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Breakfast Quesadillas – 3 Easy Ways (VIDEO)

Breakfast quesadillas are the easiest one-pan breakfast and take just minutes to make. If you enjoyed our Steak Quesadillas, you will love these!

You can change up the egg quesadillas with your favorite protein. Watch the video tutorial to see how we made them with breakfast sausage, bacon, and sliced deli ham.

Breakfast quesadilla cut into wedges and lifted with cheese pull

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Everyone in our family loves these and I love how fast and easy they are to make. You will love that they are make-ahead and freezer friendly. The fluffy egg, cheese, and meat all reheat just as good as the day they were made. Check out our reheating tips below for keeping that exterior crisp.

Watch Breakfast Quesadilla Video Tutorial:

Watch Natasha make this breakfast quesadilla recipe. It really doesn’t get any easier than this! We love that these come together in one pan so there is minimal cleanup.

Ingredients for Egg Quesadillas:

The ingredients are so simple that you will have this recipe memorized by the time you are finished watching the video tutorial. For the basic egg quesadilla, you will need an 8-inch flour tortilla, 2 large eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper, and 1/4 cup of Mexican cheese (or your favorite melting cheese like cheddar or mozzarella).

Ingredients for egg quesadillas with tortillas, eggs, cheese

You can add extra protein and our favorites are breakfast sausage. If you aren’t able to find the sausage patties, you can buy breakfast sausages and remove the casing. Bacon is always a favorite for a bacon egg and cheese quesadilla. Ham is convenient because you don’t have to pre-cook the meat and can use leftover Baked Ham.

Protein options for egg quesadillas with bacon, sausage and ham

What to Serve with Breakfast Quesadillas:

Quesadillas are great by themselves but we love to serve them with these fresh toppings like Pico de Gallo and our Roasted Salsa. Our children love them with sour cream.

Breakfast quesadillas served with pico de gallo

How to Freeze Quesadillas:

To Freeze – Arrange quesadillas in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flash freeze for 2 hours. Once they are solid, transfer to a freezer-safe zip bag and store in the freezer.

To Reheat – Place frozen quesadillas into a toaster oven at 350˚F and reheat until warmed through and cheese is melted. We love reheating in an air fryer to re-crisp the outside. If you thaw quesadillas in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight, they will reheat twice as fast.

Cooked sausage egg breakfast quesadillas ready for the freezer

More Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes:

These breakfast quesadillas are sure to become one of your new favorite Breakfast Recipes! Get the print-friendly recipe below.

Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe (3 Easy Ways)

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Breakfast quesadilla with cheese pull

Breakfast quesadillas are the easiest one-pan breakfast and take just minutes to make. Change up the egg quesadillas with your favorite protein. Watch the video tutorial to see how we made them with breakfast sausage, bacon, and sliced deli ham.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $1-$3
Keyword: breakfast quesadilla, egg quesadilla
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Breakfast
Calories: 438 kcal
Servings: 1 quesadilla

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 Breakfast Quesadilla:

  • 1 flour tortilla 8” in diameter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (1 oz) Mexican cheese, medium cheddar or mozzarella

Select Your Meat/ Protein:

  • 3 oz breakfast Sausage 2 patties
  • 2 slices ham (2 oz) chopped
  • 2 slices bacon (2 oz), sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook Sausage or Bacon until browned and cooked through then remove to a plate. If using cooked ham, you can heat it up or just add it over the cheese in step 4. Wipe excess oil from skillet if needed. Reduce heat to low.

  2. In a measuring cup, add 2 eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper, or add seasoning to taste. Beat with a fork. Add beaten eggs and swirl to spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Cook over low heat until When eggs are nearly cooked through (if you tilt the pan they shouldn't run).

  3. Sprinkle the top with 2 Tbsp shredded cheese then cover with a tortilla. The cheese will make the tortilla stick to the egg. Use a large spatula to get under the egg and quickly flip over.

