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Out of dinner ideas? There’s nothing more fun than a good breakfast for dinner, aka brinner! Eating breakfast foods for dinner can be hearty, filling, and just more fun! We prioritize savory recipes when we eat brinner, so you’ll see lots of hearty egg bakes, cheesy skillets, tacos, burritos and quesadillas. But we’ve thrown in a few pancakes and waffles because…why not! Some weeks call for it. (Is this one of them?)

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Breakfast quesadilla

20 Breakfast for Dinner Ideas: Breakfast Quesadilla & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quesadilla 1x


Need breakfast for dinner in a hurry? Try this tasty breakfast quesadilla recipe with scrambled eggs and cheddar!


  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 eggs*
  • ¼ cup black beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 6” tortillas (flour or corn)
  • For dipping: Guacamole, salsa, and sour cream


  1. Dice the bell pepper. Whisk the eggs* in small bowl with a fork, and add the salt and pepper. Drain and rinse the black beans.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon butter to a small nonstick skillet and heat on medium until melted. Add the eggs to the pan and cook for about 1 minute until starting to firm up. When the eggs just start to set, use a flat spatula to slowly scrape sections of eggs, creating folds. Sprinkle on the black beans, bell pepper, and kosher salt. Keep cooking, scraping occasionally until eggs are fully cooked, about 2 minutes. Remove to bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add a tortilla, half the shredded cheese, the scrambled eggs, remaining cheese, and the other tortilla. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until browned and crispy. Cut into wedges and serve with guacamole and salsa for dipping.


*Step it up with chorizo-style eggs and add the following spices to the eggs while whisking: ¾ teaspoon chili powder, ¾ teaspoon garlic powder and ¾ teaspoon cumin.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!