Delicious Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

Welcome to my gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla recipe! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’ve always strived to create healthy yet delicious recipes for my audience. Today, I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite recipes that has been a hit with both kids and adults alike.

If you’re a fan of pizza and quesadillas, then this recipe will be right up your alley. This twist on classic pepperoni pizza is made with gluten-free tortillas instead of the traditional pizza dough, making it lighter and a perfect low-carb option for those watching their carb intake. Plus, it’s dairy-free too!

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make in just under 15 minutes. All you need is some cheese, pepperoni slices, and tomato sauce to make these quesadillas taste just like a pepperoni pizza. You can also get creative and add your own toppings like diced onions, mushrooms or bell peppers.

So, grab your aprons and let’s get cooking! This gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla recipe is sure to become a family favorite in no time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla
Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla

Dear health-conscious foodies and pizza lovers,

I am thrilled to share with you an all-time favorite recipe – Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla Recipe. Now, you might think of this recipe as just another version of a classic pepperoni pizza, but let me tell you why you will love it even more!

First and foremost, this recipe is gluten-free. Yes! You heard it right. Say farewell to the bloating and indigestion caused by the gluten protein found in wheat flour. Our quesadilla recipe ingredients use tortillas gluten-free, so now you can enjoy the delightful flavors of a pizza quesadilla without worrying about any inflammatory effects on your gut.

Secondly, our recipe uses dairy-free cheese that is also low in fat. We are using 2% Mozzarella cheese that provides a delicious cheesy flavor with fewer calories than regular Mozzarella cheese. Even if you have lactose intolerance or follow a vegan diet, we have created a dairy-free vegan modification for you that tastes equally fantastic.

Thirdly, this Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla Recipe is super easy and quick to make. In less than 20 minutes, you get to indulge in easy pizza heaven. It is perfect for any weeknight meal or when your craving for a late-night snack hits hard.

Finally, our recipe is versatile and allows for substitutions and variations according to your taste buds’ preferences. You can swap out pepperoni with turkey pepperoni or shredded chicken for a healthier option. You can also customize the toppings (think mushrooms, onions, bell peppers) according to what’s in your pantry or what your heart desires.

In conclusion, Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla Recipe is an excellent twist on the traditional pepperoni pizza that offers health benefits, quick preparation time and versatility in ingredients. Give it a try and fall in love with pizza all over again!

Ingredient List

 This gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla is about to become your new go-to comfort food.
This gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla is about to become your new go-to comfort food.

Let’s get started with the ingredient list for this delicious Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla recipe! Don’t worry, you won’t need anything too fancy or hard to find. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 4 tortillas (gluten-free 1-2 corn tortillas or your preferred tortilla choice)
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (see notes for dairy-free/vegan modification)
  • 8-10 slices turkey pepperoni (gluten-free and/or pepperoni variety of your choice)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Air fryer (optional)


  • For a dairy-free and vegan modification, use 2 cups of shredded dairy-free mozzarella cheese.
  • You can use any variety of gluten-free or regular pepperoni that you prefer.
  • If using an air fryer, preheat to 375 degrees F.

Now that we have our ingredients all set and ready to go, it’s time to start cooking!

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your pizza cravings without sacrificing your gluten-free lifestyle with this easy and delicious recipe.
Satisfy your pizza cravings without sacrificing your gluten-free lifestyle with this easy and delicious recipe.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, let’s get into the recipe how-to. This recipe is very simple and easy to follow.

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Assemble The Quesadilla

Place a tortilla on a flat surface, and then spread pizza sauce on half of it. Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the pizza sauce. Next, add some turkey pepperoni slices over the cheese.

Step 3: Fold The Quesadilla And Place On Pan

Fold the tortilla over and press down gently. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and toppings. Place the 4 assembled quesadillas on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.

Step 4: Bake The Quesadillas

Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.

Step 5: Prepare The Toppings

While the quesadillas are baking, prepare any additional toppings such as chopped fresh basil or chives.

