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Breakfast Quesadillas

I’m sharing a recipe today that you should *most definitely* feed your family for breakfast sometime soon: Breakfast Quesadillas!  And I might even add that they’d make a good breakfast on a school morning too- they’re pretty easy to whip up.

My son recently sat mesmerized watching a recipe video from one of my favorite people- Catherine McCord of– and he immediately declared that we needed to make this for breakfast (we, meaning ME).  It looked so good and so easy that I was definitely on board for this idea.  Here’s a little how-to on how you make this recipe:

Well beaten eggs are poured into a heated and buttered skillet.  It’s best if the skillet is somewhere close to the size of the tortillas that you choose to use.  After the eggs cook for a little while, add your desired shredded cheese.

Place a flour tortilla over the cheese.

Carefully place a plate over your skillet… and flip the skillet over so that the egg and tortilla are now on your plate.

Then slide it back into the pan, tortilla-side-down.

Add a bunch more cheese to this side of your egg too.

Top it with another tortilla, and then do the plate flip thing again- so that this 2nd tortilla has a chance to get cooked a bit on this side too.

Slide it onto a cutting board.  Now, see here… my skillet was slightly larger than my tortilla size but it all worked out okay in the end.

Use a pizza cutter to cut it into wedges.

Pick it up and eat- just like pizza!  Or quesadillas!

Serve it up to your family and they will love you.  And think that you’re a genius for creating such a thing.

And if you’re like my family, who adds avocado to just about everything, you’ll add avocado and a little bit of tomato. Dare I suggest sour cream and salsa  too?

Thanks, Catherine of Weelicious for this wonderful breakfast idea!  Check out Catherine’s how-to video HERE, where you can see the step-by-step process of how to make these quesadillas, and check out her site for all kinds of delicious and healthy recipe ideas that appeal to kiddos!  And she encourages you to get your kids involved in the kitchen too.  Yay!

Yield: 3 servings (2 wedges each)

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 8 min

Breakfast Quesadillas

A delicious, family-friendly breakfast!


1 Tablespoon butter
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese (or desired cheese)
2 large flour tortillas (not burrito-sized, just large)
tomato, avocado, sour cream, salsa (as desired)


1. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet (one that will fit your flour tortilla nicely- and that isn't too much larger than your tortilla), and bring it to medium heat.

2. Add egg to the heated skillet. Use a rubber spatula to loosen the sides a bit and allow raw egg to move around underneath to get cooked. Top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Place a flour tortilla on top. Use your rubber spatula to loosen the sides again around the edges. Then place a dinner plate on top of your skillet and carefully flip it over so that the egg/tortilla is now on the plate. Slide it back into the pan tortilla-side down and top it with remaining cheese and the 2nd tortilla. Let it sit for a minute or two, then place the plate on top of the skillet and flip it again. Slide it back into the pan, allowing the 2nd tortilla to heat up and get lightly browned.

3. Slide your breakfast quesadilla onto a cutting board and use a pizza cutter to cut it into wedges. Make the wedges as big as you'd like- 6 is suggested, but if you have little ones then you can make them smaller. Serve on their own or with tomato, avocado, sour cream, or salsa- as desired.


*You can make these will smaller flour tortillas too- just use less egg/cheese and a smaller skillet.

Source: (adapted from Weelicious)

54 Responses to “Breakfast Quesadillas”

  1. postedAug 22, 2011 4:09 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I love the gooey cheese shot and the last one with that perfect tomato…but I really love your manicure. For a woman who cooks and spends tons of time in the kitchen, you have amazingly perfect nails 🙂

  2. postedAug 22, 2011 4:20 AM

    I want this for breakfast NOW!

  3. postedAug 22, 2011 5:05 AM

    This looks so delicious! I know my family will love this! Yum!

  4. postedAug 22, 2011 5:32 AM
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I used to make something like this for myself but haven’t in forever. Yours looks great and thanks for the reminder of a super easy but delicious breakfast!

