Easy Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe

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Breakfast quesadillas are so easy to make and you can easily customize how you like them. Plus breakfast quesadillas are a portable on-the-go breakfast.

breakfast quesadillas

We fill our breakfast quesadillas with scrambled eggs, cheese, and sausage, but you can fill your breakfast quesadilla with whatever you love!

Can you put eggs in a quesadilla?

I say why not? Or course it’s not a traditional quesadilla, but a quesadilla is a vessel to fill as you want and for breakfast options adding eggs is a great way to get that protein in the morning.

5 Ingredients For Breakfast Quesadillas

  • tortillas
  • cheese (we prefer Mexican cheese blend)
  • eggs
  • breakfast sausage
  • bacon

How To Make Breakfast Quesadillas

Bacon

I like to start my quesadilla prep by cooking up a few slices of bacon in a skillet. I like to cook my bacon over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side for bacon that is a medium thickness. If I’m cooking up a lot of bacon I prefer to cook it in the oven on parchment paper.

cooking bacon

After the bacon is finished I place it on a paper-towel-lined plate to drain the excess grease.

Sausage

I go the easy method for my sausage and use frozen sausage patties that have already been cooked (you can find them in the freezer section of your grocery store). Follow the directions on your box, but cook them for the lower end of time since they will finish heating up in the quesadilla.

sausage patties for breakfast quesadillas

My sausage patties go on a paper-towel-lined plate and are microwaved for 75 seconds.

Eggs

I like to use the bacon grease in the pan for my eggs. You don’t need a lot, so drain some grease off if you need to. If you prefer butter, you can drain the bacon grease and use that if you prefer. Everyone has their preferred method on how to make scrambled eggs, but here is mine. I crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them with a fork until they are smooth and a little lighter yellow color.

beating the eggs

Then I pour the eggs into a skillet over medium-low heat and start scrapping the bottom of the pan. Keep scraping and stirring until the eggs are mostly cooked. I like to pull them off while they still are a little moist as they will cook a little within the quesadilla. I finish them with a little salt and pepper.

scrambled eggs

Chopping

The bacon and sausage should be cool enough to handle now. So cut them into bite-sized pieces.

bacon and sausage cut up
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Breakfast Quesadillas Assembling Instructions

I add about half a tablespoon of butter to a large skillet and turn it to medium heat. I let the butter melt and swirl it to coat the bottom of the pan before placing a flour tortilla on top of the melted butter.

mexican cheese on top of tortilla

Then I place about half a cup of Mexican blend cheese on top of the tortilla and spread it out to the edges.

adding scrambled eggs to quesadilla

Then add scrambled eggs to top of the cheese. Evenly spread the cheese out.

adding sausage to quesadilla

Then add sausage chunks on top of the scrambled eggs.

Adding bacon to quesadilla

Then it’s bacon time! Sprinkle bacon pieces on top.

finish with more cheese

The last step is more cheese! Add a light layer, about a quarter of a cup to the top of the layers before placing the top tortilla on.

It’s up to you how crisp you like your tortilla to be. I like mine brown with a little crunch. When it’s ready to flip I like to carefully press down on the top of the tortilla, just to help everything inside stick together (be careful not to burn yourself on the edges of the pan, I’ve done that one before!). Use a spatula to carefully flip the quesadilla. Cook the second side until it’s done to your liking.

Then I pull the breakfast quesadilla off and let it sit a minute before cutting it up. I like to use a pizza cutter to slice my quesadillas, so easy! If you’re making a lot you can slide the quesadilla onto a baking sheet and place it in a 200-degree oven to keep warm until you’re ready to serve them all.

Delicious and easy breakfast quesadilla

The fun part about a breakfast quesadilla recipe is that you can mix up your ingredients. Here are some other options:

  • spinach
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • bell peppers
  • different cheeses like cheddar cheese, mozzarella, or Colby jack are delicious
breakfast quesadillas

Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast quesadillas are so easy to make and you can easily customize how you like them. Plus breakfast quesadillas are a portable on-the-go breakfast.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 4 sausage patties cooked frozen patties
  • cups Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Cook your bacon pieces in a medium-heat skillet. Depending on the thickness of your bacon, 3-4 minutes per side. Place on a paper-towel-lined plate to cool when finished cooking.
    cooking bacon
  • Cook your frozen sausage patties as directed on the packaging. Set aside when finished to cool.
    sausage patties for breakfast quesadillas
  • Slice the bacon and sausage into bite-sized pieces.
  • Crack your eggs into a bowl and whisk until smooth and a little lighter in color.
    beating the eggs
  • Use a little of the bacon grease in the skillet to cook your eggs. Heat skillet to medium-low and pour in the eggs. Scrap and stir the eggs until they are only a little moist. Remove them from the heat and salt and pepper to taste.
    scrambled eggs
  • In a large skillet, add half a tablespoon of butter. Melt over medium heat, and swirl butter to cover the base of the pan. Add a flour tortilla. Add about a half a cup of the cheese to the top of the tortilla and spread to the edges.
    mexican cheese on top of tortilla
  • Add half of the scrambled eggs on top of the cheese, spread out evenly.
    adding scrambled eggs to quesadilla
  • Add half of the sausage pieces to the top of the eggs.
    adding sausage to quesadilla
  • Add half of the bacon chunks on top.
    Adding bacon to quesadilla
  • Sprinkle about quarter cup of cheese on top and finish with another tortilla.
    finish with more cheese
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, depending how crisp you like your quesadilla to be. Carefully flip with a spatula and repeat cooking directions on the other side.
  • When finished place on a cutting board and let cool a minutes before slicing with a pizza cutter or knife.
  • Serve alone or with topping suggestions below.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bacon, cheese, egg
Servings: 2 quesadillas
Cost: $5

Serve With Toppings Of Your Choice

  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • guacamole
  • hot sauce

Other Breakfast Suggestions: Breakfast Burritos

Creating a breakfast burrito takes the same ingredients you just layer everything in one tortilla and then roll it up.

Both breakfast quesadillas and breakfast burritos can be kept refrigerated for a couple of days or frozen for a few months. If freezing, I like to put them into the refrigerator the night before we need them to start the thawing process. I place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat it for 30-seconds at 50% power. Then I flip it over and repeat it for another 30-seconds at 50% power. Depending on your microwave you might need a little less or more time.

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