Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas

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.

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.

Flour tortillas, 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.

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.

This sage sausage smells soooo good in the house when it’s cooking.

When the sausage is thoroughly cooked remove it from the pan on to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

Next, shred the cheese and set aside.

In a medium size bowl add the eggs, pepper,

and milk.

Next…

…whisk together.

Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add butter.

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

When the eggs are thoroughly cooked…

…remove the pan from the heat and set aside for just a moment.

Grease a cookie sheet with butter.

Lay two of the tortillas on the cookie sheet.

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

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

and salsa to the tortillas.

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

Top with the remaining shredded cheese.

Deliciousness.

Top with another tortilla.

In a small bowl, melt the remaining butter…

…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).

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.

Then, enjoy.

Here’s another delicious quesadilla recipe “Bacon Avocado and Tomato Quesadilla“.  YUM.

Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas

Yield: Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients:

4 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
3 eggs
½ pound sage breakfast sausage
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-1/3 cup shredded jack cheese
1/2 cup salsa
2 tablespoons milk
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons butter (for scrambling the eggs)
2 teaspoons butter (for greasing the cookie sheet)
3 teaspoons butter, melted (for brushing on top of the quesadillas)

Directions:

Preheat the oven at 375 degrees F. Heat a medium size 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 thoroughly cooked remove it from the pan on to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. In a medium size bowl, add the eggs, pepper, and milk. Whisk together. Heat a medium size non-stick skillet on medium heat and add the butter. As the butter melts, pour in the eggs and stir as they cook. When the eggs are thoroughly cooked, remove the pan from the heat and set aside for just a moment.

Grease a cookie sheet with butter. Lay two of the tortillas on the cookie sheet. Add a layer of shredded cheese on each tortilla reserving half of the cheese for later. Add a layer of cooked sausage, scrambled eggs, and salsa to the tortillas. Add the remaining shredded cheese. Top with another tortilla. Brush melted butter 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). 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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8 Responses to “Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas”

  1. Shea — December 30, 2012 @ 11:49 am (#
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    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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  2. Amanda — February 1, 2015 @ 10:54 am (#
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    Pretty yummy, but it took me awhile to cook everything and assemble it, so maybe that’s just me. They didn’t melt together well enough in the oven, so maybe a quesadilla maker might be better. Again, maybe it was just me. Not a bad idea for a recipe tho!

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    • Nancy — February 1st, 2015 @ 11:12 am

      Hi Amanda, thank you for letting me know how they turned out. I’m sorry they didn’t melt together good in the oven. One thing I’ll do when I’m trying to melt cheese on the inside of something is use a cheese grater that has small grating holes in it. Maybe you tried this in your recipe already but I have a couple cheese graters and like to use the one that makes small and skinny strands of cheese. It helps with getting the cheese melted a bit faster. Thank you again and have a great rest of the weekend!

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  3. Desiree — March 15, 2015 @ 8:23 am (#
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    Just finished eating these and they were DELICIOUS. Granted the top tortilla did not stick well to ingredients but this is a minor problem that did not prevent a tasty meal and they turned out nice and crispy and delicious. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes! Next time I’ll try with the jalapenos.

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    • Nancy — March 17th, 2015 @ 3:09 am

      Hi Desiree, thank you for letting me know how they turned out. I’m glad you liked them!

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  4. Pat — February 18, 2017 @ 8:51 am (#
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    This was very good! Easy to make!

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    • Nancy — February 19th, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

      Hi Pat, thank you for your comment and so glad you liked it!

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