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Pizza quesadillas on a square platter with a small bowl of pizza sauce for dipping.

Pizza Quesadillas

Ask any child their favorite food and you’ll likely hear, “PIZZA!” So do yourself a favor and make these pizza quesadillas next time you need a filling snack or quick kid-friendly dinner!

Yield: 4 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutes


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas (sub: gluten-free tortillas)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional toppings: uncured ham and/or turkey pepperoni, finely chopped basil, finely sliced baby bell peppers
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (I like Newman’s Own Marinara or our Homemade Marinara Sauce)

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  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray (or line with parchment paper). Then lay out the tortillas in a single layer.
  3. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheese over each tortilla and divide additional toppings over tortillas. Top each with 3 tablespoons more of cheese.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and carefully fold each tortilla in half. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  5. Once they’ve cooled slightly, cut into triangles. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.


Here are more easy on the go snack ideas, if you need more inspiration.

© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: American Method: Baked