23 Crispy, Crunchy, Cheesy Breakfast Quesadillas Worth Waking Up For

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Getting up in the morning may not always be easy, but if you know you've got a delicious breakfast waiting for you, that's some pretty good motivation to spring out of bed and kick off your day!

I usually love pancakeswaffles, muffins or quick breads for breakfast. On other days, I like a breakfast quesadilla—whether it's filled with cheese, eggs, meat or a combo. There's something so satisfying about eating a quesadilla that's typically reserved for lunchtime or dinner, and transforming it into a morning meal—especially on National Quesadilla Day, September 25.

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What are Quesadillas?

A quesadilla is essentially a flattened Mexican taco that's either made with flour or corn tortillas and stuffed mainly with cheese, with the addition of spices, meats or vegetables.

How to Make a Breakfast Quesadilla

The best thing about breakfast quesadillas is the ingredient combos are endless. You can literally take anything you have laying around in your fridge or pantry and throw it in. To assemble, simply spray a nonstick fry pan with oil, add a tortilla, top with toppings, add another tortilla and fry on each side for a few minutes gently pressing down until the cheese is melted. Once golden and crispy-looking, transfer to a cutting board to cut into individual quesadilla segments.

From meat-filled Bacon and Egg Quesadillas and Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas to vegetarian options such as Broccoli and Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas, there's definitely a 'dilla you're going to want to wake up to here.

Related: 35 Foolproof Sheet Pan Breakfasts

23 Best Breakfast Quesadilla Recipes

<p>Try this delicious breakfast quesadilla recipe and you won't be sorry. For a vegetarian version, substitute ¼ cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed and lightly mashed, for the <a href="https://parade.com/1105169/parade/bacon-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bacon" class="link ">bacon</a>.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><em><strong><a href="https://parade.com/841777/communitytable/breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bacon-Spinach Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link ">Bacon-Spinach Breakfast Quesadilla</a></strong></em></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/295842/smccook/how-to-grill-quesadillas-in-foil-packets/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Secret to Making 5-Minute Quesadillas on the Grill" class="link ">The Secret to Making 5-Minute Quesadillas on the Grill</a></strong></p><p>Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn</p>

Try this delicious breakfast quesadilla recipe and you won't be sorry. For a vegetarian version, substitute ¼ cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed and lightly mashed, for the bacon.

Get the recipe: Bacon-Spinach Breakfast Quesadilla

Related: The Secret to Making 5-Minute Quesadillas on the Grill

Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn

<p>Broccoli cheddar breakfast quesadillas are a great alternative to breakfast burritos…crispy, cheesy and sneakily full of vegetables. Stock up the freezer for easy breakfasts.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/broccoli-cheddar-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Broccoli and Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Broccoli and Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Sweet Peas and Saffron</p>

Broccoli cheddar breakfast quesadillas are a great alternative to breakfast burritos…crispy, cheesy and sneakily full of vegetables. Stock up the freezer for easy breakfasts.

Get the recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas

Sweet Peas and Saffron

<p>Eggs, melty cheese and meat fill these sheet pan breakfast quesadillas which make for a crave-able breakfast that’s sure to get you outta bed!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dancearoundthekitchen.com/2020/09/02/sheet-pan-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sheet Pan Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Sheet Pan Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Dance Around the Kitchen</p>

Eggs, melty cheese and meat fill these sheet pan breakfast quesadillas which make for a crave-able breakfast that’s sure to get you outta bed!

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Breakfast Quesadillas

Dance Around the Kitchen

<p>This <a href="https://parade.com/1118047/jaime-stathis/what-is-gluten/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:gluten" class="link ">gluten</a>-free and <a href="https://parade.com/965551/christinperry/keto-diet/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:keto" class="link ">keto</a> bacon and egg breakfast quesadilla only takes six ingredients to make. It’s made with a delicious cheese shell tortilla that’s stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs and crispy bacon.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.officiallyglutenfree.com/2019/03/keto-bacon-and-egg-breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Keto Bacon and Egg Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Keto Bacon and Egg Breakfast Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Officially Gluten Free</p>

This gluten-free and keto bacon and egg breakfast quesadilla only takes six ingredients to make. It’s made with a delicious cheese shell tortilla that’s stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs and crispy bacon.

