Pesto Pizza “Quesadillas”

This is one of those “people are coming over in 10 minutes and I have no food to serve them” appetizers.

Or a “I really don’t feel like cooking tonight” entrees.

All you need is some tortillas, pesto and cheese.  Dan likes it best with feta cheese, I preferred it with Parmesan and a touch of cheddar.  I imagine it would also be delicious with goat cheese.

Just spread the pesto on half a tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and fold in half.  Cook on the griddle or a panini press just like you would any other quesadilla.

Easy as that.  Serve it with a salad or some other vegetable side for a light entree, or slice it up to pass as an appetizer.  And you’re done!

Pesto Pizza “Quesadillas”

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Though this recipe calls for feta cheese, it also works well with grated Parmesan or creamy goat cheese.


  • 1 6-inch ('fajita-sized') flour tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/2 ounce feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


  1. Spread the pesto on half of the tortilla and top with the cheese.
  2. Pour the oil onto a griddle and heat over medium-low. Fold the tortilla in half and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned. Cut into halves or quarters.


    • Julie says

      If you get some pesto, tortillas and cheese and keep it in the work fridge, you can have it every day!

  1. says

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  2. says

    These look SO GOOD!! As soon as I get some tortillas these are gonna be a dinner for sure. Oooh, and maybe with some added Garlic Gold? Or GG Oil instead of EVOO? YUM! 🙂