Breakfast Quesadilla

You would think that for someone who cooks as much as I do, I would have a fridge full of food 24/7. Although I do try and keep my larder well stocked, there are many weeks when I'm running around non-stop and don't make it to the grocery to pick up our every day essentials.

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Still, there are three things that I ALWAYS have on hand; eggs, tortillas and cheese. They're all relatively inexpensive, last for weeks if properly refrigerated, and combined, make the perfect breakfast meal that will send your kids off to school with tons of energy for their day.

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I had originally tried making this Breakfast Quesadilla with scrambled eggs, but when it came time to eat it, huge chunks of eggs kept falling out of the tortillas all over the floor. No one dislikes clean up more than me, so I went back to the drawing board and experimented -- this time cooking the eggs like a thin omelet, topping each side with melted cheese and then sandwiching it all between two tortillas (if you want to watch how to do it, here's a cooking video for this recipe that walks you through the simple process in detail).

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My kids love this recipe so much, it's gone into heavy morning breakfast rotation. That's good news for me, especially for tomorrow since I just checked and my fridge is practically bare again!

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Breakfast Quesadilla (Serves 2-3)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 2 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tortillas ( I use whole wheat or spelt)
  • 1/2 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese (or you can use cheddar, monterey jack or mozzarella)
  • 1 Tsp oil

Preparation

1. Whisk 2 eggs and salt in a bowl for 30 seconds until combined.

2. Place 1 tsp of oil in a 9 inch pan over medium heat, coating the bottom of the pan (make sure to use a pan that is at least slightly larger than your tortilla).

3. Pour in the whisked eggs, tilting the pan to spread it evenly across.

4. Let the omelette cook for 30 seconds then gently use your spatula to go along the edges of the omelette, lifting them away from the pan to loosen.

5. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of cheese on top of the omelette, place one tortilla on top of the egg and cheese and flip it onto a plate (you can watch how I do this here).

6. Slide the omelette, tortilla side-down, back into the pan, sprinkle another 2 tbsp of cheese on top of the egg and place another tortilla on top to cover.

7. Continue to cook the quesadilla for 1 minute, pressing down lightly with a spatula to help melt the cheese, then flip the quesadilla to cook the other side for an additional 30 seconds or until cheese melts and tortilla is golden.

8. Cut into wedges and serve.

*If you use a smaller tortilla, use 1 egg per quesadilla and 1/4 cup of cheese.

Accompaniments

Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Ketchup, Cilantro

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38 comments

  • Stepanka

    Just made these for breakfast, so yummy. For the filling I have made scrambled eggs with tofu instead of the omelet and it worked out very well, my 2 year old and hubby loved it. Thank you Cathrine for sharing this with us:)

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  • Anna

    My 15 month old son and I LOVE these! I've been making them for breakfast at least twice a week since you posted this - only I make them open faced with only 1 tortilla. With 2 eggs this is perfect for him and I to share! This morning I added some finely chopped ham left over from Christmas dinner. Yum!

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  • Andrea

    Made these for lunch today, crossing my fingers that the boys will eat it! :) I think they are yummy!

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  • Jellyjello

    just made these for breakfast and they are great! my 1yo is gobbling them up =) she says \"more cheese\" thanx again catherine another great recipe!

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  • Anna

    I have a question-- where do you find spelt tortillas?
    Thank you for all of the amazing ideas. Everything has been a huge hit with my family.

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  • Michelle W

    This is a huge hit with my 17-month-old! He's thoroughly enjoying it right now. Thanks for another fantastic recipe. I'm sure this will be in heavy rotation now, and it is so quick and easy. And yummy!

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    Made it last week for my kiddos.. Both loved it. Thanks for another great idea.

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  • Monica

    I just made these for my Lila this morning and she loves them...thanks for the great ideas!

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  • Becky

    My three daughters devoured these quesadillas tonight for \"breakfast\" dinner. So good!!

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  • Sharon

    My 15 month old son is literally eating this right now and he keeps saying yum yum yum as he's eating it...thank you for this recipe! It is awesome and SO easy!

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    This is going to be breakfast tomorrow morning.....

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  • Olena

    Yummy!

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  • Rhonda

    Oh wow! these were amazing! thanks soooo much for the fun, quick and easy way for a FILLING &amp; YUMMY breakfast! I wish I could say like everyone else that my 16mo old loves them, but she's just not eatin them this morn :( maybe I'll try again another time!!

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      Salsa :)

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  • Charlie

    Oh my gosh, I just made a this amazing recipe for myself and I think I have a new favourite!! It is however extremely filling so as much as I was crying on the inside that I had to share, I did end up giving some to my dad who also loved it :) Your recipes have been doing the rounds with a couple of my friends who are either just moving out of home, in the middle of university or having little ones (and one or two who are doing all three at once) and all they can say is how quick, easy and yummy it all is :) .
    Thanks and love from a little town in South East Queensland, Australia.

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  • Kate

    My daughter is a picky eater, so I will have to try this. We are successful with waffles and pancakes and eggs and bacon, for breakfast and also with occasional quesadillas for lunch, so it seems like a pretty smart combination! Thanks for the idea. :)

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  • Heather

    Looks delicious!

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  • YummyInMyTummy

    I can't wait to try this dish tomorrow!!!!

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    Can I make this and put it in the fridge for later? Since the eggs are cooked I think it would be ok...then just put in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to reheat? Thanks!

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    • McCord

      Yes that would be fine. Let it cool completely before placing in a container so it doesn't get soggy!

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    I'm not having any luck playing the video. Is there another link for it that I can try? Thanks :)

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