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Carson Daly's Bacon Pizzadillas
Carson and Siri Daly's ham sandwiches and pizzadillas. TODAY, December 16th 2016.
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My kids ask for a quesadilla almost daily, so I've really mastered my skills. It's all about heating them in a skillet with a little butter (no microwave allowed) and when you throw in pizza ingredients, it's a crowd-pleaser for kids AND all my friends (who are Jets fans, but I still agree to feed them).

Technique tip: Assemble tortillas on a paper plate — this will help to easily slide them off the plate into the pan for cooking. To keep pizzadillas hot during the cooking process, place them on a plate covered in foil until they are all done.

Swap option: This recipe is so versatile, you can add any of your favorite pizza toppings to the mix — veggies, pepperoni, etc.

Ingredients

    • 6 slices bacon, diced
    • Butter, for the pan
    • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
    • 14 ounces jarred pizza sauce
    • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

Preparation

1. In a large skillet, add bacon over medium heat.  Cook until bacon is crispy, then remove onto a plate lined with paper towel. Wipe out the pan with another paper towel.

2. Take one tortilla and top it with desired amount of pizza sauce, spreading evenly with a spatula.  Top with mozzarella, crumbled bacon, a drizzle of oregano and garlic powder and a pinch of red pepper flakes. 

3. Heat a teaspoon or so of butter in same pan over medium heat, swirling so it coats pan.

4. Add tortilla to pan, topping-side up. Cook 30 seconds-1 minutes, until cheese starts to melt and tortilla starts to puff. 

5. Using a spatula, fold tortilla in half and continue to cook, flipping until both sides are brown.  Remove and slice into four pieces.  Repeat steps 1-5 with remaining tortillas and ingredients. 

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