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.
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.