Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas (Perfect for Busy Mornings)
These Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas are perfect for busy mornings and if you love breakfast for dinner, they make a quick “anytime” meal.
We’re huge fans of batch cooking and stocking our freezer with pre-portioned breakfasts. Once a month, we make 1-2 dozen of these Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas for a simple, stress-free meal throughout the upcoming weeks. Having our freezer stocked with healthy meals and snacks completely changes our mood from overwhelmed and defeated to relaxed and grateful because we’re able to make healthy choices when life is hectic.
These Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas have become one of our favorite brekkie/lunch dinner options throughout the crazy workweek. We’re sure they’ll do the same for you and your family too!
What other ingredients can you add to your Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas?
We often keep our quesadillas super simple with just eggs, cheese and salsa, and add a variety of toppings when it comes time to eat them. But this is an incredibly flexible recipe! If someone in your family isn’t a fan of salsa, eliminate it. If you love green peppers and chia seeds (YES!), add them. The sky is the limit!
Some of our favorite added ingredients:
Meat (cooked; 100% grass-fed if possible)
- Ground beef
- Ground turkey
- Lean sausage
- Diced tomatoes (chop and strain them; otherwise, the moisture will make your eggs watery)
- Green pepper
- Hash brown (cooked)
- Spinach (torn and wilted in the eggs)
- Hot sauce
- Chia seeds (Read all about The Benefits of Chia Seeds (+ Creative Ways to Use Them) HERE.)
Some tasty toppings (for serving your Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas)
We often add an array of toppings when we serve our quesadillas because certain ingredients (Greek yogurt and avocado in particular) don’t hold up well when freezing, thawing and reheating.
How to prevent soggy freezer quesadillas
One of the biggest reasons for a soggy breakfast quesadilla is reheating the eggs to the point that they’re overcooked. As egg cooks, it expels its moisture. The moisture then seeps into the tortilla, causing it to become soggy. So, heat your tortilla until the eggs are warm, rather than piping hot and overcooked.
Another cause for a soggy quesadilla is using ingredients that contain a lot of water. Avoid using a thin, watery salsa (think thick and chunky), and if you’re adding veggies you can sauté them in the pan before adding the egg. This will help to eliminate excess moisture. If you’re a tomato fan (YUM!), chop and strain them before tossing them in with your eggs.
Freezing your quesadillas
To freeze quesadillas, allow them to cool completely. Individually wrap each one in aluminum foil. Place wrapped quesadillas in a large freezer bag, remove excess air from the bag and seal. Label your bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
How long do these Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas last?
We recommend using up any frozen foods you have on hand within 2 months. While you may get a longer freezer life out of them, they’ll begin to lose their moisture in the freezer and their delicious flavor will start to diminish.
Be sure to label all your freezer meals with the type of food it is and the date.
Side note: We can almost promise you that these quesadillas will be gone long before their shelf life expires!
Reheating your Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas
For the best results, defrost your quesadillas in the fridge overnight (or until they’re no longer frozen solid in the middle). Reheat in the microwave (1-2 minutes on high), in a toaster oven (2-4 minutes on medium), in an oven (350 degrees for 10-12 minutes), or in a skillet over medium-low heat until the tortilla is crispy and the middle is heated through.
If you’re in a pinch, you can pop your frozen quesadillas right in the microwave (defrost mode for 2-4 minutes before heating on high for 1 minute) or straight in the oven to reheat them (low and slow).
If you’re looking for ways to sneak veggies into your families quesadillas
Pureeing food is a simple, incognito way to add just about any fruit, veggie or protein into a meal so that your picky eaters won’t complain. If you want veggies snuck right into your breakfast quesadillas, check out these freezer-friendly Secret Ingredient Hidden Veggie Breakfast Quesadillas
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If you made these Easy Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas, please leave a comment below sharing what you served it with and how it worked for you as a busy morning (or evening) meal. We love hearing from you and your ideas inspire us and the entire FfL community!
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