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Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas

Broccoli cheddar breakfast quesadillas are a great alternate to breakfast burritos...crispy, cheesy, and sneakily full of vegetables. Stock up the freezer for easy breakfasts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 382kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cups broccoli florets cut into VERY small pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 tortillas 12”


  • Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the oil and the onion, and cook for 5 or so minutes, until onion is cooked through.
  • Add the broccoli and cook for 5 more minutes, until bright green and tender.
  • While cooking the veggies, beat the eggs with the salt and pepper. Add to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes, until eggs are cooked through. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a clean pan, assemble quesadillas: on half of the tortilla, add ⅔ cup of egg mixture, topped with ⅓ cup cheddar cheese. Fold the tortilla over on itself and press firmly. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crispy.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely on a wire rack.


  • Cut each quesadilla in half and stack each serving. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then place in a large ziplock bag. Keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Re-heating Thaw overnight in the fridge (if frozen), or in 30 second increments in the microwave.
  • Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 3-4 minutes per side, or in a George Foreman Grill for 2-3 minutes total.



Make sure quesadillas are fully cooled before wrapping them.
  • Swap broccoli for riced cauliflower, spinach (fresh or frozen-thawed with water squeezed out), bell peppers, zucchini, or your favorite vegetables (avoid anything watery)
  • Swap cheddar cheese for mozzarella or your favorite cheese


Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 821mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g