PANCAKE BREAKFAST NACHOS {recipe} – All Future Hangovers Will Thank Me

pancake breakfast nachos
Contrary to popular belief, it is indeed possible to improve upon the perfection known as ‘Breakfast Nachos‘ as we have known it so far.

With pancakes.

pancake breakfast nachos
I have no idea how or why the inspiration rained down on me like acid-dipped nickels in a filthy third world strip club (Too much? Weird and inappropriate? Sorry. I haven’t translated thoughts into complete sentences in a really long time). But it did, and months and months…

and months…

and months…

Okay, fine, more than a year later, inspiration has manifested itself as Pancake Breakfast Nachos with Bacon, Spicy Sausage, and Sunny Eggs.

Your tailgate party and any and all future hangovers will thank me.
pancake breakfast nachos


I hate myself for saying this, but nachos are more of a technique than a specific recipe.

(side note: Someone suggested “maple syrup?” since there are pancakes involved here, and though I do get that there is a sweet-plus-savory faction of people out there who drown their entire 2x2x2 breakfast plates with syrup, somewhat similar to the confused cult who puts ketchup on eggs, maple syrup seems a little much, don’t you think? (asks the girl who just tossed pancakes onto a tray of nachos and parenthesized within parentheses so never mind, syrup, yes, whatever floats your little nacho boat).)


tortilla chips, the thick crunchy, restaurant kind
thick pancakes cut into quarters (basic pancakes recipe here)
shredded cheese
black beans (recipe for black beans here, along with Huevos Rancheros)
cooked spicy breakfast sausage
cooked, chopped bacon (you’re turning on the oven for the nachos, so cook the bacon in there first!)
pico de gallo (chopped tomato, onion and jalapeño, dash of salt)
sliced fresh avocado (or guacamole)
sliced jalapeños
sliced radishes
chopped fresh cilantro)
3-5 large eggs


Turn on broiler in oven to high. Line an ovenproof baking sheet with parchment paper for easier cleanup.

Spread out a layer of tortilla chips mixed with the cut pancakes. Top chips and pancake quarters with shredded cheese.

(If you are using pre-cooked/leftover bacon and sausage, you can add to the nachos now so they warm as the cheese melts in the oven. Just be sure to watch closely so the cooked bacon and sausage don’t cook so much more to the point of burning.)

Place sheet under broiler, about 6-8 inches from the heat. Watch carefully, and remove once the cheese has almost completely melted. It’s okay if the chips get toasted on the tips. Ours took about 4 minutes.

While the chips and cheese are broiling, fry the eggs.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven. If you are using a separate serving plate, slide the chips/pancakes/melted cheese onto it.

Top with black beans, cooked breakfast sausage, cooked bacon.

Place the fried eggs on top.

Add pico de gallo, sliced avocado, jalapeños, radishes (and cilantro if you want to taint your plate of nachos with that stuff).

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie Cooks January 30, 2014 at 1:43 am

They look insanely good! Gorgeous images! Pinned


2 linda January 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I love your gold flatware. Are they from West Elm?


3 TheDelicious March 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Hi Linda! I bought the gold flatware off of a few months ago (before the Holidays), but they are very similar to the West Elm set, which I checked out before buying these!


4 L.A. Brown February 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Love this. Makes me want to drink too much tonight. :)


5 chimichanga562 February 11, 2014 at 7:30 am

it just reminds me of fancy chilaquiles.


6 sweetie February 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

hey sarah! hope it’s ok to direct a tastespotting comment to you here. the popularity section of the site doesn’t work. you can’t view the most popular month / week contributions. maybe the team can check it out and fix it? thanks! p.s. this recipe looks awesome.


7 TheDelicious March 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Thank you for the note! We’ve actually known about that for a little bit – it’s just one section of the Popularity (clicks vs favorites). We are working on a new site design in which all of these little things will *hopefully* be fixed!


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