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Frozen Breakfast Quesadillas

I used to work in Downtown LA and one of my favorite indulgences when I was running late or having a difficult week was this delicious little, actually huge, breakfast quesadilla that they served next to the office. It was loaded with scrambled eggs, black beans, corn, an absurd amount of cheese, and bacon if you asked nicely. Since I have started working from home, I think about that quesadilla often and finally decided it was time to try and make one at home. The catch? I wanted to come up with a recipe that could also easily be frozen and popped into the microwave or a pan for a quick breakfast on the go. What I ended up coming up with was even better than I would have expected.

DIY Breakfast Quesadilla
Servings: 3
Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
Nutritional Info: 237.9 calories, 10g of fat, 25g of carbohydrates, 10g of fiber, 21.5g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 7 *


  • 1 large egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 red onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese
  • 1/2-1 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 3 low carb 8 inch tortillas (2 pts. each)


  1. Whisk the egg whites and egg together. Scramble in a skillet coated with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the black beans, corn, scrambled eggs, onion, cilantro, shredded cheese, and taco seasoning.
  3. Place 1/3 of the mixture in each tortilla and fold over.
  4. Place in the freezer on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment for one hour. Remove and wrap individually to store or place in a freezer safe bag.
  5. To reheat, take out the quesadilla and microwave until cheese is melted. To reheat in a skillet, first microwave it to defrost and then warm in a skillet to get the outside nice and crispy.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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5 Response to Frozen Breakfast Quesadillas

  1. Stephanie Lacluyze on January 4, 2014

    These are so yummy!! Just made them for breakfast. Put a little sour cream on top with a little salsa! Thanks for this recipe. I have a hard time eating healthy breakfast and this helps!

  2. 20 Healthy Breakfast Choices That Will Save You Time on February 10, 2015

    […] microwavable breakfast recipe is a quick, healthy way to start a busy morning. The eggs, black beans, and cheese provide a lot […]

  3. Karen on April 27, 2015

    Any tips or suggestions for reheating without a microwave?

    • Cara on June 1, 2015

      You can try to reheat either in a skillet or a toaster oven.

  4. Shruti on June 12, 2015

    Hi! This recipe looks so delicious. I was wondering – how long will these stay in the freezer before they have to be thrown out?



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