Monday, May 05, 2014

Breakfast Quesadilla

Had this in my drafts – perfect post for Cinco de Mayo. I must have mentioned this umpteen times but will do so again. I love breakfast stuff for dinner! I do, I do! It makes perfect sense too. Most weekdays, there’s hardly any time to even think of breakfast that requires preparing. It helps greatly that kids like cereal too. In fact, given a choice between cereal and dosas, Miss M chooses cereal! It’s a different story with the fellow, of course! He will happily consume idlis and dosas and akki rottis everyday! He does like cereals too though, thankfully.

So anyway, this breakfast quesadilla was another of my weeknight dinners. It can easily turn to a breakfast burrito too, with even less effort. The kids love sausage and I’ve included here but it’s easily skippable or can be substituted with bacon. I make it more gooey with cheese for the kids.


4 8” flour/corn tortillas
6 eggs, scrambled
3 turkey sausage patties, fully cooked and diced (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1 small red onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small bunch spinach, chopped (optional)
Taco sauce
Salsa for dipping or filling (optional)
Oil for spraying
A dab of butter for scrambling eggs
Salt for seasoning


Heat a small skillet and fry the onions, peppers and spinach for a couple minutes. Keep aside.
In the same skillet, scramble eggs with a little bit of butter, season with salt and keep aside.
Heat a griddle or a skillet over medium heat. Spray with non stick spray. Place a tortilla over the skillet and sprinkle one half of the tortilla with cheese. Then top with scrambled eggs, onion, peppers, spinach and drizzle with taco sauce. Cover with the remaining half and press down.
Let the bottom side of the tortilla cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat, until crispy. Spray on the top and flip to cook the other side. Cook until crispy brown.
Transfer to a cutting board to cool, then slice and serve with salsa (or guacamole and sour cream) on the side.


Priya Suresh said...

Its just snacks time here, your breakfast quesadillas makes me hungry,wish i get that plate.

M D said...

Love quesadillas. Yours looks so delicious!

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

It's been a while since I had a quessadilla; they used to be a staple in this house but have somehow slipped out of the menu. I'll have to work on a healthy version since my cholesterol is high :-(

Mandira said...

Such a great idea for breakfast. Must remember to make it soon. :)

Vani said...

Priya, MD, Mandira - thanks :)

Scott- good to hear from you.