Pizzadillas

Pizzadillas

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood for pizza, but also for quesadillas. So I thought I’d marry the two together to form one delicious concoction: Pizzadillas! They a lot like a calzone, just in a tortilla, and are pretty simple and straightforward to make, requiring just a bit of oven time in a couple steps of the process. But you can make them with whatever you like on your pizza, making them easy to personalize. The end result has been nothing short of extraordinary, and has quickly become a lunchtime favorite of my wife and me. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your pizza, look no further and give this a shot. You’ll be glad you did!

Ingredients

  1. 1 flour tortilla
  2. Pizza sauce
  3. Mozzarella cheese
  4. Grated Parmesan cheese
  5. Any pizza toppings you like
  6. Dried herbs (basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, pizza grinder seasoning, etc)
  7. Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. On a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, spray each side of your tortilla with cooking spray. Bake for 3 minutes per side, checking for air bubbles when you flip. If any part of the tortilla has air bubbles that arise, puncture them with a small hole.
  3. Remove from the oven and let sit 1 minute.
  4. Increase the oven temperature to 450°F.
  5. While the tortilla is still warm and soft, fold it in half to establish where it will fold when filled.
  6. Unfold the tortilla and spread a thin layer of pizza sauce up to 1/2″ from the edges. Add your desired amount of cheese and pizza toppings to one half, then fold over.
  7. Spray the top of the pizzadilla with cooking spray and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Season with basil, oregano, red pepper, pizza grinder seasoning, etc. as your heart desires.
  8. Bake for an additional 6 minutes, until the edges of the tortilla are golden brown and the Parmesan cheese has started to toast.
  9. Remove from the oven and cut in half. Serve with a side of ranch and/or marinara sauce, if desired.

Notes

There isn’t a whole lot to call out for this recipe, other than the fact that it’s important to pre-bake the tortilla a bit before dressing and finishing it up so it gets a bit of rigidity. And while there are a few steps and some inactive oven time, it’s pretty basic and easy. You can try it with a variety and/or combination of pizza toppings you like, making it super-easy to customize for multiple people. Any way you make it, I’m sure it’ll deliver the flavor and punch you’re looking for.

Bon Appètit!

 

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