Bacon & Egg Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast & Brunch, Cooking for One or Two, Recipes
bacon and egg quesadilla
bacon and egg quesadilla

Photo: Leigh Loftus

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why do we only eat it once?

I know that some of you out there can cheerfully eat anything in the morning – pizza, a turkey sandwich, leftover brisket with mashed potatoes…not me. If it wasn’t marketed specifically as breakfast and isn’t a chocolate chip cookie (because those aren’t marketed as breakfast but I think they should be) then your chances are that I won’t want to look at it before about 12:30 p.m. Or if I’ve worked out in the morning, maybe 11:30 a.m.

While I might be picky about what I’ll cook the morning, I’m not picky about how I cook it. You can make a quesadilla – traditionally lunch or dinner fare – in an unconventional way: on your grill. If you have an indoor/electric grill, this is especially easy for frosty winter mornings when you want a warm breakfast without fuss.

bacon and egg quesadilla

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Quesadilla
Recipe type: Cooking for One or Two, Breakfast and Brunch
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Serves: 1
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole wheat or spinach wrap
  • ¼ cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 thick slice of bacon, well-cooked and crumbled into bits
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Cook bacon according to directions on package. Spread wrap onto a large plate. Grate mozzarella cheese onto one half of the wrap. Use a fork to beat the eggs and salt in a small bowl, until the eggs are mostly uniform in color.
  2. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, pour the egg mixture in an even layer across the pan. Cook eggs 1-2 minutes, depending on how hot your stove gets. Cook until egg has set and flip into thirds, omelette-style. Cook until each side has just barely browned, about 1 minute longer.
  3. Heat grill. to medium. Top wrap/cheese with omelet and crumble bacon over egg. Fold wrap in half and grill until tortillas are crisp, about 3-4 minutes per side. Slice in half and serve.

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  • Reply
    February 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    YUM, Maris! This looks so delicious – I’m also in the “breakfast for dinner is the best kind of dinner” camp. And if bacon is involved? All the better!

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    February 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Hmmm… probably a sausage sandwich for me!

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    February 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

    This looks delicious and easy to make as well. Breakfast-for-dinner, brenner, reminds me of being young and my dad making mickey mouse pancakes for dinner 🙂

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    February 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I ate pancakes for dinner yesterday and it was spectacular. I love eating breakfast for dinner, usually because I dont get up early enough to make it for the appropriate time.

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    February 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I think I just saw my dinner for tonight! looks fabulous!!!

  • Reply
    February 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    This? sounds awesome!
    Waffles or pancakes are my absolute favorite breakfast foods to have for dinner, especially if they have chocolate chips because then it counts as dinner & dessert.

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    February 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    ok seriously anything called a Quesadilla is my favorite, and this is no exception! What a perfect quick breakfast… I could throw in a red bell pepper and be good to go!

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    February 9, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’m laughing because I posted waffles for dinner today. This sounds great & the hubs loves Mexican for breakfast.

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    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    February 9, 2010 at 7:54 am

    If you’re watching both calories and carbs, look for the Joseph’s brand oat bran and flax tortillas. They’re the same size, but have only 5 net carbs per tortilla. And though they are a bit thinner than whole wheat tortillas, they work just fine in quesadillas.

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    February 9, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I do not think I have ever thought about making a breakfast quesadilla…yum!

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    February 9, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Sounds awesome! I am going to try this tomorrow morning! I agree with you about breakfast foods–any time of the day but not dinner meals for breakfast. Thanks for this wonderful idea for a breakfast change.

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