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Gluten-Free Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

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A gluten-free pizza quesadilla, or as my kids say: “pizza dippers” can be thrown together quick and is sure to be a lunch (or appetizer, or even dinner!) that everyone can enjoy! 

These crisp up nicely and kind of remind me of those frozen pizza bites I used to eat as a kid, but I haven’t found gluten-free version of yet. 

But hey—not only is my version gluten-free, but all around healthier!

Keep reading for this gluten-free pizza quesadilla recipe!


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This recipe for a gluten-free pizza quesadilla is also super versatile.  

As a mama with young kids, meals are easier when they make everyone happy. 

But it’s absolute necessary to have meal ideas that are quick and easy. 

I love experimenting with new recipes, but most of the time I come back to super simple recipes that I don’t have to think about to cook. 

You know—you can make it with toddlers pulling on your legs? 

Gluten-free pizza quesadillas are one of those meals!

See my other tips for getting gluten-free meals on the table quickly and easily without added stress here!

Ingredients for Homemade Pizza Quesadillas

Making these delicious homemade gluten free pizza quesadillas only requires six ingredients. You’ll find these at your local grocery store, but you’ll find great deals on gluten free items like seasonings at Thrive Market.

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To make these easy gluten free quesadillas you’ll need:

  • Corn tortillas. Most corn tortillas from the store SHOULD be naturally gluten-free, but you can sub any gluten free tortilla of choice like these Siete tortillas made with Cassava.
  • Shredded mozzarella. You could sub dairy free cheese here too. See below for ideas.
  • Pepperoni. Or other topping of choice
  • Italian seasoning.
  • Tomato sauce. For dipping!
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray.

Can you make these dairy free, vegan, or corn free?

Are you dairy free?  Sub the mozzarella with some vegan cheese (I use Daiya because it’s certified gluten free—learn more about gluten-free certification and labeling here). 

Curious about cheese on a gluten free diet? This post unpacks what cheeses are gluten free!

Are you a vegetarian? Sub your favorite toppings like black olives or mushrooms!  

Don’t like corn tortillas? Swap out the corn tortillas for a brown rice tortilla. 

This recipe can be easily modified to fit your needs.

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Side note–there’s something about giving my kids food that can be eaten with fingers and dipped in sauce that makes them want to eat. 

Does anyone know what it is with kids and dip??

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Be sure to add a gluten-free pizza quesadilla to your weekly meal plan this week and pin the recipe for quick and easy reference later!

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GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA QUESADILLA

Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy gluten-free recipe that will satisfy your kids? This gluten-free Pizza Quesadilla recipe is an easy lunch idea that will make your kids happy. 5 ingredients. Ready in 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Corn Tortillas or other gluten-free tortilla of choice
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella see notes for dairy-free/vegan modifcation
  • 4 slices pepperoni see notes for vegan modification
  • sprinkle Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce of choice
  • gluten-free cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Heat pan on medium heat.
  • Once heated, spray with cooking spray and lay a tortilla on top of the pan.
  • Sprinkle cheese, seasoning, and pepperonis on top of the tortilla. Place a lid on top of the pan so the cheese melts. It should take 1-2 minutes for the cheese to melt.
  • Once the cheese is melted, remove the lid and place second tortilla on top. Flip quesadilla and toast the other side for 1-2 minutes so both sides can be toasted.
  • Slice the quesadilla into triangles and dip in favorite pizza or pasta sauce

Notes

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Dietary Modifications:
  • Make this recipe dairy-free by subbing your favorite vegan cheese
  • Make this recipe vegan by subbing your your favorite vegan cheese and vegan pizza topping
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Autumn

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

What kind of sauce do you use for your pizza sauce?

Sharon McCaskill

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Great question! We use whatever is available (as long as it's gluten-free). I really like Trader Joe's Pizza sauce (in the refrigerated section) but I'm also a fan of Classico which is shelf-stable until opening.

Jenny Brereton

Monday 8th of March 2021

Yummy, pizza!!! I can't wait to make this with some vegan cheese. I love many options you can make with it too.

thehelpfulgf

Monday 8th of March 2021

yes! It's so versatile! Hope you enjoy it!

Sara | mshealthesteem.com

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

I love to make a pizza like this with cashew cheese and tons of greens! But I'm going to upgrade it next time and put a second tortilla on top because damn that looks good 😍. Thank you for the inspiration!

thehelpfulgf

Thursday 8th of November 2018

Yay! I hope you enjoy! Do you make your own cashew cheese? Or do you have a specific brand that you like?

Nicole

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

This sounds amazing! We often have pizza/movie nights on Fridays, we will totally try this out!

thehelpfulgf

Thursday 8th of November 2018

I hope you enjoy it!

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