breakfast quesadillas

I love weekends. I get to take a break from the computer (which I spend 8 hours + a day on during the week), I get to sleep in, and I get to laze around in pajama pants. What’s not to love? This weekend the days were filled with:

Puppy dogs

Jake’s dogs, Short Round and Little Bit, who both curled up against me for sleeping. 


The bow did not last long. #maya

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They both made me miss my little Maya, who just got a haircut.

Pitch Perfect 2 Stub

Went to see Pitch Perfect 2! (Why, yes, that does say FOUR DOLLARS for a movie.)


Went to a Padres game with these guys.

Easy Mexican Breakfast Quesadillas | This Tasty Life

And I made these for Sunday morning: Breakfast Quesadillas. I actually got the idea from this Pinterest post about breakfast burritos but I didn’t look hard enough in Jake’s kitchen to see there were big tortillas. All I saw were the little corn taco sized one and on the fly it went from breakfast burritos to breakfast tacos to breakfast quesadillas since I realized tacos would probably fall apart in the pan. I really wanted that crispy outside edge and quesadillas would be easier to heat up that way.

Easy Mexican Breakfast Quesadillas | This Tasty Life

The quesadillas are filled with things we had on hand: refried beans, sour cream, scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, onions, chives, and plenty of cheese!

Easy Mexican Breakfast Quesadillas | This Tasty Life

They turned out better than I thought they would and they came together really easily! You can easily adjust the fillings to taste or whatever you have on hand. Heck, I bet you could even freeze these and then reheat them at work for breakfast during the week. 

Quesadillas: not just for cheese anymore (though I’ll take just cheese, too, if that’s all you have). 

Check out the recipe below and have a good week!

Breakfast Quesadillas
  1. 3 eggs
  2. 1/4 onion, chopped
  3. 12 small corn tortillas
  4. refried beans
  5. sour cream
  6. shredded Mexican cheese (I like a mix of Jack and Cheddar)
  7. shredded cooked chicken
  8. chives, chopped
  9. canola oil
  1. Crack your eggs, beat them, and cook em til scrambled. Set aside.
  2. Sautée your onions for 4-5 minutes until translucent and soft. Set aside.
  3. Start assembling your breakfast quesadillas! Lay one tortilla flat on your surface. Take a spoonful of refried beans and spread it evenly across the tortilla. Get another spoonful of sour cream and layer that on top of the beans. Sprinkle a bit of shredded cheese evenly over the top of the sour cream. Add a little bit of cooked chicken, then a spoonful of cooked scrambled eggs, a little scatter of onions and a few chopped chives. Top again with another helping of shredded cheese and then top it all off with another tortilla. Repeat until you have 6 quesadillas done.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and place a teaspoon of canola oil in the pan. Swirl it so the oil covers the bottom of the pan. When hot, add your quesadilla to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes over medium high heat. When the bottom looks crispy and golden brown in spots, flip it over to cook the other side. Cook for another two minutes until the other side is also golden brown. Remove from pan and cook the rest of your quesadillas.
  5. Call in the crew to enjoy breakfast! Serve with additional sour cream, salsa, and hot sauce.
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8 thoughts on “breakfast quesadillas

  1. These quesadillas look awesome! I’m going to give them a try! My fav beans are Better Bean Roasted Chipotle Bean Dip. I have no idea why they call them dip, since they’re way too solid but boy are they good!

    PS Short Round is such a cute name!!

    1. Hi Marla – Hmmm, those beans sound pretty good! Where do you get them? Don’t think I’ve seen them before (though honestly I usually shop at Trader Joe’s so that’s probably why).

      1. I get them at Vons. They are by the deli section in the case where they have the “high end” packaged meat and cheese. They have three other varieties too but I’ve never tried them.

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