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Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Tacos

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This easy roasted vegetable breakfast tacos recipe makes a quick and delicious breakfast or dinner. With just 20 minutes of time and packed with nutrients and protein, this kid-approved taco recipe is an easy and quick meal the whole family will love!


Healthy Breakfast Tacos Recipe


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Is there one specific way to eat that you know will always get your kids to try something? If my kids can dunk something in a sauce, its gonna be eaten. But better yet – if it comes in the form of tacos, its culinary gold. I knew that using shredded/spirailized veggies inside a tacos would be a fun and easy way to get my kids to realized the phrase “roasted vegetables” wasn’t that scary. By adding them to a dish I knew they would eat (breakfast tacos!) and making the pieces small, I knew they would be more likely to eat them.


Because saying “we are having roasted brussels sprouts, parsnips and kale for dinner!!!” might be met with a “that’s disgusting” face, but telling them we are having breakfast tacos with rainbow veggies would go down without a hitch!


These roasted root vegetable breakfast tacos are an easy and delicious meal that is not only healthy, but one that your family will love as well! The filling is easy to make and filled with beets, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, and parsnips!


Ok, I see the look on your face – you are seriously doubting that kids will eat this, that it is really is easy, and that it tastes great. But trust me on this, ok? I’ve got some easy tips on how you can make this super quick and easy. The roasted veggies combine with a hint of thyme and sage and are roasted to perfection. There are some crunchy, crispy bits, some lovely flavors, and a gorgeous array of colors. Layer that on top of a bed of baby kale leaves, and top of all off with soft scrambled eggs and some freshly grated fontina cheese, and you have yourself a healthy and delicious meal!


(Check out my tips in How to Raise Adventurous Eaters to discover even more awesome tips to get your kids to try more foods!)


Roasted Vegetable Taco Filling Recipe


Incorporating eggs into our meals is an easy and effortless way to make sure my kids get great nutrition! And I love serving them for all meals of the day – we don’t keep eggs for breakfast, but use them for easy lunches, quick dinners, and even snacks, too!


When you want healthy, all-natural food that will keep you feeling fuller and energized, eggs are where its at! Eggs are a high quality source of protein (6 grams per egg!), and have 13 essential vitamins and minerals, 9 essential amino acids, unsaturated fats and antioxdants – all for 70 calories per egg. No matter if you are trying to get back on track after the holidays or you just want to infuse more easy and healthy meals into your kid’s preferred meals, eggs are an excellent choice!


For more information on how awesome eggs are, and to find more recipes that use them, check out the Iowa Egg Council‘s website or visit them on Facebook!


Interested in other great eggs for dinner recipes? Try:

  • Pulled Pork Bahn Mi – This Banh Mi Recipe uses leftover pulled pork and is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love. Crispy Bread is slathered in a spicy lime tahini mayo (its not too spicy for the kids, though!), a quick pickled vegetable slaw, and a gorgeous runny egg. It’s the weeknight meal you have been dreaming of! 
  • Easy Shakshuka Recipe – Shakshuka is a flavorful Middle Eastern breakfast recipe that is perfect for dinner. Eggs poached in a homemade tomato sauce and topped with crumbled feta cheese and cilantro, and served with crusty bread. This easy shakshuka recipe is a flavorful and quick meal that uses eggs for dinner!
  • Easy Greek Yogurt Curried Egg Salad Recipe – This curried egg salad is about to become your new favorite way to use leftover hard boiled eggs! Packed with healthy ingredients and amazing flavor, this takes your regular egg salad sandwich and kicks it up a notch!   


Child Holding Eggs


Roasted Vegetable Shortcuts

This easy and quick breakfast tacos recipe is a cinch to throw together – especially if you use a few grocery store hacks!

Buy your vegetables pre-shredded or spiraled if you can – Not only will it save you a ton of time in preparing the vegetables, but you can also roast a big bunch at one time that you can use all week in salads, as are easy side dish, or  over eggs.

I was able to find the brussels sprouts and carrots pre-shredded, and I bought a mix of spiralized parsnips and butternut squash, which left me only the beets that I needed to cut. I even bought the kale pre-washed and cut into bite sized pieces.

My girls loved that they were able to help with essentially every step of this (except for the julienne of the beet, I kept that task for myself) meal.


