Easy homemade pizza quesadillas piled on a white cutting board
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Pizza Quesadillas

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If you love pizza and you love quesadillas you have got to try these pizza quesadillas. They are not just for kids either, adults love them as well. And the best part is they take less than 10 minutes to make.

Gather the ingredients

Tortilla, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and olives on a table.

To make these easy pizza quesadillas you just need a handful of simple ingredients:

  • Tortillas – Flour tortillas work the best, although you can use corn tortillas as well. You can use homemade flour tortillas or use store-bought ones.
  • Pizza sauce – Just use your favorite pizza sauce. I really like this homemade pizza sauce, but store-bought works great as well. You can also just use a regular tomato sauce.
  • Mozzarella cheese – I love cheese. I love using mozzarella or a pizza blend that has provolone, parmesan, and romano cheese as well as the mozzarella.
  • Pepperoni slices – One of the most popular pizza toppings around. So, of course, I want to make pepperoni pizza quesadillas.
  • Olives – You can never go wrong with delicious black olives on a pizza.
  • Additional Toppings – Or there are a number of other toppings you can try like, bacon, basil, fresh tomato, bell peppers, onions, ham, etc. Use your favorite pizza toppings.

How to make pizza quesadillas

Black skillet on a stovetop with a tortilla and pizza quesadillas toppings

Set the burner on your stovetop to medium heat. In a large skillet add a tortilla, your choice of how big of a tortilla you use as long as it fits on the bottom of the pan. There is no need to add kitchen spray or anything like that. But oil or butter will add some flavor to the outside of the tortilla.

Spread out a thin layer of pizza sauce. Then sprinkle on some cheese and your other favorite toppings. Then sprinkle another layer of cheese on top of those toppings.

Large homemade pizza quesadilla in a large skillet on a stovetop.

Fold the tortilla over and cook each side until the cheese melts and they get slightly golden brown it only takes a couple of minutes. This will provide a nice crunch when you bite into the quesadilla. I usually just make one like this but you could cover the whole bottom tortilla instead of just one side and then add a second tortilla on top. To make a full one.

Easy pizza quesadilla being cut into thirds with a pizza roller on a white cutting board.

Remove the quesadilla from the pan and allow it to cool for a few minutes before cutting it into wedges. Of course, you could leave it whole as well. I like to use a pizza cutter to cut mine. A knife will work just fine. Serve them plain or with some ranch dressing to dip them in or extra pizza or marinara sauce. Yum.

These are so simple and easy to make and are great as a snack or for lunch or dinner or anytime you want an easy meal. Enjoy!

How long do crispy pizza quesadillas last?

You can place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. Just reheat them in the microwave or in the oven for a few minutes before you want to eat them.

Can I make these gluten-free?

Sure, just use any gluten-free tortillas and there you go, gluten-free quesadillas.

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Pizza Quesadillas

These pizza quesadillas are so easy to make and perfect as a snack or for lunch or dinner. Just be careful once you make them, your kids may be begging you to make them all the time.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Cooling time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mexican
Keyword: crunchy, easy, savory, tortillas
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Spatula
  • Skillet
  • pizza cutter
  • Cutting board
  • spoon

Ingredients

  • Flour tortillas
  • Marinara sauce or favorite pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Olives
  • Other favorite pizza toppings

Instructions

  • Gather up your favorite pizza toppings and sauce.
  • Turn the stovetop burner to medium heat. In a large skillet add your tortilla. You will only be able to do one at a time unless you have a large flat griddle.
  • Spread on some of your favorite pizza sauce on one half of the tortilla. Add some cheese, pepperoni, olives, etc. Then sprinkle some more cheese on top of that. Fold your tortilla over and press down a bit with a spatula.
  • Cook that side for a few minutes then flip it to the other side and cook that side for a few minutes until the cheese melts and oozes a bit out the sides. Both sides should be lightly golden brown and sound crunchy/crispy.
  • Allow them to cool for a few minutes before cutting them and serving. Or you can certainly eat them whole. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make a Pizza Quesadilla | Easy Homemade Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

Notes

Note: The nutritional facts are based on 1 pizza quesadilla with the following ingredients:
  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 5 pieces of pepperoni
  • 2 tbsp. pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. black olives
Yours will vary depending on what you put on it.Β 
Pizza quesadillas nutritional facts
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Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Perfect so delicious! I love making these!

  2. 5 stars
    My favorite – thanks for this delicious recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Such a simple recipe. The kids love it. I think I’m going to make it again this week.

  4. wilhelmina

    5 stars
    Love everything about these quesadillas! Easy and delicious, my daughter is obsessed!

  5. 5 stars
    These are one of my favorites! They are so delicious! My kids love these.

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