Keto Friendly & Low Carb Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Tortillas
Make mornings more satisfying with these low carb breakfast tacos served on homemade tortillas! Of course, you’re welcome to use store-bought, but I’ve got a great keto tortillas recipe that’s super simple. Really all you’ve got to make for these low carb & keto breakfast tacos is the filling, so the tortillas are worth giving a whirl!
The tortillas are soft, pliable, and scrumptious, the filling is veggie-packed and loaded with savory breakfast sausage, and it’s all so simple to throw together. If you can whip up a veggie scramble, you can make low carb breakfast tacos just as easily!
When it comes to a low carb lifestyle, there’s plenty of debate and questions around what qualifies as “low carb” vs. “keto.” Are these low carb or keto breakfast tacos and how can you know? The truth is, only YOU can determine what’s right for your body and lifestyle, and we each have individual carb tolerances so there’s no one-size-fits-all keto diet.
I’ll give my thoughts on how these low carb tacos can fit into a ketogenic lifestyle, and I’ll show you how easy they are to make!
Low Carb Tacos Ingredients
2-3 low carb tortillas
¼ lb ground breakfast sausage, cooked (⅓–½ cup)
1 Tbsp chopped onion
½ cup zucchini
2 eggs, for scrambling
2 Tbsp shredded cheese
1-2 Tbsp green onion, chopped
As mentioned, you’re welcome to make these low carb tacos with any low carb or keto taco shells that you like! I highly recommend giving my easy, homemade keto tortillas a try, but you can also find low carb options at some grocery stores. Homemade does require a bit of your time, but they’re generally a cleaner option—and I think they’re way tastier!
In terms of the veggies and cheese in this scramble, adjust based on whatever you like! Of course, this can vary depending on your taste and dietary preferences. If you need truly low carb or keto breakfast tacos with a specific net carb count, consider your veggies accordingly. Zucchini is a great low carb veggie option, but there are many others, too!
Are These Keto Breakfast Tacos?
Whether or not these are keto breakfast tacos depends primarily on YOUR body and how it responds to carbs. In my Keto 101 video, as well as in my How to Get into Ketosis Fast video, I talk about the basics of a ketogenic diet and how it can be different for everyone. There’s no set ‘math’ that guarantees a person gets into ketosis or thrives while in it.
So much of a ketogenic diet is getting in tune with our bodies and learning to listen to them. And, in many cases, we need ketone and/or glucose measurements to gauge how our individual body is responding to carbs. The more you learn about your individual carb tolerance, the better you can assess whether these low carb breakfast tacos suit YOUR keto diet or low carb lifestyle!
If you decide to use my homemade keto tortillas recipe, each tortilla has 4g of net carbs. Personally, I have a higher carb tolerance, so serving those tortillas with these keto breakfast tacos works just fine for me! If you have a lower carb tolerance, you may want to seek out other options for your own keto goals.
How to Make Low Carb Breakfast Tacos
Once you’ve either whipped up your batch of keto tortillas or decided on which tortillas suit you, you’re ready to assemble these low carb breakfast tacos with the filling! To do this, you’ll just need a large pan heated over the stove like you’d use for a veggie scramble.
First, cook ground breakfast sausage until browned and no longer pink. You can either cook a full pound and save the leftovers, or feel free to just cook the ¼ pound you’ll use for the filling. Remove the cooked sausage from the pan and set aside, reserving some of that flavorful fat in the pan to saute your veggies.
In that same pan, saute a bit of onion along with your zucchini until tender, as well as any desired seasonings if you like. Remember, you can omit or use any veggies you want! Personally, I made these low carb breakfast tacos with Butcher Box breakfast sausage, which is delicious and comes with some seasoning, so I didn’t need to add any to my scramble.
Once the veggies are tender, add whisked eggs and fold with a spatula to scramble. (If you want cheese melted into your eggs, you can add that in now as well! Cheddar, swiss, gouda—use whatever you like.) Once the eggs are set, remove the pan from the heat and prepare your keto breakfast tacos to assemble!
Simply lay out your desired tortillas, scoop in some cooked sausage, scrambled egg filling, and top with additional cheese if desired as well as some green onion. Quick as that, in under 30 minutes, you’ve got low carb breakfast tacos ready to devour and enjoy!