Different occasions call for different cuisines, which means it’s likely that at some point, you’ll need a handful of Mexican Breakfast Recipes.
Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, hosting a themed brunch, or catering to an early morning crowd that craves a Mexican flavor profile, you’ll require plenty of diverse options to choose from.
We’ve found what we believe to be the 23 best recipes for a Mexican breakfast, brunch, or even breakfast-inspired afternoon or evening meal.
This list includes traditional Mexican dishes, Americanized Mexican meals (Tex-Mex breakfast food), typically European items that have been given a Mexican flair, and completely unique Southwest creations.
You’d be amazed at the world of difference a few eggs can make on a pile of nachos, how some spicy chorizo can completely transform an average breakfast casserole, or how a hint of cilantro and lime can revolutionize a vintage hollandaise sauce.
Suffice it to say; these might be some of the most delicious and, quite frankly, life-changing breakfast advancements we’ve been lucky enough to explore.
Who could resist a hearty order of Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Taquitos, or Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls?
Definitely not us, and we’re willing to bet you can’t either.
When it comes to Mexican breakfast, nothing beats Huevos Rancheros; it is the dish of all dishes in morning Mexican cuisine.
We happen to prefer this recipe because, while simple, it maintains the authentic complexity of flavor we crave in Mexican food.
They’re not lying when they call it ‘The Best Huevos Rancheros’; we can confirm that it really is.
Hash is an age-old breakfast fare, but this recipe puts several unique spins on a classic, and we’re not just talking about the Mexican influence.
Butternut squash replaces the potatoes, it’s combined with sauteed onions, peppers, spinach, chorizo, and jalapenos, and it’s spiced with cumin and paprika.
You won’t want to pass on this rendition.
Migas is technically a Spanish and Portuguese dish but, like most things, can be easily maneuvered to reflect a Tex-Mex inspiration.
Made with eggs and tortillas, a savory veggie mix, and topped with fresh avocado, cilantro, Mexican cheese, and hot sauce, this Mexican breakfast skillet is the perfect breakfast.
If you’re looking for more traditional Mexican breakfast ideas, we highly recommend Chilaquiles Rojos.
In this recipe, you’ll fry tortilla chips to crispy perfection and simmer them in red sauce for the main part of the dish.
You’ll also utilize delicious ingredients like red onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, cotija cheese, avocado, eggs, and black beans.
We’re suckers for a good breakfast casserole, but Mexican Breakfast Casserole is on a completely different playing field.
Packed with spicy chorizo and topped with crisp pico de gallo, this recipe is the stuff brunch dreams are made of.
And just in case you weren’t already sold, you can easily make this casserole vegetarian with a quick swap of black beans for the chorizo.
Mexican Baked Eggs is a one-skillet dish loaded with veggies, zingy seasoning, and tons of gooey cheese.
While it’s technically considered a Mexican breakfast food, this is a recipe that can be served any time of the day or night and never disappoints.
Try a dollop of Greek dressing on top for a unique flavor pairing.
You will undoubtedly adore these Breakfast Taquitos if you’re a big fan of breakfast tacos or burritos.
They have all the same scrumptious qualities we’ve come to crave and expect from Mexican cuisine, all wrapped in an adorable hand-held crunchy shell.
Our favorite feature of this recipe is the julienned sun-dried tomatoes.
While compiling this list, one of our favorite discoveries is that you can pretty much take any Mexican dish and transform it into breakfast food.
These Breakfast Enchiladas make that abundantly clear in the most delectable way.
Complete with all the Mexican seasonings, peppers, potatoes, pork, and salsa verde, this recipe is a breakfast Mexican food every kitchen needs to experience.
Eggs are a hallmark of breakfast dishes, but these Three-Ingredient Chorizo Potatoes show that you can knock the morning meal out of the park without them.
You have everything you need to whip up this dish as long as you have potatoes, chorizo, and garlic.
You can certainly top them with your favorite garnishes, cheeses, or creams, but we like them just the way they are.
We know we’ve already made our huevos rancheros spiel, but we just had to include this Mexican mash-up of two of our favorite meals.
This recipe has all the traditional flavor and flare of huevos rancheros but in the form of a tostada.
Our personal favorite feature is the Mexican crema drizzle, but there’s nothing not to love.
Waffles aren’t typically on the list of Mexican breakfast dishes, but when you give them a churro spin and add a tres leches sauce, they can absolutely embody a Mexican vibe.
The cinnamon-sugar and tres leches decadence of the Mexican dessert flavor profile can easily be applied to many other types of food, including waffles.
And for this, we are truly thankful.
12. Mexican Frittata
Frittatas are commonly seen on breakfast and brunch menus, but it’s easier than you may think to create a revamped version of the dish.
