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Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quesadillas

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"A delightful alternative to breakfast burritos, these quesadillas are filled with flavor-packed protein. The crunchy crust makes for the perfect bite and package with the rich and creamy egg filling and flavorful ham bites. This is the perfect portable breakfast that will keep the kids full and energized to perform well all school-day long."
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40 m servings 418
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 quesadillas)


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  1. Scramble eggs with water, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well blended. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook eggs, stirring frequently, until scrambled to desired consistency.
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon of butter over 1 tortilla and place butter-side down in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over entire tortilla. Add 1/2 cup scrambled egg and 1/3 cup Smithfield(R) cubed ham to one side. Cook 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Fold the plain cheese side over the filled side and flip the quesadilla. Cook an additional 2 minutes or until golden and toasted. Cut into 2 or 3 pieces.
  3. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 5 more quesadillas.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To make a large batch in the oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the outside of each tortilla and fill each with the same ingredients as listed above, starting and ending with cheese only on half. Fold each quesadilla in half and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 418 calories; 24.6 28.7 27.7 318 1214 Full nutrition

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I used Smithfield sausage instead of the ham. Delicious and so easy to make. I actually added the cooked sausage to the eggs and then topped with the cheese. Will make this again. Thank you.

I really like this recipe only I would use American cheese instead of cheddar because it gives it a creaminess and also doesn’t take away from the flavor of the eggs. As a rule I never use chedd...

An easy and convenient breakfast enjoyed by all. I can see experimenting with additional veggies and breakfast meats. Great with salsa and sour cream as well.

The teenager I made this for said it was "amazing." He said all it needed was a little more cheese to make it even more amazing! I used Smithfield sliced honey ham, which I chopped up and was gr...

Kids loved it, but it definitely needed more filling. These nice photos with lots of filling aren't really the truth of the recipe, which needs a lot more filling. Or smaller tortillas. Followed...

Delicious and easy! This is definitely a great base recipe and could easily be dressed up with additional mix-ins (sautéed veggies, bacon, different kinds of cheese, etc) or served with sour cr...

5.29.19 What a nice way to style up an ordinary scrambled egg breakfast. I mixed the diced ham into the eggs when scrambling, and definitely can see adding some chopped jalapeño, onions, bell ...

Great recipe! Perfect for breakfast, lunch or even brunch! I made no changes, but next time I may try it with sausage and pepper jack. My kids loved it too!

This was so easy to make and a great on the go breakfast! For us it was a little plain, so, next time I would add some sauteed onions and peppers to taste more like a Denver omelette. I think...