Step 6: Serve The Quesadillas

Serve the hot quesadillas immediately with your favorite dipping sauce on the side.

This recipe is versatile and can be made in different variations. Feel free to try different toppings and experiment with flavors that you enjoy.

Substitutions and Variations

 Say goodbye to boring gluten-free dinners and hello to this tasty quesadilla that is packed with flavor.
Say goodbye to boring gluten-free dinners and hello to this tasty quesadilla that is packed with flavor.

Oh darling, if you’re looking to spice things up, then this is the section for you. This recipe is already delicious, but trust me when I say there’s always room for a little extra sweetness in every dish. Here are some substitutions and variations to keep in mind.

Want to try a different type of cheese? Go ahead and swap out the mozzarella for your favorite kind of cheese! Goat cheese, cheddar, or even brie would be divine.

Looking for a healthier option? Try using chicken breast instead of pepperoni. Cut it into small pieces and cook them in advance before adding it on top of the pizza quesadilla.

Are you a vegan or lactose intolerant? Don’t fret my friend, there are still plenty of options for you. Use dairy-free cheese like Daiya or Follow Your Heart shreds topped on the gluten-free tortilla of your choice. You can also skip the meat altogether or substitute with vegan sausage.

Craving more veggies? Add sliced bell peppers, mushrooms or onions to bump up the nutritional value while also adding a layer of flavor to the quesadilla.

For low-carb enthusiasts, swap out the corn tortillas for almond flour tortillas or make a pizza crust using cauliflower rice.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, try making an air fryer pizza quesadilla by assembling it like usual but cooking it in an air fryer at 400°F until crispy.

Remember, these are just suggestions and feel free to get creative with your own variations. Trust your taste buds and have fun experimenting with this recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Add a little spice to your life with this scrumptious and cheesy gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla.
Add a little spice to your life with this scrumptious and cheesy gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla.

When it comes to serving and pairing the gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla, the possibilities are endless. This delicious and easy-to-make meal can be served as a snack, lunch, or dinner. It’s perfect for a cozy night in with friends or family.

Serve your pizza quesadillas with a side of vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery, or cucumber. These fresh veggies will provide you with the necessary nutrients and help balance out the richness of the melted cheese and savory pepperoni.

If you’re looking for a heartier meal, you can also pair this dish with a refreshing salad. A simple green salad with vinaigrette dressing will complement the flavors of the quesadilla perfectly. Alternatively, try a Mediterranean style salad with cherry tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese to elevate your meal.

For those who want to keep their meal low-carb, try pairing your pizza quesadillas with cauliflower rice or thinly sliced zucchini noodles. These alternatives not only add texture but also provide additional nutrients.

Lastly, if you’re in need of a beverage to go along with your pizza quesadilla, try pairing it with an ice-cold beer or sparkling water. The carbonation in these drinks helps to cut through the richness of the cheese and bring out the zesty flavor of the tomato sauce.

Overall, this gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla recipe is versatile enough to be paired with a variety of sides and beverages. Experimenting with different combinations will lead to exciting flavor experiences that will leave you wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Biting into this warm and gooey quesadilla is like taking a vacation to Italy, but without the gluten-induced stomach ache.
Biting into this warm and gooey quesadilla is like taking a vacation to Italy, but without the gluten-induced stomach ache.

As someone who appreciates the value of meal planning, I understand how convenient it is to have meals ready to be reheated at a moment’s notice. Luckily, this gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla recipe is easy to prep ahead of time, making it an excellent choice for meal prepping.

If you’re making these quesadillas ahead of time, store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag and place them in the fridge for up to three days. When you’re ready to reheat, try it in one of two ways – either pop them in an air fryer for 5 minutes or reheat them quickly on a non-stick pan over medium heat. Either method will warm your quesadillas and make them nice and crispy.

If you have any leftovers after baking, be sure to store them properly. Place the cooled quesadillas in an airtight container and place them in the fridge for up to three days. Alternatively, you can freeze the cooled quesadillas for up to three months.

