Pizzadillas #SundaySupper

Where does the time go?  It seems like it was just yesterday that the kiddies were getting out of school for summer vacation.  And then BAM!  It's over.  Has it really been six weeks???  My kiddies go back to school tomorrow, although Hope (my 15 year old) started at her new high school on Wednesday.

As short as our summer vacation was, I'm not too sad because I know we packed in as much fun as we could.  And that's all that really matters.  Not how long or short our vacation was.

My kiddies are all pretty excited to go back to school.  Jack's looking forward to finding out who his new teacher is going to be.  Ashley's looking forward to showing off her new short 'do to all her friends.  Nick's looking forward to being an 8th grader.  And Hope is/was looking forward to making new friends at her new school.

This past week I've been busy getting everything ready for the first day of school.  We've gone school supply shopping, picked up the kiddies' new uniforms, and I have their backpacks all packed and ready to go.  All that's left to do is to pack their lunch.  That is actually the easiest of all my back-to-school preparations.  Every year, for as long as I can remember, my kiddies have requested the same thing for their First Day of School lunch...Pizzadillas.  It looks like a quesadilla on the outside, but it's stuffed with all the same goodies you'd put on a pizza.  A pizza quesadilla!


  • Flour tortillas
  • 1 lb. pepperoni
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozarella, Oaxaca, or Asadero cheese
  • Sliced black olives (optional)
  • Sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • Thinly sliced red onion (optional)
  • Thinly sliced bell pepper (optional)
  • Sliced jalapeño peppers (canned or homemade) 

Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce on a flour tortilla.  Top with shredded cheese, sliced pepperoni, and whatever other toppings you love.  My kiddies love jalapeños and olives on their pizzas, but you could also add some sliced mushrooms and/or bell peppers. 

Top with another flour tortilla.  Cook the pizzadillas on a lightly greased comal or skillet over low heat, until both sides of the quesadilla are lightly golden and the cheese has melted.  Serve with pizza sauce on the side.  Enjoy!

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  1. What a yummy first day of school tradition! My kids would have loved your pizzadillas in their lunch boxes :)

  2. I don't blame your kids! These are adorable and look so yummy! Can you make an extra one for me? :D

  3. This kid is tempted. How do you make your pizza sauce? I bought a case of tomato sauce at Costco (primarily to make salsa for spaghetti bolognese), but I might be able to use it for one of these beauties.

  4. These are so perfect! I love quesadillas and pizza flavor ones would be a huge hit for my Husband!! Great recipe!

  5. Yummy I always have pizza ingredients and tortillas in the house, this will be a great recipe for me to turn to when I don't feel like cooking.

  6. Who wouldn't like to find pizza in their lunchbox?

  7. Love the Mex-talian combo in these pizzadillas! What a fine lunch it would be for the first day of school and many days after that.

  8. it looks delicious! thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Nice! I've been on a quesadilla kick lately, might as well switch up the insides. I LOVE pizza, this is a no brainer!

  10. Now i know what I'm having for lunch today. :) Yum!

  11. My sister used to eat this kind of thing for dinner all the time! Would make a fab lunch though

  12. I saw the jalapenos and got really excited!! That looks so good!!

  13. How wonderful that your kids are looking forward to school! Says a lot about your parenting, Leslie. Your photos also speak volumes about the scrumptiousness of your pizzadillas =)

  14. We used to make pizza quesadillas all the time when we were kids! I love the jalapenos and olives you put on yours!

  15. Excellently amazing and exciting too. Can you please mention me the source of your reference... I am happy that at least somebody gave this subject an attention.

    The Raven