Friday, September 2, 2011

Cooking for Two - PizzaDilla

Last night, with no idea what to cook, inspiration struck...I would mix all the flavors of pizza in a quesadilla (something my mom did a few times growing up).  It's fast, cheap and easy, and delicious!

It's also great for my husband and I because I can use a lower calorie tortilla, less cheese and more veggies on mine while filling his with more calories.  This is a great pizza substitute if you're pressed for time (takes less than 10 minutes) or its too hot to use the oven.  It's also a great calorie (or point!) saver compared to take-out pizza.  This would be great to make with kids too since they could very easily help make it and its easy to use different toppings on each pizzadilla.

First I cooked a bunch of green and red peppers and onions (some for tonight's dinner and some for beans).

I went ahead and saved some peppers and onions in a small bowl for the pizzadillas and took the opportunity to make some spicy beans made with organic tri-bean blend and half a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos.  I then lightly spiced them with cumin, onion powder, garlic powder and salt and let them slowly simmer for tomorrow dinner. They reheat wonderfully!

Next let the griddle get nice and hot then top each tortilla with 1 1/2 - 2 TBS of pizza sauce.

 Once the bottom tortilla has heated up top with mozzarella and desired fillings.  Use half the cheese, then add your toppings then add the other half of your cheese on top of the toppings.  This will ensure that the other tortilla will stick to your quesadilla.

We used sliced black olives and the peppers and onions but this could be filled with any assortment of veggies, pepperoni, etc..  The possibilities and flavor combos really are endless.  I would suggest letting the cheese begin to melt before adding the top tortilla.

Then let the tortilla crisp up...

I slice mine with a pizza cutter.....and enjoy!  So delicious!


  1. mmmm, yummy!! :D This is a great idea and definitely budget friendly. Thanks for posting!

  2. They are delicious! Cheap, fast and healthy too!