Pizza Quesadilla

Sometimes dinner is all how simplicity! As a simple home cook sometimes it can be challenge to make something simple for dinner while still ensuring it turns out amazing. The other evening I was talking to my husband about one of our favorite restaurants, and how I just love their pizza and their quesadillas while I was contemplating what I was going to make us for dinner that evening.

As I opened all of our cupboard doors looking to see what my options were, I noticed a bag of tortillas that had been laying on the counter for a week, with my husband’s package of turkey pepperoni laying right next to it. All of a sudden it hit me that I should try making a pizza quesadilla! I searched through the cupboards and found a jar of pizza sauce and I always carry mozzarella cheese in the house, so I knew we were set there.

These pizza quesadillas turned out amazing! The best part about them was how quick and easy they were. These quesadillas are also incredibly easy to “customize”. Each person can add different toppings to make their quesadilla exactly how they want it! Hope you enjoy!

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Pizza Quesadilla
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Ingredients:
1 8″ Flour Tortilla
1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Sliced Pepperoni
1 Small Jar of Pizza Sauce
Butter

Directions:
Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat.

Lay the tortilla out on a cutting board and lightly butter one side. Flip the tortilla over and spread out a thin layer of the pizza sauce. Sprinkle the cheese over half of the tortilla and top with pepperoni along with any other desired toppings. Fold the tortilla in half and place butter side down in the hot skillet.

Cook the tortilla until it is nice and browned (about 3-5 minutes) and then flip the tortilla over cooking until the second side in nice and brown (an additional 3-5 minutes).

Remove the quesadilla from the skillet and slice into 3 equal pieces. Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping.

Source: Meghan’s Original.

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Pizza Pinwheels

This past September as we were preparing for Joseph’s 10th birthday party we all sat down and went through a list of possible themes so he could pick his favorite. Both Scott and I were fairly surprised when he made his final selection… Monopoly! Knowing that I am someone who likes to have unique parties, I was loving the idea of having a Monopoly themed birthday party. As I started to do some research I realized that in doing such a specialized theme, there is not a lot of bulk Monopoly products out there for parties… which meant I was on my own… which I loved!


(Joseph’s Party Invitations – Designed by myself, printed at Office Max)

As part of the theme we sat down one weekend the boys were here and went through a list of foods were are “fair” based or sold on “Boardwalk”. One of the items Joseph really wanted was pizza. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to make individual pizzas for everyone and I am not one to order pizza for a birthday party I set out to see how I could put a unique spin on pizza, when I came across these!

Pizza pinwheels! As soon as I saw these I knew they would be perfect! These appetizer type wheels are perfect for kids, and to be honest the adults almost liked them more than the children did. For those of you, like me, who like to do as much prep work prior to “Party Day” these are perfect to make the day before, pop in the freezer, pull them out, cut, bake and serve!

(Note: You can now buy actual crescent roll dough which are not pre-cut into triangles! That is the type of crescent roll dough you will want to buy for this recipe!)

Pizza Pinwheels
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Ingredients:
1 (8 Ounce) Can Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough
3 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 1/2 Cups Pepperoni (Diced) or 30 Slices of Pepperoni
1 (14 Ounce) Can Pizza Sauce

Directions:
On a large baking sheet, roll out the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle the cheese evenly across the dough, followed by evenly sprinkling the pepperoni on top of the cheese.

Rolling lengthwise, tightly roll the dough up into a pinwheel. Lightly spray a sheet of tin foil with baking spray. Place the rolled up pinwheel in the middle of the foil, wrap the foil up tightly and place the roll in the freeze to firm for at least 1 hour, or freeze overnight.

Once you are ready to bake your roll, preheat the oven to 375 and lightly spray a baking sheet with baking spray. Unwrap the roll from the foil and slice the roll into 4 (or more) pieces. Secure each roll with a toothpick, prior to placing the wheel on the baking sheet. Place the cut wheels on the prepared baking sheet with the opening of the wheels facing upwards. (This will keep the wheels from exploding, while they bake!)

Bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown.

Remove the toothpick and serve with pizza sauce for dipping!

Source: slightly adapted from AllRecipes.com