Prep these crispy breakfast sausage taquitos with tortillas, egg, cheese, & breakfast sausage, for a week of easy meal prep breakfasts, or batch cook and freeze them for camping or busy work week mornings.
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This make ahead breakfast is perfect for:
Busy weekday mornings - prep these once on Sunday and microwave them, air fry or bake them in the morning!
Camping or road trips - heat up in your hotel microwave or on your camp fire for an easy breakfast.
Freezer stash - these freeze really well. You can freeze them baked or unbaked, your choice! More freezer prep details below.
Ingredients & Swaps
- Tortillas - we like to use small taco-sized flour tortillas, but you can use whatever size you like. You can even use corn tortillas if you wish.
- Eggs - we go light on the scrambled eggs because we like to use small tortillas, but if you use larger, burrito-sized tortillas, increase the number of eggs to fill those taquitos.
- Cheese - we opted for ripped-up marble cheese slices simply because that is what we had on hand, but feel free to use any shredded cheese of choice. Monterrey jack would be a great choice here!
- Breakfast Sausages - We like pork breakfast sausage links with a hint of maple, but again, you use what you like. Chicken sausages are a great swap here too.
How to make and assemble taquitos
- Cook eggs (scramble them) and sausage (according to the package directions) - set aside.
- Assemble taquitos adding egg, then sausage, then cheese, roll up, and place seam down on a baking sheet.
- Spray with oil and bake until crispy.
How to Freeze & Reheat
- For meal prep Sunday prep - follow recipe and bake taquitos. Allow the taquitos to fully cool before placing a lid on the container. If you don't, the condensation will cause your taquitos to be soggy. To reheat, wrap in paper towel and microwave in 30 second increments until heated throughout.
- For Freezer prep - follow recipe and you can either bake them (if you want to just grab and go later), or leave them unbaked and place on a baking sheet frozen. You will have to bake them for closer to 30 minutes if you are baking from frozen. You can thaw and bake as well.
- Freezer Storage - wrap each FULLY COOLED taquito in foil and place all the taquitos into a zip top bag. The foil will prevent them from all freezing stuck together.
Yes! Heat air fryer to 400F and air fryer for about 6-8 minutes.
I wouldn't air fry these from frozen. The cook time needs to be increased and the tortillas will be too crispy.
You can bake from frozen, but it is best to thaw them. Bake time will be close to 30 minutes vs 10 minutes from thawed.
If you only microwave them, then no, they don't stay crispy. Try microwaving them in a paper towel and then finishing in a frying pan or air fryer for a crispy finish!
Corn tortillas need to be warm when you roll them. Heat them in the microwave for just a few seconds to prevent them from ripping as you assemble your taquitos.
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Crispy Breakfast Sausage Taquitos
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- 12 breakfast sausage links
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 12 taco size flour tortillas
- olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- On medium heat, melt butter in a frying pan. When pan is hot, scramble eggs and set aside. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- In the same frying pan, cook the breakfast sausages according to the directions on the package. Set aside.
- Lay out a tortilla, and scoop egg onto it. Add the sausage, then cheese. Roll the tortilla as tight as you can.
- Place the rolled up taquitos seam down on a sheet pan.
- Spray with olive oil spray (lightly!)
- Bake for about 10 minutes. You can also use the broiler to get crispy taquitos faster.
- Allow the taquitos to fully cool before storing in a container or freezing them.