When I first saw the idea of a Pizzadilla floating around the Internet, I knew I need one ASAP! Turns out they’ve been around for a while, but in my usual fashion, I’m late to the party.
If you’re like me and new to this concept it goes like this: pizza + quesadilla = pizzadilla. So it’s basically just a quesadilla with pizza ingredients as the filling. The version that inspired my grain free version is from Delish because they go a little above and beyond with theirs.
Instead of just putting the pizza ingredients between 2 tortillas, they also put pizza ingredients right on the top. This creates pure magic because it’s like a double douse of pizza goodness!
For the tortillas I made these with both the cassava and almond flour grain free tortillas from Siete. This isn’t a sponsored post or anything, I just get lots of questions about what I use. When I have a bit more time, I also use my homemade grain free tortillas which you can find in my Breakfast Tacos recipe.
From there you can really customize to whatever your favorite pizza flavors are. Anything you love on pizza works perfectly here as well. I just kept it pretty straight up making these once with pepperoni and another time with spicy salami, (Calabrese is our favorite).
I like to use my Homemade Marinara cooked with a few sprigs of basil as my go-to sauce in pizza matters. And then it’s just down to the most important part, the cheese!
I use a mix of smoked mozzarella, regular mozzarella, and grated parmesan. Do not try using fresh mozzarella here, it contains way too much moisture, and you will end up with a soggy mess.
If you happen to get a little overzealous with the cheese, this photo is a good indication of how it will end up. Nothing but melty cheese and crispy goodness.
But even if you don’t go crazy with the cheese, it’s still going to be delish, (restrained cheese use pictured above).
If you happen to have basil around, I have to say it is really good, especially if you use the Calabrese salami I mentioned above. Speaking of which, it can difficult to find a good quality salami that doesn’t have a ton of additives.
I don’t know what you have available in your area, but here I get a brand called Ollo, and they have quite a selection of Italian salami that are wonderful, (also not sponsored, just a friendly tip).Print
Super easy comfort food at it’s best!
1 Teaspoon avocado oil
2 – 8-inch tortillas of your choice, or my Homemade Grain Free Tortillas
1/4 cup pizza sauce, or Homemade Marinara
1/2 cup grated mozzarella, I use 50/50 smoked and regular mozzarella
1 Tablespoon grated parmesan
10 slices pepperoni or calabrese salami, 1-inch in diameter
Optional: fresh basil thinly sliced
Preheat the oven on the broiler setting.
Heat a 9″ cast iron pan over medium heat with the teaspoon of avocado oil. When the pan is hot, lay one tortilla on the bottom, and spoon 2 tablespoons or about half of the pizza/marinara sauce evenly over the bottom. Top with half of the grated mozzarella and the parmesan. Then evenly space half of the pepperonini/salami over the cheese, and place the second tortilla over the top.
Cook until the cheese is beginning to melt and barely ooze out the sides, about 4-5 minutes, before carefully flipping it. While the other side is crisping up, top the quesadilla with the remaining pizza/marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni/salami.
When the bottom is cooked, about 3-4 minutes, transfer the skillet to the oven and broil just until the top is melted.
Remove the skillet from the oven, and serve the pizzadilla immediately with the optional basil. You can repeat this for as many pizzadillas as you’d need. When I make more than one, I use 2 skillets to cook two at a time. You can also cook as many as you’ll need, then place them on a baking sheet and broil them all together until bubbly so you can serve everyone at once.
Keywords: Grain Free, Gluten Free