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Pizza Quesadilla

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You are about to see a short and simple post for a short and simple recipe.  Let’s keep it easy, folks! 🙂

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Pizza Quesadilla

Servings: 1


water, for cooking
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 yellow onion, diced
1/4 large green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced baby bell mushrooms
1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
olive oil cooking spray
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/4 cup pizza sauce
pineapple tidbits
black olives
1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella “cheese”)


1. Line a small skillet with a thin layer of water.  Heat over medium-high heat until very hot.  Once hot, lower the heat to medium and add garlic, onion, peppers, and mushrooms.  Cook for approximately 6 to 8 minutes, or until softened.  Add additional water, as needed.

2. Add spinach.  Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted.

3. Preheat a griddle pan over medium heat.  Spray the pan with olive oil cooking spray.

4. Place the tortilla onto the pan.  Top half of the tortilla with pizza sauce, cooked vegetable mixture, additional desired toppings (I used pineapple and black olives), and cheese.

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5. Fold the tortilla in half.  Cook for approximately 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown.

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A perfectly crisp tortilla makes for the best quesadilla!

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I made this for lunch on Sunday, and it was one of the simplest meals to throw together.

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If you like pizza and you like quesadillas (honestly, who does not like either one of these two! ;)), then I can pretty much guarantee that this will make for the perfect lunch or snack for you!

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  • Kim @ Cooking in the City April 11, 2013, 6:22 pm
    How does the TJs cheese compare to Daiya? It's cheaper so I've definitely thought about buying it before!
  • jessiebearwhat April 11, 2013, 6:24 pm
    Mmm what a perfect combo! Gotta love both those foods ;)
  • Runner Girl Eats April 11, 2013, 6:50 pm
    I love all forms of pizza. This looks great!
  • Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 11, 2013, 7:12 pm
    This is pretty brilliant! I LOVE both quesadillas and pizza, but I've never thought of combining the two. Gosh, now the wheels are turning! I wonder what a pizza grilled cheese would be like!! Hope you're having a great week, Hannah! <3
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 11, 2013, 8:31 pm
      Great minds must think alike because I already have a pizza grilled cheese on my meal plan for the coming weeks! ;)
  • Fit 'N' Cookies April 11, 2013, 8:06 pm
    Mmm! Love pizza!!
  • Nicole @ Fruit N Fitness April 11, 2013, 9:37 pm
    This sounds great! I love pizza and quesadillas! I really like pineapple cooked but have never been a fan of it on pizza, maybe it's just the pizza places I tried it from.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 10:37 am
      I used to think pineapple on pizza was weird, but now I almost always add it to my veggie pizzas!
  • Taryn April 11, 2013, 9:46 pm
    Mmm.. pizza and quesadilla - perfect combo! I've made a less healthy version of this before.. still healthier than a slice of pizza, though.
  • Ashlee@HisnHers April 11, 2013, 10:32 pm
    Yumo!! Agree about your reply to the above question...You can't beat Daiya! I think its the only tapioca based one so that might be why it tastes the best.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 10:38 am
      Yes, Daiya is just plain awesome! It is usually worth it to me to just spend the extra money and get a great tasting product.
  • carlyjg April 11, 2013, 11:10 pm
    Oh YUM. Mail me one?
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 10:39 am
      Sure! Not quite sure how good it will taste after a couple of days though..hopefully it reheats well? ;)
  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance April 12, 2013, 4:19 am
    Perfect!! I like that there's no pizza crust that has to be prepared. It keeps this nice and easy. :)
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 12, 2013, 5:05 am
    I love both of those things! Great idea to combine then :)
  • kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies April 12, 2013, 7:34 am
    yum! This sounds like a great, healthy way to get a pizza fix. Can I saw how much I love that you put pineapple on there? I don't think I've ordered a pizza in the last 6 years without pineapple on it -- it's just so tasty! And then I can pretend that pizza is good for me because there's fruit ;-)
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen April 12, 2013, 7:45 am
    Another great vegan recipe! What does the TJ vegan cheese taste like?
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 10:41 am
      The TJ vegan cheese is decent, but if you are able to splurge a bit more on Daiya then I would stick with that!
  • katalysthealth April 12, 2013, 8:26 am
    Ohhhhh yes. Looks so stinkin amazing!! My hubbys fav pizza topping is pineapple, but Im not one for warmed fruit unless there is ice cream smothered on top of it ;)
  • Julia April 12, 2013, 9:38 am
    I've always loved pineapple on my pizza...GREAT thinking putting two of my favorite things together! Now I don't have to fuss with pizza dough. Have a great weekend!
  • Slim Sanity (@Slim_Sanity) April 12, 2013, 9:44 am
    I love anything pizza related! I've sort of done these before but left it open faced and baked it. yum!!!
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick April 12, 2013, 9:55 am
    Perfect combo! I made something similar flat out but this is even better!
  • Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie April 12, 2013, 10:26 am
    I need to make these more, I always forget about quesadillas, but there are so many options!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 11:05 am
      Honestly, I forget about them a lot too. And then once I make them and remember how easy they are to make I always wonder why I do not make them more often!
  • dixya@food, pleasure, and health April 12, 2013, 10:30 am
    these two are my two fav things - when combined YUM YUM YUM :)
  • Robyn April 12, 2013, 10:39 am
    those look so good, the crispy outsides look like the best part! I forget about pineapple as a pizza topping but what a great way to get some fruit and veggies in a dish!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 11:06 am
      I really love pineapple on pizza. Some people are not into it, but it is one of my favorite pizza toppings :).
  • sprint2thetable April 12, 2013, 12:10 pm
    I alwyas end up with quesadilla pizzas... chronic over-stuffer. :)
  • hlymre April 12, 2013, 12:45 pm
    This sounds so yummy! Quesadillas? Good. Pizza? Good. Together? Best.
  • Life's a Bowl April 12, 2013, 1:29 pm
    Agreed - I never have met someone who doesn't like pizza or quesadillas... Best of both worlds!
  • makingthymeforhealth April 12, 2013, 2:26 pm
    Girl...no you didn't! Put pizza and quesadillas together. You really are a genius! :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 12, 2013, 2:49 pm
      Haha, you are giving me WAY too much credit! ;) I guess sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones!
  • Brittany April 12, 2013, 2:36 pm
    YUM! This looks so good, and I agree...the TJ's cheese is NO where near as good as Daiya!
  • erinksage April 12, 2013, 5:58 pm
    If only I could hire you to be my personal chef, lady! Your recipes are incredible :)
  • quartercenturysouthernliving April 12, 2013, 8:57 pm
    Two of my absolute favorite things combined, yes please! This meal looks so amazing!!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 13, 2013, 7:19 am
      I seem to really like combining my favorite foods. Perfect example: my chili soup pizza! ;)
  • bakerbynature April 13, 2013, 11:07 pm
    pizza in quesadilla form?! Um, yes please.
  • The Vegan Gypsies April 14, 2013, 12:39 pm
    This looks great, thanks for sharing!
  • Cathy April 19, 2013, 12:06 pm
    ohh, for a second there I thought it was a taco.. haha.. Looks yummy! Soon to be in my tummy! (if i manage to master the recipe... ;) )

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