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

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a yummy breakfast! It's great if you're serving a crowd. Cheesy with traditional breakfast items we love, this will quickly become a family favorite. One hint... when you think the egg is set, leave it a bit more.


4 slice
turkey bacon or other meat diced
4-6 large
eggs (I combined with Eggbeaters- not necessary)
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

How to Make Southwest Breakfast Frittata Quesadilla


  • 1Saute on medium-high heat: Turkey, bell pepper, onion, rosemary, garlic salt, pepper, and salt in olive oil for about 7-min; cover with lid for 3-min.
  • 2Place into bowl and stir in salsa.
  • 3Using same pan, lower heat to medium heat, add butter, spread around pan, lay tortilla-1 in bottom.
  • 4Add 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.)
  • 5Spread fresh tomatoes over top of quesadilla.
  • 6Whip eggs with 2-tablespoons water. Pour over the quesadilla and tomatoes; cover pan.
  • 7Turn burner down to high-low heat; cook until egg is set. Slice and serve with favorite fruit!

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About Southwest Breakfast Frittata Quesadilla

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