Breakfast Tacos

BREAKFAST TACOS

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What’s not to love about tacos for breakfast? These healthy breakfast tacos are sure to become a weekly staple! It’s a flavorful combination of scrambled eggs, smoky turkey bacon, crispy potatoes, gooey cheese, and flavorful salsa all wrapped in a warm tortilla.

These breakfast tacos are an easy and delicious way to get all the classic breakfast flavors in taco form! Also, these breakfast tacos are lightened up and can be made quickly. Plus, you can customize them to your liking and add your favorite toppings.

Why You Will Love These Healthy Breakfast Tacos

  • They are easy to make with simple and healthy ingredients such as eggs, turkey bacon, salsa, and your favorite tortillas.
  • You can customize these tacos! Add your favorite cheese, salsa, and optional toppings. Also, feel free to use your favorite tortillas.
  • These breakfast tacos are lightened up! There is no butter or olive oil needed for this recipe!
  • You can easily make this recipe low-carb by using low-carb tortillas.
  • You get the comforting, crave-worthy flavors of breakfast food all combined into taco form!

What Are Breakfast Tacos?

Breakfast tacos are a Tex-Mex-inspired dish consisting of tortillas filled with a variety of popular breakfast foods. We have put our spin on them by adding scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, and salsa. It is the ultimate combination of flavors! They are extremely versatile and customizable with your favorite additions such as avocado, hot sauce, or roasted potatoes. Also, these homemade breakfast tacos are a healthier alternative!

Breakfast Tacos Ingredients

Ingredients for breakfast tacos
  • Eggs: Scramble eggs to add to these tacos.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the scrambled eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bacon: The bacon adds a smoky flavor and crispy texture to these tacos. You can use regular bacon or turkey bacon. Cook the turkey bacon and then cut it into smaller pieces. We cooked turkey bacon in the oven.
  • Cheese: We topped these tacos with shredded light cheese.
  • Cilantro: Top these tacos with chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Green Onions: Top your tacos with sliced green onions.
  • Salsa: Add your salsa of choice for even more flavor.
  • Tortillas: Use your favorite tortillas or low-carb tortillas.
  • Potatoes: Roast or air fry some diced potatoes as an optional addition.
  • Avocado: Add sliced avocado, guacamole, or our avocado crema as another optional addition to these tacos.

How To Make Breakfast Tacos

These breakfast tacos are easy to make and come together in a few simple steps!

Step 1: Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Then, scramble the eggs in a pan over medium heat on the stove. Season the scrambled eggs with salt and pepper to taste.

Whisked eggs

Step 2: Cook the turkey bacon using your preferred method. See our post on how to cook turkey bacon in the oven. Place the cooked turkey bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease. Then, chop the cooked turkey bacon into small pieces.

Step 3: Chop the cilantro and slice the green onions.

Step 4: Once all the ingredients are cooked, assemble the breakfast tacos. Assemble the ingredients among four tortillas. As an option, warm up the tortillas first. Then, add the scrambled eggs.

Scrambled eggs on a tortilla

After that, add the chopped cooked turkey bacon, shredded cheese, cilantro, green onions, salsa, and optional roasted potatoes or sliced avocado to the tortillas to make the tacos and enjoy!

Assembled breakfast tacos

Topping Ideas

  • Pickled or caramelized onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Sliced avocado or guacamole
  • Green or red salsa
  • Queso
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Hot sauce

What To Serve With Breakfast Tacos

These breakfast tacos are a delicious and filling meal that you can enjoy on their own or with sides. Some great sides to serve with them are guacamole, cooked cilantro lime rice or cauliflower rice, refried beans, fresh fruit, crispy hash browns, roasted potatoes, or chips and dip. You can also pair beverages with these breakfast tacos. Some options are orange juice, coffee, protein coffee, agua fresca, or iced tea.

