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Baked Breakfast Tacos

This spin on healthy breakfast tacos packs sautéed pepper and onion, crispy bacon, eggs, and cheese into crispy corn tortillas. They’re baked in the oven so you can easily double or triple the recipe for breakfast tacos in bulk.

There are lots of ways to modify these breakfast tacos, but the base recipe makes tacos with 115 calories and 3 Smart Points each. Now having a quick, macro friendly breakfast doesn’t have to cost you tons of time in the kitchen.

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How to Make Healthy Breakfast Tacos in Bulk

If you’ve tried my baked chicken tacos or cheesy beef oven baked tacos, these breakfast tacos use the same method of filling extra thin corn tortillas and baking. In case you’re wondering, you can make them in an air fryer or in a pan (like a quesadilla). I just prefer the oven for making a beaucoup of breakfast tacos in one clean sweep.

You can stuff these bad boys with whatever you’d like, but I went with peppers, onions, bacon, eggs, and cheese. Can’t argue with that combo, right?

To make the filling, all you’ll need to do is fry some bacon, sauté the peppers and onions in the bacon grease, scramble a few eggs, and add cheese. If you wanted to change up the filling, check out my chorizo and potato breakfast quesadillas or migas breakfast tacos. Both would work great in these breakfast tacos.

That’s it. Fill, fold, and bake.

Don’t forget to microwave the tortillas before folding! Even if you’re using another method, folding makes them more malleable and resistant to breaking during baking.

If you notice any tearing in the bottom around the fold, you need to microwave the tortillas for another 15-30 seconds.

Modification Questions

A common question about these breakfast tacos has been about the eggs. The recipe calls for a combination of whole eggs and egg whites to both reduce the fat and calorie count and demonstrate that you can go one way or the other.

You could easily replace the egg whites with a whole egg or the other two eggs for an additional six tablespoons (bringing it to 3/4 cup) of egg whites.

Other ways to reduce the calories and fat content of your breakfast tacos:

  • reduced fat or fat free cheese (though I wouldn’t remove the cheese entirely as it will seal the tacos during baking)
  • lower fat bacon or omit the bacon out altogether (use nonstick spray for the veggies)
  • egg whites instead of whole eggs

How to Make the Creamy Avocado Sauce

One of my favorite ingredients for just about any dish is fat free Greek yogurt. I’ve used it for zesty ranch sauce in my Cheesy Gordita Crunch recipe, creamy salsa for my sweet potato nachos, sweet chili lime sauce for my air fryer sweet potato fries, and now a creamy avocado sauce for breakfast tacos.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup (113g) fat free Greek yogurt
  • 100g avocado
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chipotle pepper (or your choice of dried pepper)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste

You can get creative with the spices to match your flavor preference and taco filling.

Final Notes for Breakfast Tacos

The recipe card below makes 8 tacos. You can fit about 16 tacos on a large wire rack so if you wanted to double or triple the recipe for breakfast tacos in bulk, you’ll need multiple racks or baking sheets to put them on.

If you bake the breakfast tacos directly on a baking sheet, you may have to extend the bake time to get them crispy. You can also remove the top baking sheet after a few minutes in the oven once the tacos have sealed with the melted cheese.

reheating the oven baked tacos in an air fryer

To reheat your breakfast tacos, use an oven or air fryer at the same temperature for about 3-5 minutes. The microwave will get the job done, but the tacos won’t be very crisp with this method.

And if you need a pairing idea, check out my breakfast potatoes with peppers recipe.

If you make these breakfast tacos, I wanna see ’em. Snap a pic of your creation and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or in my free Facebook group.

Baked Breakfast Tacos

Baked Breakfast Tacos

Yield: 8 tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Breakfast tacos with sautéed pepper and onion, crispy bacon, eggs, and cheese inside crispy corn tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Center Cut Bacon
  • 1/2 medium (100g) Sweet Onion, diced
  • 1 large (150g) Bell Pepper, diced (I used half a red and green)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 6 Tbsp (92g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1/2 C (56g) Freshly Shredded Colby Jack Cheese, or pepper jack
  • 8 Extra Thin Corn Tortillas, I used Mission

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and spray a wire rack or baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Chop the bacon into small pieces and add to a large pan over medium-high heat. Prepare the onion and pepper while the bacon cooks.
  3. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel, leaving the grease in the pan. Carefully add the bell pepper, onion, and black pepper to the pan. Cook until the veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes. cooked veggies for breakfast tacos
  4. Add the eggs and scramble. Cook until the eggs thicken and remove from the heat. eggs scrambled with veggies for breakfast tacos
  5. Add the cooked bacon pieces and cheese to the egg scramble and stir everything together to melt the cheese. cheese and bacon added to the egg scramble
  6. Wrap the tortillas in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave for 45-60 seconds, flipping halfway through. This will make the tortillas easier to fold. Place the warmed tortillas on a large wire rack or baking sheet. Spoon the egg mixture on one half of each tortilla and fold in half. (If you have trouble folding or the tortillas crack when folding, heat them a bit longer.) filling the breakfast tacos
  7. Spray the tops of the tacos with a bit of cooking spray and place a second baking sheet on top to hold them closed during baking.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the tacos are golden brown and crisp. (If you’re having trouble getting them crisp, remove the second baking sheet towards the end of cooking since the tacos will be sealed by then.)

Notes

Each taco has 3 WW SmartPoints (blue).

If you bake the breakfast tacos between two baking sheets instead of a wire rack with a baking sheet on top, you may need to extend the cook time. 

For the creamy avocado dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 C (113g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 100g Avocado
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Chipotle Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Kosher Salt, to taste (You can play around with spices based on your flavor preference.)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Tacos Serving Size: 1 Taco
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 5gCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 7g

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Bee Guard

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Y'all. I switched out the bacon for chorizo and O M G. PERFECT for an easy delicious breakfast prep that pairs perfectly with the mexican breakfast potatoes and lasts super well throughout the week. My advice, don't skip the creamy avocado sauce for dipping. It's TOTALLY worth the extra time and effort.

Stacey Harrington

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

These are amazing. Do you have any tips on how I could make them in bulk to freeze for a reheat grab n go option?

Mason Woodruff

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

I've found the baked tacos are all good reheated as long as you can do it in an oven or air fryer. They don't microwave very well, as you might expect. You can wrap them in foil (individually works best) to freeze and pop them in the oven/air fryer at a lower temp. Hope that helps!

Erica

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

This recipe is delicious and a crowd pleaser! Did I mention it is also quick and easy? I highly recommend trying this one for all ages. The sauce is also a great topper for other meals and saves well.

Terrie Gerhardt

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Love the breakfast tacos!! I baked them in the oven, but I also tried and what worked better for me was to cook them on a griddle. I turned my griddle on to 350 degrees and put my corn tortillas on them, then put the fillings in them and folded them in half. It seemed to keep the corn tortilla's more flexible and less crumbly. When I warmed them in the microwave to bake, when I folded them in half they all cracked. They kept together much better when using the griddle. Granted I could not cook 16 at a time, but I thought the outcome was a better looking and tasting taco.

Jess

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Changed the way I make tacos! The flavor is so good and I love the baking step!

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