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Breakfast Quesadilla

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Can you pinpoint one instance where you saw someone strolling down the road in something truly alarming? A scuba suit perhaps? I did! It was a gorgeous sunny day and as I was sitting in my car with the window down with Huck in the back seat, as a guy in full on scuba gear was heading back to his car parked directly next to mine. The calamitous display that my dog portrayed next was alarming made him turn from this…


to something that non-dog people would think looked like this…

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Dear dude in the scuba suit – WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?! You’re in a SCUBA SUIT!! How would a dog not be freaked out by that? Frankly, I had a repeating ticker tape reading “WTH” pulsing through my head. So, as I attempted to calm down my barking dog with my nearly perfected back-seat-mommy-slap, tell you that “yes, he really is friendly” and remedy the situation – your oh-so-helpful snarky response of “Well, just roll up your window” was not what I needed to hear.

Again, must I repeat it – He’s a protective, although a completely non-viscious, soggy faced Labradork, and YOU’RE IN A SCUBA SUIT with hoses and crap hanging all over yourself. I almost feel like I shouldn’t need to apologize. I get it – a 90 pound dog barking can be kind of intimidating…but, SCUBA SUIT. Case, rested.

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In other much happier and tastier news – after waking up yesterday morning with nary a muffin in the house, and zero inspiration – I was lazily flipping through the early insta-tweets of all my favorite people when Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean posted the most gorgeous looking picture of a breakfast quesadilla she was devouring at a local cafe.

An Edison moment if there ever was one.


And with my new fangled Mexican Food obsession in overdrive (no, seriously – there is a week full of Mexican food coming your way soon), these were made in 20 minutes. Ben was done with his by the time I even sat down, which only went to show me how good they were. The one thing I wish I’d added to the mix was black beans, but since I was making these pre-coffee, it slipped my mind.

At least I didn’t forget the bacon. I’d relegate my own self to a corner…

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So today’s lessons learned include:

No wearing scuba gear around dogs. And add bacon to everything.

Get the recipe below or click “Read More”.

For additional breakfast ideas:


Potato Dill Breakfast Frittata with White Cheddar Hollandaise


Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bagel


Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake


Bacon Brie and Basil Waffle


Chorizo Breakfast Hash


Breakfast Quesadillas

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 20 MInutes

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2 Tortillas
4 Eggs, lightly beaten
¼-½ tsp Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 ½ Tbsp Milk
4 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
½ Avocado, diced
2 Tbsp Cilantro
½ cup Pepper Jack Cheese
¼ cup Sour Cream or Mexican Crema
¼ cup Salsa
Lime for juice


In a non-stick fry pan, fry up bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and when cool enough to handle chop into pieces. Set aside. Crack eggs into small bowl, add in chipotle sauce, milk, and dashes of salt and pepper. Whisk and set aside.
Wipe out pan that was used for frying bacon. Turn on stove to medium heat. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Add in eggs. Scramble until just set. Do not cook them until over done. Divide eggs onto one half of each tortilla. Top eggs and tortilla with avocado, cilantro, bacon, and cheese. Gently fold over the other half of each tortilla.
Wipe out fry pan one more time. Spray again with non-stick spray and heat up again over medium heat. Gently lay each folded over tortilla into the non-stick fry pan. Once the tortilla has started to turn golden brown, use spatulas to flip the tortillas over. Brown on other side. Remove from fry pan and plate. Top with sour cream or Mexican crema and salsa. Devour.


35 Responses to “Breakfast Quesadilla”

  1. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 15, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    My go-to order at my favorite breakfast place in college was a breakfast quesadilla, and it was just like this! I’ll definitely have to re-create at home. And I am pretty pumped for the Mexican food kick you’re on… can’t wait to see what else you have in store! I could eat Mexican every single day.

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    DessertForTwo — April 15, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    omg HILARIOUS! My brother’s dog barks at anyone with a mustache. Not a goatee or beard, mustaches only. Hah!

    Thanks for making us a dang quesadilla 😉

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    Dianna — April 15, 2013 @ 5:22 am

    Haha! I’m guessing you never found out why said Scuba Man was wearing a scuba suit on land… Poor Huck. Farley {my lab} would probably have done the exact same thing. And he’s totally a lover, not a fighter. One time he flipped out because a man was wearing a Hawaiian shirt, straw hat, & sunglasses, and he couldn’t quite make heads or tails of his getup. Guardian protectors or furry fashionistas? 😉 Regardless, I’m glad the story ended happily with a fab looking quesadilla!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 15, 2013 @ 5:59 am

    lol the whole episode… are you sure you didn’t make that up? I mean scuba gear… really?! lol And yes x10000 for this recipe. Deeeelish.

  5. #
    Tieghan — April 15, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    This story just made my snowy morning so much better! Put a smile on my face! And then these quesadilla’s! Whoa, I want one!

  6. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 15, 2013 @ 6:05 am

    If these quesadillas are how the Mexican train is starting, I cannot wait to continue this fiesta! Also, my favorite car costume spotting had to be when I spotted a dude walking down the street in full penguin garb. In the summer. Nice.

