Breakfast nachos are a delicious and savory twist to add to your mornings. With crispy tortilla chips, melty cheese, eggs and all your favorite toppings, they’re the perfect way to start your day with a hearty and flavorful meal.

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Why Make Breakfast Nachos?

My friend introduced me to this breakfast hack, and I haven’t looked back. We’ve been making breakfast nachos tons the past few weeks. Here are some reasons why you should too:

  1. Easy to Make: Breakfast nachos are so simple to make. All you need is some tortilla chips, eggs, cheese, and any other toppings you like and they come together in no time!
  2. Cost effective: These nachos can be super cost-effective too depending on the toppings you go with. Here’s a little pro-tip: If you have leftover ingredients like cooked bacon, sausage, or vegetables, use them as toppings for your breakfast nachos. This will help reduce food waste and save you money!
  3. Customizable: You can customize the dish to suit your taste buds and dietary restrictions. Kid’s love breakfast nachos because of this too! Let them choose what to put on theirs, and they’ll feel totally empowered in the kitchen.
  4. Delicious and Filling: Breakfast nachos are a fun and tasty way to start your day. They’re loaded with protein and carbs that can keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning. Plus, melty cheese and unlimited toppings is always a win.
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The Ingredients:

  • Tortilla Chips – You can’t have nachos without some delicious, crispy tortilla chips. Use your favorite store bought brand or make your own in the air fryer!
  • Mozzarella cheese – Of couse, any cheese will work. My kids just prefer mozzarella. Feel free to use cheddar, Monterey jack or a combination of any of your favorites!
  • Olive oil or butter – You only need a couple teaspoons of either of these to fry your egg.
  • Eggs – This recipe calls for fried eggs, but if you prefer scrambled, go for it!
  • Topping Ideas: Nachos are nothing without their toppings. Here are some ideas to get you started!
    • guacamole
    • salsa
    • chopped cilantro
    • chopped tomatoes
    • sliced avocado
    • cooked bacon or breakfast sausage, crumbled
    • cooked pinto, refried or black beans
    • cooked leftover vegetables you have on hand
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How to Make Breakfast Nachos

  1. Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the chips on a parchment lined quarter sheet pan or toaster tray, top with cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.
  3. While the chips are baking, heat olive oil or butter in a large suite pan over medium heat. Gently crack the eggs into the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping hallway through if desired. You could also scramble the eggs if you prefer.
  4. Remove chips and melted cheese from the oven, top with egg and desired toppings.

Get Your Kids Involved

Getting your little ones involved in the kitchen is the easiest way to get them to be good eaters. For this recipe, let them help you sprinkle the cheese and choose what toppings they want to add. They’ll feel more empowered and inspired to try new things if they can help!

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Want Breakfast Nachos for a Crowd?

Making this recipe for a crowd is super simple! Just increase the ingredients to fit your groups size and use a half or full size sheet pan. Top with the eggs and toppings as usual, and you’ve got a perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for a crowd!

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Breakfast Nachos are a departure from the usual breakfast foods like cereal or oatmeal and can be a great way to mix things up and try something new! Let me know in the comments what toppings you’re adding to your breakfast nachos, and tag me on social media if you make them!

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Breakfast Nachos

With crispy tortilla chips, melty cheese, eggs and all your favorite toppings, breakfast nachos are the perfect way to start your day with a hearty and flavorful meal.
4.67 from 3 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings: 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients  

Topping Ideas:

  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • chopped cilantro
  • crumbled cooked bacon or breakfast sausage
  • cooked pinto, refried or black beans
  • any cooked leftover vegetables on hand

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven or toaster to 350°F.
  • Place the chips on a parchment lined quarter sheet pan or toaster tray, top with cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.
  • While the chips are baking, heat olive oil or butter in a large suite pan over medium heat. Gently crack the eggs into the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping hallway through if desired.
  • Remove chips and melted cheese from the oven, top with a fried egg and desired toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 1003mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 818IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 3mg
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