This post is sponsored by Mirum, all opinions are my own.
Taquitos: Breakfast taquitos stuffed with Odom’s Tennessee Pride sausage, Ro*Tel, Eggbeaters, avocado, green onion, and cheese, then cooked to crispy perfection with Parkay Squeeze.
These can be a make ahead breakfast or brunch item too! They are super freezer-friendly.
These tasty taquitos are everything you want in a brunch item. They are hearty, savory, and easy to make. Plus super delicious, creating a meal the whole family will love.
Brunch with Taquitos
We love having a big Easter brunch, and serving loads of food, but I don’t always have the time I need to prepare it all in the morning, which is why I love these breakfast taquitos. They are freezer-friendly which means I can make them now and serve them at Easter Brunch.
Indulging in a hearty breakfast of a taquito loaded with eggs, sausage, tomatoes, avocado and cheese is the perfect way to start the day. And being able to make them ahead and freeze them so I can pull them out and bake them whenever the occasion arises, is even better.
These babies are the perfect freezer food, after assembling and lightly frying them, they can be frozen and baked later. You only need 20-30 minutes day of to go from frozen to table and have a hot breakfast or brunch with little to no work on your part.
For our Easter brunch, this is the perfect solution. I simply make these ahead, then while I am cutting fresh fruit, and making other, more time sensitive brunch foods, they can bake in the background.
They may seem unassuming, but trust me, these babies are flavorful, which means they are usually the first thing gone at our Easter brunches.
What is in these Taquitos?
These taquitos are really fun because you can totally customize them to your preference, but the main ingredients are:
- Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Roll Mild
- Tomatoes, Green Onions, and Avocado
Then they are crisped up in Parkay, Squeeze.
Breakfast Taquito Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at why I chose each of these particular ingredients to make up our taquitos and give you the perfect bite.
Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Roll, mild:
This sausage is made with premium pork and a secret family recipe that has been around for more than 70 years. It is a country-style sausage with a rich heritage, and a brand committed to family tradition and fresh quality food.
I love browning this sausage up and using it my taquitos because the delicious flavors turn an ordinary breakfast or brunch into an extraordinary one. It cooks up in minutes in a skillet and with 200 calories and 9 grams of protein per serving, Odom’s Mild Country Sausage is a great way to start your morning.
Eggs or Egg Beaters:
It wouldn’t be a great breakfast taquito without eggs now would it? Or in this case, Egg Beaters Original Real Egg Product, which is made from real egg whites, and has added vitamins and minerals.
Eggs are not bad for you, but they do contain significant amounts of some things many of us want to cut back on, like calories, fat, and cholesterol.
Egg Beaters gives you the flavor of real eggs with fewer calories, no cholesterol or fat. Plus they are super convenient as the carton is easy to pour from.
Tomatoes, Green Onion, and Avocado:
For this recipe you can use fresh tomatoes, or if you want a little less work and a little extra flavor, you can also use Ro*Tel. Ro*Tel brings them up to a bold new level with the diced chilies. Just make sure to drain the tomatoes well so your taquitos don’t end up soggy.
Avocado is a must for me, but it is actually a totally optional ingredient. And if I am in a hurry, instead of cooking the avocado into it, I will simply top it with lots of guacamole or diced avocado.
A little shredded cheddar cheese goes a long way in making these tasty taquitos a family favorite. They are gooey, and delicious, and it helps all the other ingredients to stick together as it melts.
Parkay comes in spreads, sticks, and spray and squeeze bottles. I went with the squeeze to make it easy for me to squeeze some into the pan for crisping up the exterior of these taquitos without adding a lot of extra fat and cholesterol.
In fact, Parkay, squeeze, has 0 grams trans fat and 0 mg cholesterol per serving, while offering a rich, buttery taste. It is a vegetable oil spread that is creamy and gives you the classic taste of butter in a portable, squeezable bottle.
It is great on corn, potatoes, bread etc. but I love using it for these taquitos because it gives them a crisp, buttery tasting exterior. Yum!
What is the difference between Flautas and Taquitos?
These breakfast taquitos are amazing, but you could technically also make them into flautas. How do you do this? Well the only real difference between the two types of rolled tacos is the shell, or the tortilla they are made with.
A taquito is made with a corn tortilla traditionally. And a flautas is made from a wheat flour tortilla. Or if you can’t find wheat flour, a regular flour tortilla would work as well.
I picked up everything I needed, including my corn tortillas, at Walmart, as they offer the quality I need at an everyday low price! I even used grocery pickup to make shopping and preparing these taquitos quick and easy.
How do you cook Taquitos?
I love how versatile taquitos are in how you cook them. You can cook them in the oven, which is my preferred way as it makes it really easy to cook several at once. You can pan fry them, which is how I like to start these taquitos. Using Parkay, squeeze. This helps them crisp up nicely. You could even deep fry them.
Take your pick! But whatever you do, make this tasty recipe.
Get more great recipes that can be created with Odom’s Tennessee Pride sausage rolls, Parkay Squeeze, Eggbeaters, and Ro*tel by visiting this Easter Recipes Page or create your own unique dishes with these awesome products.
- 20-24 corn tortillas softened
- 7 large eggs scrambled or 32 ounces EGG BEATERS
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 lb Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Roll Mild browned and crumbled
- 1/2 cup tomatoes deseeded and diced or ½ cup Ro*Tel, drained
- 1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup green onion sliced
- 4 ounces Parkay Squeeze
- Brown and crumble sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, drain any excess grease off the sausage, and set aside.
- Scramble eggs, seasoning them with the salt and pepper. Or use 32 ounce carton EGG BEATERS, and season with salt and pepper. Scramble by cooking in a skillet over medium heat until done. Set aside
- De-seed and finely chop tomatoes or drain ½ cup of Ro*Tel, dice avocado, and set aside.
- Slice the green onion into rounds, and set aside.
- Soften corn tortillas by placing them between a dampened paper towel and microwaving for 15 seconds. Cover and set aside.
- Working one at a time, transfer a warmed and softened tortilla to a work surface.
- Place a scoop of eggs, Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, tomatoes, avocado, green onion, and cheddar cheese in the center of each wrapper. Bring the bottom edge of the tortilla tightly over the filling, rolling from bottom to top until the top of the tortilla is reached. Repeat with remaining tortilla and filling.
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the Parkay Squeeze, until it sizzles
- Place taquitos seam side down onto hot skillet, and fry them in the Parkay Squeeze.
Freeze, Eat, or Bake
- If Freezing, remove from fry pan, and place on a cookie sheet, and freeze for 1-2 hours, then place in zip top freezer bag and freeze until ready to use.
- If Eating Immediately, fry on all sides until desired crunchiness is achieved and cheese is melted.
- If baking, or preparing for a large crowd, Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. After frying them seam side down, remove from skillet and place on a prepared baking sheet, bake 10-12 minutes until taquitos are crispy and cheese is melted. .
- Serve immediately.
- Serve with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc.
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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