Breakfast Nachos

Breakfast Nachos

Breakfast Nachos are a different take on nachos with scrambled eggs, diced ham and grits, topped with tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro.

Breakfast nachos have become a bit of an obsession lately. I made them a few weeks ago when I was craving breakfast food but wanting something different. I layered tortilla chips with grits, scrambled eggs, amongst other nacho goodies.

I suppose one could call these chilaquiles, but I don’t think they quite fit the name.

Breakfast Nachos

Do you ever feel like you want breakfast, but you don’t really know what kind of breakfast? Like, a biscuit won’t cut it.

And a bowl of cereal sounCrab Cake Sliders with Guacamole and Kiwi Salsads as exciting as cardboard. 

I can’t help it; I don’t like boring food and I don’t think you do, either.

We want real food.

There are mornings when I wake up and I wish someone would seriously just show up with eggs over medium, toast and crispy bacon, some strong coffee (and maybe a good Mimosa depending on the day), fluff my pillows, hand me my iPad, tell me I look pretty and that my breath doesn’t stink.

Is that a whole lot to ask? I think not. I mean, seriously.

A girl can dream, right?

Let’s examine my Breakfast Nachos, shall we??

Breakfast Nachos | Dixie Chik Cooks

How do you make Breakfast Nachos?

These are like your typical nachos, just piled high with breakfast goodies. I layered these first with the grits.

Next time I’ll make the eggs the base instead of the grits because, unfortunately, they kinda sog them down a bit. Make sure you do that!

Also, I’ll add some hot sauce.

Not sure why I skipped this very important step. That’s so NOT me to do that!

But the jalapeños are SOOOO good on these.

Breakfast Nachos

Next time I’ll be adding cheese to the grits to just amp up the deliciousness level.

Breakfast Nachos

Here’s your printable – 

Breakfast Nachos
Yield: 3 servings

Breakfast Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A different take on nachos with scrambled eggs, diced ham and grits, topped with tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro.


  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup Grits (buttered, preferably)
  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • 3/4 cup ham, diced
  • 1/2 cup Provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
  • Cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Layer the nachos by piling on eggs, grits, ham, cheese and jalapenos.
Bake for 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and add tomatoes and parsley.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 261mgSodium: 964mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 23g

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    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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  1. Adam J. Holland

    Nachos for breakfast. Why didn’t I think of that? Looks delicious, as usual.

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