  4. Sprinkle another 2 Tbsp of cheese or add cheese to taste. Sprinkle your cooked protein (sausage, bacon or ham) over half of the surface and fold the tortilla in half. Sautee on both sides until golden brown.* Remove from skillet and use a pizza cutter to cut quesadilla into wedges and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

*COOK'S TIP: Adding a little oil to the pan will help the outside of the tortilla crisp nicely.

**Nutrition label is for one serving and based on using 2 slices of ham. 

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe (3 Easy Ways)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 385mg128%
Sodium 1218mg53%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 664IU13%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Diah
    July 13, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I’m Diah, from Indonesia. I love your recipes and this quesadillas is super easy and great. I added sauted mushroom in it. My kids looove it. This is their new favourite for breakfast.

    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2020

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Ginette Mitchener
    July 8, 2020

    Hello Natasha!
    I am 80 years old, still interested in learning new ways of cooking.
    Both my husband ( same age )and I like to eat, but do not know how to cook tasty, light and easy meals.
    It was by chance I came across your sponge cake recipe and made it last week for a group of elderly diabetic friends using fresh blueberries, or strawberries and peaches with a lemon pudding topping and sugar free whipped cream.
    Everybody liked it.
    I continue to cook your other recipes and enjoy every one of them.
    Thank you for sharing your love of cooking.
    Gratefully,
    Ginette

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

      Aww, that’s just awesome! I’m so inspired reading your review Ginette! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Rhonda Gardner
    June 29, 2020

    I found a recipe for breakfast burritos and thought it sounded good for taking to work but after making them I had sooo much filling left and didn’t know what to do with it! THIS IS WHAT I’LL DO WITH IT!! I have scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns with pepper and onions, salsa and cheese. Thank you sooooo much!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2020

      You’re welcome Rhonda! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    June 15, 2020

    Hi, how long can these be frozen?

    Reply

  • Eric Hall
    June 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha

    I saw your video/post on my FB feed. My partner and I decided to try it out, since we were hungry. We found some pepperoni in our freezer and threw some slices in the skillet and browned them.

    We continued with the recipe as shown. These quesadillas come together very quickly, we were eating in a few minutes time.

    Loved it! Thank you so much.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Eric! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Dave smith
    May 24, 2020

    Honestly .this was lovely,so easy and we think better than a McDonald’s wrap lol. Abit off fun with the kids aswell

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      Homemade is definitely so much better and healthier! Thanks for giving this recipe a nice feedback.

      Reply

  • Yvette
    May 24, 2020

    Breakfast quesadillas were so good they were requested for supper again the next night!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2020

      Wow that’s so great! So glad you all loved it.

      Reply

  • Maria A. Moore
    May 21, 2020

    Thanks! As always very special, delicious Quesadillas!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 21, 2020

      You’re most welcome, thanks for giving this recipe a try!

      Reply

  • Kylie
    May 21, 2020

    My whole family (4 Big eating males) loved this meal. Delicious as always – dinner not breakfast with Angus Beef Sausage. Delicious!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 21, 2020

      Great to hear that you loved this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Nakya
    May 21, 2020

    Natasha you are in my top five of my favorite cooks. I have tried so many of your recipes and it never fails They are all amazing. Your personality is so bubbly, sweet and funny. I’m in Georgia and it’s a little after 2 am here, I just woke my husband up to show him this and to tell him I’m making this Saturday morning. He hates when I get excited about a recipe but enjoys it when I make the dish. Your babies are so adorable and 🥰🥰

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 21, 2020

      That is so awesome, thank you for your compliments! I hope you love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

      • Dr Areeb
        May 24, 2020

        Hii Natasha Kravchuk I like your recipe It seems to be yummy and tasty thank you for sharing your recipe with us. God bless you

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 24, 2020

          So lovely to hear that! Thanks for your good feedback.

