Breakfast Nachos by Food Network Kitchen

  • prep time30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4

Our favorite snack is now welcome at the breakfast table. These easy nachos come together quickly while you make the eggs and are easy to double for entertaining.

21 Ratings
Directions for: Breakfast Nachos by Food Network Kitchen


Nonstick cooking spray

8 large eggs

6 Tbsp milk

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2" thick pieces

Half a 13-oz bag corn tortilla chips

6 oz freshly grated Cheddar (about 2 cups)

6 oz freshly grated Monterey jack cheese (about 2 cups)

¼ cup salsa, plus more for serving

3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 small avocado, diced

4 Tbsp sour cream, thinned with 2 tbsp water

Hot sauce, for serving


1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil, shiny-side up. Spray evenly with cooking spray.

2. Lightly beat the eggs, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 6 grinds of pepper in a medium bowl and set aside.

3. Cook the bacon, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, using a wooden spoon to break the bacon apart as it cooks, until golden brown and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon with a slotted spoon to a small paper towel-lined plate. Reserve the skillet with 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in it.

4. Pile half the chips on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle half the Cheddar, half the Monterey jack cheese and half the cooked bacon over the top. Create a second layer with the remaining chips, Cheddar, Monterey jack and bacon. Bake until the cheese is completely melted, about 7 minutes.

5. While the nachos are baking, add the eggs to the pan and put over low heat. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally with a heatproof spatula, until the eggs are set but still moist, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.

6. Serve the nachos on the hot sheet pan or transfer to a serving platter. Top with the warm eggs, salsa, cilantro, avocado and a drizzle of sour cream. Serve with hot sauce and a side of salsa.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: heavy-duty aluminum foil

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

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