I have to confess that one of my favorite fast-food treats is Whataburger’s breakfast taquitos. Particularly the potato, egg and cheese variety. They’re huge and full of crispy tater tots, scrambled eggs and lots of cheese. LOVE it! Unfortunately, like most places, they stop serving breakfast at 11AM, so I can’t get them at dinner time (shucks, Whataburger!), so I just made my own! These were so good and a teensy bit healthier since I didn’t deep-fry my potatoes. Topped with a big spoonful of homemade salsa, these weren’t only better than Whataburger’s, they were some of the best breakfast taquitos I’ve ever had! Go me! 🙂

Potato, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Taquitos

1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
half an onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon butter
4 eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
2 large flour tortillas (I used the burrito size)
salsa, for serving (optional)

Put the potatoes in a pot and fill with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are just beginning to soften, about 5-7 minutes. You don’t want them to cook all the way; they’ll finish cooking in the skillet. Drain and set aside.

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the potatoes, salt and pepper and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through and starting to get brown and crisp around the edges.

In a separate skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk until homogeneous. Add to the hot skillet and stir constantly, until all the eggs are scrambled. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble: Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, until warm. Divide the eggs, potatoes and cheese between the two tortillas. Top with salsa if desired. Serves 2.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original, inspired by Whataburger (thanks, Whataburger!)



  1. Yes, I used to partake in those taquitos. Yum! Way to go making your own!


    Comment by Noelle — March 16, 2011 @ 7:57 AM

  2. These look wonderful! I’ve been looking for something different for breakfast – this looks like a good option. Thanks.


    Comment by SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — March 16, 2011 @ 8:25 AM

  3. I love taquitos!! These are even better, I’m sure 🙂


    Comment by Amy B. — March 16, 2011 @ 10:22 AM

  4. Any excuse to have Mexican food for breakfast is inspired I’d say. Mmm ♥- Katrina


    Comment by Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 16, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

  5. I love those also, will definitely be trying this one!


    Comment by Karina — March 16, 2011 @ 10:57 AM

  6. mmmmmmm smells like dinner to me!! 🙂


    Comment by sarahgracee — March 16, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

  7. We love breakfast burritos. So easy and so delicious. I have never had them at Waterburger, but I’m glad to hear that you like the homemade ones better.


    Comment by City Share — March 16, 2011 @ 2:28 PM

  8. That right there is what I want for breakfast tomorrow. Yum!


    Comment by Karly — March 16, 2011 @ 5:26 PM

  9. I need to have breakfast for dinner more often


    Comment by Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — March 16, 2011 @ 7:18 PM

  10. mmmm… that breakfast looks awesome ! very well presented 🙂
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    Comment by Ayesha Jameel — March 16, 2011 @ 7:56 PM

  11. We don’t have Whataburger by me so I’ve never eaten there, but your breakfast taquitos are right up my alley – yum!


    Comment by Tracey — March 16, 2011 @ 9:46 PM

  12. I don’t know what Whataburger is, but for a quick fast food breakfast, the only thing I like are the Dunkin Donuts Eggwhite Flatbreads (Gross, I know LOL)… This looks so much better than that!!


    Comment by Dana — March 17, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

  13. Waterburger… hee, hee! I love it!

    Many college nights were spent enjoying these. I haven’t had one in quite a while, but they’ll always remain a fave of mine. 🙂 Miss you!


    Comment by Jessica of My Baking Heart — March 17, 2011 @ 3:33 PM

  14. Wish I’d read your blog before I made poached eggs on toast for breakfast! Tomorrow… tomorrow… I love ya, tomorrow… 🙂


    Comment by Kimby — March 17, 2011 @ 6:08 PM

  15. I’m going to have make me some of these. I hope they freeze well. I’m the only breakfast eater at my house, lol! I have to get up early with little time for breakfast so making these ahead would be ideal. Thanks for sharing (I haven’t seen a Whataburger in ages!)


    Comment by ahnkadragon — March 24, 2011 @ 3:09 PM

  16. These look so good and I can’t wait to make them. I shared this recipe on my Must Try Tuesday post last week.




    Comment by Wende — April 1, 2011 @ 4:47 PM

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  18. These look delicious! Making them for breakfast tomorrow, but I think I’ll add some bacon to them!


    Comment by Kelle — December 20, 2011 @ 2:49 AM

  19. These are the very best taquitos i’ve had. Thank you


    Comment by Jimmy Huey — April 22, 2016 @ 3:09 AM

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