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Easy Peasy Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

Updated on February 4, 2014
Easy Peasy Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla
Easy Peasy Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Egg and Cheese Quesadilla

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.

Sometimes I eat Pizza for breakfast, yesterday I had leftover 7-Layer Dip, and this morning I had oatmeal.

This probably sounds like your mornings, right?

What about Easy Peasy Creamy Deviled Eggs, Easy 3 Minute Egg Sandwich, Easy Peasy Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, or Deliciously Easy, Crunchy Cinnamon Toast?

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!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 1 quesadilla for each person

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 regular flour tortillas
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. When working with eggs, you'll want to have your stations set up ahead of time with all ingredients available quickly.
  2. I would start by cracking your eggs in a small coffee cup.
  3. Add a couple of tablespoons of milk to your eggs.
  4. With a fork, mix everything together thoroughly.
  5. In the meantime, add about a tablespoon of butter to your skillet and melt it over medium heat.
  6. When your butter is melted, pour your eggs into your pan.
  7. As they start cooking, make sure to keep moving them around in the pan with your spatula so they cook evenly.
  8. Just before they are fully cooked, spread a thin layer of cheese on one of your tortillas.
  9. 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.
  10. When your eggs are done, transfer them to your tortilla.
  11. I quickly went and washed my skillet and put it back on the stove and transferred the topped tortilla to the newly cleaned skillet.
  12. Continue cooking over medium heat to brown the tortilla and melt the cheese.
  13. Then spread another layer of cheese on top of your eggs.
  14. Finally, place another tortilla on top.
  15. When your tortilla is brown and the cheese on the bottom is melted, flip your quesadilla over.
  16. 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.
  17. When your quesadilla is done, transfer it to a plate.
  18. I like to cut mine into four pieces and dip it into salsa.
  19. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Four: Add butter to your panStep Five: When melted, add your egg mixtureStep Six: Keep moving your egg around the pan with your spatula to mix and cook thoroughlyStep Seven: On the side, cover one tortilla with cheeseStep Eight: As we will need the pan again (at least I did), empty your egg onto your tortillaStep Nine: I quickly went and washed the pan and set it back on the stoveStep Ten: I then transferred my cheese and egg covered tortilla to my panStep Eleven: Spread out your egg and cook to melt your cheeseStep Twelve: Spread cheese now on the top of your eggStep Thirteen: Top the whole thing with another tortilla and press down to sealStep Fourteen: When the bottom is brown and the cheese is melted, flip your quesadilla carefully to cook on the other side and melt the cheeseStep Fifteen: When finished, remove your quesadilla from the stoveStep Sixteen: I cut mine into four pieces for easier dipping and eatingStep Seventeen: Serve with a side of salsa and enjoy!!
Step Four: Add butter to your pan
Step Four: Add butter to your pan | Source
Step Five: When melted, add your egg mixture
Step Five: When melted, add your egg mixture | Source
Step Six: Keep moving your egg around the pan with your spatula to mix and cook thoroughly
Step Six: Keep moving your egg around the pan with your spatula to mix and cook thoroughly | Source
Step Seven: On the side, cover one tortilla with cheese
Step Seven: On the side, cover one tortilla with cheese | Source
Step Eight: As we will need the pan again (at least I did), empty your egg onto your tortilla
Step Eight: As we will need the pan again (at least I did), empty your egg onto your tortilla | Source
Step Nine: I quickly went and washed the pan and set it back on the stove
Step Nine: I quickly went and washed the pan and set it back on the stove | Source
Step Ten: I then transferred my cheese and egg covered tortilla to my pan
Step Ten: I then transferred my cheese and egg covered tortilla to my pan | Source
Step Eleven: Spread out your egg and cook to melt your cheese
Step Eleven: Spread out your egg and cook to melt your cheese | Source
Step Twelve: Spread cheese now on the top of your egg
Step Twelve: Spread cheese now on the top of your egg | Source
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Step Thirteen: Top the whole thing with another tortilla and press down to seal
Step Thirteen: Top the whole thing with another tortilla and press down to seal | Source
Step Fourteen: When the bottom is brown and the cheese is melted, flip your quesadilla carefully to cook on the other side and melt the cheese
Step Fourteen: When the bottom is brown and the cheese is melted, flip your quesadilla carefully to cook on the other side and melt the cheese | Source
Step Fifteen: When finished, remove your quesadilla from the stove
Step Fifteen: When finished, remove your quesadilla from the stove | Source
Step Sixteen: I cut mine into four pieces for easier dipping and eating
Step Sixteen: I cut mine into four pieces for easier dipping and eating | Source
Step Seventeen: Serve with a side of salsa and enjoy!!
Step Seventeen: Serve with a side of salsa and enjoy!! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 quesadilla
Calories 329
Calories from Fat153
% Daily Value *
Fat 17 g26%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 18 g36%
Cholesterol 298 mg99%
Sodium 711 mg30%
* 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.
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The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

Personal Review

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.

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    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thank you! These were surprisingly really delicious! I knew they would be good. How can you go wrong with egg, cheese, and tortillas?

      But they were REALLY good. :) Thank you for the comment!

    • kidscrafts profile image

      kidscrafts 

      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      This looks delicious, Victoria! What I like with this type of recipe, it's possible to add and vary ingredients to change the taste from one time to the next :-) Great presentation as always!

      Have a good day!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Sounds delicious! Great ideas. Thank for the great suggestions. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Victoria, to diminish calories and up the nutritional content, I would use coconut oil to cook the eggs, corn tortillas instead of flour and maybe add in some wilted spinach or kale. I love eggs and cheese. The more we can lower our intake of white flour (and white anything), the better off our bodies will be. I use coconut oil almost exclusively for cooking on high heat. Read my article on Alzheimer's and coconut oil. You may find it interesting.

      I will try your recipe with my swaps. It sounds and looks delicious!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      lol I'm going to take that as a compliment! :) Thank you Billy!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Your family eats mighty well. I had peanut butter for breakfast. LOL

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