When you need a yummy healthy protein-packed quick meal, this is the idea for you:) This Quick Cheesy Mexican Air Fryer Egg Recipe is so easy and simple to make. Using an air fryer, it takes about 13-14 minutes, including prep time, to make and that is it! This works great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s a single serving recipe or simply repeat the process to feed multiple people in a family. I love using an air fryer, it heats up super quick and making delicious, healthy food is so very simple. No oil or butter is needed either.
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**No butter or oil is needed for this recipe, just cooking spray only for the dish.**
What is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is used to cook food. It’s a small kitchen appliance. It is a great addition to a kitchen for making side dishes, main dishes, desserts, bread, meats, and vegetables.
I recently acquired an air fryer and I’m so in love with using it:) I love how quickly it heats up. We have used it to make frozen breaded items like chicken nuggets and breaded mozzarella sticks, fresh cut french fries, delicata squash (a small winter squash), and egg dishes, but it can make so much more, more than I ever expected like meats, bread/muffins, cake, potatoes, vegetables, egg rolls, breakfast dishes, and more.
I have the XL size air fryer and it’s perfect for making fries for a family of five. I love how little oil it uses to make the fries too, making the fries more healthy.
Ways to Eat this Tasty Egg Dish
Enjoy this air fryer egg recipe topped with sour cream and pickled jalapeños with a side of salsa and tortilla chips. Or, add this egg patty to a bun to eat it as a satisfying egg sandwich. I used a square ceramic dish because that is what I have in my kitchen, but a circular one would work great too. Using the small ceramic dish ensures the ingredients will be shaped like a patty.
As someone who works from home, I love this recipe because I can quickly make a hot meal for myself with very little effort. This recipe is designed to make one serving, however, repeat it as many times as needed. If I’m making this air fryer egg dish for my whole family or guests, I simply keep making them, adding the already baked eggs to a crockpot on low to keep them warm until it’s time to serve. Keeping them warm in a covered dish works well too.
This easy air fryer egg bake can easily be made on busy mornings or for simple quick meals on the weekend. It’s ideal. Plus, it’s pretty tasty as a leftover as well, simply store it in the fridge and pop it in the microwave to warm it up.
Ingredients Needed to Make this Air Fryer Egg Recipe
There aren’t many ingredients needed to make this tasty air fryer egg dish. It’s super simple without many ingredients, there are just five. Plus, since only cooking spray is used for the pan, this air fryer egg recipe is healthier than when using a frying pan with butter or oil. The simple ingredients are:
- tomatoes with chilies (canned, drained)
- egg (I love to use free-range chicken eggs)
- shredded Quesadilla cheese (scroll down to see my favorite kind)
- sea salt
- black pepper
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Directions to Make this Air Fryer Egg
Spray a ceramic dish with cooking spray. Add 1/4 c. tomatoes and chilies from a can, pre-drained, to the dish. Crack 1 egg into the dish. Break the egg with a fork and stir. Top with 1/4 c. shredded Quesadilla cheese. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper as desired. Bake at 320° for 12 minutes until the top is golden. Use a spatula to remove the patty from the dish. So easy!
I have the manual air fryer of the model shown below.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Eat well and enjoy life:)
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Quick Cheesy Mexican Air Fryer Egg Recipe
- 1/4 cup tomatoes and chilies, can drained
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup Quesadilla cheese, shredded
- sea salt
- Spray a small ceramic dish with cooking spray.
- Add 1/4 c. tomatoes and chilies (drained) to the dish.
- Crack an egg into the dish. Break the yolk with a fork and stir.
- Top with 1/4 c. shredded Quesadilla cheese, spread across the top evenly.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper as desired.
- Bake in an air fryer at 320 degrees for about 12 minutes, until the top is golden. Use a spatula to remove it prior to serving.
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