How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

I’m somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to simple breakfast recipes. It kind of comes with the territory when you’ve been serving breakfast to at least some of your kids before school, every morning for almost 2 decades. (Yikes!) It’s always nice to have a breakfast that you can partially prepare ahead of time. When the morning comes around and kids are searching for school books and clean socks, all you need to do to get breakfast on the table is assemble some ingredients and get it cooked.

So when I came across this genius idea for breakfast quesadillas, I was immediately very upset that I didn’t know about it all those years ago! But I figured that by sharing it with you, I could at least put it to good use now. :-)

You could make this breakfast extra easy to make on a busy morning by pre-cooking the scrambled eggs and bacon. Just make both the night before (maybe even double what the recipe calls for, so you can make it again later on,) and put them in a storage container in the fridge. In the morning, all you’ll have to do is get out your waffle maker, and breakfast will be on the table in no time!

“Waffled” Breakfast Quesadillas

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs, scrambled and cooked
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • (4) 8-inch tortillas
  • Oil or cooking spray
How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

Directions:

Start by greasing your waffle iron, either by brushing it with oil or spraying it with cooking spray. Make sure to coat both sides of your waffle iron, and plug it in so it can start warming up to a medium heat setting.

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

When the iron is warm, lay one tortilla on the waffle iron.

Spread cheese over one-half of the tortilla.

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

Add scrambled eggs and 3 of the pieces of bacon on top of the cheese.

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

Fold the tortilla and close your waffle iron. It won’t shut all the way, so just set the lid down as far as it will go.

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

Cook the quesadilla on medium heat until the outside of the tortilla is golden brown, the cheese has melted, and the eggs and bacon have been warmed through.

Serve with salsa, sour cream, or any other quesadilla fixings your family loves.

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker

Do you have any quick and easy breakfast recipes that are perfect for busy mornings? We’d love to hear about them! Share your breakfast recipe in the comments below, and you and your comment could be featured in a future blog post!

How to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle Maker


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  • Has anyone tried putting a second tortilla on top instead of folding the bottom one ove?. You could have a large round quesadilla and cut it in quarters. I think I will try that this week!

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  • My sister got rid of the waffle iron years ago because her teenage son would use it and was poor on the cleanup follow through. I like this idea, because you can add celery, peppers, substitute cooked sausage for bacon and you will have my family’s idea of a super edible breakfast! The panini or Foreman grill is what we have to work with, so I think I will use that. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I love the make ahead aspect, but it seems like it is the exact same work as making it in a frying pan. I think it would work really well for my family. My hubby needs breakfast at 5:30, and my kid isn’t up then. So, it might work really well to either make the eggs ahead of time, or to just make extra with my husband’s breakfast. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Great idea. Yes guys, you can use the George Foreman grill for lots of stuff like grilled cheese sandwiches etc. Love the idea of breakfast quesadillas. This would be great for when we have guests staying with us. Usually we just do our regular quesadillas in a frying pan.

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