Nachos for Breakfast? Yes! Here’s How to Turn the Tex-Mex Favorite Into the Ultimate Morning Treat

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Ever wondered if your favorite snack, nachos, could kickstart your day? Enter the world of breakfast nachos! Most dishes can be made into breakfast food if you try hard enough, and nachos are no exception. Here’s some breakfast nacho inspiration.

Classic Breakfast Nachos

Breakfast nachos, the classic delight, contain layers of tortilla chips, a rich blanket of cheese, and the savory charm of scrambled or fried eggs. Infused with the sizzle of sautéed bell peppers and the hearty notes of sausage or bacon, this culinary masterpiece is baked to perfection.

A crown of fresh ingredients such as tomatoes and cilantro adds a burst of flavor. This dish is highly customizable, offering the option to use tater tots or waffle fries for a heartier foundation, and creating a symphony of delicious goodness in every delightful bite!

Layering Order for Crunchy Result

Dietitian Amber Dixon recommends a specific layering order to ensure the nachos maintain their crunchiness. She suggests arranging the base (tortilla chips, tater tots, or waffle fries) in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Then top it with proteins such as scrambled eggs or meat.

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Next, add vegetables like roasted bell peppers or sautéed onions. Now, spoon sauces or beans over the veggies. Lastly, sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake until golden brown and voila! To add extra flavor profile, finish it with cold ingredients like yogurt, salsa, or guacamole.

Don’t Be Afraid to Customize

To achieve that coveted stretchy cheese pull, incorporate two types of cheeses in your breakfast nachos. The combination of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack provides a perfect balance of sharpness and creaminess, enhancing the overall flavor and melt. And if you’re looking to add some unique flavors, here are some ideas!

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BBQ nachos topped with brisket, pulled pork, or chicken and barbeque sauce are awesome. You can also try your hand at pizza nachos by using pizza sauce, pepperoni, or cooked sausage for a pizza-inspired twist. Perhaps you’re more of a chili cheese person, so try spooning chili over before baking. If you’re a spicy food fan, elevate the heat by topping your nachos with pickled jalapeños, spicy salsa, or a dash of hot sauce. And if you’re vegetarian or vegan, don’t worry! Opt for a lighter option by swapping scrambled eggs for a tofu scramble, infusing your nachos with protein.