To reheat from frozen, defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating using one of the methods outlined above. If reheating from frozen, place the quesadillas directly in the air fryer (no need to defrost) and heat until warmed through.

Whether you’re meal prepping or have some leftover quesadillas on hand, these storage tips will ensure your gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadillas taste just as fresh as they did when they were first made.

Tips for Perfect Results

 You can't have a pizza party
You can’t have a pizza party

Creating the perfect gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla can be a bit challenging, but don’t let that discourage you. There are a few things you can do to take your quesadilla from mediocre to mouth-watering. Here are some helpful tips for perfect results.

First, make sure you are using the right type of cheese. Instead of using regular mozzarella cheese, opt for 2% mozzarella cheese as it melts much better than regular cheese. You can also try using shredded vegan cheese if you are dairy-free.

Second, when choosing your tortillas, go for gluten-free options to make the recipe more accessible to those with dietary restrictions. I personally prefer corn tortillas because they have a nice crispiness when heated up.

Third, make sure your pizza sauce is evenly spread on one half of the tortilla to prevent it from becoming too soggy. Also, be careful not to overstuff your quesadilla with toppings as this will make it difficult to flip over without everything falling out.

Fourth, preheat your pan over medium heat before adding the quesadilla. This will ensure that the quesadilla cooks evenly without burning.

Fifth, instead of using regular pepperoni, I recommend using turkey pepperoni or even pepperoni made with gluten-free ingredients. You can also experiment with other toppings such as cooked chicken or veggies like bell peppers and onions.

Sixth, when cooking the quesadilla it is best to start on medium heat and then lower the heat gradually as it cooks. This will ensure that the cheese melts without burning the tortilla.

Lastly, if you have an air fryer at home, I highly recommend making this recipe in it as it gives your quesadilla that crispy texture without risking overcooking or burning it.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating an easy and delicious gluten-free pepperoni pizza quesadilla!

Bottom Line

: Friends, I hope that this Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla recipe has inspired you to try something new in the kitchen. As a nutritionist and food blogger, it’s my pleasure to show you how to make tasty yet healthy meals for both yourself and your loved ones.

In a world where processed foods are prevalent, it is refreshing and wholesome to make homemade meals like this one. This recipe combines the classic flavors of a pepperoni pizza with the convenience of a quesadilla. Plus, it is gluten-free and dairy-free, making it an ideal option for those who have dietary restrictions.

I encourage you to get creative with your own variations of this recipe. Use different toppings such as mushrooms or even cook up some chicken instead of using pepperoni. You could even make a pizza quesadilla bar with friends and family so everyone can customize their own quesadillas.

Remember, cooking and eating well doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can make delicious meals at home. So let’s get cooking and enjoy some delicious gluten free pepperoni pizza quesadillas!

Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla

Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

In my quest for gluten-free, yeast-free pizza, I'm always trying different things to get that pizza taste that I crave but can't have. One day a few months ago I was really craving pizza while I was at the grocery store, so I bought some pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni and mozarella cheese and this is what I came up with. Not quite the same thing as the pizza I remember, but a pretty close second and it's ready in a pinch! Note: I've also made this with Italian turkey sausage or just plain cheese depending on my mood.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Calories 222.7 kcal


  • 1 tortilla (I use Food 4 Life's Brown Rice Flour Tortillas)
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce (WalMart's Great Value brand is GF)
  • 8 slices turkey pepperoni (Hormel brand is GF)
  • 1/4 cup 2% mozzarella cheese (Kraft)
  • cooking spray


  • Spread one half of the tortilla with the pizza sauce.
  • Top with half of the cheese.
  • Top with pepperoni.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Fold top over.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.
  • Spray with oil.
  • Place quesadilla on grill pan.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and flip.
  • Cook for about 2-3 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Cut into wedges and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 78gCalories: 222.7kcalCarbohydrates: 36.6gProtein: 6gFat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 459.8mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 1.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Cheese, Easy, Egg-free, Free Of..., Lunch, Stove Top
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