Breakfast Taquitos

Baked Breakfast Taquitos with Salsa Dip

Breakfast Taquitos are a make-ahead, freezer-friendly breakfast that the whole family will love. This post is sponsored by Lilydale®. As always, all opinions are my own.

Baked Breakfast Taquitos with Salsa Dip

Back to Routine

Summertime, with its long lazy days, vacations, beach days, road trips, and picnics are over for another year. It’s that time of year when we get back to work and school, back to routines, back to regular, healthy meals.

Back to routine means back to the busy-ness and bustle of trying to fit everything into the week, and it can be a challenge to fit healthy meals into it all. That’s why it’s great to plan ahead, and why I’m partnering with Lilydale® to use their  Breakfast Chicken Sausages for these breakfast taquitos.

About Lilydale®

Lilydale® has been providing Canadians with quality poultry products for over 75 years. Although they have a wide variety of products; fresh, frozen and fully cooked, like their Oven Roasted Carved Chicken Breast Strips that I used in this recipe for Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup, and we especially love Lilydale’s® breakfast sausage. They have both chicken and turkey breakfast sausage available, and I’m using chicken breakfast sausage for these breakfast taquitos.

Breakfast Chicken Sausage

Why Chicken Breakfast Sausage?

First of all, because it tastes delicious. Secondly, Lilydale®  Breakfast Chicken Sausages have no nitrites, 35% less fat, and 35% fewer calories than regular pork breakfast sausage.

baked breakfast sausages

What is a Taquito?

Taquito is a Mexican dish, and the name, taquito, means “little taco”.  It’s a small tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat, cheese, or chicken and then deep-fried. The name is used interchangeably with Flautas, but technically the two are different. Taquitos are made with corn tortillas, while flauta are made using flour tortillas.

Assembling Taquitos
Assembling Taquitos

Baked, Not Deep Fried Taquitos

Deep-Fried Taquitos are, of course, delicious. However, to keep this a healthy breakfast option, I am baking the breakfast taquitos. In the oven, they become crisp and golden. And because I’m using lean Lilydale® chicken breakfast sausage, they are not greasy at all.

Make-Ahead Breakfast

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make a big batch, bake them up, and freeze them cool. Perfect for those busy weekday mornings, because a healthy and delicious breakfast is waiting for you. Just microwave until warm.

Not Just For Breakfast

Although these taquitos are delicious for breakfast, they are also a perfect after school snack, and a low carb, high protein post-workout bite. And if you, like we do, occasionally love a breakfast for dinner night, these are delicious alongside a salad and some guacamole for dipping.

Get More Inspiration

Head on over to Lilydale’s® website recipe page for ideas on how you can use their products for all of life’s moments, big and small.

 

 

Baked Breakfast Taquitos with Salsa Dip

Breakfast Taquitos

Colleen
Corn tortillas wrapped around sausage, egg, & cheese, and then baked for a delicious and healthy breakfast that can be made ahead & frozen for those busy mornings
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 198 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 375 gram Lilydale® Breakfast Chicken Sausage 1 package
  • 5 eggs large
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves chopped
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray or olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Place sausages on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Bake sausages 20 minutes, turning halfway through
  • While sausage is cooking, whisk the eggs, and scramble them over medium heat.
  • Once cooked, slice sausages
  • Put tortillas on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Warm in the microwave about 1 minute until pliable
  • Assemble the taquitos: Divide the eggs, cheese, sausage, and spinach over the tortillas
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Roll each tortilla around the filling and place, seam side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Lightly brush with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. (This will keep them from cracking)
  • Bake until golden, 12-15 minutes
  • Serve with salsa and/or guacamole

Notes

If you substitute flour tortillas for the corn tortillas, use the small fajita sized flour tortillas.
When using corn tortillas, work quickly to roll them up and get them into the oven so that they don't dry out.
To freeze breakfast taquitos, after baking, allow them to cool completely. Pack them into freezer bags and store them in the freezer. To reheat, microwave until warm, or put them on a baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 401IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 1mg
Keyword healthy breakfast, make ahead breakfast
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62 thoughts on “Breakfast Taquitos

  1. I’m loving how quick and easy these are! Plus the fact that they are baked too! These would be perfect to whip up a big tray and freeze for a quick snack or breakfast on the go!

    1. Hi Lori, Yes, we just love having these in the freezer for just that. They’re really tasty, and a great source of lean protein, as well as quick & easy. Enjoy!

  2. We love breakfast taquitos at my house and these were fabulous. I loved that these were baked and not fried . What a great way to us this healthier chicken sausage. I made these and froze some for my kids to heat up before school.

    1. Hi Debbie, I’m so happy that you and your family loved these taquitos! Having some in the freezer really makes it easy make sure everyone gets a healthy breakfast.

  3. Love how quick and easy these are… and how delicious they look! Thank you for sharing, I’m making my grocery list right now lol

  4. First of all, yay for Lilydale chicken sausage! Second, I don’t know why but I never thought to do breakfast taquitos! Genius!!

  5. These breakfast taquitos look easy, delicious, and perfect for mornings on the go. I love that they are baked rather than fried as well as it helps make them healthy enough for any day!

    1. Hi Jenni! Yes, these are so great for being easy and delicious, and baking them, as well as using lean chicken sausage makes them a really healthy option!

  6. I would have these at dinner, considering how I eat. So thank you for the dinner inspo! Probably with a side of guac, just to get some of the healthy fats. Adding chicken sausages to my shopping list for next week!

    1. Hi Eva, having these taquitos for dinner is an excellent plan, because they are delicious with a side of guac and salsa for dipping. Lilydale® Chicken Breakfast Sausages are amazing in these!

  7. I actually prefer them baked over deep-fried! I think this looks amazing, and I’m going to look for those chicken sausages now.

  8. What a fun recipe, Colleen! I would love to have these taquitos for breakfast (or as you suggest, dinner or snack with guacamole dip). The crunch of the taquitos would be so appealing and the filling so flavourful. I must try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is my kind of breakfast! I have to eat something warm and savory in the morning and this dish has it all! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Oooh I can’t wait for breakfast to com! So loving this recipe. It looks really delicious and Lilydale® Breakfast Chicken Sausages are perfect.

  11. We love Lilydale breakfast sausages in our house, and this recipe would be a fun new way to enjoy them. I appreciate that these taquitos are baked, not fried, and that I can make them ahead for busy mornings. Great recipe Colleen!

    1. Such a perfect, ready to go breakfast. The struggle is real in the morning when I have a cranky hungry toddler wanting food, I often go without so I love having something yummy and filling already prepped! I have to try that sausage too!

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