Appetizing Essentials Double Down Pizza Quesadilla

Andy Anderson !


You can make a quesadilla out of just about any ingredients that you wish. The choices are yours and they are endless. Quesadillas are one of my favorite things to whip up when I’m craving something; but I’m not exactly sure what I want.

One of my other favorite foods is pizza; so why not combine them together into one yummy recipe. And not just any old pizza quesadilla, but a DOUBLE one, with pizza in the middle and pizza on the top.

And one more thing… The sauce goes on the side, not in the quesadilla. I want it crispy; not soggy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
15 Min



  • 2 oz
    italian sausage, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • 2 medium
    flour tortillas, about 8 inches (20cm) in diameter
  • 3 - 4 slice
    provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 5 - 6 medium
    black or green, your choice
  • 6 - 8
    pepperoni, thinly sliced

  • ·
    parmesan cheese, for topping
  • ·
    pizza sauce, your choice, for dipping

  • ·
    sautéed onions
  • ·
    sautéed peppers
  • ·
    sautéed mushrooms
  • ·
    diced tomatoes
  • ·
    the possibilities are endless

How to Make Appetizing Essentials Double Down Pizza Quesadilla


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Cook the Italian sausage until beginning to brown, then drain on paper towels, and reserve.
  4. Brush some butter on one side of each of the flour tortillas.
  5. Chef’s Tip: I’m not making these on huge-sized tortillas, I prefer to make them a bit smaller, so that they are easier to handle. But, you know what they say: Go Big or Go Home :-)
  6. Place a rack in the upper position, and preheat the oven to 420f (215c).
  7. Add one of the flour tortillas to the pan you cooked the Italian sausage in (butter-side-down), and turn the heat up to medium.
  8. Chef’s Note: The pan needs to be ovenproof.
  9. While the tortilla is cooking, add the provolone.
  10. Add the Italian sausage, and the olives.
  11. Add the mozzarella.
  12. Finally, top with the other flour tortilla, butter-side-up, and press down.
  13. Flip the quesadilla over several times, about a minute per side, until both sides, are golden brown, and the cheese is melty.
  14. Top with additional mozzarella, and pepperoni slices.
  15. Place the pan into the preheated oven, and bake until the cheese is bubbly, and beginning to brown, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  16. Remove from the oven, and allow to rest for 3 minutes, before slicing into wedges.
  18. Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese, and serve with your favorite, warmed up, pizza sauce. Enjoy.
  19. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Appetizing Essentials Double Down Pizza Quesadilla

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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