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Pizza Quesadillas

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 for a simple dinner for two. —Barbara Rupert, Edgefield, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 thin slices hard salami
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, cook spaghetti sauce over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, spread butter over one side of each tortilla. Sprinkle unbuttered sides of two tortillas with mozzarella cheese; top with salami and pepperoni. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano. Top with remaining tortillas, buttered side up.
  • Cook on a griddle over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges; serve with warmed spaghetti sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 quesadilla: 464 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 1546mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • JGa2595176
    Apr 24, 2020

    Made this with my kids and was a hit. We make alot of quesadillas, but had never used salami or pepperoni in them! A fun twist.

  • amehart
    Mar 27, 2020

    These are great and so quick to prepare. I put a very thin layer of sauce on one side of the tortillas, added the cheeses and meat to only one half and then folded over before cooking in a skillet with melted butter. Came out so good and crunchy on the outside. Then cut into wedges. Everyone loved them and will be making these often.

  • angela32
    Feb 21, 2019

    My boys aren't dippers, so I left the spaghetti sauce out. They loved the quesadillas plain. Super quick and easy lunch.

  • JMartinelli13
    Oct 2, 2016

    I went with just pepperoni because I didn't have any hard salami on hand. I used Italian seasoning instead of oregano. I added some to the sauce as well, along with some parmesan cheese.

  • jackmaxmom32
    Apr 23, 2015

    Super easy and the family loved them. I added crumbled and cooked Italian sausage to mine and they were so good. My husband couldn't stop talking about them.

  • ThrowDownQueen
    Oct 5, 2014

    This recipe was fun and easy to make. My husband and son loved these, I used ham,onions mozzarella cheese and pineapples. These were deeeeLicious will make these again :).

  • justmbeth
    Jul 10, 2014

    Paired this with a garden salad and it made a super quick weeknight dinner. Used sandwich pepperoni. Definitely will do again.

  • lbroadh2o
    Aug 1, 2013

    This is an excellent idea to have the pizza taste but without all the crust. I don't care for salami so I omitted it and added some fresh garden vegetables (green peppers and onions). I also used a four cheese pizza blend in place of only mozzarella. It's nice because it is quick and you can use toppings/fillings to suit the individual tastes of your family.