A Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe the whole family will love! Wheat Flour tortillas are stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs, gooey cheese, and crispy bacon! Eat them with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole and you won’t even tell they were a healthy breakfast! These breakfast quesadillas are loaded with protein making them filling for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
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Best Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe
Breakfast Quesadillas are one of the easiest ways to feed the family in the morning! Healthy Breakfast Quesadillas are by no means boring or lacking flavor! It’s as simple as swapping out the flour tortillas for whole-grain tortillas and in my case, I used sprouted whole grain tortillas that were stashed in my freezer for easy breakfasts ideas like these!
Our family’s ideal breakfast quesadilla consists of fluffy scrambled eggs, gooey melted cheese, and crisp bacon! Quesadillas are so adaptable and can be customized with ham, sausage, beans, turkey, or transformed into a vegetarian tortilla stuffed with veggies! We found our combination to be the best-tasting way to make breakfast quesadillas and they are so easy to make!
To make a healthy breakfast, simply use whole grains for the bread or tortillas, I have a variety of healthy bread recipes like these Sourdough English Muffins or Whole Wheat Sourdough bread made with 100% freshly milled wheat berries. The quesadilla filling stays simple, and eggs carry a bunch of protein if using free-range eggs. After all, chicken yolks are so much more orange when free-ranged, which means the chickens are eating healthy and carry way more protein!
Now, when you use wholesome fats, eggs, and locally grown or cured pork for bacon–I call that wholesome and healthy! I consider foods that were least fiddled with wholesome. Animal fats are extremely good for you, along with butter if you can find it locally made by farmers, and if you’re vegetarian use healthy oils like coconut oil for the bacon fat.
How To Make A Breakfast Quesadilla:
Since tortillas are a Mexican-style flatbread it is only appropriate to serve any type of quesadillas with Mexican Toppings like guacamole, canned salsa, or sour cream and cilantro! This breakfast recipe is an easy-one pan breakfast the whole family loves yet, it’s so easy to make!
Although I like to fold tortillas in half-moon shapes for smaller tortillas, I find it much easier to assemble the whole flour tortillas atop each other when using scrambled eggs. That way you can stretch out your servings to feed more people. Watch me make this breakfast quesadilla recipe in the recipe card!
What is a Breakfast Quesadilla?
Breakfast quesadillas is a breakfast food made from tortillas. Flour tortillas are typically filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and meat.
What To Put In Breakfast Quesadillas? For healthier quesadilla options, omit the meat and transform them into vegetarian quesadillas by adding veggies like spinach, bell peppers, or potatoes (hash browns.) Beans can be added, for the protein.
Scrambled Eggs or Whole Eggs?
You can make breakfast quesadillas with scrambled eggs or whole fried eggs. Scrambled eggs can be spread throughout a larger tortilla and whole fried eggs only cover a smaller tortilla. I like to use whole-fried eggs in these mini Breakfast Quesadillas, where I use small 6-inch flour tortillas.
I find scrambled eggs work best for larger tortillas as you can stretch the servings this way. Scrambled eggs also cook faster which makes serving breakfast easier.
Ingredients For Egg Quesadillas:
The ingredients for these simple egg quesadillas are so basic! To make this recipe you will need six 10-inch flour tortillas (burrito size,) 6 eggs, cheese, bacon, salt, and pepper.
- Tortillas- I used sprouted wheat tortillas, however, any flour tortillas will work. Look for the large burrito size tortillas for this recipe.
- Cheese- use any melting cheese like mozzarella, cheddar cheese, or Mexican Blend Cheese. I like to keep a block of Monterey Jack Colby cheese that I can freshly grate for recipes like these.
- Eggs- free-range eggs would be the healthiest option.
- Bacon- 6 slices of bacon and its fat. Meat options like breakfast sausage and deli ham (or leftover baked ham) are also yummy breakfast variations. For extra protein add canned pinto beans.
- Salt and Pepper- to taste.
Note: if you do not eat pork or meat omit the bacon and use coconut oil for the fat. Add additional toppings like fried mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, or hashbrowns for a more hearty breakfast. You can also make these egg and cheese quesadillas plain and dip them in salsa.
How To Make A Breakfast Quesadilla?
To make simple breakfast quesadillas use one pan for minimal clean-up. Quesadillas come together in 2 different ways.
Fold the tortilla in half– to make half-moon quesadillas. Half-shaped quesadillas usually serve 1-2 servings for small tortillas or 2-4 servings for large tortillas.
Place another flour tortilla atop the filling– to make one large quesadilla that you can cut into wedges. A large whole quesadilla prepared this way can serve 4-6 small servings.
- To begin, fry the bacon slices in a heavy-duty cast-iron pan. Remove the bacon with tongs and reserve the bacon fat.
- In the same pan, scrambled the eggs. Set eggs aside and wipe clean the pan. Keep the pan pre-heated while you assemble the quesadillas.
- To assemble the quesadillas: top one tortilla with a third of the scrambled eggs, cheese, and fried bacon. Top with another tortilla and grill on both sides in the preheated skillet, until the cheese melts.
- Cut quesadillas into 8 wedges.
- Serve with fresh toppings like sour cream, fresh herbs (cilantro or green onions), Pico De Gallo, salsa, or guacamole.
