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Butternut Squash & Egg Breakfast Tacos + The ...

Butternut Squash & Egg Breakfast Tacos + The Best & Baddest Taco Round-Up

As a self-described taco connoisseur, I wanted to be able to have tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can be a good thing, but it can also be an overdone thing. The other night I was making Adam and I some fish tacos for probably the 8th week in a row. (You think that’s an exaggeration, but it’s not at all).

After we finished the meal I stood up and announced, “that’s IT! I’m laying off the tacos for a while.” Adam looked up at me with this expression of both confusion and sadness and asked “but.. for how long??” “Probably at least a month,” I replied, as I gracefully grated myself some more cheese to eat.

Well, literally 24 hours later, post hot-yoga, I find myself sitting in Wilbur (Mexican restaurant with an open salsa bar, need I say more?) chowing down on some tacos. Good God they tasted great. Basically, the moral of this story is to not kid yourself, and think you have the ability to refrain from tacos. The moral of the story also goes on to figuring out how you can incorporate tacos into yourΒ breakfast, and make it an acceptable meal.

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In true Cheng fashion, I did just that. I had some leftover roasted butternut squash, a bunch of eggs, some veggies, and (of course), TACOS. There would be no confusion as to what would go down here.

If you have some cooked squash, you’re pretty much 90% of the way done. If not, then I suggest you hurry your cute butt up and turn that oven ON. While the squash is cooking you can chop up your peppers and red onionΒ for sautΓ©ing. Scramble the eggs, add the cooked squash, and top with cilantro and feta! I also like to add a squeeze of lime to these tacos to keep the Mexican vibe alive. See below for the recipe and some of my favorite taco dishes!

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Butternut Squash & Egg Breakfast Tacos
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Beverley Cheng
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Serves: 6 tacos
Ingredients
  • 6 taco wraps
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed and peeled
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 c feta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • cilantro
  • lime
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the squash with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Heat up two saucepans on medium heat with olive oil. Slice the green pepper and red onion and saute them in one of the saucepans. In a small bowl, whisk your eggs together with some salt and pepper. Add the eggs to the second pan and scramble.
  3. While this is cooking, chop up some feta and cilantro.
  4. Once the squash is cooked, let cool for 3-5 minutes while you prepare your wraps. Add in a couple spoonfuls of egg, the onion/pepper mixture, and squash to eat. Top with cilantro, feta and lime (optional).

Taco-Roundup

Bahn Mi Tacos from Pixel Sprout

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The Best Damn Vegetarian Tacos from Fooduzzi

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos from The Lean Green Bean

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Kale Chicken Tacos from The Kitchen of Danielle

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Wild Mushroom & Garlic Tacos from 24 Carrot Life

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  1. Thanks for featuring a taco recipe from Pixel Sprout! Definitely have to try a veganized version with tofu instead of eggs for your breakfast tacos πŸ˜€ So yummy looking!

    • beverleyc

      20 January

      Of courseeee! I love all your recipes they all look so good

  2. Christina

    20 January

    TACOS ARE LIFE

  3. They look lovely, and perfect for a vegetarian dish.. I’ve just pinned it on my pinterest, so I’ll try and make the butternut squash and egg taco this week πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the recipes πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      Wooo! thanks for pinning James. Let me know what you think =D

  4. Cailee

    20 January

    YUM!! I love tacos and eat them all the time… being gluten free, the corn ones are just perfect! …I love to top mine with some refried beans and a egg and salsa/ guac! SO good! All of these look amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      I loveeee the corn tacos although sometimes cannot find them at the grocery store. Refried beans are a MUST!

  5. I’ve never thought about breakfast tacos. My boyfriend would love those! If I ever announced a ban on tacos, I think he’d probably cry haha.

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      hahaha i know. we really need to think of our men first before making any serious decisions

  6. I don’t blame you for wanting tacos for every meal! They’re so good. These breakfast tacos look perfect and I wouldn’t feel the least bit guilty after eating them. πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      Thanks so much Sarah! I went back for 2nds…

  7. These tacos sound delicious! My boyfriend and I are just like you – total taco connoisseurs! Thanks for including my “Best Damn Vegetarian Tacos”! πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      They looked so good, how could i not?!

  8. Tacos complete me. Thanks for including my Wild Mushroom Tacos!

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      no problem! i want to try them soon!

  9. Diana

    21 January

    I have no idea how I’ve eaten 8938749234 breakfast burritos and have never thought of breakfast tacos! These look delicious and I have all of that in my fridge right now πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      hahah thats a hell of a lot of breakfast burritos. thanks girl!

  10. fan-freaking-tastic idea! I love breakfast tacos – usually just some scrambled eggs and go veggie cheddar – but this sounds like such a flavor explosion of a twist. All that taco eating paid off ;)!

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      haha no kidding! tacos on my mind alll the time πŸ˜‰

  11. absolutely 100% YES to TACOS ALWAYS. I mean really, you can have enjoy them SO many ways, no need to swear them out of your life, even if it is for 1-2 weeks πŸ˜‰ Awesome recipe Beverley!

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      haha you’re so right Ashley, i dont even know what i was thinking! thanks girl

  12. Dang girl look at those photos! Your food photog skillz are great! TACOS are my thang. I’m a totally fish taco diva (how can I not be, living in CA?) but I don’t discriminate! These look like a kick-ass breakfast that would totally fuel me until lunch!

    • beverleyc

      22 January

      awww you’re too kind! thanks Chrissa. Yes i need to come to CA and try those awesome fish tacos. maybe when the dollar is back up eeeek

  13. Kat

    22 January

    Oh my goodness girl – these tacos!! I have some gluten-free breakfast tacos on my blog and they are seriously my go-to. I love them! I could eat tacos daily.

  14. Taco night is the best night of the week! These sound awesome with the butternut and egg!!

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