Southwest Breakfast Frittata Quesadilla

Janie Frey


Using this seasons garden vegetables and fruits has been a joy! I try very hard to never throw away these precious foods and find ways to use in all dishes, including the one I created this morning. I had tortillas left from another meal and asked my hubby to make his much loved scrambled eggs. My plan was to make breakfast burritos. However, I decided to try the concept of combining scrambled eggs, tortillas, veggies into a frittata quesadilla. This turned out fine made on stovetop, but I will also try in the oven. My hubby loved the flavors and doesn't care how it was cooked! :-)

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15 Min


45 Min


Stove Top


4 slice
turkey bacon or other meat diced
4-6 large
eggs (i combined with eggbeaters-not necessay)
1/2 medium
bell pepper diced (*)
1/2 medium
onion diced (*)
1 Tbsp
fresh rosemary minced (*)
2 medium
tomatoes (*) chopped
3 medium
flour tortillas
2 Tbsp
salsa or more (we made ours)
3/4 c
cheese, shredded (colby jack) (your choice)
1/4 tsp
garlic salt
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
olive oil, light
2 Tbsp
butter unsalted

Directions Step-By-Step

SAUTE on HIGH MEDIUM HEAT: Turkey, bell pepper, onion, rosemary, garlic salt, pepper, and salt in olive oil for about 7-min; cover with lid for 3-min. Place into bowl and stir in SALSA.
Using same pan, lower heat to MEDIUM HEAT, add butter, spread around pan, lay tortilla-1 in bottom. Add cheese top of tortilla, then add 1/2-of meat mixture on top of cheese; add more cheese, then another tortilla. Repeat another layer of cheese, meat mixture, cheese, and last tortilla. (cheese acts as adhesive to keep quesadilla together).
SPREAD: Fresh Tomatoes over top of quesadilla.
WHIP and POUR: Eggs with 2-tablespoons water. Pour over the quesadilla and tomatoes; COVER pan; turn burner down to HIGH LOW heat; cook until egg is set. Slice and serve with favorite fruit!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Turkey, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Healthy