Day 5 – Pizza Quesadilla

What kid doesn’t love pizza?  It’s the one reason M asks me if he can have hot lunch from time to time.  This pizza quesadilla is an easy answer.  It’s certainly not the healthiest thing going, but at least I control the amount of cheese and toppings.

Pizza Quesadilla

Pizza Quesadilla, Mini Sweet Bell Peppers, Cucumber slices and Ranch for dipping, Clementine slices


Pizza Quesadilla


  • 1 tortilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices pepperoni


  1. Heat a pan or skillet on medium heat.
  2. Lay tortilla flat on bottom of pan.
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 the cheese on the bottom 1/2 of the tortilla.
  4. Lay pepperoni slices on top of the cheese.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the pepperoni.
  6. Fold over the top 1/2 (without the cheese/toppings) onto the bottom half and press down with a spatula.
  7. Cook for a few minutes until bottom side is browned.
  8. Flip over and cook a few minutes more until other side is browned and cheese is melty.

Serve with marinara sauce or ranch for dipping.

*For a vegan option, use non dairy shredded Mozzarella (Daiya is a good one) and vegan pepperoni (Yves and Lightlife both make one…or make your own like this from Fat Free Vegan.  I’ve made it before and it’s awesome! And easy!)

**For a healthier version, use bell peppers and/or mushrooms instead of pepperoni.


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