Easy Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas

Kids will love this fun take on pizza and can even help assemble these adorable pizza quesadillas! Add mushrooms or pineapple for even more nutrients.

If you’re looking for an easy, tasty lunch option, you can’t go wrong with pizza quesadillas. Just like a regular quesadilla, pizza quesadillas are quick and simple to make. All you need is some tortillas, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite toppings.

How to make Pizza Quesadillas

Pizza quesadillas are perfect for kids’ lunches because they can be customized with their favorite toppings. Plus, they’re so delicious that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy them. So next time you’re looking for an easy lunch option, give pizza quesadillas a try!

easy healthy pizza quesadillas

Why Choose Turkey Pepperoni Over Regular Pepperoni

Here are a few reasons why turkey pepperoni is a healthier choice:

Turkey pepperoni has less fat and calories than regular pepperoni. It is also a leaner meat, which means it has less saturated fat.

Turkey pepperoni is also a good source of protein. One ounce of turkey pepperoni contains seven grams of protein, while one ounce of regular pepperoni contains five grams of protein.

So, if you’re looking for a healthier option, choose turkey pepperoni over regular pepperoni. You’ll be getting more protein and less fat and calories.

Why We Used Whole Wheat Tortillas

Whole wheat tortillas are a healthier alternative to regular white ones. They have more fiber and nutrients, and they can help you feel fuller longer.

Easy Pizza quesadillas Ingredients

Benefits of Eating Tomatoes In Your Pizza Quesadilla….and whenever you can!

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. They can help you feel fuller longer and provide them with essential nutrients. Adding tomatoes to lunchtime meals can encourage kids to make healthier choices throughout the day as well.

How to make Pizza quesadillas

Why Red Bell Peppers Are Perfect in Pizzadillas

Red bell peppers are the perfect healthy choice to add to your pizza quesadillas.

Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. They also contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant that has been linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers.

They add flavor and texture. Bell peppers can help to make your quesadilla more filling and satisfying. They also add a slight sweetness and crunch that takes the dish to the next level.

healthy pepperoni Pizza quesadillas

If your kiddos don’t like bell peppers, try blending them with your marinara sauce! It’s a great sneaky way to add them in 😉

In fact, you could blend the baby spinach into your sauce as well!

If you are looking for more ways to add in veggies and fruit to your family’s meal plan, listen to our Podcast episode on Easy and New Ways To Add More Fruits and Veggies To Your Day.

Easy pepperoni Pizzadillas

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Pepperoni Pizzadillas

Amanda KeeferAmanda Keefer
If you are looking for a healthier option than pizza, this is it! These pizza quesadillas are ready in under 15 minutes and you're whole family will love them!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Egg Free, Lunch, Lunchbox Ideas, pizza
Servings 2
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 3/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach loosely packed
  • 12 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium marinara sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place tortillas on foil-lined baking sheet and top half of each tortilla with ¼ cup cheese, spinach, pepperoni, tomatoes and peppers. Top with remaining cheese and fold in half.
  • Bake in oven 5-6 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven, cut into triangles and serve with marinara for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 19gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 899mgPotassium: 312mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1663IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 438mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy dinner, easy dinner ideas, easy lunch, easy weeknight meals, pizza, quesadillas
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