Breakfast Lettuce Wraps, opening your eyes to what lettuce wraps can really do, breakfast lettuce wraps is a filling and refreshing lettuce wrap recipe that is packed with hearty breakfast sausage, eggs, green onions, and sun dried tomatoes.
This lettuce wrap recipe kicks it up a notch from your typical lettuce wrap, giving you a filling breakfast wrap surrounded by the refreshing crunch of butter lettuce.
Forget about your typical chicken lettuce wraps and try this breakfast lettuce wraps recipe for a change. You will love the flavor, ingredients, and just how easy it is to make these lettuce wraps.
What Lettuce Do You Use For Wraps?
There are a few different lettuces that are great for lettuce wraps. When looking for what lettuce to use, you want a lettuce that is easy to work with, can hold the filling for the wrap, and has a good flavor.
For this recipe I really like to use butter lettuce.
Why I Like Butter Lettuce For Wraps?
- Easy to work with for rolling up wraps
- Subtle sweetness in flavor
- Tender structure
Butter lettuce is often used in lettuce cups or wraps. It rolls up nicely, making it easy to work with and it has a nice flavor to it.
I know, I know, lettuce has flavor? It can have a slight flavor, actually.
Some greens are known to be bitter, which is not the flavor you want in lettuce wraps.
Also when choosing lettuce or greens for a wrap, some greens are harder to roll, which is not what you want either.
Now I realize that although butter lettuce isn’t hard to find, you may not always have it on hand. There are other lettuce options that are also good for lettuce wraps and would make fine options for this recipe.
You could use iceberg or romaine as a substitute.
Good Lettuce Choices For Lettuce Wraps:
- Butter Lettuce (of course)
No matter which of these three lettuces you choose, your breakfast lettuce wraps will be delicious and will add a whole new meal option to your breakfast rotation.
Can You Cook Lettuce?
Can you cook lettuce? Your first reaction to this question is probably why would you want to. Actually though, cooking lettuce can add a lot to a dish.
You don’t want to cook lettuce though when making lettuce wraps. You want the lettuce to stay cool, refreshing, and still have a little crisp.
If you do ever want to cook lettuce, cooked lettuce goes great in other dishes though.
Add a new depth of flavor to a salad and cook lettuce or replace cabbage in a meat and potatoes dish with cooked lettuce. Since lettuce typically does not have that strong of a taste, it can soak in other flavors when cooked.
For example in my corned beef and cabbage recipe, if I did not have cabbage on hand I could easily replace this component of the dish with a sturdy breed of lettuce.
Note: When choosing a lettuce to cook with, you need a lettuce that is sturdy enough to handle the heat. Romaine or endive are two examples of lettuce that make a good choice for cooking.
Why I Love Breakfast Lettuce Wraps!
This breakfast lettuce wraps recipe is a favorite. These lettuce wraps are so tasty and different from your basic breakfast choices.
5 Great Things About Breakfast Lettuce Wraps:
- A fast but different breakfast choice
- Filling meal
- Sun dried tomatoes add a great splash of flavor
- Does not require an intensive list of ingredients to make
- Reduces caloric intake with the use of lettuce instead of a tortilla
I love this lettuce wrap recipe. These breakfast wraps consist of the classics like sausage and eggs, while changing things up with tasty sun dried tomatoes and the refreshing feel of lettuce instead of a heavy bread or tortilla.
Trust me these will become a favorite in your home.
Breakfast Doesn’t Have To Be Boring.
Sometimes we get in breakfast ruts. I mean sure there are tons of options, but sometimes you don’t want fattening sweets like pastries or crepes for breakfast.
Sometimes you want a more hearty protein packed option.
Start your day off right and try these breakfast lettuce wraps. They will offer a nice change of pace to your morning breakfast routine.
Looking for some other delicious and filling breakfast options? Try Ham and Cheddar Cheese Breakfast Muffins or Pepperoni Breakfast Hash. Both are flavorful favorites that will begin your day filled and ready to go.
I can’t wait for you to try these breakfast treasures. A good breakfast awaiting you can almost make you excited when that morning alarm goes off.
Breakfast Lettuce Wraps
- 1 lb breakfast sausage
- 4 large eggs plus one egg yolk
- Salt and pepper
- 3 green onions thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, diced
- 1 head Butter lettuce
- In a small skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until lightly browned, breaking up in small bits.
- Remove sausage from skillet, leaving a little of the rendered fat in the skillet.
- Whisk eggs and yolk together and pour into skillet.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Stir constantly, cooking the eggs until cooked through and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Remove eggs from skillet.
- Spoon the sausage, eggs, green onions and diced sun-dried tomatoes into washed and dried butter lettuce leaves.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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