Spicy Sausage & Egg Breakfast Nachos!

by DanicasDaily on February 17, 2014

Happy Monday all!  I have to say this weekend has been fantastic for checking things off my to-do list and whipping up some tasty new recipes (like the Mini Quiches, Chili Glazed Shrimp, Breakfast Nachos and Slow Cooker Buffalo Lasagna) for us to try.  Although, I have to admit, I am pretty sad my 3 days off are coming to an end…the silver lining I suppose is that there are only 4 workdays this week lol! 

This morning’s breakfast has been something I have been wanting ever since I saw Biz make her Breakfast Nachos.  I mean, I LOVE those extra thin yellow corn tortillas for my Healthy Egg Rolls and Healthy Nachos….who says you can’t combine the two and have Nachos for Breakfast!

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I cut 4 tortillas into 8 squares each, placed them on a baking sheet, sprayed with nonstick spray and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.  Then, baked for 7 minutes to make these fantastically crunchy chips for 4 points+ (SF + 4 WPA).

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I used the food processor to whip up a quick pico de gallo. It definitely looks better when you hand chop it.

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I scrambled an egg and “fried” up 2 oz. of my homemade Spicy Turkey Sausage.  You could use any of the homemade simply filling sausages I’ve shown you all or better yet, crisp up a couple slices of Trader Joe’s Turkey Bacon!

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Topped with 1 oz. low-fat sharp cheddar cheese.

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Added my toppers ~ I’ll be honest, I totally scooped a lot more pico on my chips after the picture and all.  My entire plate is (SF + 4 WPA) or 10 points+

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Crunchy, cheesy, spicy, good ~ Nachos should definitely be a breakfast food!

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I am totally addicted to blueberries right now and these are perfectly snappy and sweet.

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I spent the morning and some of the afternoon finishing up some tax work.  I didn’t think about diving into lunch until 6 hours later (love that breakfast kept me going that long).

Lunch was a repeat of yesterday’s Chili Glazed Shrimp with Fried Rice 

(SF + 1 WPA) 10 points+

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Dessert ~ A super crunchy nectarine.

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I have been wanting to make this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Recipe ever since I first saw it on Pinterest. I modified their recipe to fit into Simply Filling.

I think this would be great using leftover chicken ~ only I didn’t have any.  So, I boiled 1 lb. of organic chicken tenders and shredded them. 

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I bulked up my chicken mix with a little carrot, celery, onion and garlic (buffalo wing sides…sort of).  I sprinkled the mix with a little sea salt and black pepper.

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Diced a yellow & orange bell pepper because it is what I had on hand (versus the green peppers).

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I actually picked one Fat Free Cheese to use ~ Trader Joe’s Fat Free Ricotta.

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I do not think you can really tell with ricotta when it’s fat free and the ingredient list is totally recognizable.

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To balance it out, I used 10 oz. part skim mozzarella with 2 oz. low-fat sharp cheddar.  I skipped the stinky cheese because I do not like Blue moldy cheese Open-mouthed smile

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The Secret Sauces ~ Trader Joe’s Arrabiata & Frank’s Red Hot.

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Trader Joe’s Arrabiata is made up of pretty much Simply Filling (real) ingredients.

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I also picked up Ronzoni Healthy Harvest to swap in Whole Wheat Lasagna noodles.

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I think you all know I love hot foods, but, when, I first read 1 cup of Frank’s Red Hot, I thought WOW that is going to be H-O-T.  So, I started by adding a 1/2 cup, then, tasting and ended up deciding it wouldn’t be too spicy with a whole cup.

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Grab your biggest slow cooker because this recipe makes 5 quarts!  I sprayed mine with nonstick spray for good measure although you may not need.

Layer it up beginning with a big scoop of sauce on the bottom.

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I broke 3 1/2 noodles into shapes to fit into the circle.

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Smear 1/3 of the ricotta cheese.

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Sprinkle with 1/3 of the peppers.

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Plus 1/4 of the cheese.

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Repeat until you end with your last layer of sauce.  Add 1/4 water to the pasta sauce jar, shake and pour over the mix.

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Finish with the remaining cheese and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2.5 – 3 hours.  Much more and your noodles will get soggy.

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Let stand for about 20 minutes before slicing into 10 servings and carefully slopping it on a plate to serve.  Yep, it’s totally the classy way to serve dinner to your husband.

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It doesn’t really look pretty, but, I have to say, this was so tasty.  It’s a little sweet from the peppers, but, you get hit with the spice of the franks right as you bite into the cheesy, noodley, chicken goodness.  I definitely think this will be better the next day as the flavors blend together.  I can’t wait for leftovers because we have a lot!

100% Simply Filling or 9 points+

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The Husband made up our salads topped with 1 Tbsp. Newman’s Lite Lime Vinaigrette.

(SF + 1 WPA) – 1 points+

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Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Filling (SF): 6 WPA (Weekly Points Allowance) used, 35 WPA remaining
  • 30 Daily Points+ 4 WPA used, 45 WPA remaining
  • My FitBit Dashboard:

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Night all!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gail H. February 18, 2014 at 4:32 am

Can’t wait to try this lasagna! I’ve been hooked on crock pot lasagna ever since I’ve tried the WW recipe on their web-site…who knew it would be so easy and delicious!! And those nachos…I can see them on the menu for next Sunday’s brunch :) Lots of good stuff this week!!

2 Shirley person February 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

Danica …what the oven temp when cooking the nacho chips (thin tortilla)?
I’m making nachos tonight!

3 Biz February 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

Hooray for breakfast nachos! I could literally eat those every morning and never get sick of them – and I find them super filling too – I normally don’t eat lunch until 2 in the afternoon when I have those for breakfast. :D Thanks for the shout out! :D

4 fitbitgirl February 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

how do you burn so many calories in a day with not many steps taken?

5 Cyndi February 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

thank you so much for your posts and recipes. So inspiring and motivating. I pin them most every day! I only wish that I could pin each recipe/ dish separately since I have trouble finding the recipes that listing in the heading when I go back to Pinterest to search for them. The pictures help find them too. I have started adding the other recipes to the description though. Thanks again.

6 Jenn@slim-shoppin February 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Ha! As soon as I saw the breakfast nachos I was like, my twin sister Biz makes those all the time :0). Yours look great Danica! I still haven’t made them yet.

7 carla sue February 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

This sounds like a interesting change from regular lasagna! Will try!
I made your steet cut oats with blueberries and peaches for breakfast, I love that stuff!

8 Carol @ Wild Goose Tea February 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I am here to shout about the breakfast nachos. Breakfast is my favorite meal for
some reason. Well not on go to work mornings—but Sunday lay around brunch mornings. I love blueberries. I add them and strawberries in all kinds of unexpected
dishes. I love the surprise of them in dish where they are not expected.

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