Breakfast Quesadilla

Posted on: October 27, 2022. Updated on: July 11, 2023.

by Carolina Gelen

These breakfast quesadillas are a satisfying comfort breakfast. I stuffed mine with fluffy scrambled eggs, gooey mozzarella cheese, avocado and spicy refried beans, then topped with a dollop of sour cream and hot sauce. The flavors combine nicely with the crisp, golden tortilla exterior. It’s a delicious high-protein quesadillas that comes together in about 25 minutes, including prep time. The recipe is also quite flexible, you can add meat, add extra herbs or vegetables, or whatever you crave. Enjoy!


Breakfast Quesadilla

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Servings: 2
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


  • 2 medium tortillas
  • 2 to 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1 dollop refried beans
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 handfuls grated cheese, cheddar, mozzarella or your favorite
  • Sour cream, hot sauce and pickles for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Add the eggs to the skillet. Cook for a minute or two, until the eggs are cooked on the bottom, but still runny on top. Swirl the eggs around the pan using a spatula. Place the tortilla on top, while the top is still a bit runny.
  2. Flip the tortilla onto your work surface. Add the refried beans, chipotle peppers, and avocado on top.
  3. Return tortilla to the pan. Top with cheese and second tortilla on top. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Add a splash of water to the pan and cover with a lid to melt the cheese.
  5. Cut into 4 triangles and serve with sour cream, hot sauce and pickles on the side.

Carolina Gelen

I speak 5 languages, but my favorite way to communicate is through the universal language of food. I translate food to be more approachable and accessible for the everyday cook. I didn't grow up with a lot, so I’ve always loved thrifting and finding a good sale. That also shapes my approach to cooking: I try to make most of my recipes as affordable as possible, and that is what my SCRAPS newsletter is about. Every two weeks I will send an exclusive recipe to your inbox. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website.

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  1. Angelina says:

    Thank you so much! It’s delicious 😋