If you like pizza, you are going to LOVE this simple, easy-to-make Pizza Quesadilla recipe. This pizza recipe is one of our family favorite lunch recipes. We love that it is quick to make with a satisfying taste and it’s filling too. Plus what kid doesn’t love pizza?!
I feel like we always have the same old boring lunches at our house. Anyone else feel like that? So I am always on the lookout for a yummy, inexpensive, and easy lunch ideas! These pizza quesadillas are quick and easy lunch idea!
We recently got a quesadilla maker on clearance at Kohls (also seen them super cheap at Target) so I was wanting to play with my new toy and my kids loooove pizza, so I decided to put two kid favorite foods together to make a yummy lunch for kids!
To make this easy lunch recipe all you need is flour tortilla shells, pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and a quesadilla maker or hot griddle. Mom will love how easy it is to make lunch; kids will love the combination of two kid favorite meals to make mouthwatering pizza quesadillas!
Pepperoni pizza quesadilla
Start by grabbing two flour tortillas. You want them to be the same size as your quesadilla maker – generally 10-12″ . Now using a spoon spread canned pizza sauce on one side of one of the flour tortillas. You can certainly make homemade pizza sauce, but what I love about this lunchtime meal is that it is EASY! So stock your pantry with canned or jared pizza sauce like ragu, market patry brand, or your favorite organic pizza sauce from Whole Foods.
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Now sprinkle with mozzarella or pizza cheese and pepperoni – or any other toppings your family likes. Our families other favorite filling is canadian ham and pineapple tidbits.
HINT Don’t add too much cheese or it will ooze out the sides.
Quesadilla Maker Recipes
Now place the second flour tortilla on top of the cheese to make sandwich of sorts. Place on heated quesadilla maker and follow direction – it only takes 3-5 minutes to warm the ingredients, melt the cheese, and get a nice crispy quesadilla.
Optional: If you want a nice golden brown on your quesadillas you may want to butter your pan or spray with a Pam. This helps it brown and have the nice crispy exterior.
We use a quesadilla maker we bought for 90% off at Kohls, but you can easily use a griddle which not only works perfectly, but has the added bonus of being able to do 2-3 quesadillas at a time! That is a real time saver for those of us with big families! The only real downside is you have to flip your quesadilla half way through to brown both sides. We cooked ours 3-5 minutes each side.
Lunch Ideas for Kids
Cut the quesadilla on a cutting board or box using a pizza slicer into 6 slices. You can start eating the quesadillas while they are hot by giving a slice or two per person, or wait and have them all together so your toddler and preschoolers lunch will be nice and cool when they eat.
Quesadilla pizza school lunch
This is also a quick lunch to whip you and put in your child’s lunchbox. Put the cooled slices in their lunch box with an optional container of pizza sauce for dipping. Kids don’t seem to mind that it is cold! Add some grapes and sliced peppers and you’ve got a delicious and nutritious lunch kids will brag about to their friends!
So even if you are busy dashing to and from the library, running errands, mom and me classes, ballet, gym time, or preschool drop off – buys moms will have time to whip up this this easy recipe up for last minute lunches!
Do your kids love quesadillas? Try these other variations:
- bbq sauce, leftover chicken, red onions, cheddar cheese, and cilantro
- alfredo sauce, leftover chicken strips, sauted peppers, and parmesan cheese
- marinera sauce, quartered meatballs, mozzarella sauce
- apples and shredded cheddar cheese
- peanut butter and banana
- marshmallow and peanut butter
- marshmallow and peanut butter
- peanut butter and nutilla (or mini chocolate chips)
- Amazing Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls
- Homemade Oatmeal: Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, Slow Cooker Blueberry Oatmeal. Bannana Oatmeal, Chocolate Berry Overnight Oats, or Butterscotch Oats – a really good oatmeal !
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- Family Favorite Blueberry Muffins with a streusal topping
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- Super Easy Egg Casserole you can make ahead
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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- Sourdough Crepes with Bananas Foster
- Homemade, Bread Machine English Muffins – way better than the store bought and easier than you’d think
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- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Best ever Tomato Soup with bacon
- Leftover Thanksgiving Soup
- Green Chicken Taco Soup
- Early Autumn Fall Soup Recipes with sausage and apple
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Breads and Side Dishes
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- Delicious Yeastless Bread – quick bread recipe no yeast