I love making pizza but I was feeling a little lazy one day so decided to make these Pepperoni Pizza Style Quesadillas.
As you would expect, super easy to make and tasty! If you like making Quesadillas check out my other Gourmet Quesadilla Recipes.
🧀 What is a Quesadilla
A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, then cooked on a griddle.
Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States. You can read more about it here Quesadilla - Wikipedia.
One of the main differences between this quesadilla recipe and your typical quesadilla recipe is that these quesadillas are baked in the oven instead of fried in a skillet.
I supposed you can make these quesadillas in a skillet but I prefer this quesadilla recipe baked in a conventional oven or toaster oven.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
I always have mozzarella cheese in the fridge so I usually default to using that when making quesadillas but you can use basically any kind of cheese you want.
The important thing to remember is to use a cheese that melts well. Monterey Jack, Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheeses would work very well for this recipe as they all melt very easily.
Additionally, you can use Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas instead of Plain Flour Tortillas. Whichever you prefer.
💭 Recipe Variation
If you like your quesadillas to have a bit of a kick, substitute the green bell peppers for some diced jalapeños.
You may want to cut back on the number of jalapeńos depending on your taste buds. Some diced green chilies would pair nicely as well.
For more great recipes with Pepperoni, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Pepperoni Pizza Style Quesadillas recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Flour Tortillas, Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Black Olives, Red Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Pepperoni and Parmesan Cheese.
🥣 How to make Pepperoni Pizza Style Quesadillas
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Place 4 tortillas on the counter and spread about ⅓ cup of mozzarella cheese over each. Sprinkle a few black olives, 2 tablespoons of onion, and 2 tablespoons of bell pepper over the cheese.
Top with the pepperoni covering the entire surface. Sprinkle another ⅓ cup cheese over top. Cover each with one of the remaining tortillas.
Brush a little water on top of each tortilla. Spread ¼ cup Parmesan cheese in a thin layer over top of each tortilla.
Place the quesadillas, Parmesan side up, on a wire rack standing on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, checking frequently so as not to burn.
Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
Pepperoni Pizza Style Quesadillas
- Baking Sheet
- 8 Flour Tortillas
- 6 oz Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 6 oz Black Olives, sliced & drained
- ½ cup Red Onion, diced
- ½ cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
- 8 oz Pepperoni
- 4 oz Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Place 4 tortillas on the counter and spread about ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese over each. Sprinkle a few black olives, 2 tablespoons of onion, and 2 tablespoons of bell pepper over cheese.
- Top with the pepperoni covering the entire surface. Sprinkle another ⅓ cup cheese over top. Cover each with one of the remaining tortillas.
- Brush a little water on top of each tortilla. Spread ¼ cup Parmesan cheese in a thin layer over top of each tortilla.
- Place the quesadillas, Parmesan side up, on a wire rack standing on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, checking frequently so as not to burn.
- Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
These are so easy to make and so delicious. Made these for my kids for lunch and they loved them. A keeper.