  5. postedAug 22, 2011 6:10 AM

    Delicious Delicious! I can almost smell them off my screen! Great vivid pictures and a lovely recipe to reproduce!

  6. postedAug 22, 2011 6:20 AM

    I really like how you flip it over onto one tortilla first. So simple and seemingly obvious but I wouldn’t have figure that out on my own haha.

  7. postedAug 22, 2011 6:32 AM

    Mmmmm! I think I could eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner they look that good 🙂

  8. postedAug 22, 2011 6:37 AM

    Great idea! I’ll bet kids love these!

  9. postedAug 22, 2011 6:50 AM

    Great breakfast idea! I love the avocado and tomato on top!

  10. postedAug 22, 2011 6:54 AM

    Never thought of having these for breakfast and I’m usually making cheese quesadillas for my daughter’s school lunch.
    Will have to try these, especially with that yummy cheese!
    Thanks, Lori!

  11. postedAug 22, 2011 7:21 AM

    Such a yummy breakfast! Easy that! The avocado throws it into a different league!

  12. postedAug 22, 2011 7:51 AM

    This is a great breakfast idea, for weekdays and weekends! Totally stealing it. 🙂

  13. postedAug 22, 2011 8:29 AM

    What a brilliant idea- I can’t wait to try this. I’ll have to wait until the weekend though, weekday breakfast is instant oatmeal between phone calls.

    Thanks for sharing!


  14. postedAug 22, 2011 9:05 AM

    YUM! I could eat these 3 times a day! Love it, can’t wait to try it. Also, I’m 100% with you on the avocado 😉

  15. postedAug 22, 2011 10:01 AM

    Me and my wife love anything breakfast and anything avocado. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw those yummy pictures. That shot of ooie-gooie cheese…mmmm. We just bought some tortillas last night so I think I’ll be making these tomorrow morning for breakfast. Thanks you, thank you. 😉

  16. postedAug 22, 2011 10:36 AM

    Woo hoo! Love this idea.

  17. postedAug 22, 2011 10:41 AM

    This looks so much better than my oatmeal! Love the avocado and tomato – always gotta have it with quesadillas in my opinion!

  18. postedAug 22, 2011 2:41 PM

    You’re right, that is easy. I need that, because an omelette and me are not friends. I always have a hard time with the flipping part.

    Great recipe, and you’re right again, I should defintely make that for breakfast.

  19. postedAug 22, 2011 2:47 PM
    Leah @

    Oh…my…yumminess. We will absolutely be having these for breakfast this week-maybe tomorrow! I’m always trying to convince my kiddos to eat eggs and this seems like a great way to sell them on the idea! 😉 These look amazing-thank you! 🙂

  20. postedAug 22, 2011 2:52 PM

    I wish it was breakfast right now! yum!
    these might end up as my supper!!

  21. postedAug 23, 2011 2:53 AM

    Oh man…. I LOVE quesadillas!

  22. postedAug 23, 2011 4:13 AM

    Breakfast quesadillas sound like a fun weekend breakfast – thanks for sharing, Lori! I think I’d add plain Greek yogurt on top for an extra protein punch 🙂

  23. postedAug 23, 2011 7:21 AM

    I love making these! i usually do them with corn tortillas for a quick lunch – so good and easy!

  24. postedAug 23, 2011 9:09 AM

    Looks delicious!!!! I can picture it with green chile peppers, onions and jalapenos!!! Girl your making my stomach growl!!!

  25. postedAug 23, 2011 4:49 PM

    Your son is a bright boy for requesting these for breakfast. Looks like the perfect way to get any day started.

  26. postedAug 23, 2011 5:10 PM

    These look so good! Wow! My family loves avocado too. Thanks for sharing the recipe love.

  27. postedAug 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    I could eat that quesadilla ANYTIME of day. Looks gorgeous and so do your nails. 🙂

  28. postedAug 23, 2011 7:58 PM

    Looks totally breakfast worthy! Yum!

  29. postedAug 24, 2011 7:13 AM

    Wow this sounds awesome, and a genius trick for using the plate for flipping!

