If you're always on the lookout for easy, make-ahead, meal prep friendly breakfast ideas, these air fryer breakfast taquitos are for you. These breakfast taquitos are loaded with flavour, and perfect for prepping in advance. Set aside a little time on the weekend to make these and keep them stored in the freezer for a quick, tasty breakfast. You can customize the taquitos in so many ways, so feel free to make them your own.
Similar to these air fryer taquitos with chicken, the amount of times we've made these now are hard to count. We love that they don't take up much room in our freezer (condo living) and they pack a lot of flavour. Plus they make busy mornings a breeze when it comes to breakfast.
These air fryer breakfast taquitos couldn't be easier to make. And if you don't have an air fryer, you can easily make this in the oven as well. See instructions for that below.
The first thing you'll want to do is make the salsa verde. Preheat your oven to broil and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easier clean up). Toss the tomatillos, onion and serrano pepper on the baking tray. Broil fir about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until nice and charred.
Let the tomatillos cool slightly and then transfer everything to a food processor. I added a little lime zest to the salsa verde.
Pulse the ingredients until everything is nicely chopped and fairly smooth.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the sausage and crumble with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook until crispy and cooked through, about eight to ten minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate lined with paper towel. Discard some of the fat remaining.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with a splash of milk and salt and pepper.
In the same skillet, pour in the eggs and cook over medium-low heat, until cooked through. Remove and set aside with the sausage.
To the same skillet, add the spinach and cook until just wilted, about two minutes. Remove and set aside.
Assemble the taquitos by placing one tortilla on a flat surface. Place some of the eggs first, followed by the spinach, salsa verde and sausage. Top with cheese and then roll them up tightly, sealing with a toothpick.
Place the taquitos seam side down in the air fryer and spray the tops with avocado oil spray and bake for five to six minutes. Flip and bake for another five to six minutes, until lightly browned and crispy.
Serve with cubed avocado, cilantro, sour cream or greek yogurt and extra salsa verde if desired.
If you don't have an air fryer, you can prepare these breakfast taquitos in the same way and then bake them in the oven at 425℉ in a baking dish for about 15 to 20 minutes. I would recommend spraying the taquitos with avocado spray as well to get them crispy.
The air fryer I use and really enjoy and recommend is this T-Fal Easy Air Fryer. I like the size of it for cooking for 1 to 2 people. Plus, I think it's fairly affordable as well and doesn't take up too much room.
Because all air fryers differ in terms of cook time, it's important to note that for any air fryer recipe, there may be slight variations. They can take some trial and error to navigate and nail down the temperatures and timing.
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These meal-prep friendly air fryer breakfast taquitos are easy to make, customizable and filled with hearty and delicious ingredients.
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To freeze: prep the taquitos as indicated until step 8. Then store rolled up uncooked taquitos in a freezer safe plastic bag. When ready to eat, cook from frozen in the air fryer or oven, until crispy on the outside and warm throughout. Don't use salsa verde in the taquitos if freezing.
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