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Many moons ago, when I was in respiratory therapy school, one of the hospitals I did my clinicals at had an amazing breakfast spread in their cafeteria. There was a waffle bar, pancake bar, omelet bar, yogurt bar, oatmeal bar, they pretty much had a “bar” for everything! It was fantastic and I think I tried everything at leas once. However my go-to, absolute favorite thing to get was their Breakfast Quesadillas!
You went up to the counter, picked your egg style (scrambled!), meat (bacon!), cheese (american!), and your veggies (bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms!), and the chef would whip it up into an amazing Breakfast Quesadilla for you. It combined both my love of salsa for breakfast and savory foods. I’m not a huge fan of sweet things for breakfast, or really breakfast foods in general. I’m weird, I know.
So you better bet that after I graduated, moved to a new city, started my first job post-college, and found out that no one around here knows how to make a decent Breakfast Quesadilla I made my own!!
They really aren’t hard to make and as I mentioned yesterday I usually have a big pile of sautéed veggies in my fridge waiting to be used anyway so why not? I am on a “watching my carbs” kick so I used the Carb Balance tortillas to make this one with and it still turned out great!
Sometimes I put bacon or sausage in it for a little more protein but I didn’t have any on hand yesterday so I didn’t add any meat. That’s the beauty of the recipe, you can make it anyway you like! Want to fry your eggs? Do it!! Don’t want any veggies? Don’t use any! Want Pepper Jack cheese instead of American? Do it!
I also love mine with a side of salsa to dip it in and I always have a batch of my 5 Minute Salsa in my fridge ready to go so that’s what I paired this one with. YUMMY!!
- Scramble your eggs, or prepare them any way you like, in this recipe anything goes!!
- Set eggs aside and in the same pan lay your tortilla down and sprinkle with shredded cheese. I spray a little olive oil in my pan before so the tortilla won't stick!
- When cheese is melted add your eggs and veggies on one side and then flip it closed.
- Cook for a minute or two and then remove the whole thing from the pan and cut into strips.
Have you ever had Breakfast Quesadillas before??
Have you ever made your own quesadillas at home??
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I could literally eat one of those every single day. Talk about an awesome way to start the day!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks so yummy. I’m a huge fan of breakfast food like this. I make myself breakfast burritos all the time.
This looks amazing! I have never thought about making it as a breakfast item, but YUM!
Sarh S says
Hubby would definitely love this, he is a huge fan of breakfast burritos. So many things you could put in here.
Life as a Convert says
My kids are loving quesadillas right now. They call it “grilled cheese on circle bread”. I’m betting they would love these too.
Liz Mays says
Now these sound amazing. I can’t believe I haven’t tried making breakfast quesadillas before. I may have to try this out with a few added jalapenos.
Miles L. says
This looks totally delicious! Now that you shared your recipe, there’s no excuse for me to try it. :)
Wood Arts Universe says
Oh, what a yummy breakfast! I’m saving this recipe, I want to try it at home. Thanks!
I love quesadillas! This one looks so yummy. I am going to make this for breakfast tomorrow.
Jesica H says
ooo I wonder if my husband would like this! Thanks for the idea!
I love breakfast quesadillas. I used to make them all the time for myself and my kids. I need to start making them again!
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
I love making Quesadillas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So good and easy to make. Budget friendly too!
Ann BAcciaglia says
I love breakfast, it is my favourite meal of the day. I would love to have a breakfast quesadillas daily. How tasty would that be!
Chubskulit Rose says
Your quesadilla looks delicious. I only made quesadilla once and it was good.
That looks amazing! This is one dish I never think to make for breakfast, but I am sure we would enjoy it, since we do like all of the ingredients.
Lea Bullen says
I can’t believe you don’t like sweet things for breakfast. I love it, like adding bananas or chocolate ships to pancakes or waffles. Yum! But I kind of understand, it’s not a must for me.
I love quesadillas in general but never really thought about them for breakfast. This sounds really good, and healthy with the veggies. Best part is you can take it on the go if you’ve got to run.
Heavenly breakfast. Love this one. Would love to have and try this out.
Mimi Green says
I’ve never had a breakfast quesadilla. I feel like I’ve been cheated and totally missing out.
I love a good breakfast quesadilla! So yummy. I find that everything is better wrapped in a tortilla.
Shanéy Maharaj says
Never had a breakfast one before. Sounds awesome. My husband and I love quesadillas.
Claudia Krusch says
Hubby and son would love this! They are huge fans of breakfast burritos. So many things you could put in here, cheese, eggs, peppers, sometimes I put basil, mozarella and diced tomatoes! Yummy
Bonnie @wemake7 says
That looks so good and of course I have skipped breakfast so far. I should go make one of these. =)
OMG this breakfast quesadilla looks absolutely delicious!!! So pinning to try it out for myself. Yum!
Jessica Simms says
Yummy! I would like to try this for our saturday morning breakfast.
I definitely would love to try a breakfast quesadilla. I know my son would love these too.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
Woohoo! This looks like a very tasty breakfast. We love quesadillas, my kids enjoy having them!