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Quick and easy reindeer quesadillas - healthy fun Christmas food for kids from Eats Amazing UK - Step 7 Finish with pretzel antlers
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Easy Reindeer Pizza Quesadillas

These fun reindeer pizza quesadillas make a perfect quick and easy family meal or Christmas party food idea and they're great for using up festive leftovers too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch, Party Food
Cuisine: Christmas, Mexican, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Grace Hall


  • 2 wholemeal tortilla wraps
  • 1 Tbs red pesto
  • handful grated cheese*
  • ¼ red pepper
  • ¼ green pepper

To decorate (optional):

  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 black olives
  • 12 plain pretzels


  • Prepare your fillings – grate the cheese, de-seed and chop the peppers.
  • Lay a tortilla wrap in a frying pan. Spread the pesto all over the tortilla, leaving a small gap around the edge.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of the pesto. Scatter over the chopped peppers or other fillings** of your choice. Place the second tortilla on top to form a sandwich with the fillings in the middle.
  • Dry-fry the tortilla for a couple of minutes until the base is golden. Once the base is cooked, pop a plate on top of the pan and flip the pan over, then carefully slide the quesadilla back into the pan to cook on the other side. Cook for a few minutes more until the cheese is melted and the quesadilla cooked through.
  • Slide the quesadilla out of the pan and onto a chopping board and cut it into 6 wedges. Place on the plate or platter that you'll be serving it up on.
  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half, and add one half to the tip of each quesadilla wedge for the reindeer noses.
  • Cut the olives into rings, then add two rings to each quesadilla wedge for the reindeer eyes. Place 2 pretzels on each quesadilla wedge for the reindeer antlers.
  • Serve immediately.


*I used a ready grated 3 cheese mix but cheddar, mozzarella or a hard goats cheese also work well.   
**Other suggested alternative fillings you could use include; chopped veggies – red onion, spring onion, spinach, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, sweetcorn, peas, cooked broccoli, finely chopped cooked potato, sweet potato or squash. Cooked meat – ham, chorizo, pepperoni, leftover shredded turkey or chicken, bacon or sausage. 
The quesadillas can also be served cold - cool the wedges on a cooling rack after cooking and decorate just before serving.