Breakfast Quesadillas

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.

My favorite breakfast combination in the world is sausage, egg and cheddar cheese. So that was the filling I went with when I made these breakfast quesadillas. The sausage smelled so good as it browned up. Then I made sure to lower the heat a little before I poured in my egg mixture. I wanted to make sure the eggs were gently and softly scrambled, so I stirred constantly just until they were cooked through.
My favorite breakfast combination in the world is sausage, egg and cheddar cheese. So that was the filling I went with when I made these breakfast quesadillas. The sausage smelled so good as it browned up. Then I made sure to lower the heat a little before I poured in my egg mixture. I wanted to make sure the eggs were gently and softly scrambled, so I stirred constantly just until they were cooked through.
The breakfast quesadillas came together easily from there! I spread 1/4 of the egg and sausage mixture evenly on one of my soft taco shells. Then I piled a 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top before closing it with another soft taco shell.
The breakfast quesadillas came together easily from there! I spread 1/4 of the egg and sausage mixture evenly on one of my soft taco shells. Then I piled a 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top before closing it with another soft taco shell.
It took about 3 minutes for the breakfast quesadillas to cook perfectly in my beloved waffle iron. They were gooey, melty perfection! I made sure to clean and butter my waffle iron between cooking each quesadilla. That just ensured they came out as cleanly as possible.
It took about 3 minutes for the breakfast quesadillas to cook in my beloved waffle iron. They were gooey, melty perfection! I made sure to clean and butter my waffle iron between cooking each quesadilla. That just ensured they came out as cleanly as possible. My waffle iron made the most perfect lines to quarter them, so that’s what I did when 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

Breakfast Quesadillas
Breakfast Quesadillas
5 from 3 votes
Breakfast Quesadillas
Breakfast Quesadillas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These breakfast quesadillas are loaded with flavorful sausage, eggs and cheddar cheese before getting griddled to perfection in a waffle iron! 

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast Quesadillas, Quesadillas
Servings: 4 quesadillas
Calories: 623 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving (1 quesadilla)
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 266
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.5g45%
Saturated Fat 10.5g66%
Cholesterol 195mg65%
Sodium 1106mg48%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 52.2g17%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 35.5g71%
Calcium 340mg34%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Breakfast Quesadillas
Breakfast Quesadillas

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