Sunday, March 1, 2009

Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla
A nice change from the usual, sandwich those scrambled eggs between flour tortillas along with some cheese and ham or bacon, and you have a great breakfast quesadilla.

Breakfast Quesadilla

I don't know why but I had a taste for a quesadilla this morning. If I would have had some bacon or even some sausage, I sure woulda tossed some of that in, but I settled for a slice of deli ham and that was mighty fine indeed! Serve with a side of fruit - I had a banana - and a bit of chunky salsa and a dab of sour cream or Greek yogurt on the side for dipping and this will feed two, or one very hungry adult. One half of it was plenty filling for me.

Here's how to make one.

To start, soft scramble some eggs in butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. You want the eggs to be slightly wet because they'll continue to cook in the tortilla and you don't want them to be dried out and overcooked. Remove the eggs from the skillet and set them aside.

Wipe out the pan and melt the other half of the butter over medium heat.

Lay one tortilla in the skillet.

Tear one slice of the American cheese and scatter it about.

Top with a slice of deli ham or turkey, cooked sausage or cooked crumbled bacon. These are also really good with leftover cooked shrimp or crabmeat.

Scatter the scrambled eggs on top of the ham.

And tear the second slice of cheese and scatter that about on top of the eggs.

Top with the second tortilla and turn the heat up to medium high. Cook until the botttom is crispy and golden brown; turn and brown the other side.

Remove to a cutting board and let rest for a moment.

Slice in half and then in quarters and serve with a side of salsa for dipping.

Recipe: Breakfast Quesadilla

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 5 min |Cook time: 10 min | Yield: About 1 to 2 servings

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon of butter
  • Splash of half and half
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 2 slices of cheese, or any kind of shredded cheese
  • 1 slice of deli ham or turkey, or cooked sausage or crumbled bacon

Beat eggs with a splash of half and half. Scramble with a bit of butter in a skillet over medium heat to a soft, wet consistency. Remove, add a bit of additional butter on top of egg, and set aside; wipe out pan.

Add more butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat. Once melted, add the first flour tortilla. Tear one slice of the cheese or add shredded cheese and scatter on top of the tortilla. Add the slice of ham, turkey, cooked sausage or cooked, crumbled bacon and the scrambled eggs. Top with remaining cheese and the second tortilla.

Turn the heat up to medium high and cook until the bottom tortilla is golden brown and crisp. Using a wide spatula or egg turner, carefully turn the tortilla over and cook on the other side until golden brown.

Remove to a cutting board and let rest for just a minute. Slice in half and then in quarters. Serve with a side of chunky salsa and unsweetened Greek yogurt and some fruit.

Cook's Notes: Add sauteed onions and peppers, either sweet or hot for a little extra kick.


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  1. Awesome......looks delicious!!!!!

  2. Thanks Joyce! I have to say that it was!!

  3. Looks wonderful, fast and easy...just perfect.
    I found you yesterday and 'shared' you with a friend...we both think you are *evil*...but we are going to cook all your recipes anyway!

  4. LOL Bella!! :) Maybe y'all can pace yourself better than me!!!!

  5. YUM!!! I've done something just like this but folded like a burrito and then grilled on each side! I love the quesadilla twist!

  6. Hi Jennifer - I was thinking of making some rolled quesadillas but it was breakfast time and somehow I ended up here LOL!

  7. Hi, Mary - it's nice to meet you - I'm Bella's friend from (near) Toronto :) She emailed me your url yesterday and we burned up the wires last night trading emails about your various recipes, lolllllllll. My husband and kids will LOVE these quesadillas! Of course I'll have to try the recipe first ... when they're not home ... purely for testing purposes, of course ;)

  8. Hi Sandra! So nice to meet you ... thanks for stopping by!!

    And LOL... enjoy that "testing" experiment! I have been known to perform a few of those myself.

  9. I made this yesterday for was fabulous and FAST...thanks a bunch. Now to make your chicken and dumplin bake for tonite.

  10. Hi Bella! Thanks for coming back and letting me know you enjoyed it. That's always nice to hear!! I think you'll like the bake too - it's a nice take on the standard C&D only much faster and easier.

  11. Oh Mary that looks so good. I will have to try that for breakfast next weekend.

  12. I make the same thing but as a burrito...looks good.

  13. I make this as a burrito for my daughter. I will try as a "quesadilla" next time.

    1. I love, love, love a good breakfast burrito too! The main difference here is that with a quesadilla you are browning the tortilla which adds that delicious crunch & a nice textural contrast!

  14. I like the looks of this. I would add the onions and peppers you mentioned. Pinning it!

  15. Very good! I was able to customize to each family member - a must around here. Thanks for the great idea! I have to fix to-go breakfast 5 days a week, so this will be a life saver!

    1. You're welcome Stacy - I just love these little quick meals, don't you?!

  16. Mmmm . . . breakfast is my favorite meal. Definitely adding the onions!!! Looks delishious :)


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