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!

Breakfast Quesadillas

A delicious, family-friendly breakfast!

Yield: 3 servings (2 wedges each)

Prep Time:15 min

Cook Time:8 min


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)

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  • Country Fun wrote:

    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.

  • Julia wrote:

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

  • Leslie wrote:

    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!

  • Tracie Carrigan wrote:

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

  • Monica @ TheYummyLife wrote:

    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!

  • Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) wrote:

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

  • Courtney wrote:

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

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  • Claire wrote:

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

  • Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist’s Kitchen wrote:

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

  • Kim wrote:

    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.

  • The Cilantropist wrote:

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

  • The Undercover Cook wrote:

    Looks totally breakfast worthy! Yum!

  • Jenny (VintageSugarcube) wrote:

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

  • Mollie wrote:

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

  • Eliana wrote:

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

  • Denise wrote:

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

  • brandi wrote:

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

  • Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) wrote:

    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 🙂

  • VeggieGirl wrote:

    Oh man…. I LOVE quesadillas!