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Flautas de Huevo: Recipe

Flautas de huevo is a Mexican dish that consists of a corn tortilla rolled up and filled with various ingredients, especially egg. The fillings for flautas de huevo do vary online as some recipes incorporate ingredients such as cheese, ham, or bacon.

The rolled-up flauta is usually fried until crispy and served with toppings such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.

About this recipe

Flautas de Huevo, or Egg Flautas, offer a new breakfast twist to the traditional Mexican favorite. Who says flautas are only for lunch and dinner?

Flautas de Huevo recipe background

Flautas have a long history in Mexican cuisine, but Flautas de Huevo are a contemporary variation perfect for the breakfast table.

Flauta Phases

TimeTypical Filling
TraditionalMeat and Cheese

Why make this recipe?

Here’s the scoop:

  • Breakfast game-changer
  • Quick to make
  • Super customizable

What does Flautas de Huevo taste like?

It’s a scrambled egg bounded by a crispy corn tortilla. And it’s a great way to start the day.

What is in Flautas de Huevo?

  • Shell: Corn tortillas
  • Filling: Scrambled eggs
  • Toppings: Salsa, cheese, avocado

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Non-stick skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Tongs


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 6 large eggs, scrambled
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Salsa verde
  • Diced avocado
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. Scramble Eggs: Lightly whisk and scramble.
  2. Season: Add salt and pepper.
  3. Warm Tortillas: For easy rolling.
  4. Assemble: Add eggs and cheese to tortillas.
  5. Roll and Fry: Until crisp.
  6. Drain: Use paper towels.
  7. Garnish: As you like it.

How to serve Flautas de Huevo

Serve piping hot, ideally topped with salsa verde, diced avocado, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

What to serve Flautas de Huevo with

  • Fresh orange juice
  • Coffee

My recommendations and tips

  • Use fresh corn tortillas for better results.
  • Spice it up with jalapeƱos if you like heat.

Flautas de Huevo storage ideas

Store in an airtight container. Best consumed within 1-2 days.

Potential ingredients substitutes

Original IngredientSubstitute
Corn TortillasFlour Tortillas
Scrambled EggsTofu Scramble
CheeseVegan Cheese

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 10g

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I add meat?
  • Absolutely, bacon or sausage would be great.
  • How spicy is it?
  • Depends on your toppings, but generally mild.


Flautas de Huevo are the breakfast you never knew you needed. Quick, delicious, and absolutely satisfying, they’re the perfect way to kickstart your day. Once you try them, regular scrambled eggs will seem so last year.

Alternatively, you may be interested in this recipe: Baked Chicken Flautas Recipe