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — April 15, 2013 @ 6:36 am

    hahahahahaha!!! scuba suit. I totally understand your dogs freak out. ha!

    I wish I had this for breakfast vs the english muffin I had. boo

  8. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 15, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    Quesadillas are our go-to here. Paul will love this idea!

  9. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — April 15, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Breakfast quesadillas on a Monday morning…I don’t think it gets any better!

  10. #
    Heather @ Heather's Dish — April 15, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    THAT PUPPY! I want to sniff his head…so weird, I know, but I do it all the time with my labs. LOVE.

  11. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 15, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I am already drooling over this Mexican food week you speak of… and I need these quesadillas in my life ASAP, too. YUM!

  12. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 15, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    Wow, this is my kind of breakfast! Pass it over!

  13. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — April 15, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    A few years ago I was on an early morning run on the day after Halloween and I saw a girl walking to her car in full on Pocahontas costume at about 7am. Which may have been the most embarrassing Walk of Shame ever, but it still makes me laugh. Poor girl! Maybe she needed a breakfast quesadilla to make her feel better.

    • Megan replied: — April 15th, 2013 @ 10:37 am

      That is the best/worst walk of shame outfit ever!! haha

  14. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — April 15, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Breakfast quesadillas are just the BEST, and these are the absolutely so exception!

  15. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — April 15, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I’d dive for one of these dilla’s!! Great story 🙂

  16. #
    katie — April 15, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    omg your story is too funny. And these breakfast quesadillas look amazing!!!

  17. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 15, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    Dude, I love me some breakfast ‘dilla! And your story is flipping hysterical. As someone that scuba dives, I totally see how a dog could freak out. Kind of look alienish!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 15, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Oh how I can relate. The UPS man will not under any circumstances exit the truck when he drives up on the ranch! My dogs react to the man in the brown suit like it was a scuba suit! Love this breakfast!

  19. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 16, 2013 @ 6:06 am

    I once saw a kid walking around in a wolf mask… it’s no scuba suit, but it wasn’t even Halloween. The WTH ticker-tape was definitely going on in my head too! But on a totally different note… I HEART breakfast quesadillas and this one looks totally fabulous!

  20. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — April 16, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    Oh my gosh, just the thought of seeing someone just walking down the road in a scuba suit cracks me up! This quesadilla looks incredible. I could “dive” into this quesadilla any morning. 😉

    • Megan replied: — April 16th, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

      No joke – I lol’d at your “Dive” right in joke. I totally needed that, I was still steaming mad at Scuba Steve haha

  21. #
    Tasha @ Homemade — April 16, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    lol .. my pup does the sammmmeee thing.. drives me crazy!! Love the quesadilla.

    • Megan replied: — April 16th, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

      It’s nice to have a protective puppy, but when they bark and get all big-mean-dog like it drives me nuts too. This was a classic case of acting like he’s tough, even though he’s the biggest marshmallow EVER. haha

  22. #
    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — April 16, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Your quesadillas look so delicious and I love the scuba suit story!!

  23. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 16, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    Living on Capitol Hill I have seen my fair share of costumes but a scuba suit is too much! And so is this breakfast quesadilla. I want it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  24. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — April 16, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    Not sure I could have kept a straight face, that is hilarious!!!

  25. #
    Jessica — April 16, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    Oh my gosh – I am literally laughing out loud! Huck is such a cutie!

    And of course this quesadilla is the bomb!

  26. #
    Sally@Good Dinner Mom — April 16, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    Two of my favorite subjects: Our best friends and breakfast! Quesadillas look delicious and your dog is super funny/precious.

  27. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — April 17, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    Wow, these photos are mouth-watering good! This is my kind of breakfast 🙂

  28. #
    monica — April 18, 2013 @ 1:39 am

    Huck cracks me up! My dog has issues with anyone (Maybe I shouldn’t admit?) of dark skin tone! Really, since he was a wee pup he would go nuts at a dark-skinned person. And living in Hawaii, obviously we have many darker folks around us, so it has been embarrassing more than once!
    Anyways, back to the food!!! One of my all time favorite foods for any meal are egg burritos, and I’m a little embarrassed that it never even occurred to me to make an egg quesadilla. brilliant. Tomorrow morning this is happening!!!
    xo, aloha!

  29. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — April 18, 2013 @ 5:16 am

    Pretty sure Ollie and Sydney (who is the friendlies pup every) would go cujo of scuba dude. On another note these quesadillas look freaking amazing

  30. #
    Marybeth Hoffner — April 22, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Breakfast foods vary widely from place to place, but often include a carbohydrate such as grains or cereals, fruit and/or vegetables, a protein food such as eggs, meat or fish, and a beverage such as tea, coffee or fruit juice. Coffee, tea, juice, breakfast cereals, pancakes, sausages, bacon, sweet breads, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, muffins, crumpets and toast with butter or margarine and/or jam or marmalade are common examples of breakfast foods, though a large range of preparations and ingredients are associated with breakfast globally..

    See ya later


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