarella and basil but you could put whatever you love inside (ground turkey, salami, ham, bell peppers, onions, spinach…go crazy).
Next time you’re looking for a simple supper for your Sunday night, just mix and match the quesadilla.
This version made enough quesadillas to feed four (well, five if you count my two year old).  This can be easily adapted to feed a few more or a few less too.  Don’t forget, you can omit the ground beef and just make these Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas.
Shopping List
1 pound ground beef
1 (14 oz) jar of pizza sauce
1 (8 oz) jar of tomato sauce
6 “burrito sized” flour tortillas
about a cup or so of sliced pepperoni
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
a big handful of fresh basil, torn

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef until cooked and crumbly.  Once cooked through, stir in your pizza sauce and tomato sauce.  Heat through about 3 or 4 minutes.

Next, preheat your indoor griddle or a second big skillet to medium-high heat.  Spray lightly with cooking spray.

Lay out your six flour tortillas.  Spread ground beef down across the bottom half of each tortilla.  Add sliced pepperoni, shredded cheese and basil to each one.   Fold the top part down to cover the bottom portion.

Place each quesadilla in your skillet one at a time.  Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes or so each side).  Remove once browned up and slice in half (to give you two quesadillas).  Repeat with your other tortillas.

Such a simple twist on a basic quesadilla…and a whole lot of fun for kiddos.

Enjoy!

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  • Narci March 26, 2015 at 11:01 am

    What a fun, family recipe!! Love!!!

  • kim harrigan March 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

    What a great idea, can't wait to make this for my family.

  • Renae March 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    These look so good and such a fun twist on Quesadillas.

  • Queen In Between March 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Umm…yum! Never would have considered this so thanks!

  • jojo March 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    My girls LOVE flour tortilla shells. They will eat just about anything in them! We mix and match quesadilla fillings all the time! One of our favorites is chicken, spinach, artichoke, pesto and mozzarella quesadillas. It's like spin/art dip in a handheld, SO good! Keep mixin' and matchin' mama, you inspire me to mix things up in my kitchen!

  • V @ X-tremely V March 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    These sound great! My little guy loves pizza, but probably likes tortilla shells even more! lol! Perfect combo for him…and me 🙂

  • Laurie S March 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Very clever! Adding to my tortilla recipe file!

  • Kerry Dorman March 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Excited to try this one!

  • Lauren March 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    This recipe looks delsih! My fam loves anything pizza related. You must talk Andrew into the cruise…your kids will die! One thing I won't talk about in the blog but it's totally there is all the Disney princesses that are out and about. Your girls would love it. They even have a "Bippity Boppity Boutique" where the girls can go and get their hair done up like a princess, tiaras included! Sydney was obviously too young to get into all of that but your girls will be all over it. Especially when Ashby is even a year or two older.
    Anyway, that's my spill…I have a post coming tomorrow that talks more about the trip. Have a great afternoon!!

  • Melissa Mitcham March 27, 2015 at 3:40 am

    I love this dinner idea, it looks so delicious! I will definitely be trying this in the next week, I just need to adjust it to make it gluten free. Hope it's just as good!

  • The Pratts March 28, 2015 at 3:54 am

    We make these at our house and call them pizzadillas. 🙂

  • Betty Maye July 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    This recipe sounds incredible! Have you tried making it with spinach wraps? Some of my friends and I are trying to watch our weight, so I'd love to try this with some healthier alternatives! http://www.romeos.ca/about-us/