What Size Tortillas?
This breakfast quesadillas recipe calls for six large burrito-sized tortillas (10-inches.) To use smaller tortillas (6-inch) make these Breakfast Quesadillas that call for whole eggs.
How To Store Egg Quesadillas?
Leftover egg quesadillas store well in the refrigerator or freezer.
Storing: keep prepared quesadillas refrigerated for up to 3 days. To reheat toast in a 350°F oven until crisp and heated thoroughly. This can be done in an air-fryer to re-crisp the tortillas.
Can you Freeze Quesadillas?
Yes! Like burritos, quesadillas freeze well. Cool and flash freeze quesadillas on top of parchment paper, first. Transfer frozen quesadillas into a freezer bag and keep frozen for up to 6 months.
To Reheat Frozen Quesadillas in the Oven: toast in a pre-heated 375°F oven for 12 minutes.
For Microwave Instructions: place frozen quesadillas on a plate and microwave over high for 50 seconds on each side.
For Heating Instructions In The Skillet: melt 2 tbsp of oil or butter in a skillet over low heat. Cook frozen quesadillas for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Egg Quesadilla Variations?
Here are some flavor combinations to transform a simple breakfast quesadilla into an all-day breakfast dish! Switch Cuisines and fill these with heartier toppings to make dinner food! For weight watchers, make these lighter by using gluten-free tortillas and with healthy fats.
- Southwestern Quesadilla- omit the bacon and add in black or pinto beans and jalapenos for Mexican-Style quesadillas! Bell peppers, onions, and fresh cilantro make great Tex-Mex flavors!
- Margherita Quesadilla- who said Margherita pizza was only for pizza? Top flour tortillas with eggs, mozzarella, marinara sauce, and fresh basil!
- Chicken and Cheese- top your egg quesadillas with bits of grilled chicken and your favorite melting cheese (Monterey Jack Cheese.)
- Spinach and Bacon- top your eggs with white cheddar cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and wilted spinach!
- 3-Cheese Quesadillas- top your eggs with Monterey Jack, Colby, and cheddar cheese! Add some canned beans or vegetables for extra protein!
- Lighter Quesadillas- for weight watcher quesadillas scramble egg whites, with vegetables (bell peppers and onion), and turkey bacon!
What to Serve With Egg Quesadillas?
How To Cut Quesadillas:
There are a few ways to cut quesadillas into wedges;
- Use a pizza cutter to slice each quesadilla into 8 wedges.
- Using Kitchen Shears; snip quesadilla into eight wedges.
- Slice each quesadilla with a serrated knife.
Handy Tools To Make Your Morning A Breeze:
- Slotted Spoon– good for removing the eggs from the pan.
- 12-inch Cast Iron Pan– to scramble the eggs and bacon.
- Pizza Cutter– sharp serrated knife or kitchen shears to slice your quesadillas!
- Sprouted Wheat Tortillas– the same ones I love and used to make these breakfast quesadillas!
BEST Tips To Make A Breakfast Quesadilla:
- For an extra crispy golden exterior grill each side of the tortillas in a few tablespoons of oil or bacon grease!
- Use an easy melting cheese like Monterey Jack or Colby. Or a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheese!
- Like more eggs? Scrambled 9 eggs for thicker quesadillas!
- Use your favorite breakfast toppings for eggs! I’ll use crumbled bacon bits when in a rush!
More Breakfast Recipes To Make:
- Breakfast Casserole with Cheese Sauce– turn leftovers into breakfast burritos with salsa!
- Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Sausage Gravy– such a tasty way to use up breakfast sausage!
- Taco Bell Potato Recipe (Copycat Recipe)– if you love potatoes for breakfast these Taco Bell ones are amazing! Toss these potatoes into your quesadillas to make a Taco Bell Breakfast Quesadilla!
- Breakfast Quesadillas– if you have smaller tortillas make these for breakfast! They call for whole fried eggs too (easy breakfast!)
- Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (McDonald’s Egg McMuffin Copycat)– Mcdonalds breakfast at home!
How To Make The Best Breakfast Quesadillas:
Best Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe
- 12-inch cast-iron skillet
- 6 slices bacon
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 6 wheat tortillas (large 10-inch tortillas)
- 2 cups Monterey Jack Colby Cheese (grated)
- In a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon slices until crisp.
- Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, milk, and salt, and pepper to taste.
- When bacon is done remove it from the pan and pour in the beaten eggs. Cook until scrambled and cooked thoroughly.
- Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and wipe clean the pan. Keep pre-heated over medium heat while you assemble the quesadillas.
- Arrange three flour tortillas over the countertop and evenly divide with cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon pieces. Top with the other three tortillas and toast each quesadilla on both sides in the preheated pan for 1-2 minutes.
- Slice each quesadilla into fours and serve with sour cream, Pico De Gallo, or salsa.
- Top with more cheese to glue the tortilla to the filling from both sides of the quesadilla (optional.)
- For extra crisp quesadillas add a few tablespoons of oil to the pan when grilling on both sides.
- Skip frying the bacon and use 1/4 cup of crumbled bacon bits. Use 3 Tbsp of your favorite oil for the bacon grease when scrambling eggs.
- Use 1/8-1/4 tsp of salt and pepper for scrambling the eggs.