Get the recipe: Keto Bacon and Egg Breakfast Quesadilla

Officially Gluten Free

<p>This mini quesadilla recipe will make snack time fun (and healthy!) Stuffed with <a href="https://parade.com/1377719/parade/hummus-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hummus" class="link ">hummus</a> and <a href="https://parade.com/1115442/parade/avocado-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:avocado" class="link ">avocado</a>, they’re a breeze to make!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cookincanuck.com/mini-avocado-hummus-quesadilla-recipe-healthy-snack/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mini Avocado Hummus Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Mini Avocado Hummus Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Cookin' Canuck</p>

This mini quesadilla recipe will make snack time fun (and healthy!) Stuffed with hummus and avocado, they’re a breeze to make!

Get the recipe: Mini Avocado Hummus Quesadilla

Cookin' Canuck

<p>Looking for some new easy and healthy breakfast ideas? You’ll love this healthy breakfast quesadilla recipe filled with eggs, cheese and vegetables. Plus it's delicious and pretty quick to make.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.homemademastery.com/healthy-breakfast-quesadilla-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Homemade Mastery</p>

Looking for some new easy and healthy breakfast ideas? You’ll love this healthy breakfast quesadilla recipe filled with eggs, cheese and vegetables. Plus it's delicious and pretty quick to make.

Get the recipe: Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Quesadilla

Homemade Mastery

<p>These crisp quesadillas are covered with enchilada sauce, topped with veggies and smothered in cheese. Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and you have a delicious and healthy meal in minutes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/open-faced-enchilada-veggie-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Open-Face Enchilada Veggie Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Open-Face Enchilada Veggie Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Two Peas and Their Pod</p>

These crisp quesadillas are covered with enchilada sauce, topped with veggies and smothered in cheese. Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and you have a delicious and healthy meal in minutes.

Get the recipe: Open-Face Enchilada Veggie Quesadillas

Two Peas and Their Pod

<p>Loaded with smoky-sweet squash, shaved Brussels sprouts, fluffy scrambled eggs, scallions and Monterey Jack, these breakfast quesadillas are packed with flavor and nutrition!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://domesticate-me.com/butternut-and-brussels-sprout-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Butternut and Brussels Sprout Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Butternut and Brussels Sprout Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Domesticate Me</p>

Loaded with smoky-sweet squash, shaved Brussels sprouts, fluffy scrambled eggs, scallions and Monterey Jack, these breakfast quesadillas are packed with flavor and nutrition!

Get the recipe: Butternut and Brussels Sprout Breakfast Quesadillas

Domesticate Me

<p>These <a href="https://parade.com/1333889/parade/spinach-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:spinach" class="link ">spinach</a> and red pepper breakfast quesadillas are a delicious breakfast with enough protein to keep you satisfied until lunch!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://wendypolisi.com/spinach-red-pepper-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spinach Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Spinach Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Wendy Polisi</p>

These spinach and red pepper breakfast quesadillas are a delicious breakfast with enough protein to keep you satisfied until lunch!

Get the recipe: Spinach Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas

Wendy Polisi

<p>Quesadillas stuffed with chipotle scrambled eggs and bacon along with plenty of melted cheese! The perfect breakfast quesadilla!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.closetcooking.com/chipotle-bacon-and-egg-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chipotle Bacon and Egg Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Chipotle Bacon and Egg Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Closet Cooking</p>

Quesadillas stuffed with chipotle scrambled eggs and bacon along with plenty of melted cheese! The perfect breakfast quesadilla!