Expert Tips

  • Warm The Tortillas: Before serving, you can warm the tortillas in the oven or in a pan for a few minutes until warm.
  • The Best Tortillas To Use: Use your favorite tortillas for this recipe. Some options are flour tortillas, corn tortillas, low-carb tortillas, cassava flour tortillas, or homemade. You can even use taco shells! Or, if you don’t want to use tortillas, try our breakfast burrito bowl!
  • Dice The Potatoes: If you are preparing potatoes to add to these tacos, evenly dice them into small pieces. You can roast them in the oven or follow the directions to make our air-fried diced potatoes.
  • Make Gluten-Free: To make these breakfast tacos gluten-free, use gluten-free corn tortillas.

Storage Instructions

I don’t recommend storing assembled breakfast tacos, they are best enjoyed after making them. However, you can store leftover ingredients in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Breakfast Taco Variations

  • Add Spice: To make these tacos spicy, add diced and seeded jalapeño, hot sauce, or hot salsa to taste.
  • Beans: These tacos would be delicious with refried beans.
  • Add Protein: Sauté some chopped cooked breakfast sausage or chicken sausage. Or, add some fully cooked shredded chicken, chorizo, cooked ground beef, pulled pork, or cooked ground turkey to these tacos for added protein.
  • What Salsa To Add: Use your favorite salsa of choice. Red salsa, Pico de Gallo, or salsa verde are great options.
  • Add Veggies: If you want to add veggies, sauté some chopped bell peppers, chopped spinach, diced onions, or sliced mushrooms.
  • Cheese Options: Top these tacos with your favorite shredded cheese. Some delicious options are light cheddar, feta, Cotija cheese, or white cheddar. Or, add some of our cottage cheese queso instead!
  • Bacon To Use: You can cook regular bacon or turkey bacon for this recipe, or omit the bacon. Also, cook the bacon until fully cooked using your preferred method whether it be baking it, air frying it, or cooking it in a pan.
  • Vegetarian Option: To make this recipe vegetarian omit the bacon. You can replace the bacon with refried beans, black beans, or pinto beans to add volume and protein.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make These Breakfast Tacos Ahead Of Time?

It is best to make these breakfast tacos when you want to enjoy them. However, you can cook some of the ingredients such as the turkey bacon ahead of time and store it in the fridge so it is ready to go. This also makes meal-prepping easier!

Are Breakfast Tacos Healthy?

These breakfast tacos are a healthy option. There is no butter or oil in this recipe. These tacos are made with healthy ingredients such as scrambled eggs, chopped turkey bacon, salsa, light cheese, and low-carb tortillas. They are healthier than many other breakfast tacos.

Can I Make Them Vegan?

Yes, you can easily make these breakfast tacos vegan! To do this, omit the cheese, eggs, and bacon. Then, replace the scrambled eggs with scrambled tofu. Also, add avocado, roasted potatoes, and refried beans to add more volume to the tacos.

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BREAKFAST TACOS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: BreakfastCuisine: American, MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

284

kcal

What’s not to love about tacos for breakfast? These healthy breakfast tacos are a delicious way to get all the classic breakfast flavors in taco form!

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 pieces of turkey bacon

  • 1/4 CUP light Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons salsa of choice

  • 4 low-carb tortillas or tortillas of choice

  • roasted diced potatoes or sliced avocado, optional

Directions

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Then, scramble the eggs in a pan over medium heat on the stove. Season them with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook the turkey bacon using your preferred method. To cook turkey bacon in the oven, place it on a sheet pan with parchment paper. Then, bake it at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. After that, place the cooked bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease. Next, chop the cooked turkey bacon into small pieces.
  • Chop the cilantro and slice the green onions.
  • Once all the ingredients are cooked, assemble the breakfast tacos. Assemble the ingredients among four tortillas. As an option, warm up the tortillas first. Then, add scrambled eggs, chopped cooked turkey bacon, shredded cheese, cilantro, green onions, salsa, and optional roasted potatoes or sliced avocado to the tortillas to make the tacos and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Use your favorite tortillas for this recipe. Some options are flour tortillas, corn tortillas, low-carb tortillas, cassava flour tortillas, homemade, or taco shells.
  • WW Points™: 5 points per serving; this recipe serves two and each serving is two tacos
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories284
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 14.1g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 4.4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 359mg 120%
  • Sodium 724mg 31%
  • Potassium 183mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 14.8g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 7.9g 29%
    • Sugars 1.5g
  • Protein 24.3g 48%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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