Last year, I shared this recipe over at Nutmeg Nanny’s blog! And I wanted to share this with my readers in case you missed it! This is a perfect way to start the new year. Use up some leftovers and well eat healthy! My husband and I are big breakfast people, so on the weekends we naturally have large sometimes fancy morning breakfast/brunch. I had a wide variety of taco topping leftovers and a few taco shells left so I decided to make breakfast tacos!
I’ve always only eaten egg whites, so I ran with my idea to create an egg white taco. This is super simple to put together. You can make a large pan of eggs and set all of your toppings out on the counter and let your family and friends build their own breakfast tacos just as they would if it were a traditional dinner time taco bar. I love using the extra-large overstuffed taco shells because you can fit a lot more in them. Typically you will use ¾ of an egg per extra-large taco shell. I never thought to mix my egg whites with guacamole. The flavors work well together, trust me! Next time your hosting brunch–switch it up and make an egg taco bar!
Katie Original Recipe
Egg White Tacos
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 Egg Whites
- 3 Crunchy Corn Taco Shells
- 3 tablespoon divided salsa
- 3 tablespoon divided guacamole
- 3 tablespoon divided shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoon divided diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoon divided sliced olives
- 2 tablespoon divided minced cilantro
- Preheat the oven to "low broil".
- In a frying pan add one tablespoon of butter and melt, cooking on medium heat. While the butter is melting, remove yolk from egg whites. Lightly whisk egg whites to add air to the eggs.
- Place taco shells under broiler for one minute. Remove once heated through and golden in color.
- Pour eggs into frying pan, and scramble until cooked.
- Divide eggs among 3 taco shells. Sprinkle cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and cilantro on each of the tacos. Serve immediately and enjoy!
The Crying Cook
This is perfect for a brunch! Any excuse to have friends over!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
You’ve combined all of my favorite things into one gorgeous taco! I’ll take 3 please 🙂
I’m making these saturday morning for Joe and I. I can’t wait. I am a huge taco fan and a huge egg white fan so I am excited! PS. Are these your new camera settings?! LOOKING GOOD!
Sam, you guys are going to love them! AND NO! This photo was taken MONTHS ago! lol. But next week post will be in manual! 🙂
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
What a great idea! I am not a huge egg lover, but this I could eat all the time – love Mexican
Thanks Erin! I hope you enjoy them!
Christine (Cook the Story)
What a healthy and fresh breakfast to start out the new year with. I’m going to try it this weekend!
Christine–its just a great way to use up all those taco leftovers! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as we do!
Frank @ Kraemers Culinary Blog
I never thought of tacos for breakfast, but these look delicious and are healthy, too.
Thanks Frank! The sky is the limit when it comes to breakfast!
Looks great, Katie! I have had breakfast burritos but not tacos before!!
Julie–I do a lot of breakfast burritos but just wanted to switch it up a little! I had tacos when I was in Texas so this kind of helped push me to break away from the burritos!
addie | culicurious
These look great, Katie. I love breakfast tacos 🙂
This is brilliant! Totally trying this over the weekend.
Awe thanks Ashley!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
What a fun idea to do a breakfast taco bar!!! My kids would absolutely love that!!!
Yes, Jocelyn! Switch it up…they won’t expect it and I’m sure you’ll have no problem getting them to eat breakfast in the morning!
Love the idea of a breakfast taco bar! We eat breakfast tacos a lot, so a taco bar would be a perfect idea for Saturday brunch!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
I eat egg whites almost every day – this looks incredible!!! I love frying one whole egg plus several whites then topping with black beans, avocado and cilantro. YUM!
Oh I like what your describing Liz *sans the whole egg–I’m a 100% egg white kind of girl!