Grilled Pizza Quesadillas

Grilled Pizza Quesadillas

Filled with three pleasing pizza toppings, quesadillas take on a slight smoky flavour when prepared on the grill.
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 16

Ingredient List

  • 4 Old El Paso* Large (8 inch) Flour Tortillas (from 8 count package)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz (60 g) sliced pepperoni (about 30 slices)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pizza sauce, heated


  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Place 2 of the tortillas on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top each with half of the pepperoni. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of remaining cheese over each. Top each with tortilla.
  2. Transfer quesadillas to grill 4 to 6 inches from low heat. Cover and grill 2 to 3 minutes, rotating occasionally, until bottom tortilla is golden brown. Turn over with broad pancake turner. Cover and grill 2 to 3 minutes longer or until bottom tortilla is golden brown.
  3. Transfer quesadillas back to cookie sheet. Cut each quesadilla into 8 wedges. Serve with pizza sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Flavoured tortillas can also be used in this recipe.
  • These quesadillas can also be cooked on the stove. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Assemble one quesadilla in the skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side until tortillas are golden brown. Repeat to make second quesadilla. To keep quesadillas warm, place them on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve.
  • Any of your favourite pizza toppings can be used on these quesadillas. Add a few sliced red bell peppers, green onions or ripe olives.