When my husband and I needed a quick meal, I fixed this recipe using leftover ingredients. Unlike traditional Mexican quesadillas, it calls for Italian meats, cheeses and seasoning. Serve it with a green salad topped with Italian dressing for a simple dinner for two. —Barbara B. Rupert, Edgefield, South Carolina
Looking for a change from the typical Reuben or grilled cheese? “This was a famous sandwich in the islands years ago,” notes Darlene Vanwie of Clayton, New York. “We make it often, and I always get requests for more. Serve warm with your favorite pickles,” she suggests.
When I'm in a hurry and want something good, this sandwich fills the bill. It tastes great with a salad and pork and beans on the side. Instead of using ketchup, I occasionally use barbecue sauce with a little Tabasco for extra zip.
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“My husband tells me that these are a guy's type of sandwich. I love that! We serve them when we have friends come over to watch a game on TV. It's also great for a quick family dinner when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.” —Dena Peterson, LaPorte, Texas
Here’s a quick, colorful, grab-and-go pita lunch that gets rave reviews from all ages, says Brigid King in Macomb, Michigan. “I tweaked this meatless, versatile recipe years ago to lighten it and punch up the taste,“ she notes.
TIP: For Italian flavor, add pizza sauce and chopped pepperonis to the cheese and peppers, suggests Brigid King. A little salmon or some bacon bits mixed in the cream cheese make other tasty options.