Change up your family’s pizza night with pizza-dillas! This pizza + quesadilla combo by our friends at Cooking Light is a kid-friendly meal that can be made ahead for those busy nights. The recipe for Steak & Mushroom Pizza-dillas is quick and easy and can be made to suit the tastes of the whole family. Don’t like steak and mushrooms? Swap them out for chicken and broccoli or make a vegetable-ful vegetarian version!
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Place steak in a medium bowl.
2. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic, and mushrooms; cook 6 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms to steak; toss to combine.
3. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons cheese evenly over half of each tortilla. Divide steak mixture evenly among tortillas; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Fold tortillas in half over filling. Carefully coat both sides of quesadillas with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut each into 4 wedges. Serve with marinara.
Tips & Trick:
• Get the kids involved! This simple recipe is great for little hands in the kitchen. Let kids sprinkle the cheese and add the steak and mushroom mixture on to the tortillas before warming them on the stove.
• This recipe is easy to customize to your family’s tastes. Add your favorite meats, vegetables, and cheeses and make it your own!
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