Experts argue about whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I think many of us can agree that it’s definitely the most delicious. My younger kids seem to think there are 3 meals: Breakfast, second breakfast, and third breakfast. These 3 meals are sandwiched between approximately 7,898,4654,241,857 daily snack requests, which is why we have a Costco membership.
I made a batch of these savory breakfast nachos because
I needed to clean out the half-eaten packs of waffles in my freezer it’s Taco Tuesday. They’re an excellent option for meals or snacks and a fun alternative to traditional nachos. You can make the entire recipe in less than 15 minutes, and that’s including the time it takes to prepare a batch of bacon.
If 15 minutes seems like a huge time investment when you’re half asleep, save time by making your bacon the night before. It tastes best fresh from the oven or skillet, but there’s no wrong way to eat bacon.
Make your bacon first if you’re not preparing it the night before. I like to pop mine in the oven because it frees up space on my stove.
While your bacon sizzles, saute some onions and jalapeno slices over medium-high heat in a skillet drizzled with olive oil.
Prepare scrambled eggs in a second skillet. Substitute scrambled tofu if you’re vegan or have an egg allergy.
Toast 4 waffles until golden brown. Cut each waffle into 4 triangles.
Cover your toasted waffle wedges with scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, onions, jalapeno wedges, shredded cheddar, and chopped cilantro.
Here’s what a single waffle nacho looks like:
Here’s a close-up of the pile of breakfast nachos:
You can serve your breakfast nachos like this or jazz them up with avocado slices and fresh salsa.
See that lovely tablecloth? I got that at Target for $5, and so far none of my kids have destroyed it.
Grab a waffle wedge from your pile of breakfast nachos and chow down.
This recipe for breakfast nachos made with waffle wedges is super simple. Seriously, you can’t screw this up. If you don’t like all of the ingredients used in this gluten-free breakfast recipe, you’ve got options.
Topping Ideas for Breakfast Nachos
- crumbled sausage
- shredded chicken or turkey
- ham chunks
- black beans
- sauteed mushrooms
- coarsely chopped fried eggs
- scrambled egg whites
- scrambled tofu
- fresh tomato chunks
- green onions
- sour cream
- hot sauce
- green chiles
- lime juice
You can also swap the shredded cheese for melted cream cheese or replace the waffle wedges with pancake chunks. Keep in mind pancakes won’t support the weight of heavy nacho toppings as well as waffles do.
Ready to swap cereal and toaster pastries for these savory breakfast nachos?
Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe for savory breakfast nachos made with waffle wedges: