Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe, Egg Instead of Tortilla

Apr 8 2021
We took the TikTok quesadilla trend and swapped the tortilla for a thin sheet of egg… and it totally worked! Make a double batch as a meal, or pair it with your favorite morning side dish. Pro tip: Watch the video to see how it’s done!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Southwest Breakfast Quesadilla Hack Recipe

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Entire recipe: 125 calories, 3g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 423mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 14g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


1 tbsp. chopped bell pepper

1 tbsp. chopped onion

1/3 cup (about 3 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

2 tbsp. canned black beans, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp. salsa

Optional topping: chopped fresh cilantro


Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add pepper and onion. Cook and stir until softened and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Remove skillet from heat; clean, if needed. Respray and bring to medium heat. Add egg whites/substitute and let coat the skillet bottom. Cook for 2 minutes.

Make a cut from the center of the egg to the bottom, dividing the bottom half into 2 quarters. Top the bottom left quarter with the cooked veggies, the upper left quarter with cheese, the upper right quarter with beans, and the bottom right quarter with salsa.

Fold the veggie quarter over the cheese quarter, and fold that over the bean quarter. Fold that over the salsa quarter, leaving you with a layered triangle-shaped quesadilla.

Cook until egg is fully cooked and cheese has melted, about 1 minute per side, flipping carefully.


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