Toddler Friendly Pizzadillas

…also known as, How I got my toddlers to eat mushrooms and sweet peppers without coercion. 😉

As evidenced by their invariable presence on kids’ menus around the country, many toddlers love quesadillas.  My boys are no exception.  In the spirit of trying to take advantage of their fondness for all foods cheesy and triangular, we’ve changed it up a bit with some great success.  Simply swap out the cheddar for mozzarella and add your favorite toppings, and you have a delicious wedge ready for a quick dip in marinara sauce.  

Most recently, we added some sauteed mushrooms and sweet peppers, and our boys gobbled them up just the same.  Two vegetables in one meal?  (Three if you count the pizza sauce.)  Definite victory in my book!
Toddler Friendly Pizzadillas 

1 TBS Oil (Canola or Olive)
1 Whole Wheat Tortilla
1/4 Cup Mozzerella
2 TBS Toppings (Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions, and Peppers, Pepperoni, etc.)
1/4 Cup Marinara Sauce

Note:  Recipe is for one quesadilla – or 4 wedges.  It can easily be doubled, etc.

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat.  Add tortilla shell – lying flat in pan.  Spread cheese and toppings over top and allow cheese to melt.  Once bottom of shell begins to brown, fold the tortilla in half, pressing down slightly to secure filling.  Cook an additional minute on each side or until desired crispness.  Remove from pan, slice into wedges (with a knife or a pizza cutter works great) and allow to cool.  (Cheese inside can be very hot!)  Serve with some marinara sauce on the side for dipping.


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  1. We love pizzadillas!!

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