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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Breakfast for Dinner Nachos

Do you love a BRINNER (breakfast for dinner) as much as me?

These Breakfast for Dinner Nachos are fun and easy!

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.

Overhead shot of breakfast nachos in a cast iron skillet, next to eggs, salsa, ground sausage, green onions.

It’s back-to-school season which means we are busy!

For those of us with kids it now means a much-awaited schedule is in place – but with that goes away the long lazy days of Summer. Many of us are now scheduling around sports practices and band rehearsals, plus finding time to squeeze in homework before dinner and bed. It can be a challenge!

I get it – I have 3 kiddos (13, 11, 8). We are in our busiest season to date. Often when life gets crazy dinner gets put on the back burner (it happens to all of us), but here’s to hoping this fun breakfast for dinner idea lands on your table with ease.

Overhead shot of cast iron skillet with pita bread triangles & wooden cutting board with breakfast nacho ingredients.

When the Iowa Egg Council and I started brainstorming a new recipe for this busy Fall season we eventually landed on these NACHOS.

For many reasons really. 1) who doesn’t love nachos? And 2) it was unique and different, yet easy enough for every family member to enjoy.

I have always, always, always been a big proponent on feeding my family eggs. When scraped for time and nothing has been planned – scrambled eggs and toast! When I know the kids have a long day of school and practices – breakfast casserole for the win! Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse that contribute to healthy and wellbeing at every age and in any diet. Plus, they are nutrient rich – a complete protein loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.

Eggs are so versatile – I mean look at this recipe! They can be boiled, scrambled, poached, baked, fried, deviled – the list goes on and on.

Close shot of breakfast nachos - pita slices, scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa, green onion in a cast iron skillet.

You know me, I seem to often put a spin or twist on originals. The Iowa Egg Council and I thought it would be fun to use pita bread as the base for these nachos instead of traditional tortilla chips. Pita bread is a soft, yeast-leaved, round flatbread made of whole wheat flour that is commonly eaten in many Mediterranean dishes. It can be found in any bread aisle at your local grocery store.

I cut this pita bread into triangles to mimic a chip and laid them in a greased cast iron skillet (but any skillet or rimmed pan will do). They heartily hold up all the fillings, yet stay soft enough for fun eating!

On top of the pita triangles I layered on ground, cooked pork sausage, scrambled eggs, shredded Colby Jack cheese, crumbled Cotija cheese (a salty, fun Mexican cheese), sliced green onions and salsa. Now of course, you are allowed to top your breakfast nachos with whatever you please but I really found this combination to be amazing! 

Close shot of breakfast nachos in a cast iron skillet.

Now what kid wouldn’t want to come home to these for dinner? (Or a fun Saturday morning breakfast – do what you want – I’m not a stickler on the rules). What’s more fun is that everything is cooked and baked in this ONE skillet.

You’re welcome, Moms, just looking out for you when it comes to dishes.

Set this big skillet of nachos on the kitchen island or dining room table with some napkins and a set of forks and let people dig in! Serve with a side of fresh fruit and dinner is complete. I promise there will not be any leftovers and your people will be full.

Eggs for dinner help you avoid snack attacks (do your kids want to snack right before bed too?) and they keep you feeling fuller longer. Just one large egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein, all for just 70 calories.

Overhead shot of breakfast nachos in a cast iron skillet, next to eggs, salsa, ground sausage, green onions.

I cannot wait to hear how much you love this new dinner idea!

Be sure to leave me a comment or write out a quick star rating below on the attached recipe card. And get ready for your kids to request this one again and again. Not only because they taste amazing but because it is fun!

Iowa’s egg farming families want to help you kick off a healthy school year with eggs! Enter to win a grocery gift card to use for the ingredients to build this healthy breakfast. Follow this link to enter through September 18.

For more information on Iowa egg farming, egg nutrition and cooking and to get delicious recipe ideas, visit Iowa Egg and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.

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