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Three Potato and Egg Breakfast Tacos with Salsa Verde from

Potato & Egg Breakfast Tacos

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 minutes 1x


If you love breakfast burritos, you’ll LOVE breakfast tacos! These tasty breakfast tacos are made from crispy seasoned potatoes, scrambled eggs, and all your favorite goodies.

Note: Nutrition facts include seasoned potatoes, scrambled eggs, and 2 corn tortillas per person. All additional toppings are not included. 



For the Potatoes: 

For the Breakfast Tacos:

  • About 12 Corn tortillas – I use the “street taco” size
  • Scrambled eggs – I use this method and make about 6 eggs’ worth
  • 8 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sliced avocado
  • Black beans
  • Salsa verde or your favorite salsa
  • Minced fresh cilantro


Prepare the Potatoes:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together diced potatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Stir to coat well.
  2. Heat a 10-12″ skillet (cast-iron, if possible) over medium heat. Add potato mixture to the pan and cook, stirring every 4-5 minutes for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. (If your potatoes are browning more quickly than you like, you can reduce the heat a bit. Also – do let them rest on the pan in between stirring so they can develop that crispy exterior.)

Prepare tacos:

  1. While the potatoes are cooking, you can cook scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage (if using), and prepare any toppings.
  2. Set out salsa, minced cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, black beans, etc.
  3. Warm your corn tortillas. (See notes below)
  4. Assemble tacos by layering a small amount of cooked potatoes and scrambled eggs in a corn tortilla. Top with your favorite toppings, such as cooked & crumbled bacon, sliced avocado, pico de gallo, salsa, cilantro, black beans, etc.


How to Warm Your Corn Tortillas

  • Gas stovetop: If you have a gas stove, you can simply char them right on the burner over the flame with a pair of metal tongs, then keep them warm in a clean, slightly damp kitchen towel.
  • Oven: Alternatively, you can wrap them in a slightly damp kitchen towel and put them in the oven on a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees or so. (Or, simply use the leftover heat in the oven from baking your bacon.)
  • Microwave: Lastly, you can even microwave them a few at a time wrapped in a damp paper towel for 30-60 seconds. Ain’t no shame in that game!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex