We’ve made them for dinner. We’ve turned them into appetizers. We’ve even transformed them into a dessert. So it was really only a matter of time before we took one of our favorite Old El Paso® ingredients – their taco boats! – and figured out how to start the day with them. The result? Breakfast Taco Boats!

You see, it’s one of those dishes where we wonder why we didn’t think of them before! After all, we love breakfast tacos; we’re basically obsessed with taco boats. So it just makes sense to put them together into an easy, super-tasty dish that comes together in under 20 minutes.

Even better, these Breakfast Taco Boats feature Old El Paso® Red Enchilada Sauce for that extra wake-up kick, their Whole Wheat taco boats you don’t have to feel guilty for eating, and the perfect breakfast balance of egg, ham, and cheese to give you a power-packed start to the day. Let us show you how they’re made, then read on for the full recipe and more info. Your breakfast is about to get so much better.

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Serves 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  2. Place the Old El Paso® Whole Wheat Taco Boats on a baking tray.
  3. Sprinkle each boat with a teaspoon of the shredded cheese.
  4. Line each taco boat with the ham. If necessary, make two small cuts into each piece of the ham, each on opposite sides, to make it possible for the ham to fit into the oval boats nicely.
  5. Crack an egg into each boat.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Place ½ tablespoon of the Old El Paso® Red Enchilada Sauce into each taco boat on top of the egg.
  8. Bake for 13 minutes, or until the whites of the eggs are set but the yolks are still soft.
  9. Top with additional cheese, more enchilada sauce, and/or the green onions, if desired.


  • Why sprinkle each taco boat with shredded cheese first? It keeps the ham from sliding out!
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Easy, delicious, and quick— does it get any better than that? No, friends, no it does not. We’re definitely adding these Breakfast Taco Boats to our regular breakfast and brunch rotation, and we can’t wait to find new ways to work more Tex-Mex flavor – with the help of Old El Paso®, of course! – into even more dishes.

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Now what do you think? Have you ever made breakfast taco boats before, or are you more of a breakfast taco purist? Do you think you’ll give this recipe a try? What other breakfast-friendly meats or ingredients would you like to see added? How would you make this one your own? Be sure to tell us if you give it a try, what you change, and how these taco boats turn out for you!

This is a sponsored post, paid for by our partner Old El Paso®.