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Even though it can be a drag to stay at home all the time, I have to say that one big positive thing out of it is discovering so many amazing recipes. On top of that, I have so much more time to cook them and not just stare at my phone drooling.

I came across this really cool hack to make a breakfast quesadilla… wrap… sandwich? Idk what to call it, but it’s genius! And when I’m slipping off the keto, I tend to want carbs. So potatoes are a must!

You’ve probably seen smashed potatoes (not mashed potatoes!) on channels like Bon Appetit or while scrolling through TikTok. But if you’ve never baked potatoes this way, this is a GAMECHANGER. So I put these two recipes together to make the Ultimate Breakfast.

  1. Crispy smashed potatoes
  2. Loaded breakfast quesadilla

The crispy smashed potatoes are deliciously flavorful and baked to golden brown perfection.

And the loaded breakfast quesadilla is an easy one-pan breakfast you can make for the family on busy mornings.

Ingredients Needed For The Ultimate Breakfast Recipe

This breakfast recipe doesn’t require any out-of-the-ordinary recipe. You can easily find what you need in your fridge, pantry, or grocery shop.

For the crispy smashed potatoes, you will need:

– Potatoes (Yukon gold or Carisma)
– Crushed red pepper
– Garlic powder
– Onion powder
– Rosemary
– Thyme
– Olive oil
– Salt to taste
– Pepper to taste

For Ultimate Breakfast Quesadillas, you will need:

– Half of avocado
– Chopped red onions
– Jalapeno chili, finely chopped
– Ground black pepper to taste
– Cilantro
– Egg
– Milk
– Mozzarella cheese
– Tomato rings

How To Make The Crispy Smashed Potatoes and Loaded Breakfast Quesadilla

First, Preheat your oven to 425°F.

Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Allow it to boil vigorously.

Cook it while it’s covered for 30 minutes or until just fork-tender. Drain well.

Pour the potatoes into a large bowl, sprinkle the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, thyme, and drizzle in the olive oil.

Put on gloves or wash your hands thoroughly. Use your hands to mix the potatoes and massage all the seasonings evenly.

Arrange the seasoned potatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten each one by pressing down with a potato smasher or bottom of a glass cup.

Place it in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

While the crispy smashed potatoes are baking, start prepping the breakfast quesadilla.

To make the Ultimate Breakfast Quesadillas. Scoop out the flesh from half an avocado into a bowl, add the chopped onions, jalapeno, cilantro, and sprinkle ground black pepper to taste. Stir with a fork to combine the ingredients.

In a separate bowl, crack in the eggs, add the milk, and whisk thoroughly.

Place a saucepan on medium heat, lightly grease with olive oil, then pour in the egg mix and scramble with a spatula. Set it aside once it is well cooked.

Cut halfway down your tortilla from the center. Place the scrambled egg in the bottom part, avocado mix at the top, and cheese right next to it.

Place some bacon strips on the cheese and one large tomato ring in the last part of the tortilla. Fold it nicely into a quesadilla (See video).

Heat the quesadilla in a non-stick skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Serve both the crisp smashed potatoes and quesadillas with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes and Loaded Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe

Bobby Boyd
These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are amazingly flavorful and baked to perfection. They are healthy vegan and gluten-free snacks you can enjoy on the go. The Loaded Breakfast Quesadillas is an easy one-pan breakfast your family would love. It is packed with eggs, cheese, and avocado.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Baking Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Strainer
  • Oven
  • Saucepan
  • Non-stick skillet or grill pan
  • Spatula
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

For Crispy Smashed Potatoes:

  • 1 kg of Potatoes, Yukon gold or Carisma
  • 1 teaspoon of Crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of Thyme
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

For Ultimate Breakfast Quesadillas:

  • Half of avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of Chopped red onions
  • Half of a jalapeno chili, finely chopped
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Cilantro, as desired
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3 tablespoons of Milk
  • Mozzarella cheese, as desired
  • Tomato rings

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Allow it to boil vigorously; cook while covered for 30 minutes or until just fork-tender. Drain well.
  • Pour the potatoes into a large bowl, sprinkle the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, thyme, and drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Put on gloves or wash your hands thoroughly. Use your hands to mix the potatoes and distribute all the seasonings evenly.
  • Arrange the seasoned potatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten each one by pressing down with a potato smasher or bottom of a glass cup.
  • Place it in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  • To make the Ultimate Breakfast Quesadillas. Scoop out the flesh from half an avocado into a bowl, add the chopped onions, jalapeno, cilantro, and sprinkle ground black pepper to taste. Stir with a fork to combine the ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, crack in the eggs, add the milk, and whisk thoroughly.
  • Place a saucepan on medium heat, lightly grease with olive oil, then pour in the egg mix and scramble with a spatula. Set it aside once it is well cooked.
  • Cut halfway down your tortilla from the center. Place the scrambled egg in the bottom part, avocado mix at the top, and cheese right next to it.
  • Place some bacon strips on the cheese and one large tomato ring in the last part of the tortilla. Fold it nicely into a quesadilla (See video)
  • Heat the quesadilla in a non-stick skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Serve both the crisp smashed potatoes and quesadillas with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

  1. You can cut the potatoes in half before smashing them to get thin slices that are guaranteed to cook faster.
Keyword Breakfast quesadillas, Crispy smashed potatoes
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Have you seen my Grandma’s Cinnamon French Toast Recipe or Bobby’s Butter Biscuit Breakfast (4B’s) Sandwich?

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Sally
Sally
1 month ago

That looks awesome!

Theresa Lancione-Beccaria
Theresa Lancione-Beccaria
1 month ago

Fan friggin’ TASTIC!!!!!

Lauren
Lauren
1 month ago

Amazing you’re the best. Love the mix of funny and sarcastic! The food looks great too!

Maggie Lane
1 month ago

That looks bloody amazing, trying this one for sure! Thanks BB ❤️

Connie G
Connie G
1 month ago

Looks amazing!

Julie Levine
Julie Levine
1 month ago

You are the BEST! You need your own tv show. I need your tv show! ❤️

Joeann
Joeann
1 month ago

I am so making that this weekend! You also just created great homemade potato chips

Mee
Mee
1 month ago

LOVE IT!!

Kate Cronin
Kate Cronin
1 month ago

Love ALL your videos. That breakfast can be had for lunch and dinner as well! Looks so appetizing and scrumptious! Love you and Josh…great couple. All the best for a healthy 2021!

Kathleen
Kathleen
1 month ago

Freaking love you! Can’t wait to try this!!!

Tina
Tina
1 month ago

Making this in the morning.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Very interesting combination ….👀👏 & Def will give it a Whirl👨‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳

Angelique
Angelique
1 month ago

👏🏼

Kelly
Kelly
1 month ago

Looks delicious & not too difficult! Plus very affordable ingredients!

Carol
Carol
1 month ago

😳 I need to make this for breakfast 🍳

Susan Clarkin
1 month ago

You know what …. I may even be able to do this, BUT should I? Angelo has never really allowed me in the kitchen in 7 years….. this could be a treat or CHANGE an expectation ….. oh what to do? Maybe I’ll make it for me when he’s not home voila!

KCK9DESIGNS
KCK9DESIGNS
24 days ago

Made this past Sunday they were the bomb!!!!!