Breakfast Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 24, 2009

Breakfast for dinner is always a frugal option. And one that I tend to forget about!

Sorry. No photo again! Camera battery is recharging :)

10-12 eggs ($1.25)
4-5 small potatoes, peeled and diced ($.50)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ($.38) Omit if GFCFSF
1 cup salsa ($.50)
8 corn or flour tortillas ($.69) Corn if GFCFSF
Canteloupe or pears or apples ($.75)
Banana Smoothie ($.50)

1. In large skillet, add olive oil and let warm for 1 minute. Add peeled and diced potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Saute for 6-8 minutes, stirring often. (Add a little water to help them cook faster!) Season with other favorite seasonings if you like!
2. In bowl, whisk together eggs. Add a few dashes of salt and pepper. Pour over the potatoes after they have been cooking for 6-8 minutes. Cook eggs with potatoes and scramble them as they cook.
3. Warm tortillas in oven wrapped in foil or tortilla warmer (so they don’t get crispy!).
4. Cut canteloupe or pears or apples.
5. Make banana smoothie.
6. Serve potato/eggs with cheese and salsa in a warm tortilla with side of fruit and a banana smoothie!

Cost $4.67

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica February 24, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I have been making this breakfast taco for awhile now and it is so so yummy!!


mom February 24, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I was thinking earlier this evening of making these. Now I’ll have to check to see if I have everything or put it on the list for next week.


Bubi November 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Time to face the music armed with this great ifnraomtion.


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Janine February 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

My husband makes cutting costs hard because he won’t eat eggs. There are so many good and cheap egg recipes! Darn him, though i do just make some and have him eat something else sometimes:)


Krista February 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

I love Breakfast for supper and so does my family! I haven’t tried potatoes with my eggs. I’ll have to try that. Breakfast tacos are one of those things that my daughter likes to make us all for breakfast, so maybe she would enjoy doing that for her supper night soon. BTW, I am hosting a giveaway this week to celebrate my 1st blog birthday. Come by and enter!


karen February 25, 2009 at 11:04 am

I’ve been known to serve breakfast for dinner before and to make a potato omelette, but I had never thought to serve it with fruit, what a wonderful fresh idea. I’m excited to try it, thank you!


Angie February 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

We love doing breakfast for last minute dinners :)


Sarah Eliza February 25, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Oooh I love breakfast tacos! I’ll definitely be trying this one — thanks!


Stacey February 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

We like making these for a quick and inexpensive gluten-free meal. We usually add whatever veggies we have on hand.


PamperingBeki February 25, 2009 at 6:40 pm

That’s exactly what I made for dinner tonight.


Quick, cheap, easy, and nutritious.


FishMama February 26, 2009 at 10:47 am

These sound great!


Heather February 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm

This is going to be dinner tonight! I have some leftover tortillas I needed to use up, and I bought a10lb bag of potatoes on sale. Thanks!


noahandlylasmommi February 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm

sounds yummy! I will have to try these. thanks!


laurel October 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

do these freeze well?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm


Yes! I try to make extras and freeze for Hubs when he needs a quick breakfast to take on the road!


Claire January 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

I love this idea. I saw it at either good cheap eats or life as mom. They said that you were one of their favs. Me too, so glad I found all these helpful sites. I love to cook! i have begun my freezer stockpile this week. i plan on freezer cooking on Sat. This is something I can make for the hubby.


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