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Spicy Breakfast Quesadilla

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In this spicy breakfast quesadilla, eggs are scrambled and mixed with cheese, jalapeños and red peppers. Then stuffed in a tortilla and crisped.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword eggs, jalapenos, quesadilla
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 1 quesadilla
Calories 669
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup red pepper flakes diced small
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots diced small
  • 1 jalapeno roasted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/4 cup monterey jack
  • cilantro minced for garnish


  • Start by preheating your broiler to high and place the jalapeno on a tinfoil lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and roast, rotating throughout cooking, until the skin is blistered and black.
  • Stick in a plastic baggy or bowl and cover with plastic wrap to steam, which will help when removing the skin. After 5 minutes or so, remove jalapeno. Discard the skin, seeds and ribs, and then finely dice the jalapeno flesh.
  • In a small sauté pan, melt the tablespoon of butter. Then add the diced shallot and red pepper and cook until soft. Mean while in a bowl; whisk the two eggs, whole milk, salt and pepper until thick and fluffy.
  • To the red pepper and shallots add the diced jalapeno.
  • Reduce the heat and then pour the eggs over the veggies and cook over medium low heat until eggs begin to set, pushing them around with a spatula to cook evenly.
  • Remove from heat and set the scrambled eggs aside.
  • In a clean skillet place whole a whole wheat tortilla.
  • On one side of the tortilla add the Chihuahua cheese, when it begins to melt then add the scrambled jalapeno eggs.
  • Once the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy, fold over the other side of the tortilla, remove from pan and cut in half.
  • Serve sprinkled with minced cilantro.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 429mg | Sodium: 1658mg | Potassium: 1406mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 18820IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 569mg | Iron: 13mg