          Reply

  • GirlFromCanada
    May 20, 2020

    We had these for breakfast this morning. They were super delicious, such a filling breakfast meal! We ate them as is with no extra sauces and they were perfect.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Olga
    May 20, 2020

    Hey,Natasha
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. We had it today for breakfast, it was good.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Jan Payne
    May 19, 2020

    Looks really easy, I will be making this today. Simple and I have all these ingredients already. I did make your recipe for shrimp scampi and it was awesome.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      So glad to hear that, Jan. I hope you also love quesadillas!

      Reply

  • Mona
    May 17, 2020

    My dear Natasha, I discovered your blog about a year ago, and I’ve tried about 80% of your recipes, and except one or two, they were all a big hit for my husband and son! I shared your blog with my mom who lives in Romania, and she loved you from the first recipe she tried! You are talented, lots of fun and a very pleasant lady! The quesadilla recipe was delicious! Thank you for making cooking easy, quick , fun and affordable!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      I’m so glad that you discovered my blog and thank you for always giving my recipes a try! I appreciate your kind words.

      Reply

  • pauline morris
    May 17, 2020

    WE LOVE THIS IT WAS SO GOOD, VERY EASY, MY HUSBAND SAID THEY WERE……… AWESOME, THANK YOU!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      You’re very welcome! I’m glad you both enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Ginka
    May 17, 2020

    Hi, Natasha, would it be OK to make this recipe with corn tortillas, will it hold together? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 17, 2020

      Hi, that should still work fine, but I would pre-toast the first side of the corn tortilla that touches the egg. Corn tortillas have a different texture and are a little more likely to crack when folded but if you prefer that texture, I think it would work fine.

      Reply

  • Nina
    May 16, 2020

    The way you make the egg stick to the tortilla is genius! Much easier than cooking them separately. I like to add a teaspoon of water to my eggs, it makes them fluffy. Also trying adding fresh chopped chives when you add toppings at the end.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 17, 2020

      Thank you for that awesome compliment and for sharing our fluffy egg tip!

      Reply

  • Linda Fisk
    May 16, 2020

    Found your recipe this morning and had to give it a try. It tasted amazing and was so easy to make! I made them with bacon and more cheese than called for. All I had for dipping was picante sauce, which was an added yum. This recipe was keto for us, since I had carb smart tortillas. Love it! Will make again and again!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Linda!

      Reply

  • Teresa Mayberry
    May 16, 2020

    This looks like another winner. Recently bulk sausage was on sale, and I took the same approach I do with ground beef: I cooked 6 pounds in my slow cooker (used a disposable liner for easier cleanup) drained the meat in a colander, broke it up, then divided it up into meal portions and froze it in freezer bags. Using precooked crumbled sausage would make this recipe even easier!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me Teresa!

      Reply

  • jechalle
    May 15, 2020

    What brand and size pan did you use for these quesadillas? The pan looks hefty/sturdy.

    Reply

  • Krissy Allori
    May 15, 2020

    I love this idea. Who says that quesadillas have to be for dinner only. I’m trying one this weekend for sure. Yum!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe, Krissy! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    May 15, 2020

    We could eat these every morning!! Love how cheesy they are & my kids love that they can add what they like.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      The perfect breakfast! Thank you for that wonderful review, Kristyn!

      Reply

  • Jim Rydman
    May 15, 2020

    Just made the bacon version Natasha! These are for KINGS! So good and easy to make. Thanks for this new concept. Did you create this?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 15, 2020

      Hi Jim, I’m so glad to hear that! We recreated them after inspiration from a viral TikTok video of all things! I’m glad you loved the recipe.

      Reply

  • wilhelmina
    May 15, 2020

    These were so cheesy and delish! The perfect way to start off the day!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Lily
    May 15, 2020

    These were so easy, I added lots of crispy bacon into them and the texture and flavor was perfection, what a genius idea for quick breakfast.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      Yum! The best! Thank you for that great review, Lily!

      Reply

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