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Waffle Tacos | Julie Blanner


Looking for a fun and festive new dinner, dessert or brunch idea? Try waffle tacos, for a surefire success that will please the kids and adults alike! Made in just minutes, this is the quickest meal and one that’s as fun to make as it is to serve.

Serve them for breakfast, or dessert, or serve them for lunch or dinner… serve them with any fillings you choose! Using crunchy, yet soft waffles to hold your taco fillings is going to create a flavor explosion.

We’re sharing all our best tips, tricks and fillings to help you bring this delicious idea to life in your own kitchen.

waffle tacos in a stainless steel taco holder.

Waffle tacos! You might be wondering what in the world I’m talking about. If you haven’t heard of this delightful combination, you might be missing out!

Waffles have entered the foodie scene in nearly every style and genre of delicious eats – they are popular food truck items and can be paired with every type of savory flavor! They are so much more than breakfast.

In this case, waffles take a Tex Mex spin and can become fabulous breakfast tacos, more traditional beef tacos, breakfast tacos, and of course, all the dessert taco fillings you can imagine.

You can make your own homemade waffles, or buy your favorite frozen ones. I’m full of ideas for these, and I can’t wait to make more!

Use the drop down Table of Contents menu to navigate this post and get all the information you’ll need to create your own. I’m so excited to share these with you today!

Waffle tacos on a stainless steel taco holder, filled with sweet ingredients

What are Waffle Tacos?

Well, it’s probably exactly what you’re thinking it is! Just use a waffle to replace the classic crunchy taco shell or your favorite soft flour tortillas.

A waffle taco can work with any type of filling, although Taco Bell made them famous as a breakfast item filled with eggs and all the classic breakfast burrito fillings.

We enjoy them with classic savory fillings, but they are delicious as a dessert, too. There’s just something about that soft, yet crispy waffle when paired with fruit, whipped cream and Nutella… should I go on?

Why You’ll Love Them

  • Quick and Easy
  • Fun for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Dessert
  • Great Switch Up for Taco Night
  • Easy to Customize
A waffle taco for breakfast, filled with eggs, sausage and traditional taco toppings

Waffle Tacos: Ingredients and Substitutions

We’re sharing two of our favorite filling options – one is a savory egg mixture for breakfast, and one is great for dessert.

Egg Waffle Tacos

  • Waffles – Fresh or frozen, thawed. We chose Eggo homestyle waffles for ours!
  • Sausage – Or ground beef, or your favorite taco fillings. We cooked up a traditional package of brown and serve sausage patties, crumbling along the way.
  • Eggs – Scrambled
  • Cheese – Shredded or crumbled. Read up on the Best Cheeses for Tacos here.
  • Jalapeños – You can used fresh sliced or diced, or pickled or jarred, too.
  • Red Peppers – Or any of your other favorite toppings!
  • Cilantro – Chopped

Dessert Waffle Tacos

  • Fruit – We used strawberries, but bananas or any of your favorites would work well too!
  • Whipped Cream – Fresh, homemade whipped cream is always best, but you can use any kind, of course!
  • Nutella – Use this Hazelnut spread, or any other myriad of options to drizzle on top!
A waffle taco filled with strawberries, Nutella and whipped cream.

Make Waffle Tacos in just Three Steps

  1. Gather ingredients. For savory waffle tacos, brown your sausage and cook your scrambled eggs. crumbled sausage in a cast iron pan Scrambled eggs in a cast iron pan
  2. Toast the waffles. The easiest way to do this is to place your waffles (homemade waffles or defrosted frozen) in a taco holder. Toast in a 400 degree F oven for five minutes. Waffles folded in a stainless steel taco holder.
  3. Fill. It’s as simple as that – fill your waffles with anything your heart desires!

Tips

  • These Stainless Steel Taco Holders make topping and serving easy – plus, they help create the perfect taco shell shape when you toast them in the oven.
  • These tacos make an excellent brunch and party food too. Set up a waffle taco bar with a variety of toppings and let your guests enjoy – perfect for brunch or a dessert bar.
  • These serve beautifully with a Champagne Margarita, so much fun!

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Frequently Asked Questions

What goes with waffles?

Waffles can be served with sweet or savory toppings and sides. Consider serving with your favorite chicken tenders for the ultimate Southern treat! You can serve your waffles with more brunch favorites, fruit and berries, yogurt, syrup and so much more.

Are waffle tacos for breakfast, dessert or dinner?

Waffle tacos are for any meal, any snack, and any time of the day! This is a fun way to spice up your breakfast, dinner or dessert line-up. Simply switch out your favorite tortillas or taco shells with waffles and surprise your family with something new!

A waffle taco for breakfast, filled with eggs, sausage and traditional taco toppings

Serving Suggestions

Fill your waffle tacos any way you’d like – the filling and topping options are truly endless!

Dietary Considerations

  • Nut Free
  • Gluten Free (if you choose gluten free waffles)
  • Vegetarian (skip the sausage)
A waffle taco for breakfast, filled with eggs, sausage and traditional taco toppings

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – These waffle tacos can be left out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerator – Store the waffles and ingredients separately, in air tight containers for up to 48 hours in the fridge.

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A waffle taco filled with strawberries, Nutella and whipped cream.

Waffle Tacos

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 15 mins

Looking for a fun and festive new dinner, dessert or brunch idea? Try waffle tacos, for a surefire success that will please the kids and adults alike! Made in just minutes, this is the quickest meal and one that’s as fun to make as it is to serve.

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Instructions

  • Gather ingredients. For savory waffle tacos, brown your sausage and cook your scrambled eggs.

  • Toast the waffles. The easiest way to do this is to place your waffles (homemade waffles or defrosted frozen) in a taco holder. Toast in a 400 degree F oven for five minutes.

  • Fill. It’s as simple as that – fill your waffles with anything your heart desires!

Tips

  • The nutritional information for this recipe is for the egg waffle version! 
  • These Stainless Steel Taco Holders make topping and serving easy – plus, they help create the perfect taco shell shape when you toast them in the oven.
  • Use your favorite taco toppings for the savory waffle tacos- the options are endless!
  • For the dessert tacos, try mascarpone whipped cream.
  • Drizzle with chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce, or even raspberry sauce for a fun spin on the dessert options.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 444kcal (22%), Carbohydrates: 29g (10%), Protein: 20g (40%), Fat: 27g (42%), Saturated Fat: 8g (40%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 255mg (85%), Sodium: 846mg (35%), Potassium: 289mg (8%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Vitamin A: 1550IU (31%), Vitamin C: 9mg (11%), Calcium: 198mg (20%), Iron: 6mg (33%)













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