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Pizzadillas With Red Sauce

Note: These are great warm from the skillet or cold, packed for lunch with a container of sauce for dipping.

Prep Time: 10–15 minutes

What you need:

  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen spinach, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • Cooking spray
Equipment and supplies:
  • A 10- to 12-inch skillet
  • Thin spatula (metal preferred)

What to do:

  1. Lay 2 tortillas on a flat surface. Divide spinach and cheese between the tortillas.
  2. Top with remaining 2 tortillas.
  3. Place skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray.
  4. Gently slide 1 pizzadilla into the pan and cook until light golden brown on one side (about 1–2 minutes).
  5. Using a thin spatula, gently flip over the pizzadilla and cook for 30–60 seconds more or until cheese is fully melted.
  6. Remove pizzadilla and cut into triangles. Repeat with remaining pizzadilla.
  7. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
  8. You can wrap and refrigerate leftovers to take to school for lunch.

Serves: 4

Serving size: half a pizzadilla

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

170 calories
10g protein
5g fat
2.5g sat. fat
27g carbohydrate
4g fiber
10mg cholesterol
550mg sodium
3g sugars

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD

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