Pizza Quesadillas

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My husband occasionally gives me flack for writing that so many foods are Kenya's "favorite", but what can I say? The kid frequently requests a wide variety of things when I ask him what he wants to eat. Plus, he tends to say "this is my favorite" about pretty much anything he happens to be eating and enjoying at any given moment. I mean, what do you expect -- he's 3, people. That being said, quesadillas and pizza are undoubtedly WAY up on Kenya's list (my husband's list, too). Whenever I announce that I'm making either of those things, Kenya makes a bee line to the kitchen table and becomes a human vacuum. Recently, I asked Kenya if he wanted to help me make "Pizza Quesadillas" and his face was a mixture of pure elation and total confusion. While he obviously had no idea what I was talking about, he still knew whatever it was, it sounded awesome. When I explained to him how we were going to make them, it all made sense to him and he was on board!

This is one of those recipes that you can totally improvise with depending on what you've got laying around your kitchen. Kenya has a thing for dinosaur kale (probably because of the name), so it's an easy sell and healthy addition to this dish, but as long as you've got red sauce, cheese and tortillas, you're good to go. Finally, let your kids help prepare these. It's a fun recipe, doesn't make much of a mess and is the perfect opportunity to use whatever veggies, meats, olives, cheeses or anything else you may have in the fridge. And if you need a bit more inspiration, watch the video for this recipe here. If anything, it will show you what a blast making this can be for the little ones. And just maybe, it will be your new "favorite" too!

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Pizza Quesadillas (Serve 4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 4 Tortillas (I use spelt tortillas because I like the nutty flavor, but any kind of tortilla works great)
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Chicken Breast, cooked and chopped fine
  • 1/2 Cup Dinosaur Kale, cooked and diced
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella, Grated

Preparation

1. Place both tortillas flat in front of you and spread each with 2 tbsps of tomato sauce.
2. Top one of the tortillas with 1/4 cup chicken, 1/4 cup dinosaur kale (or any of your favorite toppings) and 1/2 cup cheese.
3. Place the other tortilla on top to cover (sauce side down) and press down lightly.
4. Slide the tortilla into a dry pan on medium heat and cook on each side for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted through.
5. Cut into wedges and serve.

Accompaniments

Pepperoni, Kale, Ham, Pineapple, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onion, Olives

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Jessica

    This recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  • Jojo

    yum, made this version with my potato and pesto pizza ingredents - yum, delicous and portable, my daughter loved it!

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  • Barbara

    what's \"dinosaur\" kale?

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