Breakfast tacos are the perfect Mexican inspired treat to start the day! Make these 10 easy recipe ideas in less than 20 minutes!
Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish and are one of the most versatile dishes which can be customized to suit anyone's taste and diet. The precise historical origins of the taco are not known, but today, tacos are a culinary fusion favorite and can be found in restaurants or made at home with ingredients from all around the world for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Since breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, a list of ten excellent breakfast tacos can be found below to turn any home kitchen into a breakfast fusion Tacqueria.
There are choices below to satisfy all types: carnivores, omnivores, vegans, vegetarians, sweet tooths, savory lovers and health nuts. Breakfast gurus will all walk away with something to enjoy from the list of quick breakfast ideas below.
Best of all, any of these breakfast tacos can be satisfying for lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack for the person that just does not eat breakfast. There are even a couple of "breakfast dessert" tacos on the list!
Breakfast Meat Tacos with a Hint of Mexico
This taco recipe delivers a huge dose of protein to start the day. Scrambled eggs, bacon, and browned ground or link sausages combine with cheese for a filling base.
Pile it all into hard or soft taco shells, add a dollop of sour cream and bright salsa to contrast the saltiness of the meat and eggs, and the day has a flavorful beginning! Use tomato salsa for a familiar taste or salsa verde to mix it up a bit.
South American Vegetable Delight
Another breakfast taco that can be enjoyed by Omnivores, Vegetarians, and Vegans alike, with eggs or egg substitutes and a plethora of veggies that sing a flavorful medley together.
Refried beans and mushrooms are the basses to the treble of the eggs, while oven-roasted sweet potato and sauteed corn and Poblano or Jalapeno peppers provide the alto and soprano. Wrap them in a hard taco shell to add a little percussion. Starting the morning with a song never tasted so good!
Mushroom Swiss Omelette Tacos
Another popular breakfast choice that makes a great taco and can be enjoyed by Vegans or Vegetarians as well if vegan egg substitutes and vegan cheese are used.
These tacos can have a comforting everyday flavor with Button or Portobello mushrooms or can be classed up with Chanterelle or Oyster mushrooms. A soft taco shell can be used, but a hard taco shell creates a textural contrast against the soft mushrooms, eggs, and cheese.
Denver Omelette Breakfast Tacos
This traditional breakfast favorite can be taken on the go in a taco! Sauteed peppers and onions lend a brightness and sweetness to salty browned ham, cheese, and scrambled eggs inside a soft or hard taco shell.
For a larger range of textures in the dish, use a hard and soft taco shell together to envelope this deliciousness. Vegans and Vegetarians can enjoy these tacos by not adding the ham and using vegan egg and cheese substitutes.
Crunchy Salad Tacos
Yet another breakfast idea that can be enjoyed by omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike! Layers of lightly steamed spring greens interspersed by sweet slivers of grape or cherry tomatoes, rich and salty olives, crunchy, buttery cashews, and soft eggs provide a panoply of flavor, texture, and nutrition.
Black olives can be used, but Spanish or Kalamata olives provide a deeper flavor to contrast the sweet tomatoes and complement the eggs. Scrambled eggs or egg substitute can be used with some salsa verde for a dressing, but for those that enjoy a runny yolk, eggs prepared over-easy or sunny-side-up serve as a rich and delicious salad dressing. Use a soft taco shell inside a hard taco shell to add extra bulk and crunch to this delicate breakfast.
Bacon and Avocado Tacos
Creamy avocado, crispy bacon, and soft warm scrambled eggs make this taco a delicious and textural mosaic of a morning meal. Use both a hard and soft taco shell to add additional contrast. If perfectly ripe fresh avocados aren't available, using commercially prepared and packaged avocado or guacamole is delicious, too. Forget avocado toast - bacon, avocado, and egg in a taco provides a much better meal to start the day!
Hash and Eggs Tacos
Basic, greasy, and delicious, these breakfast tacos add a nostalgic diner quality to the morning. This breakfast idea can be enjoyed with scrambled or fried eggs. Browned corned beef hash soaking up the eggs is a wonderful and rich breakfast combination. Choose from the runny yolk of a sunny side up egg or over-easy fried egg. For those who dislike runny yolks, try scrambled eggs which are equally just as satisfying. Nestle it all inside a hard or soft taco shell for the win.
Meat and Cheese Breakfast Tacos
This taco will be popular with meat-and-potatoes diners that are tired of or allergic to eggs. Start by browning a can of corned beef. Secondly, add the hash brown with the ground or link sausage. Finally, sprinkle with crunchy bacon and melted cheese. This meaty filling will pack out a soft or hard taco shell for a satisfying and filling breakfast.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Tacos
Another "breakfast dessert" taco, but without quite so much guilt. It does take some preparation the night before, but it is well worth it. Start by preparing an overnight oatmeal blend. This will can consist of fresh or frozen fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, and milk. Then, let it rest together in the fridge overnight. In the morning, mix in some crunchy granola or slivered nuts if desired.
Toast a frozen or homemade, leftover waffle or pancake, spread on the oatmeal mixture, and fold it into a taco shape for a sweet and succinct morning treat. A simple treat, yet endless variety is possible in the form of different fruits. Try adding blueberries, strawberries, peaches or bananas. Our favorite is adding ripe mangoes. You can also add various types and flavors of yogurt and optional mix-ins.
Guilty Mocha Breakfast Dessert
This decadent taco-inspired dish is for special occasions or for "breakfast dessert” and will delight chocolate and coffee lovers. Rather than enveloping the filling with a traditional hard or soft taco shell, try a waffle! A pancake or waffle folded around a sweet filling mimics the taco shape. Frozen waffles or pancakes can be used.
However, this is also a great way to use up leftover waffles or pancakes from yesterday's brunch. Add a mixture of cream cheese, coffee or espresso powder. A dark chocolate syrup offers a creamy jolt of flavor inside a lightly toasted pancake or waffle. Chocolate granola can be mixed in or sprinkled on top for a crunchy contrast if desired.