Quick Breakfast Taco

35 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option.

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  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters


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  1. Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds.
  2. Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat, add egg substitute and cook, stirring, until the eggs are cooked through, about 90 seconds. Divide the scrambled egg between the tacos.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • Per serving: 239 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 559 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 169 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 480 mg sodium; 558 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (19% daily value), Zinc (17% dv), Calcium (17% dv), Potassium (16% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat

Reviews 35

July 25, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Quick and Easy I too, like so many other of the commentors, am not crazy about the egg substitute, so I mix one egg with 2 TBSP of substitute. These are better on flour tortillias I think. Try mixing in a bit of chopped, smoked brisket for a truely delightful breakfast treat! Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
December 10, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I use flour tortillas (they roll up very well) after heating them in the microware and I add 2 tablespoons fat free refried beans. Good doesn't even begin to describe these breakfast tacos. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
July 14, 2013
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By: catfish
Wonderful but... Instead of the bread like they called for in the recipe to make it a taco, I took out the bread (which isn't too good..) and layered the ingredients in a bowl. First eggs, then cheese, the salsa. It was still wonderful, and I definitely would make it again! Pros: quick, easy, filling Cons: NULL
May 29, 2013
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By: katiesprovence
I made these this morning. I generally struggle to make a real breakfast in the morning due to the fact that I always seem to be running a little behind. These were quick, easy, and delicious. I had egg whites in my refrigerator so I used those instead of egg substitute. The only thing I didn't like about this is how easy my corn tortillas broke when I tried to eat the taco rolled up. I will be making these again! Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
May 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great idea, but can you make it gluten free and non-GMO? I too struggle with what makes a healthy breakfast. I'm going to try making this with organic eggs and cheese and gluten free tortillas (which are not whole grain) but I have no idea what the nutrient and calorie content would be. Please think of gluten free, organic breakfast recipes please. Pros: Great idea and sounds yummy! Cons: Uses GMO based foods (corn) which may also have gluten.
October 25, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Add this! I add refried black beans--yum! Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
May 19, 2012
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By: sarahsfoxy
I made these with liquid eggs, not substitute. For the most part it was pretty good, only thing I'll do different next time is use flour tortillas. I made them with the corn ones this time, but the corn tortillas just have a strange taste to me. I ended up just eating the insides and leaving the tortillas. Pros: NULL Cons: corn tortillas
June 07, 2011
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By: Vetta06
Eggcredible! I love eggs! This is absolutely great! I didn't use egg beaters I choose to use regular eggs but hey whatever still a great recipe. I also used Salsa verde (my fav)! Usually I am one of those people that loads the cheese but this recipe didn't make me miss it. It gave just enough to keep me satisfied. Thanks! Pros: Cons:
May 18, 2011
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By: SharonC
Really good I used 1 real egg & 1/4 cup egg substitute and added Canadian bacon (the American version), a little salt, black pepper, and chopped red, orange, & yellow bell peppers. Quick, filling, and really good. Pros: Cons: