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3 pepperoni pizza quesadillas stacked on a wooden cutting board
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Super Easy Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas

All the deliciousness of homemade pepperoni pizza but without all the work! A great kid-friendly meal or snack that is always hit.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 quesadillas
Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com

Ingredients

  • 2 flour tortillas, taco size (8 inch)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce (spaghetti, pizza, pasta or marinara sauce all work)
  • 10 to 12 slices pepperoni
  • 6 to 8 tbsp. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • butter
  • additional tomato sauce for dipping optional

Instructions

  • This step is optional, but, if using regular pepperoni will make the quesadillas less greasy and less messy.
    Place a paper towel on a microwaveable plate. Spread the pepperoni on the paper towel in a single layer and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds- just enough to cook the pepperoni a bit, melt some of the fat and allow it to be absorbed by the paper towel.  
  • Spread tomato sauce evenly over entire tortilla in a thin layer.  Add pepperoni slices, covering half of each tortilla.
  • Sprinkle the pepperoni with a layer of cheese and fold the "top" of the tortilla over.   
  • Melt a bit of butter in a skillet. Place 2 quesadillas in the skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat ntil lightly browned.   
  • While the first side of the quesadilla is cooking, lightly butter the other side of each tortilla. Then flip the tortillas over and cook until the second side is browned. 
  • Remove from pan and let rest for a couple of minutes, then slice each tortilla into quarters or thirds and, if desired, serve with warm pasta sauce for dipping.