I try to mix up our breakfast meals throughout the week making different items on the weekend then freezing them for those busy mornings. Recently the kids have been on an egg kick. Eggs are not something I can make for them during the week and they don’t have enough time to make them on their own. I was trying to think about ways we could still have eggs in the morning without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I recently had the chance to review Cooking’s Cool a seasonal kids cooking kits. Inside the Fall Kit one of the recipes that caught my eye were these easy kid approved breakfast quesadillas.
We all like different flavors. My oldest likes things a bit spicy and my youngest is more of a plain Jane which can make things a bit difficult when making meals. One of the reasons I love this breakfast quesadilla idea is because we can make a little buffet of ingredients that we all like and fill the quesadillas the way each person wants. These easy kid approved Breakfast Quesadillas are fun to make and can be frozen and re-heated in the oven on those busy mornings during the week.
If you are making a big batch to freeze, let the egg and veggie mixture cool down before you start assembling. By doing this you are allowing any steam to dissipate before wrapping it up. No one wants a soggy quesadilla. I wrapped each one individually and labeled my son’s name on them. On those busy mornings the boys can find their name and stick them on a baking pan pop them in the oven on 350 until heated through.
Here are some of our favorite kid approved breakfast quesadillas ideas!
Lox Quesadilla: Egg + Lox + Cream Cheese + Green Onion
Mexican Quesadilla: Egg + Black Beans + Onion + Peppers + Salsa + Cheese + Cilantro
Italian Quesadilla: Egg + Tomato + Basil + Fresh Mozzarella
Veggie Crazed Quesadilla: Egg + Kale + Onion + Mushroom + Cheese
Farmers Quesadilla: Egg + Ham + Onion + Pepper + Cheese
The possibilities are endless. What would be some of your favorite kid approved breakfast quesadillas? We decided to go with what we had on hand. Kale + Ham + Onion + Garlic with Gouda and Parmesan cheeses. My son loved grating the cheese and using a “real” knife when cutting the onion and ham. Below are the key ingredients you need to make the quesadillas, just add your favorite meats and veggies. Just remember to saute the veggies and cook all meats (except lox) before placing it in the quesadilla.
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
10 flour tortillas
2 cups cheese of choice
2 tablespoons olive oil for sauteing veggies
salt/pepper or seasoning of choice
If you are using sausage or bacon in your quesadillas cook as directed (I like placing mine on a baking pan in the oven on 400 until cooked through. After they are cooked and cooled a bit cut into bite size pieces and set aside. If you are using Lox (smoked salmon) cut into bite size pieces and set aside, no cooking required.
In a saute pan heat oil and add veggies of choice until cooked through. Set aside
In a large mixing bowl crack all eggs, add salt/pepper to taste and milk. Mix well until blended. Clean the pan then add butter to pan and melt on medium low heat. Add egg mixture and cook stirring frequently until scrambled, takes about 5 minutes
Set up an assembly line so your family can add their choice ingredients, then fold over
In a saute pan add a bit of olive oil and brown each side of the quesadillas until cheese has melted and each side is golden brown. Serve immediately or let cool completely then wrap up to be frozen.
That’s it! Pretty easy and kiddos have a blast making them.