Posted by: tinkande | September 9, 2010

Pizza Quesadillas

Okay, give me your honest opinions here. Does this count as real food for dinner, or is it just really obvious that it was 8:00, I was hungry, and I didn’t know what else to make? You all know what I mean. You’re standing there staring at the contents of your refrigerator just hoping that when you snap your fingers a gourmet meal will appear on your dinner plate. Unfortunately, things don’t work that way. But let me tell you something. If you were eating this crispy, cheesy, oozey, gooey pizza quesadilla right now, you’d be licking your fingers, too.  Homemade basil pesto, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, olives, proscuitto, grilled peppers and onions. Come on, right? How could it be bad? Why didn’t I think of this before? So the next time you’re tempted to call for takeout, give these a try instead. Excuse me. I’m going in for seconds…

Pizza Quesadilla
Source: Me and My Roommate
Serves 1

1 large flour tortilla
1-2 Tablespoons basil pesto
1-2 Tablespoons tomato sauce, plus more for dipping
Toppings of your choice – I used:
Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
Grilled peppers and onions
Six slices fresh mozzarella cheese
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Place the tortilla in a large nonstick skillet off of the heat. Spread on the pesto and tomato sauce, and then add the toppings of your choice. Finish with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Place the skillet over medium-low heat. Fold the tortilla in half on top of itself and cook gently until lightly browned, about five minutes. Watch it carefully so that the cheese doesn’t burn. Flip the quesadilla over and cook until the cheese has melted completely. Let rest for a few minutes before cutting into wedges – you don’t want all of that beautiful melted cheese to run away from you. Cut into wedges and serve alongside extra tomato sauce for dipping.



  1. Nice one..sounds delicious!

  2. Sounds like a real meal to me!

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