Breakfast Quesadillas

Quesadillas are simply savory-filled flour tortillas, either folded in half or stacked. This zesty egg and sausage version will perk up any brunch menu.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Quesadillas

1/3
lb bulk pork sausage
6
eggs
2
tablespoons sour cream
2
tablespoons half-and-half
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons chopped tomato
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos, 8 inch (8 tortillas)
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)

Toppings

2
to 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2
to 4 tablespoons taco sauce
2
to 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until browned and no longer pink. Remove sausage from skillet; drain on paper towels. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels; set aside. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, lightly beat eggs, 2 tablespoons sour cream, the half-and-half and taco seasoning mix with wire whisk until well blended.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add egg mixture; cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is very moist. Stir in cooked sausage, 2 tablespoons chives, 2 tablespoons cilantro, the tomato and chiles. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until egg mixture is set but still moist. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Place tortillas on work surface. Top half of each tortilla with 2 to 3 tablespoons egg mixture; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of each of the cheeses. Fold untopped half of tortillas over egg mixture.
  • 4 Heat same 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in skillet; cook 30 to 45 seconds on each side or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from skillet; place on serving plate. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. With pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut each quesadilla into wedges. Top each serving (2 quesadillas) with about 1/2 tablespoon each of chives, taco sauce and sour cream.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 2 Quesadillas
    Calories
    640
    (
    Calories from Fat
    330),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    37g
    37%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    380mg
    380%;
    Sodium
    2030mg
    2030%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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