Get the recipe: Chipotle Bacon and Egg Quesadillas

Closet Cooking

<p>These quick and easy Southwestern breakfast quesadillas are the perfect way to mix up your breakfast routine, and start your day! They are loaded with veggies, sausage, cheese and lots of spices.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://biteswithbri.com/2020/10/26/southwestern-breakfast-quesadillas-quick-easy/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southwestern Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Southwestern Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/843640/megangundy/15-creative-quesadillas-you-need-to-try/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:15 Creative Quesadillas You Need to Try" class="link ">15 Creative Quesadillas You Need to Try</a></strong></p><p>Bites with Bri</p>

These quick and easy Southwestern breakfast quesadillas are the perfect way to mix up your breakfast routine, and start your day! They are loaded with veggies, sausage, cheese and lots of spices.

Get the recipe: Southwestern Breakfast Quesadillas

Related: 15 Creative Quesadillas You Need to Try

Bites with Bri

<p>This gluten-free, <a href="https://parade.com/989073/kristenfischer/low-carb-foods/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:low-carb" class="link ">low-carb</a> breakfast quesadilla is made with egg whites, cheese, mushrooms and spinach. An easy breakfast that’s filling, delicious and low in calories!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://skinnyfitalicious.com/healthy-breakfast-quesadilla-low-calorie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Skinny Fitalicious</p>

This gluten-free, low-carb breakfast quesadilla is made with egg whites, cheese, mushrooms and spinach. An easy breakfast that’s filling, delicious and low in calories!

Get the recipe: Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla

Skinny Fitalicious

<p>Meal prep ahead of time so you can have breakfast done right every morning! This breakfast quesadillas recipe has less than 300 calories per serving!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://damndelicious.net/2019/01/11/ham-egg-and-cheese-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Damn Delicious</p>

Meal prep ahead of time so you can have breakfast done right every morning! This breakfast quesadillas recipe has less than 300 calories per serving!

Get the recipe: Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

Damn Delicious

<p>Make-ahead breakfast quesadillas filled with scrambled eggs, feta cheese, spinach and red peppers. An easy, healthy week day breakfast that’s perfect for meal prep!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/spinach-feta-red-pepper-breakfast-quesadillas-make-ahead/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spinach Feta Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Spinach Feta Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Sweet Peas and Saffron</p>

Make-ahead breakfast quesadillas filled with scrambled eggs, feta cheese, spinach and red peppers. An easy, healthy week day breakfast that’s perfect for meal prep!

Get the recipe: Spinach Feta Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas

Sweet Peas and Saffron

<p>Breakfast quesadilla with eggs, spinach, cheese and beans. Freezer friendly and filling, these are easy to make ahead for fast, healthy meals!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.wellplated.com/breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Freezer Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Freezer Breakfast Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Well Plated</p>

Breakfast quesadilla with eggs, spinach, cheese and beans. Freezer friendly and filling, these are easy to make ahead for fast, healthy meals!

Get the recipe: Freezer Breakfast Quesadilla

Well Plated

<p>This quesadilla will give you the nutrients and the energy you need to power through your day.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://skinnyms.com/spinach-and-white-bean-breakfast-quesadilla-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spinach and White Bean Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Spinach and White Bean Breakfast Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Skinny Ms</p>

This quesadilla will give you the nutrients and the energy you need to power through your day.

Get the recipe: Spinach and White Bean Breakfast Quesadilla

Skinny Ms

<p>Loaded with scrambled <a href="https://parade.com/1339593/felicialim/tofu-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:tofu" class="link ">tofu</a> “eggs,” hearty potato hash, spicy soyrizo, wilted baby spinach and delicious cashew “mozzarella cheese,” this vegan breakfast quesadilla is the perfect way to start your day!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://goodfoodbaddie.com/vegan-breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Breakfast Quesadilla with Southwest Tofu Scramble" class="link "><em>Vegan Breakfast Quesadilla with Southwest Tofu Scramble</em></a></strong></p><p>Good Food Baddie</p>

Loaded with scrambled tofu “eggs,” hearty potato hash, spicy soyrizo, wilted baby spinach and delicious cashew “mozzarella cheese,” this vegan breakfast quesadilla is the perfect way to start your day!

