Sausage and Egg Taco Cups

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Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!My wife can make a taco out of anything.  It’s kind of a running joke around here.  Since I write a food blog, you probably think that we have all these amazing dinners, right?  Well, we do.  Sorta.  See, by the time my wife gets home from work, I’ve already made the food, photographed it and packaged it back up in the refrigerator.  I try my best to work a standard 8-5 workday, and no-one under the age of 75 eats dinner at 3:30pm.  That’s when my wife steps in and creates dinner from whatever she can find in the fridge.

Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!Leftover Brussels Sprout Slaw?  Toss it in a taco!  Leftover tomatoes from Bruschetta Pizza?  Toss ’em in a taco!  Leftover Blackberry Cake?  Hah…who am I kidding.  There’s no such thing as leftover cake around here.  But I think you get my drift.  Leftovers taste so much better in taco form…even they weren’t in taco form when they were first created.

So this time, I decided to just start with tacos rather than leave them in the leftover category.  I mean, what’s not to love about tacos?  Crispy shell.  Melty cheese.  Delicious fillings.  Tacos are like a little present on your dinner plate.  Well, let’s take this one step further and make some tacos for your breakfast plate.  And not just any tacos…taco cups!

Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!Breakfast tacos are most definitely not just scrambled eggs wrapped in a tortilla.  I have nothing against scrambled eggs in a tortilla, but we can definitely turn up the flavor scale a notch or two.  For these Taco Cups, I started with scrambled eggs, but then added in some Johnsonville® Breakfast Sausage, cumin, Monterrey jack cheese, tomatoes and avocados.  Oh, and chives.  You can’t forget the chives!

Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!Believe it or not, these taco cups actually came together very quickly…perfect for a morning breakfast with the family before everyone scatters in their own direction!  Johnsonville’s® breakfast sausage is already cooked, so I just reheated it in the pan along with the hash brown potatoes.  Scramble up the eggs, and then all that’s left is the assembly line of breakfast deliciousness.  Oh, and to save time, I baked the taco cups while I was preparing all of the tasty fillings.  Breakfast done.  Easy as pie.  Or perhaps we should say easy as leftover tacos.

Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!I’ve always been a fan of breakfast food.  I’ll take breakfast at any time of the day.  In fact, breakfast-for-dinner has long been a favorite around here.  I remember my mom making breakfast sausage and pancakes for dinner when I was a kid.  Sure, it’s a little different…but those were seriously some of my favorite dinners when I was young.  My wife has just recently boarded the breakfast-for-dinner train, and I’m glad she has seen the light!  I highly suspect that these delicious Sausage and Egg Taco Cups won’t be confined to just breakfast around here.

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Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!

Sausage and Egg Taco Cups

Get your morning started off right with these fun and tasty Sausage and Egg Taco Cups!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 222kcal


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 links Johnsonville® breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups frozen diced potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded and divided
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • fresh chives to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a standard muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Place 2 wonton wrappers in each cup.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until wontons are golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, slice each sausage link into ½” pieces. Place olive oil, frozen diced potatoes and sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cover skillet and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring once after 5-6 minutes.
  • In a separate skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk together eggs, cumin, salt, pepper and ½ cup of cheese. Pour mixture into skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, or until eggs are just set.
  • Fill taco cups with cooked eggs, potatoes, sausage, tomatoes and avocado. Garnish with freshly chopped chives before serving.

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  1. I love your wife approach to leftovers. Whatever is in the fridge -> tacos.
    I have a similar policy but i make frittatas instead of tacos. Tacos sound better though, way better.
    Anyways, loving the flavors you’ve got going on in these bad boys. Great recipe my man!

    1. Haha…for real, Mike. Tacos are kind of a way of life around here! She used to hate frittatas (eggy texture issues), but she’s started enjoying them a bit lately. We might have to start making it a frittata night when we get tired of tacos! Haha…I kid…it’s not possible to get tired of tacos. 🙂

  2. These taco cups are just so fun! LUV the little cup forms – and, awesome use of Johnsonville sausages, David!

    Haha – for a second there I was starting to think Mrs. Spiced was actually going to make a cake taco – it could be the next BIG thing – cake in a crispy shell, with frosting on top…could be dessert after these cups…

    1. Thank you, Shashi! Hey, maybe I can get Mrs. Spiced working on that cake taco for dinner tonight. Of course, that would mean we’d have to have some cake around…I’d better get to baking today! Hah!

    1. It kind of developed out of necessity since we had leftovers piling up in the fridge, but man I really enjoy those leftover taco nights now! And breakfast tacos for the win!! 🙂

    1. Hey, tacos are totally acceptable 24 hours a day! I had almost as much making these tacos as I did eating them. Will you work on developing a pastry taco, Lindsey? That would be pretty epic!

  3. This is awesome!! You guys are both awesome! I love that your wife makes tons of tacos!! How fun! These look amazingly delicious!! YUM! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Cailee! The tacos are kind of an ingenious way to use all the crazy leftovers that we end up with around here. But breakfast tacos? That’s where the party starts! 🙂

  4. Hi David! I’ve always liked breakfast for dinner, especially in the cooler months! I like utilizing muffin pans when there is family or company around, so convenient! I’ll refrain from chiding you about no bacon, just because you’ve invited it’s cousin sausage to the party!! 🙂

    1. I’m with ya, Dorothy…there is something very comfort-food like about breakfast-for-dinner. And yes, these are perfect for company because you can make a whole bunch very quickly! I actually just saw my stash of bacon in the freezer yesterday, and I totally thought about you…haha! But the sausage in these taco cups was super tasty! 🙂

  5. You mean you don’t taco your cakes too? Who are you?

    Breakfast for dinner = Always, especially lately it has been consistent- The corner deli always seems to fry bacon around 5pm and it sparks an amazing craving. This is such a great idea although I’ve been so confused with some of the packaging here- It says the sausage is already fully cooked then it says later ‘cook before consuming’.

