Four-Cheese Pizza Quesadillas with Optional Pepperoni

Cheeeeeeeese.

Melty and gooey, it oozes shamelessly from these pizza quesadillas, a.k.a. my new favorite quick and easy meal.

Four-cheese pizza quesadillas with optional pepperoni | Kitchen Treaty

I’m thinking pizza quesadillas are pretty self-explanatory … you take a tortilla, smear a little pizza sauce on it, and stuff it with cheese – four different kinds, to be exact. Then you cook it up and dive in to the melty goodness.

Four-cheese pizza quesadillas with optional pepperoni | Kitchen Treaty

We use our panini press for quesadillas. Not only is it a super easy and fast way to do it, but the panini method also makes for healthier quesadillas (ha, ha … I know … like that matters with all this cheese).

Add pepperoni for the meat-eaters, if they like, and serve along with a good amount of extra pizza sauce for dipping.

Four-cheese pizza quesadillas with optional pepperoni | Kitchen Treaty

Kid-friendly, mixed-diet-friendly, waistline-fr …. oh. Oh well. Two out of three isn’t bad. And sometimes (like this time), a food is well-worth the uber-cheesy splurge.

Print Recipe

Cheesy, versatile, cheesy, easy, cheesy, fast, and did I mention cheesy? This scrumptious pizza-quesadilla hybrid is our new favorite easy weeknight meal.

Yield: 2 half-quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese (or about half of a one-ounce slice)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup [url href="http://www.kitchentreaty.com/our-very-favorite-homemade-pizza-sauce/" target="_blank"]pizza sauce[/url] plus additional sauce for dipping
  • Optional pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoni per quesadilla

Directions:

  1. Lay a tortilla flat, and on the bottom half only, spread 2 tablespoons pizza sauce. Sprinkle half the mozzarella, fontina, provolone, and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with second tortilla. Evenly lay the pepperoni over the cheese, if using.
  2. Carefully fold the top half over to create a half-moon shape.
  3. Place the in a pre-heated panini press and cook until cheese is melted and outside is golden-crisp. Alternately, cook in a saute pan drizzled with vegetable oil or canola oil over medium-high heat, carefully flipping occasionally, until the cheese is melted and both sides are golden-brown.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping.

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8 Responses to “Four-Cheese Pizza Quesadillas with Optional Pepperoni”

  1. Maria Tadic posted on February 27, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Cheese, by far is my favorite food. I’ve never thought of this combination for a quesadilla though! Pretty genius on your part! Will definitely have to try this one!

  2. Courtney Jones posted on February 27, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Yummmmy! This looks awesome. I love pizza. And I love a quick meal. Cannot wait to try this out.

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:41 am

    You put pizza and quesadillas in the same phrase and you know I’m there. These look to die for! Such a yummy, easy lunch of dinner!

  4. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Pizza quesadillas, where have you been all my life?! I had a green smoothie for lunch and I’m really wishing I had one of these instead. Oh, glorious cheese!

  5. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork posted on February 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I’m always looking for new ways to eat anything out of a tortilla. I never would have thought to try a pizza quesadilla!

    This is my first time visiting your site. LOVE the concept!

  6. Monet posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    So you’ve totally combined my two pregnancy cravings (quesadillas and pizza) into one amazing meal. How can I thank you enough???? I can’t wait to try this.

  7. Anjo Angela Lim posted on February 28, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Hahahaha I know my super awesome manfriend would SO love this recipe! So full of yum! Lovely post :)

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