Cheesy Egg Quesadilla with Spinach

A cheesy, spinach-packed quesadilla is topped with a sunny-side-up egg for a quick, protein-packed breakfast. Top with hot sauce for a kick of spice.

Sunny-Side-Up Quesadilla
Photo: Johnny Autry
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 cups spinach

  • 2 corn tortillas

  • 4 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ avocado, sliced

  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 1 minute. Top 1 tortilla with 2 tablespoons cheese, the spinach and the remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover with the other tortilla.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the quesadilla and cook, flipping once, until crispy, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Crack egg into the pan and cook until the white is set, about 4 minutes. Top the quesadilla with the egg and avocado. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
32g Fat
31g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Potassium 423mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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