The Little Epicurean

Jan 17 2017

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Put an egg on it and you’ve got breakfast potato nachos! 

Breakfast Potato Nachos

The Super Bowl is coming up. I may not follow football, but I never miss a football party. Buffalo wings, chili, spinach artichoke dip, pizza, and ribs. Food is reason enough to attend. But my all time favorite tailgating food, hand downs, has to be nachos.

I. LOVE. NACHOS. and it got me thinking, are nachos suitable for breakfast? Who cares? Let’s make it appropriate!

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Instead of tortilla chips, we’re using roasted sliced potatoes. Potatoes are a breakfast must. These potatoes are seasoned with all sorts of tastiness: chili powder, cumin, and garlic. Slice the potatoes super thin if you want crispy chips, slice them a little thicker (about 1/4-inch) for a sturdier salsa vehicle.

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Once the potatoes are baked, it’s time to assemble! (This is the best part, but also the most difficult because it’s way too easy to snack on the potatoes. You might run out of potatoes before they’ve been transformed into nachos.)

Load the potatoes on a baking sheet. Top it with black beans and shredded cheese. Then pop it under the broiler until the cheese is ooey-gooey melted.

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Add all the important accoutrements: spicy salsa, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, avocado slices, green onions and cilantro. And for the final touch: lay on a fried egg!  This is how I plan to get ready for Super Bowl Sunday: breakfast potato nachos in the morning, followed by regular nachos, pizza, and chicken wings in the afternoon! It’s a win-win regardless which team gets the trophy.

Print Recipe

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Yield: serves 4 as an appetizer, or 2 as a meal


Chili Spiced Potatoes:

  • 2 medium (about 2 pounds) Russet potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground caynenne pepper


  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • tomato salsa
  • sour cream
  • sliced green onions
  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced avocado
  • lime wedges
  • fried egg


Chili Spiced Potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  3. Coat potato slices with olive oil. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a two baking sheet trays, making sure the potatoes do not overlap. Sprinkle spice mixture over potatoes, flip potatoes and sprinkle spice mixture on the other side. Bake for 25-30 minutes until potatoes are tender. (Note: if you slice the potatoes 1/8-inch thickness, bake for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are crisp)


  1. Set oven to broiler setting.
  2. Layer about half of baked potatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with half of black beans and half of shredded cheese. Top with remaining potatoes, black beans, and shredded cheese. Set under broiler for 20-30 seconds until cheese is melted.
  3. Garnish nachos with salsa, sour cream, sliced jalapeños, avocado slices, sliced green onions, and chopped cilantro. Before serving, top with fried egg. Enjoy immediately.

The Little Epicurean

Breakfast Potato Nachos

8 Responses to “Breakfast Potato Nachos”

  1. January 17, 2017
    10:32 am

    What a clever idea!!!! That is perfect for a weekend brunch, supper, or watch party. I can’t wait to try this!

  2. January 17, 2017
    10:37 am

    Put on egg on ANYTHING and I’ll eat for breakie! Loving these nachos :)

  3. January 17, 2017
    1:36 pm

    OMG this looks like the best breakfast EVER!!!!

  4. January 17, 2017
    5:29 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! Why have I never thought of breakfast nachos!!!

  5. January 17, 2017
    6:19 pm

    Nachos FOR BREAKFAST?!? Oh, heck yes! These look and sound utterly scrumptious! Well done!

  6. January 17, 2017
    8:03 pm

    Those looks awesome!! I would enjoy those for any meal of the day!

  7. January 17, 2017
    8:04 pm
    Sandi G says...

    You are speaking my language!! I love nachos. Genius to make a breakfast version.

  8. January 19, 2017
    7:56 am

    These would make an awesome meal ANY time of day!!

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