Loaded Breakfast Quesadillas

Crispy Tortilla filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage, and bacon, Breakfast quesadilla is easy and quick to make. These quesadillas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.

Crispy Tortilla filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage, and bacon, Breakfast quesadilla is easy and quick to make. These quesadillas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.

These Breakfast quesadillas are delicious and super satisfying. These are easy to put together and can be made in bulk and frozen. So not for another day you would skip your breakfast.

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Soft scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, cheese, bacon, and green onion, these quesadillas are quite filling. We love these a lot and I make it quite frequently with variations in filling. Serve these with some sour cream, fresh salsa, or with avocado dip. Here is a vegetable loaded version, another all-time favorite with a spicy vegetable bean filling.

What is a breakfast quesadilla?

This has got its name from the Breakfast Quesadilla at TacoBell. This is in size similar to the regular quesadilla.

What gives it the moniker of ‘breakfast’ is the choice of fillings like sausage, egg, and cheese. These filings are associated with morning breakfast staple ingredients. Hence the name.

Crispy Tortilla filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage, and bacon, Breakfast quesadilla is easy and quick to make. These quesadillas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.

What goes good on Breakfast Quesadillas

The filling for the breakfast quesadilla can be as simple as just egg and cheese or you can load it up with lots of different things.

For the basic version, you need tortillas, eggs, and cheese. But I generally add breakfast sausage to increase the protein content.

  • eggs, cheese, bacon
  • Breakfast sausage with Onion and red bell pepper
  • Cooked Mushrooms
  • Cooked Spinach
  • Chopped Avocado

How To Cook Breakfast Quesadilla?

The first step is to decide on the filling and do the prep. Once the filling is ready, putting it together and cooking takes less than 10 mins. While chopping, make sure to do it finely and to an even size. There should be no big chunks.

Start with cooking chopped bacon until crispy. Discard bacon grease and melt some butter in it.

Beat egg with salt, pepper, and a splash of full-fat milk. Adding milk to eggs keeps them soft and fluffy. Cook egg just until is done.

Eggs cook fast and in no time they get overcooked. So the trick to cooking creamy soft eggs is to cook it on medium-low heat. After pouring the beaten egg into the pan, it starts to set on the sides. The moment it starts to set break it using a spatula and keep stirring continuously.

When the egg looks just set and still creamy take the pan out.

The next step is to cook the sausage along with onion and peppers. In an empty pan cook sausage, onion, and peppers until the onion has softened and sausage is cooked through.

Steps to cook Breakfast Quesadilla

Which cheese is good on Quesadilla?

I would recommend cheddar or similar cheese. It melts well and does not have an overpowering flavour and taste. The other ingredients in the filing should come through the cheese. A cheese like cheddor or Mexican blend cheese is perfect for quesadilla.

Grated, crumbled or sliced cheese works well. Cheese by itself provides enough flavour and this is why just cheesy quesadillas are popular. Sprinkle enough of them and you will love those cheese strands when you pull apart those quesadillas.

Tips to avoid a soggy Quesadilla

  • A common reason why people get a soggy quesadilla is that they overdo the butter or oil bit.
  • Lightly butter or oil your skillet – this is the key behind crispy quesadillas.
  • If you go heavy on butter/oil, initially you might see a cooked and crispy exterior. Eventually, during the cook, they will ooze out. This extra oil tends to soften and make the outsides of the quesadilla soggy.
Crispy Tortilla filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage, and bacon, Breakfast quesadilla is easy and quick to make. These quesadillas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.

Can you pre-make quesadillas and keep them warm and crispy?

  • You can also make them an hour or half an hour ahead and leave them on a hot pan which keeps the outside hot and crispy.
  • You can also choose to keep them warm in a crockpot though I prefer leaving them on a hot pan.

Can you make and freeze quesadilla?

Make them ahead cut into wedges and store them in an airtight container. Quesadillas can be frozen for up to 3 months.

You can also refrigerate them for up to a week.

When it is time to serve frozen/refrigerated quesadillas, follow the below steps:

  • Reheat them in a microwave or pan.
  • Reheating them in a pan gives a crispy finish to the quesadilla.
  • You have to lightly butter a pan or griddle and heat the quesadilla on it. Turn it once by allowing 5-6 minutes on each side.
  • This allows the cheese inside them to melt enough to get a cheesy bite.
  • Doing it in a microwave will not make it crispy.

Crispy Tortilla filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage, and bacon, Breakfast quesadilla is easy and quick to make. These quesadillas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.
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Breakfast Quesadilla

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Crispy Tortilla filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage, and bacon, Breakfast quesadilla is easy and quick to make. These quesadillas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. Watch detailed recipe video on how to cook Breakfast Quesadillas below.
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 soft  flour tortillas (8 inch dia)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup full-fat Milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 grams Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 medium Onion
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 strips bacon chopped
  • ¼ cup green Onion
  • 1.5 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  • Begin with cooking chopped bacon until crispy. Keep bacon aside in a bowl and discard excess bacon fat.
  • Whisk together egg, milk, salt, and pepper using a fork.
  • Heat butter in the same pan used above. Pour the beaten egg mixture. When it starts to set around the corner (15-20 seconds) using a spatula break the mixture and stir.
  • When the egg is cooked through but it still looks creamy remove from heat and keep it aside.
  • To the same pan add crumbled breakfast sausage, chopped onion, and peppers. Cook until the sausage is cooked and the onion has softened.

Assembling Quesadilla – Method 1

  • Sprinkle cheese on one half of the tortilla. Top it with scrambled egg, sausage mixture, more cheese, crispy bacon, green onion. Fold the tortilla over.

Assembling Quesadilla – Method 2

  • Another method of assembling is to place the tortilla. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly leaving a little space around the edges.
  • Spread cooked egg, sausage evenly. Top it with crispy bacon, green onion, and sprinkle another layer of shredded cheese.
  • Place another tortilla on top.

Cooking Quesadillas

  • Carefully place filled tortillas on a hot non-stick skillet. Cook until the cheese melts and the tortilla gets crisp. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer the quesadilla to a chopping board. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut and serve with sour cream or salsa.
  • Watch detailed recipe video on how to cook Breakfast Quesadillas below(at the end of the recipe)

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 278mg | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3mg
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