These breakfast quesadillas are quick, budget-friendly, and delicious! They are sure to be a hit with every family members, especially because they are so versatile.
If you don’t have the exact ingredients listed below, you can simply use whatever you have on hand. You can make these with sausage, bacon, different kinds of cheese, and you can even throw in some vegetables.
If you have any leftover, the also re-heat easily. Just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to get the inside warm, and then put them on a wire rack in a 350°F oven to crisp back up.
This recipe serves 4.
Ingredients Needed to Make Ham & Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas:
- 6 eggs, scrambled (see note below)
- 8 6-inch flour tortillas
- 1 cup cooked ham, diced
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
Instructions for Making Ham & Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas:
Start out by making the scrambled eggs. To make the eggs, whisk six large eggs with 1 tablespoon half-and-half, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and cook the eggs over medium heat until they are completely cooked through. You don’t want to leave the eggs wet for this recipe.
Spray one side of 4 of the tortillas with non-stick cooking spray and flip them over to assemble the quesadillas. The side with the non-stick cooking spray should be facing out. I use an organic nonstick cooking spray on the outside of the tortillas, but you could also brush them with a little olive oil if you prefer.
Sprinkle a little Monterey Jack cheese on the tortilla and then divided the scrambled eggs between all four tortillas. I like to break up the larger chunks of eggs as I do this.
Sprinkle the ham on top of the eggs followed by a little bit of chopped green onion.
Top with the remaining cheese and then place another tortilla on top.
Spray the outside of the top tortilla with nonstick cooking spray.
Place a wide skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, carefully lay two quesadillas in the pan (or however many you can fit). Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, rotating the quesadillas every minute or so. Rotating them (not flipping) in the pan helps them brown evenly. If the tortilla starts getting too brown before the filling gets hot and the cheese melts, turn down the temperature.
Carefully flip the quesadillas over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
To flip the quesadillas without making a mess, use a wide spatula to lift the whole thing out, place a small plate on top of the quesadilla, flip it, remove the spatula, and then use the plate to slide it back into the pan. This works best with a plate that’s about the same size as the tortilla.
Remove the quesadillas from the pan, and set them on a wire rack while you cook the rest. Placing them on a wire rack prevents them from sweating and getting soggy on the bottom.
Serve with more green onions sprinkled on top, if desired.
Some yummy toppings you might want to try include salsa, sour cream, sliced black olives, additional shredded cheese, and/or hot sauce!