Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas
Are you lucky enough to still have some leftover ham from Easter? (Or do you have some bacon on hand?) These ham and egg breakfast quesadillas are a great way to enjoy it in a tasty breakfast that is easy to make and comes together in a matter of minutes! It is so easy to add some leftover ham into scrambled eggs for a tasty breakfast but why not try doing something new and fun like quesadillas? You could throw pretty much anything that you want into these quesadillas and since I like mine spicy I tend go with salsa and jalapenos along with the ham, eggs and cheese. After a few days of these amazing ham and egg breakfast quesadillas I will be sad to see the rest of the leftover ham disappear!

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas
These quesadillas can be a little messing but they are oh so good! Make sure that you cook them until the tortilla gets nice and crispy and golden brown so that they hold together when you pick them up.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas
Serve with extra salsa on the side for dipping.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1

Quesadillas for breakfast filled with scrambled eggs, ham and plenty of melted cheese!

  • 1 (10 inch) tortilla
  • 1/4 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 cup monterey jack, shredded
  • 1/4 cup ham, cut into small pieces or 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 eggs, cooked scrambled style
  • 1-2 tablespoon salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1-2 tablespoon jalapenos, sliced (pickled or fresh)
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  2. Place the tortilla in the pan, sprinkle half of the cheese over half of the tortilla, followed by the ham, scrambled eggs, salsa, jalapenos, green onion and the remaining cheese.
  3. Fold the tortilla in half coving the filling and cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.


Tieghan said...

Oh man, I loves this! Look at all that oozy cheese! Wish I had this for breakfast today!

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

I just want to live inside your mouth.

Steph at {Halfway} a Grown-Up said...

you read my mind - made a ham and cheese omelet with the Easter leftovers! definitely going to make your version, as a quesadilla, this morning!

tumbleweed-contessa said...

This sounds so good and looks even better. Great pictures.
I'd love it if you brought this over to What'd You Do This Weekend?
Great for the Easter leftover ham. Yummy!


Have a great week and thanks for sharing,

Samantha Ferraro said...

Us Cali peeps love anything Mexican! Love this!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

leftover ham is certainly something to be treasured and used wisely. this looks like a worthy place to use it!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

If only I could wake up to this every morning!

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker said...

LOVE this breakfast! You always make the most ooey, gooey delicious meals!

Judy said...

Looks good...but then all of your stuff looks good....and more important it tastes good....

Anonymous said...

Could I make these before hand and freeze them for a quick breakfast when I work?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I have not tried freezing them but I would that that they would be ok. I do know that they tend to reheat pretty well getting nice and crispy again after a few minutes in the pan.

Anonymous said...

Sorry - have to ask. For us Aussies, what on earth is "jack"? :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Sorry, that should be monterey jack cheese. :) You can substitute mozzarella or more cheddar.

Kilyena said...

Good Lord! I made these for my family tonight with left over Easter ham. It was YUM, YUM, YUMMY! It was a big hit. I soft scrambled my eggs because they will cook a little more when heating the quesadilla. I cubed my ham and country pan seared it in a little canola oil. This gives it more flavor. I also added some sausage crumbles along with Pico de Gallo instead of salsa. Made as written except for the sausage addition. My family has already said I can make this anytime! Thank you Kevin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Kilyena: I'm glad that you enjoyed them! I'm with you on searing the ham first! (Though I usually sear them in some of the rendered ham fat.)

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