13 Southwest-Inspired Breakfast Recipes

Words by: Family Farm Team

The flavors of the Southwest translate beautifully to any meal, but there's simply nothing better than eggs with some Tex-Mex flair. Spice up your morning with these Southwest-inspired breakfast recipes and put a little kick in your step for the rest of the day.


1. Huevos Rancheros

Thanks to all the elements and layers of flavor, huevos rancheros are anything but boring. If you're hosting friends or family, a toppings bar is the ticket to your guests' hearts: think fresh jalapeño slices, pickled red onions, and chunks of creamy avocado.

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2. Breakfast Egg Cups 3 Ways

Spicy Southwest flavors are a meal-prepper's best friend. Why? Because they hold up well in the fridge, which means you don't have to fret about flavorless on-the-go breakfasts anymore. Make a batch each of these chipotle sweet potato, verde, and fajita egg cups to pack some punch into your morning commute.


3. Healthy Mexican Frittata with Pico de Gallo

It may look like a simple veggie frittata on the outside, but that punch of tartness and spice will blow you away with one bite. The colorful pico de gallo on top gives this shareable breakfast even more Mexican flair.


4. Huevos Ahogados (Eggs Drowned in Salsa)

You may think you've mastered poached eggs simmered in a spiced tomato sauce, but this traditional Mexican breakfast isn't to be overlooked. Featuring a smooth and smoky salsa made with toasted guajillo chiles and chile de arbol, these drowned eggs are sure to become one of your most trusted brunch recipes.

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5. Breakfast Enchiladas

They're not just for dinner anymore! Scrambled eggs, green enchilada sauce, hash browns, and melty cheddar cheese all in one casserole dish is a guaranteed lip-smacking breakfast. Serving a crowd? This recipe can handle it.


6. Paleo Chicken Tacos

You've had fried eggs for dinner; now try chicken tacos for breakfast. Instead of that oft-overly-greasy conglomeration of cheese and a quick scramble, these soft paleo tortillas are filled with tender marinated chicken, radishes, and cilantro for a bright and clean start to your day.

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7. Green Goddess Breakfast Burritos

Anyone who has a soft spot for breakfast burritos knows that it's hard to improve on a classic cheese, scrambled eggs, and tortilla situation. Complete with homemade vegetarian bacon and cilantro pepita pesto, the green goddess breakfast burrito is a serious contender.


8. Breakfast Tacos

Anyone can whip up a Southwest-inspired breakfast full of complex and intense flavor without a special trip to the store. Give these breakfast tacos a try with the staples that you already have on hand.


9. Breakfast Enchiladas with Red Sauce

Looking to fall in love with breakfast all over again? These freezer-freindly enchiladas come together quickly and have all the breakfast sausage, sauteéd onions, scrambled eggs, and Monterey Jack cheese you'll need for a full-fledged morning love affair.


10. One-Pan Texas-Style Egg and Potato Skillet

Playing with big flavors always pays off. Exhibit A: this mountain of scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, crispy potato bits, and salsa blanketed in smoked cheddar cheese. Warm tortillas on the side are highly recommended.


11. Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Hash Browns

Spicy crumbles of chorizo merging with a runny egg's what dreams are made of. Add crispy hash browns and fresh cilantro to the mix, and suddenly your breakfast wishes have been granted.


12. Quick Breakfast Quesadillas

Hectic mornings and rushed routines often mean a boring breakfast, or worse: no breakfast at all. Requiring just 30 minutes from start to finish, these crispy one-pan breakfast quesadillas deliver a generous serving of Southwest flavor and will have you out the door in no time.

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13. Chilaquiles

You can't go wrong with this traditional Mexican dish. The combination of warm tortilla bathed in spicy sauce is the perfect excuse to have comfort food for breakfast, and not to mention the ideal venue for crispy fried eggs and tangy crumbles of queso fresco.


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Da Wa

April 19, 2021

Drooling, I am.

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April 19, 2021

We hope you get to try one of these delicious meals soon!

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Gail Jones

March 23, 2020

I just bought my first Pet and Gerry's eggs. Had never seen them before. They taste like the real eggs that I got from my grand parents farm 60+ years ago and a better price than most organic eggs.

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March 24, 2020

This is music to our ears, Gail! We're glad you were able to give our eggs a try and that they hit the spot just like the eggs of your childhood. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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