breakfast quesadillas for the farmer in all of us

Good morning. I made you all breakfast! I hope you’re hungry.


There are very few things in life more important to me than a hearty breakfast. (Okay, coffee and wine are tied here)!

We usually wake up with the sunrise and work until the sun sets. During the wintertime this schedule is different, but we still find that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you have long days, whether they are in a farm field or in a busy office, you know that breakfast can go a loooong way. Especially when you pair your breakfast with a  HUGE mug of coffee.


These breakfast quesadillas are enough fuel to get a couple of farmers out the door and ready to tackle a long day of farm work. They will do the same for anyone who has a long day ahead of them.  I promise.


Strength to shovel through rocky dirt? Of course! These breakfast quesadillas can make you do the impossible.


If you cannot eat dairy (like a lot of my friends) just omit the cheese. This will still work wonderfully!


Breakfast Quesadillas For The Farmer In All Of Us (serves 2 hungry farmers)

2 large whole wheat tortillas

olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 cup of mushrooms, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

a large handful of spinach

2 large eggs

1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (or cheese of your choice)

1 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

Salt and pepper to taste

crushed red pepper flakes to taste

cilantro for garnish

Preaheat your oven to 400. Drizzle sliced cherry tomatoes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add pepper, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for about 5 more minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. Add eggs. Stir constantly to scramble the eggs. After about 3 minutes add the spinach and turn the heat off. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Sprinkle 3/4 of the cheese on one of the tortillas. Spread veggie and egg mixture over the tortilla. Sprinkle more cheese over the mixture. Layer the second tortilla on top. Grease the same pan you were using with a little more oil over medium heat. Place tortilla in the skillet. Cook for about 3-5 minutes per side.

Serve hot with roasted tomatoes and cilantro on top. Enjoy!


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20 Responses to breakfast quesadillas for the farmer in all of us

  1. oooh these look like the PERFECT breakfast.

  2. Julia says:

    So much flavor and all sorts of nutrition to start the day off with energy! I could see these quesadillas being great fuel for a long day in the field! Thanks for making me breakfast! 😉

  3. olivesanwine says:

    Breakfast ‘dillas are my favorite!! This recipe looks fantastic. I also love that your coffee mug is larger than your head 😉

  4. That quesadilla just looks tasty and healthy. I bet the flavors are unreal!

  5. Breakfast quesadillas sound so good and yours look fabulous. I love the pic of you with your mug, looking all ready and chipper to start your day!

  6. Charlotte says:

    Looks so so good! I am getting a little desperate for an early morning or two (or five…) in Hood River, fueled by your breakfasts! (though i’ll be happy to help!)

  7. I love quesadillas but I’ve never tried a breakfast one…this sounds fabulous!

  8. makingthymeforhealth says:

    What a great way to start the day. Yum!

  9. Put tomatoes on anything and I’m sold! Yours look so fresh and wholesome – much better than bowl of boring cereal!

  10. Sarah says:

    I get up at 5. What time is breakfast?!

  11. Kay says:

    I love how the tortillas look all crispy and toasty..yum! I’m also curious…what are you digging? Are there potatoes hiding in the ground? I’m amazed at how dry it looks. We are muddy, muddy, muddy here (so sick of the mud!).
    Hope your farm planning is going well!

  12. That’s the real breakfast (including mega mug of coffee) 🙂 !!!

  13. Yum! I usually go for sweeter breakfasts (oatmeal, smoothie, etc.), but I’ve been wanting to try more savory ones. These quesadillas look awesome.

  14. Oh my goodness, these are like my dream breakfast! Love how many veggies you squeezed in there instead of just egg and cheese!

  15. Joanne says:

    I refuse to leave the house in the morning without a big breakfast and an even bigger cup of coffee!! This quesadilla sounds like the perfect way to start the day off right!

  16. Andrea says:

    These quesadillas look amazing!

  17. These look so hearty and perfect! Such a great idea for a quick, easy, and satisfying breakfast, and super cool that they can be customized for mixed diets. Right now though, I would like one for dinner. 🙂

  18. Yumm! Breakfast and quesadillas sounds absolutely perfect!!

  19. Sophie33 says:

    I just made this tasty & fab recipe! It was so good, my friend!

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