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Breakfast Quesadillas with Broccoli, Cheddar and Eggs

Posted March 15, 2015 by Stephanie
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broccoli breakfast quesadillas www.iamafoodblog.com

broccoli breakfast quesadillas www.iamafoodblog.com

broccoli breakfast quesadillas www.iamafoodblog.com

broccoli breakfast quesadillas www.iamafoodblog.com

Remember how I said I bought eight heads of broccoli? We’ve finished off the lot and if anything it’s spurned on an even greater broccoli obsession. Seriously, the stuff tastes good on everything! Case in point: these scrambled egg, broccoli and cheese filled breakfast quesadillas.

Quesadillas were never really on my radar when I was a kid; I was a grilled cheese kind of girl. In fact, I’m not too sure when I even had my first quesadilla, but now I’m totally addicted. Quesadillas are the best of both worlds: melty cheese and crispy, crunchy tortillas. They’re kind of like eating a freshly fried cheese-filled tortilla chip.

If you’ve never had quesadillas, go ahead and do a plain cheese because cheese quesadillas are delicious. But if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, fill ’em up with scrambled eggs and broccoli. They’re delicious and festive enough for St. Patrick’s day. If there was a pot of these at the end of a rainbow I wouldn’t be mad, especially if there was sour cream involved.

Breakfast Quesadillas with Broccoli, Cheddar and Eggs Recipe
makes 4 quesadillas

  • 1 cup cooked broccoli florets
  • 2 large eggs, lightly scrambled
  • 1/2 shredded cheese of choice (I used cheddar and mozzarella)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • tortilla shells
  • oil, to pan fry

If your broccoli isn’t cooked yet, start off by doing that. I like to to cook them in a pan with just a touch of oil on high heat. They turn bright green and the edges just start to caramelize and turn brown. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Scramble your eggs to your liking.

Assemble by laying out your tortillas and evenly spreading out the cheese. Top half of each tortilla with equal amounts of scrambled egg and broccoli. Fold in half. Alternatively, you can make whole tortilla quesadillas. Just make them like sandwiches.

Heat up a bit of oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Crisp up the quesadillas, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted. Enjoy immediately!

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It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?


  1. These look awesome Stephanie!! I hope you’ve had a lovely week! x

  2. Nii says:

    Simple yet seemingly complex in the way it’s all been combined. I never thought of broccoli in an omelette but now I do and I will certainly try this. :)

  3. cynthia says:

    Oh my gosh brunch queen, you strike again! I LOVE THESE! The broccoli sounds like it brings the perfect crunch to cheesy quesadillas — so genius. Loooove.

  4. Yes, yes, yes!! So delicious!

  5. Connie says:

    No such thing as too much broccoli!

    Hm, I’ve never had a quesadilla. And I have a huge block of cheddar sitting in the fridge.

  6. Bec says:

    I am a broccoli addict, the stuff is so delicious and goes well in anything. I am tempted to do broccoli ice cream.. haha just kidding. Sour cream gelato though… I totally could.

  7. Alexandra says:

    Yum! These are gorgeous.
    I’m obsessed with broccoli too. My favorite way to cook it is with olive oil, salt and pepper in a 415F oven until charred. Yum!

  8. Abby says:

    Those quesadillas look delicious! And quesadillas for breakfast… uh, genius.

  9. Gaby says:

    I can’t even tell you how much I love this recipe!

  10. Kelsey M says:

    Simple straightforward and delicious- I love it!


  11. Nikki says:

    Las night, inspired by this recipe, I threw together a broccoli & kimchi quesadilla and HOLY MOLY was it perfect! I think I may be putting broccoli in all my quesadillas/tacos from here on out!

  12. Sarah Kate Makoviney says:

    I love broccoli! This recipe looks awesome and I’d love to try it. :)

  13. Huseyin KELES says:

    This is the first recipe i tried from this food blog. It was really good for Sunday breakfast. Enjoyed much, thank you for sharing this nice recipe.

  14. OK, this recipe is BRILLIANT. I love breakfast tacos and quesadillas… though I’ve never thought to add broccoli to them. And now? Well, it’s happening. And it’s happening soon. Because who doesn’t love a brunch recipe that’s decadent, yet still involves a vegetable?

  15. Imaan says:

    This is fantastic! I absolutely LOVE this and as I’m a HUGE Broccoli and cheese lover it’ll be even better x

  16. Darcie Edwardes says:

    Would these hold up if freezing?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi darcie,
      i haven’t tried freezing them, but if you wrap them tightly, i think it would work well! :)

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