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
Breakfast Taquitos

Back to Routine

Summer time, 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% less 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. Taquito 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 once they are cooled. Perfect for those busy weekday mornings, because a healthy and delicious breakfast is already made. Just microwave until warm.

Not Just For Breakfast

Although these taquitos are intended for breakfast, they also make 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.

 

How to Make Breakfast Taquitos

5 from 8 votes
Baked Breakfast Taquitos with Salsa Dip
Breakfast Taquitos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Corn tortillas wrapped around sausage, egg, & cheese, and then baked for a delicious and healthy breakfast that can be make ahead & frozen for those busy mornings

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy breakfast, make ahead breakfast
Servings: 10
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Colleen
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
  1. Preheat oven to 375°

  2. Place sausages on a parchment lined baking sheet

  3. Bake sausages 20 minutes, turning half way through

  4. While sausage is cooking, whisk the eggs, and scramble them over medium heat.

  5. Once cooked, slice sausages

  6. Put tortillas on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Warm in the microwave about 1 minute until pliable

  7. Assemble the taquitos: Divide the eggs, cheese, sausage and spinach over the tortillas

  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper

  9. Roll each tortilla around the filling and place, seam side down, on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  10. Lightly brush with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. (This will keep them from cracking)

  11. Bake until golden, 12-15 minutes

  12. Serve with salsa and / or guacamole

Recipe Notes

If you substitute flour tortillas for the corn tortillas, use the small fahita 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 to cool completely. Pack into freezer bag and store in the freezer. To reheat, micowave until warm, or put them on a baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Taquitos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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60 thoughts on “Breakfast Taquitos

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

  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. 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!

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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