Tortilla Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted Updated

Tortilla Breakfast Casserole brings your favorite Tex Mex flavors to your morning. Even better the second day.

Living in Austin means being obsessed with breakfast tacos all the time. OK, maybe not all the time, but a good portion of our day is spent thinking about how great a breakfast taco would be.

Of course, sometimes we like to switch things up and eat the same ingredients already mixed together. Enter the tortilla breakfast casserole.

Tortilla Breakfast Casserole Photo

We love casseroles in my house because it ensures there are leftovers for the next day’s breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. When you consider the time it takes to prepare breakfast, and then realize you could spend the same amount of time making breakfast for the whole week, well, there’s just no reason to not embrace that kind of efficiency.

Tortilla Breakfast Casserole Picture

Breakfast casseroles like this are wonderful because they are utterly customizable. Swap bacon for the sausage, or go without meat and bulk it up with sautéed potatoes or precooked beans.

Like things spicy? Grab jalapeños instead of bell pepper, trade in pepper jack cheese, or mix the whole thing with your favorite hot sauce. You really can’t go wrong here.

Tortilla Breakfast Casserole Image

To save time, you can cook all of your meats and vegetables the night before, then mix it all together and pop it in the oven the next morning. I don’t recommend mixing it all together and letting it rest overnight, because the tortillas will soak up too much of the liquid and can turn to mush.

Similarly, this recipe really is best with corn tortillas, so resist the urge to swap in flour tortillas! Make sure that your corn tortillas are 100% corn and not a corn-flour blend, which is gaining popularity these days, if you are eating a gluten-free diet.

Top slices of this tortilla breakfast casserole with diced avocado, dollops of sour cream, your favorite hot sauce, or all three! It’s a wonderfully savory way to perk up your morning.

Love breakfast casseroles? Try Heather’s Christmas Morning Casserole, which is perfect for any day, holiday or not!

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Tortilla Breakfast Casserole Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Pork Breakfast Sausage
  • 4 ounces Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 8 large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 6 Corn Tortillas
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until browned. Add chiles, onions, peppers, salt, and pepper, and cook until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat and let cool while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  4. Cut tortillas into pieces. Stir tortillas, cheese, meat mixture, and cilantro into egg mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish, redistributing ingredients as needed.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until set and lightly browned. 

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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/8 of casserole
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 175
Calories 349

% Daily Value*
34%
Total Fat 22g
47%
  Saturated Fat 9g
35%
Sodium 830mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
29%
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.