  30. postedAug 24, 2011 8:49 AM

    I would make my eggs like an omelet (w/diced tomatoes, smoked chunks of ham, green onions, bacon pieces, etc…) Then after slicing the quesadilla, I would top with sour cream and a dab of salsa.

  31. postedAug 24, 2011 9:45 AM
    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    I LOVE this idea for a breakfast! And love the step-by-step because it makes it seem so easy!

  32. postedAug 24, 2011 10:02 AM

    Mmm i LOVE eggs so this sounds right up my alley. Great pictures and love the flipping trick

  33. postedAug 24, 2011 4:57 PM


  34. postedAug 24, 2011 7:12 PM

    This looks so good! I think this is a great idea for weekend brunch – thanks!! 🙂

  35. postedAug 26, 2011 8:21 AM
    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit)

    i’m always looking for fun and interesting (plus easy!) breakfast ideas. this one has so many possibilities!

  36. postedAug 29, 2011 7:13 PM

    This one pan technique is so clever! I love breakfast burritos, so this is right up my alley. Just pinned the recipe and will try it soon. Thanks!

  37. postedSep 1, 2011 5:36 PM

    This looks great!! I never though of making them for breakfast! I”ll have to try tomorrow!

  38. postedSep 3, 2011 7:50 AM

    Made these for my hubby this morning. They were a hit! Decided the are so fast, little mess that they would be perfect to make when camping. Thank you!

  39. postedSep 12, 2011 8:40 AM

    What a great idea, love the ‘how to’ pics!

  40. postedNov 9, 2011 9:30 AM

    Had Pinned this and just made up for a healthy lunch for my child care. Added some chopped baked ham left-overs and a little more cheese. I also re-flipped to brown up the second tortilla just a little. Easy to make and the children liked it so much I didn’t get any.

  41. postedDec 23, 2011 8:30 AM

    Hi there…just a quick note to let you know the link to Catherine’s site appears to be broken. I’ve tried a couple of times now…

    • postedDec 23, 2011 10:34 AM

      oh, thanks- her site is currently down. She’ll be back up soon!

  42. postedDec 24, 2011 7:58 AM
    Judy White

    This is a GREAT idea! My house will soon be overflowing with family (and I love every minute of it), and this is a great idea for those lazy mornings when everyone gets up at different times. Thank you!!

  43. postedOct 8, 2012 10:36 AM
    Amanda Goldman

    I added BBQ bacon in the quesodilla . But either way it was FANTASTIC !!

  44. postedOct 26, 2012 6:20 AM
    Sarah Jane

    This is such a great idea! I unfortunately skimped on the butter the first time, I should have used way more because my egg stuck to the pan! I don’t think I cooked it long enough the first time, but I’m excited to try it again! It was tasty, just not nearly as pretty as yours!

  45. postedJan 7, 2013 10:17 AM

    I just made this and it is SOOO good!! New favorite for quick breakfast. I had it with avocado and tomato with Franks hot sauce. YUM. Thank you!

  46. postedFeb 8, 2013 5:47 PM

    Try adding some chopped up chicken breast in with the eggs and cheese. Delicious!!

  47. postedJun 25, 2013 5:43 PM

    This sounds so good. I’m going to pin it.

  48. postedJan 15, 2014 9:30 PM

    I made these this morning and look forward to eating them for lunch. I love your recipe suggestions, I always have something to cook at night or for lunch over the weekends.

  49. postedFeb 22, 2014 6:02 AM

    You forgot to mention putting the second tortilla onto the cheese on the second side.
    Looks like a tasty dish.

    • postedFeb 22, 2014 4:22 PM

      Gotcha- thanks 🙂

  50. postedMar 2, 2014 9:59 AM
    Connie Spohn

    Add some chicken and make it dinner 🙂

  51. postedOct 11, 2014 8:32 AM
    Mary Leskovac

    Do you think you could make these ahead of time and freeze them. How would you reheat. Need a quick healthy breakfast

    • postedOct 13, 2014 7:58 AM

      not sure bc I have not done it, but maybe pop in the microwave?

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