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.
- 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)
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.