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italian quesadillas

a recipe by
Gretchen ***
Columbia, TN

Mexican meets Italian! Everybody loved these quesadillas, and the kids said they tasted like "pizza sandwiches." My daughter's friend (who's a picky eater and rarely eats what I cook) loved them.

serves 4-6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For italian quesadillas

  • 8
    8 inch flour tortillas
  • 8
    slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4
    slices provolone cheese
  • jar
  • jar
    marinara sauce for dipping

How To Make italian quesadillas

  • 1
    Assemble: Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the pesto on one side of each tortilla. On four tortillas, place the cheese: 2 slices mozzarella and 1 slice provolone for each. Tear the slices in half so you can spread the cheese evenly over tortilla. Place the other 4 tortillas, pesto side down, on top of the cheese and press.
  • 2
    Cook: Heat a little olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium to medium high heat. Cook each quesadilla about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cheese is melted really well. Cut each into quarters and serve with the marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!! * I used Pesto Rosso, which is made with basil, sundried tomatoes, and Grana Padano cheese, but regular pesto would also be great with this.