Pizzadilla (aka Quesadilla Pizza)

October 24, 2014

Pizzadilla (aka Quesadilla Pizza)

Let’s get this out of the way. My name is Mike, and I’m addicted to reddit.
There, I said it.
I spend a lot of time on reddit, probably more than I should, but it’s definitely one of the first things that I check in the morning.
It feeds my need for novelty as it’s always filled with new information and pictures. Perfect.Addiction.Material.
If you don’t know much about it or have been puzzled by the site if you’ve ever tried to check it out, let me explain you briefly what it’s about.
Reddit is an entertainment/social/news site where users can submit content, from text post, to direct links, photos, gifs, music or just anything else.
Unlike Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, reddit is an open network — in that you don’t have to be friends  or have followers to see content or for others to see what you're doing.
Reddit is an unflinching democracy, where you can post/do/say (almost) anything you want. Making it a happy abode for all who enter.
Users can upvote or downvote content. The most frequently upvoted content gets to the top of the page, while content that’s ignored or downvoted isn’t likely to be seen by anyone.

Pizzadilla (aka Quesadilla Pizza)

Reddit is not one website, it’s actually made up of thousands of “subreddits” each for a specific topic (funny, showerthoughts, TIL, YOLO, Aww, News, Food, et cetera…)
Each subreddit is a community with its own focus, moderators, rules and users.
I know it sounds technical and uber complicated, but it’s really simple. Trust me.
One final thing, reddit is ugly.
It’s nothing like Facebook or Pinterest and their super pretty user interfaces. Reddit doesn’t give a d*!n about appearances, it’s all about content.
The website resembles one those very early chat rooms and bulletin boards. Which I think it’s the reason why some people don't find it appealing.
But the upside to understanding reddit is huge, transformative, even magical.
There’s so much cool stuff on it: videos, articles, gifs that may go viral any minute now.
There are experts/enthusiasts in nearly any topic/field, you can discuss with.
Reddit is a tornado of content, which just as with everything on the internet can also be trivial or just downright stupid.
But it’s also everything you could ever want.
It’s like a superpower. It can be used for good or evil, but when used for the better's incredible what you can find on there!

Pizzadilla (aka Quesadilla Pizza)

While on Reddit last week, I found the recipe/idea for this Pizzadilla (or quesadilla pizza).
It’s basically a quesadilla filled with pizza toppings and topped with even more pizza toppings. I don’t know about you but I think this is GENIUS.
First off it’s stupid easy, I can’t tell you how easy it is (well, actually I can, read the recipe. Ha!)
And quick; it literally takes 10 minutes to prep and cook.
Not to mention how delicious it is. Like so legit.
I’m sure this recipe will fast become a family favorite, and you can customize it to your tastes by adding whatever you like.
I, for instance, made it using cauliflower crust tortillas - because you know how I like me cauliflower crust - and topped it with spicy chorizo.
It was such a big hit.
It's fingerlicking good.
So...THANK YOU reddit!
Pizzadilla (aka Quesadilla Pizza)

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Discovered on Reddit and adapted from SeriousEats
Makes one pizzadilla, enough for one

Olive oil
2 large tortillas (to make cauliflower tortillas use this recipe)
½ cup / 4.4 oz / 125 gr marinara sauce store-bought or homemade
½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr low moisture shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Additional toppings, as desired


Preheat broiler to high and place a rack in the middle.
In a large skillet heat ½ teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat until it sizzles.
Reduce the heat to low and lay a tortilla in the skillet, then build the pizzadilla by spreading half of the marinara sauce over the tortilla. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella evenly over the tomato sauce.
Place second tortilla on top.
Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until crisp on the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Carefully flip with a large spatula.
Spread remaining sauce evenly over tortilla.
Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and Parmesan evenly over tortilla and add topping as desired.
Place skillet under the broiler until cheese is melted and starting to brown in spots, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Slide pizzadilla onto a cutting board, cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Nutrition facts

One pizzadilla (made with cauliflower tortillas and with no toppings) yields 351 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein.


  1. Oh this is dangerous, I had better not show this to my fiancé.....okay, couldn't resist, and he said "sounds perfect". You have combined two of his favorite things! Not to mention the cheese! YUM!

    1. Dangerous indeed but if you use cauli crust tortillas (like I did) it's not that bad! ;)

  2. Ahh...spicy chorizo takes every pizza from yum to "awesmazing"!!!
    Thanks for sharing this idea Mike!
    And thanks for introducing me to reddit - you are right, it is u-g-l-y, but I foresee an addiction starting... Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!

    1. Spicy chorizo yesterday, today and tomorrow. Right?

  3. This is dangerous! You know how we're always looking for that perfect meal to serve the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving - needs to be simple, delicious and in no way resemble the dinner you'll have on Thursday...this is it!! Thank you!

  4. I used to order this at Friday's back when I was a kid. It was on their menu! So good.

    1. They did? Oh, okay I didn't know that. So I guess Friday's is still better than Reddit as far as food is concerned...

  5. Wow, never heard of combining a pizza with a quesadilla. Genius! Have you heard of Chipotle's "quesarito"? Burrito wrapped inside a quesadilla...

  6. Dangerously great pizza, Mike. Can't wait to make this for my pizza-obsessed boys.

    1. Dude, your little ones are going to devour this!

  7. The name alone on these made me giggle, they look yummy though! I've never braved reddit. I'm not the most savvy with the myriad social media outlets, but your description makes it sound intriguing! I like the idea of the upvoting/downvoting to get a feel for what's happening in the world. :-)

    1. Reddit is awesome. I can't even tell you how much time I spend (or waste) on it. ;)

  8. Mike this is fantastic and looks crazy good. Personally I have never been on reddit, but I could see it as something I would get into addictively. Admitting it is the fist Step, right? Have a great weekend.

  9. Mate, another epic offering here. I love seeing another person who enjoys cauliflower as much as I do- although I never have the patience to make it into a crust or other ridiculously epic creations I've seen on here. I actually had a convo with another blogger seeing how much cauliflower we ate in a day.

    I too am a little bit obsessed with reddit, especially seeing as it helped me complete a uni assignment back in the day and taught me how to poach eggs concurrently.

  10. I love that's it's double the toppings - this is happening right away!

  11. Dude! Reddit is so legit. My buddy is totally addicted to it... he probably spends an hour a day on it. I love the crazy amount of info on it... but you are right... it can be quite ugly. People say whatever they want and that's that... which sometimes is actually pretty darn funny.

    This pizzadilla is pure genius. Gotta try this puppy out! #wolfpackeats

  12. Mike, I am tempted about reddit - do you subscribe to particular feeds? or browse through a bunch of them?

    gosh, I don't need any distractions, but.... you made such a good case for it, and I don't mind ugly - as long as the content is enticing, I can deal with it.

    this recipe seems amazing to me, I might have to up my running a little to justify all its glory... ;-)

  13. Hi Mike, thanks for explaining maybe I will try it, especially if you are finding great recipes like this on it. Happy week-end to you!

  14. Ahh I devour entire pizzadilla by myself!! No sharing please!! And totally loving that you have controlled the amount of cheese!!

  15. Holy deliciousness...what a great idea! I've heard of using tortillas for pizzas, but you just took that to a whole new level. As a fellow Wolfpacker, I wholeheartedly support your Reddit addiction...mainly because it leads to strokes of genius like this! #WolfpackEats

  16. Well this might be the best idea ever. I love this!

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  18. So funny, I just made pizzadillas yesterday, and I thought I was so brilliant for coming up with the word and the idea... I guess it's been done before, huh?

    Great minds think alike :)