Easy Peasy Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas
So I get up every morning, sit down at the computer and start writing again.
I do love writing, and I love being able to stay at home, but it does get old sometimes.
I like to spice my days up sometimes by getting creative with my breakfast dishes.
This probably sounds like your mornings, right?
Absolutely! I'm always trying something new.
These quesadillas were just another one of those creative breakfast ideas that I wanted to try.
Dip these in salsa and you've got an amazing breakfast that you won't forget anytime soon!
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 2 regular flour tortillas
- pinch salt
- When working with eggs, you'll want to have your stations set up ahead of time with all ingredients available quickly.
- I would start by cracking your eggs in a small coffee cup.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of milk to your eggs.
- With a fork, mix everything together thoroughly.
- In the meantime, add about a tablespoon of butter to your skillet and melt it over medium heat.
- When your butter is melted, pour your eggs into your pan.
- As they start cooking, make sure to keep moving them around in the pan with your spatula so they cook evenly.
- Just before they are fully cooked, spread a thin layer of cheese on one of your tortillas.
- With all of the recipes I've been taking pictures of, I only had one skillet left. lol If you have more than one, feel free to get your tortilla and cheese started in a new one.
- When your eggs are done, transfer them to your tortilla.
- I quickly went and washed my skillet and put it back on the stove and transferred the topped tortilla to the newly cleaned skillet.
- Continue cooking over medium heat to brown the tortilla and melt the cheese.
- Then spread another layer of cheese on top of your eggs.
- Finally, place another tortilla on top.
- When your tortilla is brown and the cheese on the bottom is melted, flip your quesadilla over.
- Let it cook until your bottom tortilla is also browned and the bottom layer of cheese is melted. Press down to seal both sides together.
- When your quesadilla is done, transfer it to a plate.
- I like to cut mine into four pieces and dip it into salsa.
- Yummy! Yummy!
|Serving size: 1 quesadilla|
|Calories from Fat||153|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 17 g||26%|
|Saturated fat 7 g||35%|
|Unsaturated fat 6 g|
|Carbohydrates 26 g||9%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 18 g||36%|
|Cholesterol 298 mg||99%|
|Sodium 711 mg||30%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
In retrospect, I wish I had made the effort to wash a second skillet so instead of loading my tortilla on the counter, I could have just started my quesadilla in a second skillet.
It turned out wonderfully without spilling any food on the counter or the floor (to my puppies' chagrin I'm sure), so it wasn't a problem, but it sure would have been handy.
Now that I'm writing this recipe, I'm wondering why I didn't include some avocado chunks, onions, or tomatoes in my quesadillas.
When I make them again, I will definitely be more creative!
These took all of about 5 minutes total. While the quesadilla was cooking, I was able to clean up my work area, and my husband had me make them for him to take to work. He loved them!
Try them out yourself and let me know how they turn out for you.
What is your favorite way to cook eggs?
© 2014 Victoria Van Ness