Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas

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Have you noticed something different around here at CCC?

If you thought the look of the site changed, you were right!

It’s a brand new design!  A remodel.  A makeover.  A fresh new look.

Out with the old and in with the new.

A huge THANK YOU to Lindsay for CCC’s new design and for putting up with the thousands of questions that I asked her along the way.

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The first post on this newly designed site is a quesadilla that’s so amazingly delish, you just can’t stop eating it.

I made these yummies for breakfast on Christmas morning and they were gobbled up in record time.

They were so tasty that I made a second batch so I could take pictures of the deliciousness for you.

Ok, I feel quilty not telling you the whole truth, I made a second batch so I could have leftovers….but mostly so I could take pictures for you.

Leftovers last nicely in the fridge.  Just heat them up in a toaster oven, or regular oven, and they’re great for a quick breakfast that you can eat on the go.

Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the new design!

Let’s check out the ingredients.

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Flour tortillas, Jimmy Dean sage sausage, milk, eggs, butter, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, pepper, and salsa.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven at 375 degrees F.

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Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the sausage.

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While cooking the sausage break it up in small pieces with a spoon or spatula.  This sage sausage smells soooo good in the house when it’s cooking.

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When the sausage is done cooking remove it from the pan on to a paper towel and set aside.

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Next, shred the cheese and set aside.

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Then, in a medium size bowl add the eggs…..

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….pepper,

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and milk.

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Next…

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…whisk together.  Heat a skillet on medium heat and add ½ tablespoon of butter.

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As it’s melting, pour in the eggs and stir as they cook.

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When the eggs are scrambled…

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…remove them from the heat and set aside for just a moment.  Grease a cookie sheet with about ½ tablespoon of butter.

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Lay two of the tortillas on the cookie sheet.

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Add a layer of shredded cheese on each tortilla reserving half of the quantity of cheese for later.

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Next, add a layer of cooked sausage, scrambled eggs,

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and salsa to the tortillas.

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I used green and red salsa…perfect colors for Christmas Day.

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Add the remaining shredded cheese.

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Deliciousness.

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Top each quesadilla with a tortilla.

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In a small bowl, melt the remaining butter…

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…and brush it on top of each tortilla.  Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese melts and the outside edges of the tortillas turn a light golden color (about 15 to 18 minutes).

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Cut each quesadilla into quarters with a knife or pizza cutter.

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Serve hot with your favorite green or red salsa.

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Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and warm them up in the oven, or in a toaster oven.

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Enjoy!  Here’s another delish quesadilla recipe “Bacon Avocado and Tomato Quesadilla“.  YUM.

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Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas

Yield: Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients:

4 Flour Tortillas (soft taco size)
3 Eggs
½ pound Jimmy Dean Sage Breakfast Sausage
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 1/3 cup shredded Jack Cheese
1/2 cup Salsa
2 tablespoons Milk
2 tablespoons Butter
¼ teaspoon ground Black Pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven at 375 degrees F.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the sausage. While cooking the sausage break it up in small pieces with a spoon or spatula. When the sausage is done cooking remove it from the pan on to a paper towel and set aside. Shred the cheese and set aside.

In a medium size bowl, add the eggs, pepper, and milk. Whisk together. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add ½ tablespoon of butter. As it’s melting pour in the eggs and stir as they cook. When the eggs are scrambled, remove them from the heat and set aside for just a moment.

Grease a cookie sheet with about ½ tablespoon of butter. Lay two of the tortillas on the cookie sheet. Add a layer of shredded cheese on each tortilla reserving half of the quantity of cheese for later. Next, add a layer of cooked sausage, scrambled eggs, and salsa to the tortillas. Add the remaining shredded cheese. Top each quesadilla with a tortilla.

In a small bowl, melt the remaining butter, and brush it on top of the tortilla. Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese melts and the outside edges of the tortillas turn a light golden color (about 15 to 18 minutes). Cut each quesadilla into quarters with a knife or pizza cutter. Serve hot with your favorite salsa. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and warm them up in the oven or in a toaster oven.

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2 Responses to “Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas”

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    Shea — December 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Those look divine! I think I would have to add some jalapenos and avocado chunks!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    • Nancy — December 30th, 2012 @ 11:59 am

      Hi Shea, the jalapenos and avocado chunks would have tasted so good with these! Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year!

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