Breakfast quickie – tortilla, egg, cheese salsa

egg-tortilla breakfast

This quick dish has become our go-to hot breakfast since we almost always have the ingredients on hand. We can’t even decide on a name for it. Sometimes I call it an “egg-tortilla”, sometimes “breakfast quesadilla.”

Easy to take “to-go” if needed it cooks up in about 5 minutes.


Just take a 12 inch non-stick pan and warm it up with a little butter. Scramble two eggs in a separate bowl and pour into the pan.


Once the egg has cooked on the bottom but is still wet on top, slap a medium sized flour tortilla on top and pat it down. Slide your spatula under the whole thing and flip it over.


Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top and a bit of salsa. When the cheese has started to melt, fold over the tortilla and you’re done!

egg-tortilla breakfast

You can use whatever cheeses and salsa you like or have on hand. This is usually what we have:

Cheese: Cheddar and/or Jack -sometimes we have the pre-mixed shredded, sometimes slices. Both work great. If you like spicy – throw on some pepper jack.

Salsa – Lately I’ve been buying Trader Joe’s Roasted Tomato Salsa, but I’ve also used Newman’s Own. Something chunky is usually best to add texture and flavor.

Tortillas – I usually have the 10inch flour in the fridge.

I imagine this would be good with bacon, sausage, etc. But that adds more time and this is supposed to be a quickie breakfast.

If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it comes out.


Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • Candela

    interesting stuff, i might search for more information about this, thanks a lot friend.