Get the recipe: Vegan Breakfast Quesadilla with Southwest Tofu Scramble

Good Food Baddie

<p>Waffled. Breakfast. Quesadillas. How fun are these?</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://realfoodbydad.com/waffled-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Waffled Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Waffled Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Real Food by Dad</p>

Waffled. Breakfast. Quesadillas. How fun are these?

Get the recipe: Waffled Breakfast Quesadillas

Real Food by Dad

<p>Kick off your day with a spinach avocado breakfast quesadilla. High on protein and filled with flavor!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cookincanuck.com/spinach-avocado-breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spinach Avocado Breakfast Quesadilla" class="link "><em>Spinach Avocado Breakfast Quesadilla</em></a></strong></p><p>Cookin' Canuck</p>

Kick off your day with a spinach avocado breakfast quesadilla. High on protein and filled with flavor!

Get the recipe: Spinach Avocado Breakfast Quesadilla

Cookin' Canuck

<p>Low-carb sausage and cheese breakfast quesadillas are great for a quick breakfast without eggs, and they’re a treat for people who love breakfast sausage!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://kalynskitchen.com/sausage-cheese-breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Low-Carb Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Kalyn's Kitchen</p>

Low-carb sausage and cheese breakfast quesadillas are great for a quick breakfast without eggs, and they’re a treat for people who love breakfast sausage!

Get the recipe: Low-Carb Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

Kalyn's Kitchen

<p>Eggs, cheese and bacon pieces are folded inside a soft tortilla and then toasted to melty goodness! These small-sized tortillas make the perfect-sized breakfast quesadillas and can make a creative egg appearance!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.alyonascooking.com/breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ham, Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Ham, Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/849172/andreagleeson/15-chicken-quesadilla-recipes-you-should-make-for-dinner-soon/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:15 Chicken Quesadilla Recipes You Should Make For Dinner Soon" class="link ">15 Chicken Quesadilla Recipes You Should Make For Dinner Soon</a></strong></p><p>Alyona's Cooking</p>

Eggs, cheese and bacon pieces are folded inside a soft tortilla and then toasted to melty goodness! These small-sized tortillas make the perfect-sized breakfast quesadillas and can make a creative egg appearance!

Get the recipe: Ham, Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

Related: 15 Chicken Quesadilla Recipes You Should Make For Dinner Soon

Alyona's Cooking

<p>Soft scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, chipotle peppers, cheese and spinach, stuffed into flour tortillas and cooked until golden, crisp, and oh so perfect.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/breakfast-quesadilla/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Breakfast Quesadilla with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Salsa" class="link "><em>Breakfast Quesadilla with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Salsa</em></a></strong></p><p>Half Baked Harvest</p>

Soft scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, chipotle peppers, cheese and spinach, stuffed into flour tortillas and cooked until golden, crisp, and oh so perfect.

Get the recipe: Breakfast Quesadilla with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Salsa

Half Baked Harvest

<p>These easy breakfast quesadillas are filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, green peppers, bacon and cheddar cheeses, all enveloped between two crispy tortilla shells. It’s an easy meal that’s perfect for busy mornings!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.pumpkinnspice.com/easy-breakfast-quesadillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Breakfast Quesadillas" class="link "><em>Easy Breakfast Quesadillas</em></a></strong></p><p>Pumpkin 'n Spice</p>

These easy breakfast quesadillas are filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, green peppers, bacon and cheddar cheeses, all enveloped between two crispy tortilla shells. It’s an easy meal that’s perfect for busy mornings!

Get the recipe: Easy Breakfast Quesadillas

Pumpkin 'n Spice