Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 pound ground sausage (mild or spicy depending on taste)
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper - chopped
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 8 flour tortillas - torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Jack cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
The instructions for this recipe (as submitted) are to make one big rectangular casserole. I opted to make 6 individual serving casseroles using 6 x 3 inch mini loaf pans. The only other change I made was to omit the tomatoes in favor of 2 Tablespoons canned chopped jalapenos. I used spicy breakfast sausage and Pepper Jack cheese. This dish definitely had a kick. The flavor was terrific and it was very filling. The only change I'd make in the future might be to add one additional egg. The casserole held together, but was very tender. Lastly, I used a toaster oven to cook the casseroles and they were finished in 20 minutes. (This recipe was submitted in 2006. It was tested and photographed in February 2014.)

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

How To Make A Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage with onion and green pepper until sausage begins to brown. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in tomatoes and simmer about 10 minutes.

In a 9 x 12 casserole dish, layer 1/2 of the tortilla pieces, followed by 1/2 of the sausage mixture and 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat the layers in order.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over entire casserole.

Cover casserole with loosely-fitting foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until egg is completely set.

Allow to set and cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Making Southwestern Breakfast Casseroles
Southwestern Breakfast Casseroles

For this casserole, you can adjust the amount of heat by using spicy or mild sausage and Pepper Jack or regular Jack cheese. For extra heat, add some chopped jalapenos.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Heather_S for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Southwestern Breakfast Casserole?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.

From Chris in Austin
Rating (out of 5):  

Excellent! However, I did tweak. I find most recipes on this site to be under seasoned, so I did this: Half and half Jimmy Dean sausage and pork chorizo; used Rotel tomatoes fortified with canned HOT chopped Hatch chiles; several healthy shakes of Chulula hot sauce.

Comment submitted: 6/5/2018 (#20580)

From KayLong
Rating (out of 5):  

I was skeptical at first just because there weren't many reviews. I also didn't think it would have much flavor. I added some chipotle seasoning and salt and pepper. Boy was I wrong. I could have skipped putting seasoning and it would still have flavor. It was amazing. My in laws loved it! Thank you!

Comment submitted: 6/13/2017 (#20332)

From Lovie D.
Rating (out of 5):  

My first breakfast casserole was a success. The only thing I may change is to add more veggies and cut the cheese in half.

Comment submitted: 11/3/2016 (#20106)

From vbak

This looks delicious, but is that a can of Rotel tomatoes? The photos show a loaf pan, but the recipe says a 9x13?

Comment submitted: 1/15/2016 (#19744)

From I. Eatgood
Rating (out of 5):  

Delicious! My husband loved it!

Comment submitted: 11/8/2010 (#11529)

From TechnoRV
Rating (out of 5):  

Didn't have any green pepper so substituted sweet corn. Added some extra caribe as my sausage wasn't very spicy. Excellent!

Comment submitted: 3/15/2010 (#10066)

From Lakeside PTSA
Rating (out of 5):  

I have never made casseroles before and this was great! It was very easy!

I made it for a teacher breakfast and 120 teachers loved it!

Comment submitted: 8/17/2008 (#6154)

From cc
Rating (out of 5):  


Comment submitted: 12/13/2007 (#4168)

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