Everybody loves vegan breakfast tacos, but they’re even better when they’re extra cheesy!
This is an update to the vegan breakfast tacos that exist on this blog circa 2016 – find it here (remember the breakfast challenge!) This time I used UPGRADED vegan sausage and vegan cheese, because we’ve come a long way in four years with the vegan products. I know not everyone can get the exact same products everywhere, but you can easily use the products you can find or ones you prefer.
This version is a little more convenient too since I use frozen hash browns, but I’m still sticking to the staple tofu scramble because it’s perfection!
cheesy vegan breakfast tacos
- 2 cups frozen hash browns
- 4 tbsp avocado oil or neutral vegetable oil
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 C vegan sausage crumbles
- ¼ C finely chopped shallot (about 1 shallot)
- 1 C crumbled medium or firm tofu (about ½ a brick)
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 2 C finely chopped kale, stems removed
- 2 tbsp finely chopped pickled jalapeño
- 1 C vegan cheddar shreds
- 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 1 vine tomato, finely diced
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- ½ C vegan sour cream
- 1 lime, cut into wedges for serving
To make the hash browns, add oil to a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot add the frozen hash browns, garlic powder, sea salt, and ground black pepper and toss to coat evenly. Toss occasionally for 10 to 13 minutes or until evenly golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan onto a plate and set aside. Keep the pan over medium to medium-low heat to make the scramble.
To make scramble, add crumbled vegan sausage and shallot and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until shallot is cooked and sausage is browned. Add crumbled tofu, nutritional yeast, turmeric, smoked paprika and toss to combine well cooking for about 2 to 3 minutes. Toss in kale and jalapeño and cook about 2 to 3 minutes until the kale is just wilted. Lay out the scramble in an even layer in the pan, top with an even layer of the hash browns and then the cheese shreds. Turn heat to low if it’s not already and place a lid on the pan for 2 to 4 minutes until the cheese is very melted. Turn heat off and keep the lid on the pan until serving.
While the cheese is melting or once the heat is turned off the scramble mixture, I like to warm and grill the tortillas over an open flame on my gas stove. Turn the burner to medium-low and place one tortilla at a time on the grate of the stove top. Watch very closely so it doesn’t burn. Once one side is slightly charred, flip to do the other side. Remove tortillas onto a clean tea towel and wrap loosely to keep warm. Assemble tacos with a generous amount of the scramble, sausage, and cheese filling, top with diced tomatoes, green onion, and a dollop of vegan sour cream. Add a squeeze of lime just before eating if desired.
- Leftover scramble can easily be reheated in a pan or microwave.
Feel free to use store-bought vegan sour cream rather than the hot for food cashew sour cream linked in the ingredients list.