Sunday, December 29, 2013

Leftover Christmas ham? Make a Breakfast Quesadilla this morning!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

The hustle and bustle of the holidays always gets to me.... I feel like I have been on fast-forward for the last 2 weeks and I am exhausted!!! There hasn't been much time for me to be in the kitchen, on the computer, or even home for that matter, but yesterday I managed to make up a quick and easy recipe to use your leftover Christmas ham in.


We had a big delicious ham as part of our Swedish Christmas Eve feast. There were plenty of leftovers... and I have not been letting them go to waste! Ham is an awesome leftover because it can be re-purposed in so many different kinds of recipes; you can use cooked ham in breakfast dishes, sandwiches, soups, pasta dishes or bakes, or on a pizza. I think I might have to make a batch of my Slow Cooker Corn Chowder with the ham too... YUM.

If you're looking for a quick, easy breakfast idea... leftover Christmas ham was perfect used in this crunchy, hand-held, yummy Breakfast Quesadilla! Packed with protein, it's super filling and a great way to start your day. :)

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla
(makes 2-3 servings)



  • 2 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese
  • 1 cup cooked, chopped lean ham
  • salt and pepper to taste


Spray a large pan with non-stick spray. Turn heat to medium.

When pan is warm, add 4 eggs, 1 cup chopped cooked ham, and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.


Scramble eggs lightly with a spatula, until eggs are cooked (about 3 minutes). Set scramble aside. 


Lay a tortilla flat in heated pan; add 1/2 of the egg scramble and additional 1/4 cup shredded cheese to one side. Fold tortilla in half.


Cook on each side until tortilla is golden brown. Repeat with second tortilla.

Cut in half, serve and enjoy immediately!!!



Great with a side of salsa or hot sauce.

Enjoy!!

*Janel*

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