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Super Simple Single Serving Breakfast Quesadilla

February 10, 2014
4 Stars
Author Notes

I wanted a breakfast quesadilla and had the realization that a frying egg is about the size of a tortilla! What could be easier than just sticking some cheese and the tortilla atop the egg and frying it all together? Easy-peasy-nice-and-cheesy! —fiveandspice

  • Serves 1
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated mild cheese (like Monterey Jack or mild cheddar)
  • one 6-inch tortilla – corn or flour, your choice (though flour folds a little better)
  • Sliced avocado and your favorite salsa for serving
In This Recipe
  1. In a small frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat until it is foaming. Crack in the egg and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the cheese over the egg, then set the tortilla on top of the whole shebang.
  2. Cook until the egg is fairly set, a minute or two, then use a wide spatula to flip the whole thing over so the egg is on top and the tortilla is on the bottom. Cook another couple minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla starts to brown. Then, use the spatula to gently fold your little quesadilla in half and transfer it to a plate.
  3. Serve with avocado and salsa.

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9 Reviews

mela October 14, 2018
Really good with homemade kimchi too. Thanks for the great idea!
mela October 14, 2018
Something odd going on with the system - that is not my image.
I think I saw it just a moment ago on another post?
Cheryl May 26, 2015
Really terrific and so easy--even though I forgot the avocado. Already had chopped cilantro--which is always delicious. I didn't fold mine, but ate it open with knife and a fork. Next time I will "schmeer" canned refried beans on the tortilla before I put it on top of the egg and cheese.
robin L. December 20, 2014
Having this for breakfast right now!!!
Darilyn S. November 5, 2014
Genius! I love this recipe
Julieek February 15, 2014
Author Comment
fiveandspice February 16, 2014
Thank you!!
robin L. February 15, 2014
Author Comment
fiveandspice February 16, 2014
I agree! :)