Combine two kid-friendly foods for a great lunch or dinner—everyone will love our easy pizzadillas recipe! This recipe was originally inspired by the kids, but our adult taste-testers went nuts for it, too. Having your favorite pizza ingredients snuggled inside a crispy flour tortilla then dipped in pizza or marinara sauce is a win for everyone!
We did learn one major lesson in the test kitchen while preparing this recipe—as much as we like fresh mozzarella, it is way too watery for the finished product. Hence, the outcome resulted in making a quick trip to the grocery store for a bag of low-moisture, shredded mozzarella cheese.
Other than our misfortune with the fresh cheese, this recipe is impossible to mess up! Cooking a pizzadilla is easiest using a griddle because the ingredients cook evenly, but a skillet will work just fine too—just make sure it heats all the way before adding the ingredients to the pan. If you’re in a pinch, there’s always the microwave!
Pepperoni Pizzadillas Recipe
- 6 12' flour tortillas
- 3 cups low-moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 pkg pepperoni, slices
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small can olives, sliced
- oregano, for sprinkling
- cooking spray, or butter
- 1 small jar pizza sauce
- Place a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat then allow skillet to come to temperature. Apply a light coat of cooking spray or brush a very light amount of butter onto the bottom of the pan.
- Place tortilla into the skillet then immediately add ½ cup of shredded cheese to cover one half of the tortilla. Add topping ingredients in an even layer over cheese then sprinkle with oregano.
- Fold uncovered half of tortilla over the side with fillings then press down on the pizzadilla using a spatula to force cheese and toppings into contact with heat to seal top and bottom together with the filling.
- Cook on the first side for about 2–3 minutes (depending on temperature) until golden brown and crispy. Flip pizzadilla then cook for 2–3 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the opposite side. If the tortilla becomes too brown before the cheese melts, lower the temperature. The objective is for the cheese to be completely melted and gooey at the same time the tortilla becomes golden and crispy. Generally, if you have the patience for it, lower heat is better.
- Transfer pizzadilla to a cutting board then cut into wedges. Pour pizza sauce into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute or until nice and hot. Serve pizza sauce on the side for dipping.
Since this recipe is so easy, you can customize each pizzadilla with ingredients that suit everyone!