Go team! Score the point! Or whatever. More importantly, here’s a taco-inspired pizza that uses a quesadilla instead of a crust, and calls for RO*TEL diced tomatoes and green chilies, which adds a bold, zesty flavor you won’t be able to stop eating (seriously). I’ll give you a second to pick up your jaw from the floor, because this is pure HEAVEN.

Taco Quesadilla Pizza

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can RO*TEL (drained)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced thin (seeds removed if you can't take the heat)
Photo by Becky Hughes
  • Step 1

    On one tortilla, layer about ¼ cup of cheese. Top with 1/4 cup RO*TEL, then another layer of cheese. Finish with the second tortilla.

    Photo by Becky Hughes
  • Step 2

    Toast quesadilla in a dry pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cheese is melted and tortilla is golden brown and smells toasty.

    Photo by Becky Hughes
  • Step 3

    Transfer quesadilla to a baking sheet and top with another 1/4 cup RO*TEL and remaining cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.

    Photo by Becky Hughes
  • Step 4

    Top with avocado, more RO*TEL, cilantro, jalapeño and a squeeze of lime. Cut into 6 slices and serve warm.

    Photo by Becky Hughes