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      In the Kitchen with Sandra: Pizza Quesadillas

      Dec. 29, 2016

      In the Kitchen with SandraIn the mood for pizza tonight? Why settle for plain old pepperoni and cheese when there are so many different toppings to choose from… How about an entirely different pizza dough? In this recipe, we experiment and trade in our very traditional pizza dough with tortillas. A recipe where Mexican meets Italian, in what I like to call Pizza Quesadillas.

      Pizza Quesadillas

      8 large tortillas
      About 40 slices of good quality pepperoni
      1 cup pizza sauce
      (Option: try replacing the pizza sauce with your favorite barbeque sauce)
      1 medium red pepper, thinly sliced
      ½ small Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
      ½ cup marinated artichokes, thinly sliced
      2 cups grated marble cheddar cheese

      Begin by placing 4 tortilla shells on a clean counter. Place about ¼ cup of the pizza sauce on each tortilla and spread evenly. Place 10 slices of pepperoni on each tortilla. Evenly top each tortilla with the thinly sliced onion and artichokes. Lastly, sprinkle the grated cheese. Then top each quesadilla pizza with the remaining 4 tortilla shells. Press down gently.

      On a preheated griddle on medium heat, place one tortilla at a time. Allow to heat and slightly toast the tortilla, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the quesadilla and toast another 2-3 minutes until the ingredients are warmed up and the cheese is melted. Remove from the heat and cut into 4 even pieces. Serve immediately with a side salad. So easy and quick to make! If you have young children, they will love to assistant in the assembly! Enjoy!

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