It is well documented that breakfast, especially weekend brunch, is a big deal in this house. I live for it. I’m always looking to come up with fun new breakfast recipes and inspiration comes from the funniest places sometimes. I had left my waffle iron out a little while back while I was unpacking groceries. Soft taco shells were sitting right next to it waiting to be put away, and it hit me that they were the perfect size for the waffle iron. So the idea for these amazing and easy breakfast quesadillas was born! I made them this weekend and oh my goodness was I happy with how they came out.
I was one happy woman when hubby and I sat down to eat these breakfast quesadillas. The tortillas were slightly crisp and had great texture from the little waffle iron marks. The sausage, egg and cheese filling was so savory and flavorful. I think I am going to use my waffle iron to make any quesadillas from now on! I hope you all enjoy this amazing and easy breakfast! xoxo
These breakfast quesadillas are loaded with flavorful sausage, eggs and cheddar cheese before getting griddled to perfection in a waffle iron!
- 1 dash olive oil
- 3/4 pound ground breakfast sausage
- 1 dash worcestershire sauce
- 4 whole eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 dash Sriracha
- 8 whole soft taco shells
- 1 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese divided
- butter as needed for greasing the waffle iron
- ketchup, salsa, or maple syrup as needed for dipping
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the sausage and brown it as you break it up. It will take about 5 minutes to cook completely. While it is browning, pour in the dash of Worcestershire to flavor it more. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and sriracha in a bowl and whisk that all together thoroughly. Turn the burner heat to medium and pour the egg mixture over the cooked sausage. Stir it all constantly and let the eggs form soft, scrambled curds. Do not let the eggs dry out since they will cook more in the waffle iron. Take the pan off of the heat and set it aside.
- Pre-heat a standard sized Belgian waffle iron. While it heats up, assemble the first quesadilla. Spread 1/4 of the egg mixture out evenly and tightly on one of the soft taco shells, then sprinkle a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheddar on top of it. Close the quesadilla with another soft taco shell on top. Butter the waffle iron generously to grease it, then firmly press the quesadilla in it. Let it cook for about 3 minutes. While it is cooking assemble the next quesadilla.
- When the first quesadilla is done, take it out and lightly wipe down the waffle iron to clean up any mess. Butter it again before cooking the next one. Cut the quesadilla into quarters and serve it immediately with any desired dipping sauces. Ketchup, maple syrup or salsa all are perfect options! Repeat to make 4 quesadillas total and enjoy!
24 thoughts on “Breakfast Quesadillas”
Okay, you had me at the idea of Mexican for breakfast. But the fact that you also used the waffle iron for these babies? GENIUS!
Thank you so much, Karly!! 😀
I would have never thought to make this!! I love sausage egg and cheese too so it’s only right hat I try this out ASAP!!
Thanks very much, let me know what you think!! The waffle iron texture really makes it :-).
Welp, my kiddos are going to love this one!!
Oh I hope they do!! Thanks very much :-).
OMG drooling! I’ve never had a breakfast quesadilla before! Looks amazing!
Thank you so much!!
These look so good! What an awesome breakfast idea, gottta try them out!
Thanks very much!!
I’ve never considered breakfast quesadillas before but it’s totally brilliant!
Thank you very much!!
Oh, finally I see something that is to my taste for breakfast. I would love this most days for breakfast.
It is a wonderful breakfast for sure!!
You always come up with the most unique ideas! I would’ve never thought to use a waffle iron for quesadillas!
Thanks very much, Marta!!
What a great use for your waffle iron! I love breakfast burritos, but haven’t tried making breakfast quesadillas.
They’re so fun and yummy, and the waffle iron is really an awesome way to cook them :-).
Using a waffle maker is so clever! Love the recipe too
Thanks so much!!
This sounds like an amazing and filling breakfast idea!
It really is! Thank you so much :-).
Looks fantastic. I’m hosting a brunch in a couple of weeks and this will be a fun addition!
Oh wonderful!! I hope it’s a hit.
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