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Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe

If you want a hearty breakfast, this Sausage & Egg Breakfast Quesadillas recipe is it. It’s packed with fuel to get you through the day.

If you have leftover sausage, you can use it in one of our other sausage recipes.

Two pieces of quesadilla, with green onion and tomato on top, and the words "Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas" digitally written on top.

On Sundays after church, when we have the time to cook a nice breakfast, we make something that we wouldn’t during the week.

For a while, I was making some sort of fried egg meal. And for a while after that, I was making variations of avocado toast. And then I started putting a fried egg on avocado toast.

It’s so good if you haven’t tried it.

We’re past that now and I’ve moved on to breakfast quesadillas. I make them every Sunday and vary what’s in them. So far, they’ve all been delicious.

Pete’s favorite is this Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas recipe. Definitely let me know if you try it.

A log of pork sausage with the words "10+ Budget-Friendly Sausage Recipes" digitally written above it.

The sausage we used in this recipe comes in a four pack, but we only use three sausage links. What can you make with the remaining one? Anything off our list of Budget-Friendly Sausage Recipes.

Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe

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Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas Ingredients:

How To Make Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas:

Sausage pieces in a pan.

Cut the casing off the beef sausage. Break it apart into small pieces and heat those in a pan over medium heat until they start to get a little crisp around the edges.

Remove it from the heat and set aside.

Shredded cheese on top of a tortilla in a pan.

Spray a pan with avocado oil cooking spray (you can use traditional cooking oil, but we found better results using avocado oil).

Place one of the flour tortillas in the pan.

Put 1/4 of the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the tortilla.

If you shred the cheese yourself, it’ll melt better than if you purchase bagged shredded cheese from the store. It takes a minute to shred it yourself, which you can do while the sausage is cooking, and it’s so worth it.

Sausage on top of cheese on top of a tortilla in a pan.

Add half the cooked sausage.

Three eggs on top of sausage on top of cheese on top of a tortilla in a pan.

Make three wells and crack an egg into each well.

A tortilla in a pan with the lid of top.

Place a flour tortilla on top.

Put the lid on and cook about eight minutes until the eggs are nearly cooked through and the bottom tortilla is crisp.

Remove the lid, spray the top tortilla with the avocado oil spray, and flip the entire quesadilla.

Tomatoes, green onion, and cheese on top of a pan.

Put 1/4 of the shredded cheese, half the Roma tomato, and half the green onion on the top of the crispy tortilla.

Put the lid on and cook another five minutes until the eggs are cooked through and the cheese on the top of the breakfast quesadilla is melted.

Remove from the heat and cut into four to six pieces (depending on how you want to serve it).

Continue with the rest of the ingredients to make a second sausage and egg breakfast quesadilla.

Four pieces of a Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadilla on a cutting board.

Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas: Frequently Asked Questions

Can you scramble the eggs instead?

The eggs in this recipe cook like a fried egg. If you don’t like a fried egg, you can scramble the eggs instead.

After the sausage is cooked, beat an egg with a tablespoon of milk and some salt, and cook it in a pan. Add the scrambled egg to the quesadilla.

In this case, you might need to flip your quesadilla a little sooner because you only need to wait until the tortilla is crisp. You don’t have to worry about making sure the egg is cooked through, since it already will be.

How can you store leftover quesadillas?

If you have any leftover quesadilla pieces, wrap them in foil and put them in an airtight container in the fridge. It’ll last three to four days that way.

How can you reheat leftover quesadillas?

The easiest way to reheat leftover quesadillas is to unwrap them from the foil, place the foil on a cookie sheet in the oven, and heat them for about 15 minutes at 350 F. That’s an easy way to heat up multiple pieces at once.

If you try to microwave leftover quesadillas, the tortilla will get really soggy and won’t taste as great as it would out of the oven.

Could you use pork sausage instead of beef sausage?

The simple answer is yes, you could use pork sausage instead of beef sausage in this, but you would end up with a different flavored recipe.

Pork sausage is pretty mild and when you’re eating it, you taste more of the spices added to it than the pork itself. Beef has a stronger, distinct flavor. So when you cook with beef sausage, you can taste that beef flavor in your recipe.

Of course, it’s a matter of preference.

If you prefer pork sausage, go ahead and use it. Just keep in mind that the recipe won’t exactly be the same.

A package of Southside Market & Barbecue Hot Beef Sausage.

Southside Market and Barbeque Hot Beef Smoked Sausage Review:

Southside Market and Barbecue was established in Texas in 1882. That’s why the full name of the product we used in this post is the 1882 Hot Beef Smoked Sausage.

It’s an all beef sausage wrapped in a pork casing. Yes, beef is the main sausage component, not pork. Texas barbecue is actually known for leaning towards beef products (like beef sausage and brisket, although it does do pork really well too; honestly, Texas barbecue can do no wrong in my book).

The pork casing doesn’t matter to us, particularly, in this recipe because we do end up cutting it off and tossing it away so that we can use the sausage in a crumbled manner.

This sausage comes fully cooked, which makes the breakfast quesadilla recipe go a little quicker. When you’re heating the sausage on the stove, you’re really doing it for temperature and texture. You’re not doing it for safety reasons.

The Southside Market Hot Beef Smoked Sausage is spicier than some of the other sausage products the brand sells, and that works really well in this recipe. That flavor really comes out in each bite.

We also used beef sausage (this brand, but not this product) in our Sheet Pan Sausage And Peppers Recipe.

A tortilla in a quesadilla maker.

More Quesadilla Recipes:

A pack of flour tortillas comes with 10, but this recipe only uses four. That leaves you with six tortillas to use to make these recipes:

Yield: 2 Quesadillas

Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

If you want a hearty breakfast, this Sausage & Egg Breakfast Quesadillas recipe is it. It’s packed with fuel to get you through the day.

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 links Southside Market Hot Beef Smoked Sausage
  • Avocado oil cooking spray
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced
  • 4 green onion sprigs

Instructions

  1. Cut the casing off the beef sausage. Break it apart into small pieces and heat those in a pan over medium heat until they start to get a little crisp around the edges. Remove it from the heat and set aside.
  2. Spray a pan with avocado oil cooking spray.
  3. Place one of the flour tortillas in the pan.
  4. Put 1/4 of the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the tortilla.
  5. Add half the cooked sausage.
  6. Make three wells and crack an egg into each well.
  7. Place a flour tortilla on top.
  8. Put the lid on and cook about eight minutes until the eggs are nearly cooked through and the bottom tortilla is crisp.
  9. Remove the lid, spray the top tortilla with the avocado oil spray, and flip the entire quesadilla.
  10. Put 1/4 of the shredded cheese, half the Roma tomato, and half the green onion on the top of the crispy tortilla.
  11. Put the lid on and cook another five minutes until the eggs are cooked through and the cheese on the top of the breakfast quesadilla is melted.
  12. Remove from the heat and cut into four to six pieces.
  13. Continue with the rest of the ingredients to make a second sausage and egg breakfast quesadilla.

Notes

You can use traditional cooking oil, but we find better results using avocado oil.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 528Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 336mgSodium 680mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 28g

Have you tried this Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas recipe? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

Helen Fern

Thursday 26th of May 2022

Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a fabulous weekend.

Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

Wednesday 25th of May 2022

This looks like a good breakfast to enjoy!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Pinned. It is nice to find some new options for breakfast.

Helen Fern

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

Now that looks amazing!

Joanne

Saturday 21st of May 2022

This looks delicious! Pinned.

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