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)

4.98 from 67 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
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.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 1 quesadilla

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

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Per Serving

438kcal Calories17g Carbs32g Protein26g Fat10g Saturated Fat385mg Cholesterol1218mg Sodium330mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar664IU Vitamin A222mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe (3 Easy Ways)
Amount per Serving
Calories
438
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Cholesterol
 
385
mg
128
%
Sodium
 
1218
mg
53
%
Potassium
 
330
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
Vitamin A
 
664
IU
13
%
Calcium
 
222
mg
22
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: breakfast quesadilla, egg quesadilla
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 438
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  • Nick
    January 30, 2024

    OMG! Where have these been all my life? Made one with 2 breakfast sausage patties for today and it was super! Made one with bacon for tomorrow, but next time I think next time I’ll use 3 strips. Really easy to make and just right for 1 person. Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 30, 2024

      You’re very welcome, Nick!

      Reply

  • Laura Brewer
    October 21, 2023

    I’m elderly and it’s hard to cook for 1. This was so perfect!! I love your recipes and I use quite a few of them. Thank you for a good breakfast ❤️❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2023

      I’m so glad this recipe was perfect for you, Laura! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Peggy
    July 11, 2023

    These were delicious. The next time I make them I am going to use asparagus with swiss cheese which is a favorite combo for an omelet.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2023

      That sounds great, Peggy!

      Reply

  • Liz
    April 18, 2023

    These are eggcellent. So easy and versatile. Mmmm, yummy. Love your recipes Natasha. Going try my hand at the Onion rings today.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 18, 2023

      Hi Liz! Thank you. I’m glad you loved the recipe. 🙂 Let us know how the onion rings turn out.

      Reply

  • Shelley Murray
    April 17, 2023

    All your recipes are excellent I make a lot of them. Thanks so much for taking the time, blessing to your family.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 17, 2023

      You’re very welcome, Shelley! I’m so glad you are enjoying them. 🙂

      Reply

  • Doreen Cole
    April 17, 2023

    How much liquid egg whites would this recipe need? I can’t have yokes 😏.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 17, 2023

      Hi Doreen. I did a quick google search and found that 2 egg whites replaces 1 egg.

      Reply

  • Kathy
    January 28, 2023

    I’m just curious as to what is the brand name of the hot plate you’re using and where can I get one. Also why do you use it instead of your stove? Thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2023

      Hi Kathy, you can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE. I used this Cuisinart hot plate HERE. We used it at times for filming, so you get a better view of what we’re cooking, but we absolutely love cooking on our home stove too! I hope this helps!

      Reply

  • Kathy Brooks
    August 28, 2022

    Does this freeze? Looking for freezer friendly breakfast for my husband while I’m away 🥰

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 28, 2022

      This is a freezer-friendly recipe. You may check this portion in the recipe “How to Freeze Quesadillas”

      Reply

  • Kristin
    July 8, 2022

    This was a big hit. Tasty and filling! And what a genius idea to use a pizza cutter. It’s the little things. 😊

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2022

      I’m so glad that tip was helpful, Kristin! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Tom Wooley
    May 10, 2022

    In our house we have used plenty of your recipes and they are all excellent. This one is no exception! Easy and more importantly delicioso!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Adriana Quintero
    May 5, 2022

    Thank you for this and so many wonderful recipes you share, I am a big fan for many many years. The quesadillas came out awesome I made with cheese and turkey sausage, the eggs were so fluffy, love this method, thanks again, blessings 🙏

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Adriana! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    April 19, 2022

    I sent this recipe to my daughter and her hubby and they made it and LOVE it!! I decided to try it at home and LOVE it as well!! Going to make ahead and freeze them. I love all your recipes Natasha!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Jules
    March 28, 2022

    Yep … have made all 3 versions a couple of times … def a winner!
    As a PS, I sautee the mushrooms with a little Oyster Sauce (seriously takes the flavour level up a subtle notch).
    Thanks, Natasha:)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2022

      Thank you for the tip, Jules. That is so helpful! We also appreciate the review.

      Reply

  • Brenda
    March 5, 2022

    I made the bacon version. It is so easy and delicious! Thank you for the video also!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Brenda!

      Reply

  • Maria Andrews
    December 28, 2021

    Probably a dumb question but you cook the quesadillas before freezing right?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2021

      That’s right, Maria! We freeze them after cooking. See the “How to Freeze Quesadillas” section in the recipes for reheat instructions.

      Reply

  • cathleen Paxson
    December 19, 2021

    Made these for my adult kids while on vacatioin. They haven’t stopped raving about them!! So easy too!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2021

      Wonderful to hear that, Cathleen. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

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