These cheesy breakfast tacos are the perfect morning treat. They are also excellent if you enjoy breakfast for dinner! A crispy cheese jacket melts onto a flour tortilla, then it’s filled with scrambled eggs and pico de gallo. It’s wonderful!

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crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

These cheesy breakfast tacos are a serious dream. Crispy cheese covering a fluffy flour tortilla, filled with melty cheddar, scrambled eggs and an easy salsa. 

SO super delicious. I could eat something like this every single day! 

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

I mean, just look at that crispy cheese coat! Can’t even stand it.

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

I already have a breakfast taco recipe that I like to make in the summer. And I make it often.

But! This is similar, with a little elevation. One extra step of a crispy cheese exterior.

It feels life changing.

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

Words cannot explain how much we LOVE these crispy cheese breakfast tacos. And while I’m calling them “breakfast,” I’ll tell you that we eat these for dinner sometimes too. Or even lunch!

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

This is how they come together.

First, I make a batch of scrambled eggs. I keep things relatively simple because of the kids, but that is the beauty of this recipe. You can add anything you like into the scrambled egg portion! I usually throw in some sliced green onions. 

When the scrambled eggs are done, transfer them to a bowl. I use the same skillet to make the crispy cheese tacos! Easy easy. 

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

Next, while the skillet is still hot, I sprinkle some cheese in a somewhat circular shape. It doesn’t matter what shape, really. It just matters that the cheese sprinkle is roughly the same size as the tortilla you’re going to use. 

The cheese will start to sizzle and melt. As soon as it does, place the flour tortilla right on top! Let it cook for a few seconds. Then, add more cheese to the top! 

The scrambled eggs come next.  

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

Then, I add some salsa or pico de gallo or something fresh and delicious. I made a quick little pico with avocado for these photos. 

Finally, fold the taco over and press it together so it sticks. Since there is a good bit of cheese, it usually sticks together without popping open. And the outside is SO incredibly crispy and crunchy. 

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

As if tacos could be any better?! These are incredibly satisfying. I love having something super filling like this on a weekend morning. It will keep you full for hours! 

One thing to note is that because we make this cute little cheese jacket for the taco, these are best served right after eating. Sure, you can reheat them. But they are just the absolute best right after making – like anything with cheese is. 

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

Seriously cannot beat these!

crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

Crispy Cheesy Breakfast Tacos

Crispy Cheesy Breakfast Tacos

These cheesy breakfast tacos are the perfect morning treat. They are also excellent if you enjoy breakfast for dinner! A crispy cheese jacket melts onto a flour tortilla, then it's filled with scrambled eggs and pico de gallo. It's wonderful!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside - don’t add the avocado until right before serving.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Whisk together the eggs, cream and a big pinch of salt and pepper until combined. Whisk in the green onions. Swirl the melted butter around the pan.
  • Pour the eggs in the skillet. Push gently with a spatula often, until the eggs are cooked to your desired liking. Transfer them to a plate or bowl.
  • Keep the same skillet over medium heat. To make the tacos, sprinkle ½ ounce of cheddar in the skillet, roughly the same size as your tortilla. It should start to melt right away. Place your tortilla directly on top of the cheese.
  • Add another ½ ounce of cheese to the tortilla. Top with the scrambled eggs. Let the tortilla cook until the cheese is golden and getting crisp on the outside edges.
  • Add a sprinkle of the pico de gallo to the scrambled eggs. Or you can use it as topping.
  • Fold the tortilla in half. Transfer from the skillet with a spatula to a plate. Serve with more of the pico and a squeeze of lime.
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crispy cheesy breakfast tacos

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