Adding Mexican seasoning to your traditional frittata recipe is an easy and flavorful way to refresh this staple.
That’s really all it takes – and it’s definitely worth a try.
Ever wish you could combine the minimalist flair of a Mexican taco with the fully stuffed style of breakfast burrito?
Well, now you can.
This breakfast delicacy goes great with a variety of accouterments, and it also stores well so you can prep and enjoy them again at your convenience.
Imagine a Mexican-inspired breakfast encased in a muffin.
While it may seem like fiction, this recipe realizes it as fact.
The ‘muffin’ base is made from black beans, avocado, corn, bacon, and cheese, and the breakfast filling boils down to eggs, milk, and hot sauce – a true breakfast for champions.
Just because Mexican food tends to heavily utilize pork doesn’t mean you can’t achieve an equally satisfying vegetarian version.
The Vegetarian Sheet Pan Mexican Breakfast includes all the best Mexican breakfast items, like potatoes, poblanos, jalapenos, black beans, eggs, and cotija cheese, just to name a few.
And you’ll never miss the meat!
Potatoes are commonly used items in Mexican dishes, and that certainly includes sweet potatoes.
The natural sweetness of the potatoes complements the scrambled eggs particularly well, and the tortilla chips give the whole dish an ever-craved crunch.
Oh, and it’s vegetarian, too.
Another beautiful thing about Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisine is that it often includes exquisitely sweet recipes—like these Conchas—that can serve as a meal, snack, or dessert.
Conchas, also known as Mexican pan dulce, is a sweet bread that looks like a seashell, and they’re as beautiful as they are tasty.
This recipe gives you a pretty good reason to start your day off with something sinful.
If you’ve been searching for the best Mexican breakfast, then consider your search is over.
These Breakfast Burritos with chorizo sausage are simple to make as they include a one-pan filling—a filling that by no means is lacking.
These burritos are the real deal, containing plenty of eggs, peppers, chorizo sausage, and cheese and cooked in avocado oil and Mexican seasoning.
You may be wondering what the difference between a taco, burrito, taquito and wrap is, and this recipe explains it.
While all four may consist of similar ingredients, the way they’re folded and melded together is, for the most part, what separates them.
But they do have one thing in common: they’re all crazy good.
Cinnamon rolls are a divine breakfast confection but a breakfast item nonetheless; these Mexican chocolate cinnamon rolls are even better.
This recipe delivers on both sweetness and decadence and is topped with traditional Mexican chocolate and sliced almonds.
This is one indulgence you won’t regret.
Eggs benedict is one of the most beloved breakfast items ever to grace a menu, but this Mexican version has quickly become the new favorite dish in town.
It has all the makings of a classic eggs benedict plus chorizo and a cilantro lime hollandaise sauce that we’re sure you’ll go crazy for.
This may be one of the only times you’ll actually crave a poached egg.
Nachos aren’t just an appetizer or late-night snack; recent renditions of nachos have been served for lunch and dinner, but now we’re adding nachos to our list of Mexican breakfast meals.
This recipe for Breakfast Nachos Supreme includes all the fixings for a totally slamming nacho, but it replaces the typical meat with a breakfast version—think sausage or bacon— and adds scrambled eggs.
It is really a thing to behold and a treat to taste.
Mexican pizza has long been a favorite on the drive-through menu and was even just recently resurrected after years of pleading, but this Mexican Breakfast Pizza will make you forget all about any previous pies.
This particular recipe offers a unique egg crust topped with refried beans, cheese, and taco sauce.
And, of course, you can top it with anything your heart desires.
The bottom line
The reach of Mexican culinary inspiration seemingly knows no bounds, especially when it comes to breakfast dishes.
The recipes on this list will undoubtedly satisfy any Mexican, Southwest, or Tex-Mex craving, and we’re proud to bring them to you here all in one spot.
Looking for more Mexican food options, we’ve compiled lists of Mexican Appetizers, Mexican Ground Beef Recipes, Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipes, and Mexican Desserts that you should definitely check out.
- Huevos Rancheros
- Mexican Breakfast Hash
- Chilaquiles Rojos
- Mexican Breakfast Casserole
- Mexican Baked Eggs
- Breakfast Taquitos
- Breakfast Enchiladas
- Three Ingredient Chorizo Potatoes
- Chorizo Huevos Rancheros Tostadas
- Churro Waffles With Tres Leches Sauce
- Mexican Frittata
- Mexican Taco Breakfast Burrito
- Mexican Breakfast Cups
- Vegetarian Sheet Pan Mexican Breakfast
- Mexican Egg & Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble
- Breakfast Burrito With Chorizo Sausage
- Tortilla Breakfast Wrap
- Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
- Mexican Eggs Benedict
- Breakfast Nachos Supreme
- Mexican Breakfast Pizza
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