Breakfast Tacos with Eggs and Veggies


Get your Kids in the Kitchen

  • Children aged 0-3  can help pick out the ingredients at the store, measure the seasoning, and help set the table.
  • Children aged 4-7 can help crack and scramble eggs, shred the cheese, and prep the vegetables.
  • Children aged 8-12 can help can help cook the eggs, julienne the vegetables, and help


Kid Approved Tacos


Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Tacos

Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Tacos

These easy roasted vegetable breakfast tacos make a quick and delicious breakfast or dinner. With just 20 minutes of time and packed with nutrients and protein, this kid-approved taco recipe is an easy and quick meal the whole family will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For Roasted Vegetables:

  • 2 beets
  • 2 medium carrot
  • 12 brussels sprouts
  • 2 medium parsnip
  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage

For Serving:

  • 6 eggs, scrambled (or fried or poached!)
  • 8 soft corn tortillas
  • 1.5 cups torn baby kale leaves
  • 2 cups shredded fontina cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Spiralize the carrots, parsnips and butternut squash and then cut into smaller sections.
  3. Shred the brussels sprouts, chop the kale, and julienne the beets.
  4. Place all the veggies onto a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, sage, thyme and olive oil and toss to coat.
  5. Roast for 10 minutes.
  6. While the veggies are roasting, make the scrambled eggs. Crack the eggs into a medium sized bowl and whisk with a fork.
  7. Pour the whisked eggs into a warm skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Assembly:
  9. For each taco, layer the fresh torn kale, roasted vegetables, scrambled eggs and shredded fontina cheese into a soft corn shell and enjoy!


  • Use bagged preshredded brussels sprouts and kale and pre-spiralized carrots, parsnips and butternut squash that you can find in the produce section of your local grocery store

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 635 Total Fat: 38g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 323mg Sodium: 697mg Carbohydrates: 47g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 10g Protein: 31g

Looking for other awesome way to use eggs? Try these recipes:

Curried Egg Salad

Curried Egg Salad



Baked Eggs in Marinara



Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs



  • Reply
    January 16, 2018 at 8:19 PM

    Love the photo of those sweet little hands holding the taco! And yes, I believe the kids would love them. My kids always loved anything with cheese!

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    Teri Stephens
    January 16, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    This is genius level. I love spiralizing then roasting the vegetable to bring out that wonderful flavor. Great share, thank you!

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    January 16, 2018 at 8:54 PM

    These sound delicious – I’d probably make these for myself, and consider it a major extra bonus if my son tried some of the veggies! Here’s hoping that as he gets a little bit older he becomes more adventurous like your sweet kiddos!

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    January 16, 2018 at 9:46 PM

    What a simple and delicious meal for anytime of the day! I would especially love these for breakfast. Yum!

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    [email protected]
    January 16, 2018 at 9:53 PM

    Love breakfast tacos and these look super Easy to make.. And adding lots of veggies sounds like the perfect way to start your day!

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    Elizabeth Yontz
    January 17, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    These look and sound SO GOOD! I love roasted veggies and breakfast is the best part of the day. It’s a win-win!

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    Tamara Andersen
    January 18, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    Eggs are such a healthy, versatile ingredient! These Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Tacos look like a great way to start the day… I LOVE the little hands holding that taco 🙂

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    Jenni LeBaron
    January 19, 2018 at 4:18 AM

    Breakfast tacos are my jam! I also like that you’ve broken down some jobs for the kids. My niece is 2.5 and loves to help prep meals.

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    Ben Myhre
    January 19, 2018 at 9:39 PM

    This does look like a tasty and filling breakfast.

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    prasanna hede
    January 21, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    I loved your clicks,and loved that you roasted the veggies and added them,this must be flavorful

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    Amanda Mason
    January 21, 2018 at 8:56 PM

    I am so guilty of eating the same things for breakfast lol! This post has inspired me to step outside the box and switch things up a bit!! Love this!

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    January 22, 2018 at 3:27 AM

    I don’t have children but I would somake this for myself!

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      January 22, 2018 at 8:21 PM

      They are definitely a great meal for everyone!

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      January 22, 2018 at 8:27 PM

      Its definitely a great meal for everyone!

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:02 AM

    What a unique way of taco eating , I know my kids(4 and 2) would love to help me in the kitchen

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    I can have these anytime of the day. Looks so healthy and yummy .

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      January 22, 2018 at 8:28 PM

      YES! They would be awesome anytime!

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    These look and sound amazing. I usually skip breakfast, but these are a great reason to make it happen.

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    January 22, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    I just made these and they were an awesome start to the day!

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      January 22, 2018 at 8:28 PM

      Oh, Yay! I am so glad you loved them, Sara!! Thanks for letting me know!

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    January 22, 2018 at 10:16 PM

    I’ve never thought to eat roasted veggies at breakfast! What a great idea to add some more nutrition to my morning routine

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    Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
    January 23, 2018 at 4:03 AM

    I’ve heard of a breakfast burrito, but a breakfast taco?! Girl, I love it! I’m definitely going to have to try this!

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