    1. I know, right? I’m ashamed to admit that I have not taco’d my cakes…yet. Just wait…haha!

      Oh man, if I smelled bacon cooking at 5pm every day, I might be in trouble. So the sausage is indeed cooked already, but I definitely recommend adding it to the skillet to cook along with the potatoes. Think hot dogs here. Hot dogs (most of them) are already pre-cooked, but they taste way better thrown on the grill or something similar. Make more sense?

    1. What is it about tacos, Beverley? They are so amazing easy and so amazingly delicious at the same time?? Let’s get the party started earlier with some breakfast taco cups now! 🙂

  6. Ha! First of all, your wife is awesome! (<– but you obviously KNOW that, you did marry her) I salute her idea to throw all things left over into a taco… she has totally got the right idea! Second, these lil' eggy-sausagey-taco-cuppy-delights look fantastic! I mean who doesn't like anything in hand held AND taco cup form?! Yatzi! Love it! Cheers!

    1. I think we should start the worldwide taco leftover club, Cheyanne! 🙂 But we’d have to agree to start every day with taco cups for breakfast. Do you think that’s acceptable? I do! And now I want to go eat a taco…haha!

  7. Blackberry Cake? Mmm…such a coincidence. Jast saying. And I totally support this tacos approach to leftovers. Indeed, you can always end up having something absolutely fantastic! I often threw in a salad bowl watewer I find in the fridge. Well let’s say I’m often forced to do that, haha. The only one issue I face that sometimes I cannot remember all the ingredients I’ve added. Well done, David!

    1. Hahaha…let’s just chalk that one up as fortuitous timing, Ben. 🙂 I’m with ya on salads, too, though. When we get tired of leftovers in tacos (hah…like that ever happens!), it’s usually a salad next. We planted some lettuce in our garden this year, and it was grown surprisingly well. Now here’s a question…can you stuff a taco with a salad? Just sayin’…

  8. Jinkies! I love the idea of a taco cup! I also love that your wife can make anything a taco! I bet blackberry cake would also make a delicious taco! We are so on board with breakfast for dinner around here. I just made chicken and waffles for dinner the other night. Although in the south, I’m not sure if that qualifies as dinner or breakfast for dinner. We did have pancake and eggs with corned beef hash a few nights before and I’m totally sure that qualifies as breakfast for dinner. I’m definitely putting these taco cups on the rotation!

    1. Chicken and waffles!! Yes! I so miss the south, Rachelle! I totally need to go make chicken and waffles now just to remember the good ole days. Haha! Breakfast for dinner is the way to go I say. I mean, you can make something like taco cups for an entree and then have a cinnamon bun for dessert! After all, cinnamon buns are pretty much just dessert dressed up as breakfast, right? 🙂

    1. The wonton wrappers were a fun little twist to this recipe, Kennedy! We usually go to flour tortillas, but I wanted to do something a little more fun here…and taco cups was the winner! Thank you so much for pinning. 🙂

    1. Oh man, if you only knew, Jess…tacos are a staple around this house! But the taco cups were definitely a fun way to mix things up a bit. Plus, starting the day with a taco (cup) means it’s bound to be a great day! Haha!

  9. These breakfast taco cups rock. Throw it in a taco, why not! They do it with burritos, right? BUT you had me second guessing the cake one Ha!
    This is great, although I will be careful as the last time I made something with baked wonton skins the wrapper shards ripped the roof of my mouth and the meal was a loss. No bueno, but these guys are – especially with that SoCal Avo addition! 🙂

    1. Haha…yes, even we do have limits. Although the Cake Taco might actually happen if we ever had leftover cake. But you know those 2 words never belong together. 🙂 Yeah, you definitely have to be careful with the wontons…they can be sharp after they’re baked! Just stab an avocado on the end of those sharp points and call it a day!

  10. Dude… I’m SO happy to hear I’m not the only one that finds it difficult to cook sometimes around dinner. When I cook and photograph all day for the blog, the last thing I want to do is create more dishes and have to use any more creative brain power… your wife is totally on point. You CAN and SHOULD make anything into a taco. They are that good. And this my man is one heck of a taco… you can eat it with one hand!

    1. Tell me about, Chris! How can we love to cook so much, yet want nothing to do with the kitchen when dinner rolls around? Haha! Tacos for the win, my friend…especially one-handed tacos! 🙂

  11. Breakfast is my favorite meal! I don’t have it for dinner nearly enough.I love tacos and most Mexican food in general, but what’s interesting is that I am not a fan of breakfast burritos. Something about eggs in a soft tortilla just doesn’t seem right to me. Now, I could get onboard with these mini breakfast cups though. They look delicious!

    1. Yeah, I totally see where you are coming from, Tamara. My wife had the same texture issue with eggs and soft tortillas. (Oddly, her tastes are changing now…go figure.) Either way, these taco cups are the way to do breakfast…one-handed tacos!! 🙂

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