Try something new for breakfast this week with these super delicious broccoli cheese quesadillas. These quesadillas are a sneaky way to get a serving of green into your kids before the day even starts! These breakfast broccoli cheese quesadillas also reheat well for quick breakfasts all week long. If you’re looking for something fun and green to serve your kid for St Patrick’s Day, this recipe also works especially well with spinach tortillas for a fully green breakfast.
Breakfast Broccoli Cheese Quesadillas
Broccoli tends to be a vegetable that I find most kids either love or really don’t want to try. My kid used to not be a big fan of broccoli and it took many many many times putting it on her plate before it became a familiar food. You guys, when I took the photos for this post the kid was literally hovering behind me. ” Mom are you done? Mom can I eat that quesadilla.”
It didn’t help that it was dinner time and she was approaching the super hungry hour. But you better believe she whole gobbled up these eggy breakfast quesadillas for dinner lickity split! I think I blinked and the whole family was looking at me with a look that says “can we have this dish tomorrow too.” My husband slyly asked if I would be making a video for this recipe, knowing that it meant he could grab up the leftovers.
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If someone in your family is especially picky, I would consider chopping the broccoli a little finer as that will help to make sure it is easier to eat within the quesadilla. How much you cook the broccoli depends on your family. If you add too much extra water you’ll end up with floppy broccoli. We like our broccoli to still have a little give to it, roasted is our favorite way to eat broccoli. For super picky kids and small toddlers, sometimes extra soft broccoli makes it easier to eat.
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While I don’t think this breakfast broccoli cheese quesadilla recipe is especially sneaky, it is a great way to add a serving of vegetable to a meal. These quesadillas will stand up on their own as a weekend breakfast, if you make a few extra they will reheat well. We have also been known to make these breakfast quesadillas for dinner, as eggs cook up quickly for a really fast and quick meal!
Broccoli Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas
- 1 large egg
- .25 teaspoon garlic powder
- .5 teaspoon oregano
- .5 teaspoon paprika
- .25 teaspoon cumin
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon oil
- .5 cup chopped broccoli Dice up this broccoli a little finer for a better end texture.
- .25 cup water
- 4 taco size tortillas
- .75 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Crack eggs in a bowl and scramble
Mix all spices in a small bowl, set aside.
Heat oil in a frying pan on high
Add broccoli to the pan and let cook for 3 minutes while moving broccoli in the pan. Add all spices to broccoli.
Add water to the broccoli. Cook broccoli on high an additional 1-3 minutes or until softened and water is mostly gone.
Turn burner to medium heat. Add scrambled eggs to the pan. Allow eggs to cook most of the way through before moving them into the pan to finish cooking then remove everything from pan. If there is egg stuck to the pan, remove before continuing.
Add a tortilla to the hot pan. Then add a layer of shredded cheese, followed by a layer of half of the cooked egg mixture. Add a second sprinkling of cheese, then a second tortilla to the top.
Cook quesadilla for 2-3 minutes on each side until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is lightly browned.
Repeat for the second quesadilla!
Chop the broccoli up well in this recipe for kids who have trouble chewing broccoli. Softening the broccoli by cooking an extra minute or two can also help. Frozen broccoli can easily be substituted, but broccoli water will likely need to be reduced.