Breakfast Tostada

Breakfast is the most favorite meal in my home. It’s the one that I can most easily gather everyone around the table without much delay, especially when these Breakfast Tostadas are on the table.

Breakfast Tostada | Real Food by Dad

It looks so well put together, doesn’t it? But the truth is, it’s the result of improvising like a sleep-deprived and over-tired dad. My little guy, Connor, the toddler, is killing me with his new bedtime routine of waking up every night at 3 am.

Do know what goes on at 3 am? Nothing, absolutely nothing, which is why he should be asleep and why I spend an hour patting his back, singing songs, quietly whispering “Go back to bed”, in between drifting in and out of sleep at the side of his bed. He is by far my worst sleeper of the three boys. Or maybe it just seems more so because I’m older.

Breakfast Tostada via Real Food by Dad

Either way, it’s wreaking havoc during my day life with things like, missing deadlines, running red lights (gulp!) and falling asleep in high school parking lots during 2:30 pick up. But the upside has been this morning creation. A creation born out of tiredness, laziness and improvised with leftovers from the previous night’s carne asada tacos. I skipped the refried beans for hummus because I didn’t have any of the latter on hand and it turned out  WAY better this way, which of course is why I’m sharing this recipe. The remainder of the ingredients are pretty much the expected accompaniments for a tostada. Of course, this is a recipe that you can easily flex, so layer as you like or as your leftovers allow.

Now all that’s left to solve is the little guy’s sleep. If anyone has suggestions for breaking him of this 3am wake-up call, let me know in the comment section.

Yield: Makes 4 tostadas

Breakfast Tostada

Breakfast Tostada


  • 3/4 cup of hummus
  • 1 cup of cooked carne asada, finely chopped
  • 4 over-easy eggs
  • 4 tablespoons finely crumbled cojita cheese,
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


  1. Evenly divide all ingredients between 4 tostadas and layer in the following order: hummus, over-easy egg, carne asada, cojita cheese and parsley. Top with preferred hot sauce.


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16 comments to " Breakfast Tostada "

  • Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper

    Um, this could not be a better idea in a pinch. Love the short list of ingredients, and totally feel you on the 3 am wake up call. How did we even survive in the real world all those years? Did we even? Or was it mania?

  • Mary Ann @ the beach house kic

    Great improvising Matt! These look delicious. Sorry about Connor’s sleeping issues. Hopefully he grows out of that sooner than later! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  • Oh man- he is waking up everrry night at 3am? That can not be easy and i am impressed you somehow still manage to cook breakfast! Dad of the year. These look freaking delicious

  • Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Ahhh a child who isn’t sleeping is absolutely brutal…I hope he gets back into his regular schedule soon!

    These tostadas look absolutely delicious, definitely something I could eat every single day!

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    These look amazing!! Breakfast tostadas for the win! 🙂

    Fingers crossed you all get some much needed sleep soon!

  • Gina | Running to the Kitchen

    Totally hear ya, some of my favorite breakfasts are the mornings when I’m up FAR too early and get to create something fun and special since I have ample time! Love this creation of yours!

  • Lauren @ CGM

    Um, you’re crushing the breakfast tostada game! And I’m definitely sending you both good sleeping vibes!

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    This looks amazing, Matt! I hope you catch some zzzz’s soon!

  • Alice Choi

    Matt, this breakfast tostada looks freaking amazing! oh my gosh, how old is Connor again? do you know why he’s waking up? bad dreams? is he into white noise? Maybe he just needs things to keep him calm and make him feel safe? I know this might sound crazy but read up on natural teas and a sleep doctor. . I think I saw it on one of Weelicious’ insta-stories .. hope it gets better because you need to get sleep and running red lights is scary and dangerous!

  • Tostadas are the BESTTTTTTTT. And for breakfast? SIGN ME UP.

  • This breakfast tostada is perfection. Looks like it came out of a restaurant! PS I hear you on the sleep!! I feel like childrearing would be approximately 75.2348% easier if the kids slept perfectly well from the start 🙂

  • I just discover your blog and it’s so beautiful! I love your recipes they all look so hearty and comforting!

  • Those are some beautiful yolks you have there! The whole plate looks delicious!

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