Breakfast Taco Bites

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They’re breakfast. They’re lunch. They’re appetizers.

All of my favorite things that aren’t full of sugar.

I’m not going to go on and on and on about how I love breakfast food, and how it’s my absolute favorite.

But I’m not sure what else to say about them!

Breakfast Taco Bites: a super easy breakfast, appetizer or addition to any brunch that you can make ahead and customize to your own tastes!

I get into food ruts big time, but I kind of don’t think it’s a bad thing. I mean, I like chips. And I like making chips into a meal, whether that’s BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos or these Breakfast Taco Bites.


I like doughnuts (don’t you?!).

I like chocolate.

I like cheese.

I like potatoes.

And so, I’m not going to apologize.


Breakfast Taco Bites 1-4

My sister once asked me why I have so many recipes that are pretty much the same. I had, like, 3 whole no-bake cookie recipes on the blog at that time. To be fair, it was quite a while ago that she said that. And I’ve gotten into different food ruts since then.

Like chips for dinner.

After I made these nachos, I was dreaming up all sorts of nacho ideas. I was also thinking Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo and breakfast ideas for Mother’s Day. And they just sort of happened.

These are super easy to make ahead, which is really one of the best things about them (I mean, other than the fact that they are tasty). It would be super easy to cook up your filling and refrigerate it up to a day in advance, then just scoop and bake.


I chose to mix most of the cheese into the eggs, because the thought of spooning the eggs in and then trying to top each one with a good amount of cheese seemed a little labor intensive. I’m actually glad I did though, because the cheese melts and acts as the glue between the chip and the filling, and it’s not nearly as messy when you’re eating them! I topped with just a bit of extra cheese before putting them in the oven.

Breakfast Taco Bites: a super easy breakfast, appetizer or addition to any brunch that you can make ahead and customize to your own tastes!

I didn’t add any spice to the eggs (but you could if you like things really spicy!), so I like to top mine with a nice dollop of chunky salsa. A fresh pico de gallo would be fantastic, too!

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Breakfast Taco Bites. Breakfast sausage, bacon, eggs, peppers and cheese baked in a tortilla scoop and topped with salsa: the perfect breakfast or appetizer!
Serves: 3 dozen bites
  • About 36 tortilla chip scoops
  • 3 breakfast sausage links
  • ½-3/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line tortilla chip scoops on a baking sheet. Set aside. *See note for make ahead directions.
  2. In a large frying pan, add the eggs, milk and salt. Cook, scrambling, over medium heat until completely cooked. Remove from the pan and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Remove sausage from links and scramble fry in the pan, breaking up with a spatula as the sausage cooks. Fry over medium heat until golden brown. Add peppers and cook 1-2 minutes until peppers are tender crisp. Remove from the pan and add to the eggs in the bowl.
  4. Add the bacon to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and add to the eggs in the bowl.
  5. Stir in 1 cup of cheese (this works best when egg mixture is luke warm and not hot, because otherwise the cheese will be one glob and not disperse throughout).
  6. Spoon egg mixture into tortilla chip scoops and top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.
  7. Top with salsa as desired.
*To make ahead: prepare eggs, sausage, peppers, and bacon as described. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use (up to 1 day), then fill the scoops and bake as the recipe says.


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    • Ashley says

      Haha, don’t worry, I’d never have enough energy to make these for breakfast! But I’m all about breakfast for lunch and dinner :)

  1. says

    Ugh! These are so cute my eyes just can’t even stand it! So to fix that sitch I think I’ll just have to eat them all. Cryin’ shame. 😀 Seriously though, these are SO freakin’ genius, Ashley! Thank you for giving me permission to eat tacos for bfast!

  2. says

    I am the queen of food ruts! Once I get stuck on something, I just can’t let it go until I find my new obsession…which might be these taco bites! Seriously, chips for breakfast? Oh yeah, I am right there. Loving these!

  3. says

    Cutest ever! I’ve been thinking about making an appetizer with those tortilla chip cups, such a great idea! Love your presentation, the photo and styling! And I LOVE your new site look! Congrats, Ashley!

  4. says

    I’m totally with you on the chips for dinner. Give me a great appetizer and I will make a meal out of it! I can’t wait to have chips for breakfast too!

    • Ashley says

      You mean you’re not a breakfast person?! I didn’t know people like that existed! Lol. I am such a huge breakfast person!

  5. says

    I absolutely LOVE these taco bites, Ashley! I’ve made something very similar, but used ground beef instead of eggs. This is such a great appetizer! And I think I could eat this for any meal, too. Sounds delicious!

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