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Make Ahead Breakfast Quesadilla with Cheese Spinach and White Beans

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Servings: 8

What you need

1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can reduced-sodium white beans, such as cannellini, Great Northern, or white kidney, rinsed and drained (I typically use cannellini)
1 1/2 cups freshly grated cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, or another similar melty cheese; I love sharp white cheddar (about 5 ounces)
10 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
5 cups lightly packed fresh spinach, roughly torn or chopped (about 4 ounces)
8 medium whole wheat tortillas (taco size, about 7 inches)

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How to do it

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Set aside.

2. Add the olive oil to a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until it is hot and shimmers. Swirl to coat the pan, then add the spinach and cook, stirring often, until it begins to wilt, about 1 minute.

3. Add the beans, reduce the heat to medium low, then carefully pour in the eggs. With a rubber spatula, cook the eggs low and slow, using the spatula to move them around the pan often. Continue cooking until the eggs are scrambled and just set, about 5 minutes. Taste and season with additional salt or pepper as desired.

4. Remove from the heat. (If freezing the quesadillas, let the filling cool completely.)

5. To assemble the quesadillas: Sprinkle a tortilla with one-eighth of the shredded cheese, leaving a small border all the way around the edge. Spoon one-eighth of the egg mixture on top, then fold the tortilla in half. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

6. To cook immediately: Carefully wipe out the skillet. Increase the heat to medium and lightly coat the skillet with nonstick spray (or brush with a bit of additional olive oil). Cook the assembled quesadillas on both sides until golden and the cheese is melted, about 5 to 6 minutes total.

7. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

8. Let the egg filling cool completely to room temperature. Once cooled, form the quesadillas as directed above, then wrap each assembled quesadilla individually in plastic wrap. Arrange the quesadillas in a single layer on a baking sheet or similar flat surface that will fit in your freezer.

9. Place the sheet in the freezer until the quesadillas are firm, then transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 2 months. To cook from frozen, remove the plastic wrap and warm the quesadilla in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you can let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator and cook in a skillet as directed above.

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Nutrition

Calories
333.08cal ( 16.65% of daily need)
Fat
15.6g ( 24% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
7.13g ( 44.55% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
28.89g ( 9.63% of daily need)
Sugar
2.09g ( 2.33% of daily need)
Cholesterol
227.03mg ( 75.68% of daily need)
Sodium
575.09mg ( 25% of daily need)
Protein
19.48g ( 38.96% of daily need)
Vitamin K
71.49µg ( 68.08% of daily need)
Vitamin A
1842.19IU ( 36.84% of daily need)
Selenium
20.94µg ( 29.92% of daily need)
Calcium
297.98mg ( 29.8% of daily need)
Phosphorus
275.25mg ( 27.52% of daily need)
Folate
91.92µg ( 22.98% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.38mg ( 22.41% of daily need)
Manganese
0.44mg ( 21.83% of daily need)
Iron
3.9mg ( 21.67% of daily need)
Fiber
5.11g ( 20.44% of daily need)
Zinc
2.05mg ( 13.69% of daily need)
Magnesium
51.39mg ( 12.85% of daily need)
Potassium
423.5mg ( 12.1% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
0.67µg ( 11.23% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
1.05mg ( 10.48% of daily need)
Vitamin E
1.48mg ( 9.84% of daily need)
Copper
0.19mg ( 9.56% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.18mg ( 9.04% of daily need)
Vitamin D
1.25µg ( 8.34% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.09mg ( 6.11% of daily need)
Vitamin C
3.99mg ( 4.83% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
0.23mg ( 1.13% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
23.34%
Fat
42.05%
Carbs
34.61%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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