Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quesadillas


These ham, egg, and cheese quesadillas are a delightful alternative to breakfast burritos and are filled with flavor-packed protein. The crunchy crust makes for the perfect bite and package for the rich, creamy egg filling and flavorful ham bites. This perfect portable breakfast will keep the kids full and energized to perform well all school day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 quesadillas


  • 8 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened, divided

  • 6 (8 inch) whole wheat tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Smithfield® Cubed Ham


  1. Whisk together eggs, water, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well blended.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook eggs, stirring frequently, until scrambled to desired consistency. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  3. Spread 1 teaspoon butter over 1 tortilla and place butter-side down in the same skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over entire tortilla. Add 1/2 cup scrambled egg and 1/3 cup ham to one half. Cook until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Fold cheese side over egg-ham filling, then flip quesadilla. Cook until golden and toasted, about 2 more minutes. Cut into 2 or 3 pieces. Repeat this step to make 5 more quesadillas.

To Bake a Large Batch in the Oven:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter the outside of each tortilla with 1 teaspoon butter. Cover 1/2 of each tortilla with cheese, scrambled egg, ham, and another layer of cheese, in that order. Fold each quesadilla in half and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
25g Fat
29g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 318mg 106%
Sodium 1214mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Calcium 322mg 25%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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