Chicken Sausage Quesadilla Pizza

Chicken Sausage Quesadilla Pizza

By Kate of Domestikated Life

"I’m excited to report that the recipe I’m sharing today is one of those elusive speedy, one-pan, crowd-pleasing dinner ideas. I saw al fresco Mild Mexican Style Chicken Sausages in the grocery store and they inspired this dish, which is a marriage of two crowd pleasers – it’s one-part quesadilla, one-part pizza."

Chicken Sausage Quesadilla Pizza

Servings: 4
What you’ll need:

1 link al fresco Mexican Style Chicken Sausage, sliced

2 large flour tortillas

2 cups cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1/2 cup refried beans

1 jalapeño, sliced

1/4 cup black olives, sliced

Optional toppings: sliced avocados, pickled onions, diced tomatoes, fresh scallions, cilantro, fresh lime

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, cook chicken sausage for 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Place one tortilla in bottom of the skillet and top with half of the shredded cheese. Place a second tortilla on top. Spread with refried beans, leaving a 1/2" border around the edge.
  • Sprinkle the remaining half of the cheese, then arrange sausage, jalapeños, and black olives on top.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes until cheese appears melted. Turn on the broiler for the remaining 1-2 minutes to crisp edges of the tortillas.
  • Remove from the oven and top with optional toppings.