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Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Casserole

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"This dish takes the traditional casserole and adds elements of Mexican cuisine and your favorite breakfast ingredients. Onion, bell pepper, garlic, green chilies and cilantro add bold, authentic flavors to the dish. For a tasty bonus, crushed tortillas are used to give this recipe a fun and playful texture. Together with eggs and Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links you've got a winning combination that'll take the boredom out of breakfast."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Cook sausages according to package directions; cut into 1/4-inch slices; set aside. In a skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in oil until almost tender. Stir in garlic and chili pepper; cook for 1 additional minute. Add sausage and chilies; set aside. In a bowl, combine cheeses, green onion and cilantro.
  2. In a greased, 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, sprinkle one third of tortilla chips. Follow with one-half of the sausage mixture and one-half of the cheese mixture; repeat. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper sauce; pour over layered ingredients. Sprinkle with remaining tortilla chips.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
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Oct 04, 2014

So, definitely 5 stars. The flavor was perfect for a true Mexican breakfast. So perfect in fact, that no one added salsa. I made a few alterations -- used 1.5 cans dried green chiles instead of 2 and 1 tsp chili powder. And, instead of fresh cilantro, I used Knorr's dried cube cilantro, which worked great for flavoring and didn't leave little green leafy things in the casserole. The only drawback was the preparation time -- it took a lot of time and I sure hoped the recipe would be worth it. Surprise! It was totally worth it! It set up perfectly w/in the cooking time (and for high altitude that's awesome). The teenagers LOVED it. Thanks, Johnsonville, once again a new family favorite.

Oct 13, 2014

I halved this recipe and served it for dinner with a little sour cream on the side. We thought it was very tasty, and I'd definitely make it again. I used a whole 7 oz can of diced green chiles for the half recipe, and the chips I used were the nacho cheese tortilla chips from Trader Joe's. I used the original breakfast sausage from Johnsonville, and even though it does contain MSG, I did not get a headache or retain water from it---a very happy result! Thanks for a good dinner, Johnsonville!


15 Ratings

Oct 11, 2014

This comes together really well, & even cut in half! (There's only 3 of us). However!!! You MUST give it plenty of time to "set up" matter how much your mouth begs to just dip in!!! If you serve it too soon it will be all soupy & goopy. Ask me how I know !!! HTH!

Oct 10, 2014

This reminds me of something I ate for breakfast in Mexico. While I don't think it is too much work I can't see my family eating it for breakfast, mid day brunch or dinner is more likely. We had it this evening. I prepped everything earlier in the day and refrigerated it until ready to bake. It was very well received, even by a picky 4 yr old. Once again Johnsonville scores well in our house.

Jan 05, 2015

This is a great recipe. I couldn't find a Johnsonville turkey breakfast sausage so used another brand of turkey breakfast sausage and it was great!

Oct 28, 2014

This came out great. I did omit the chiles due to an allergy. It did need a little extra cook time but that may be because of the pan I used. The sausage was a standout in this recipe.

Oct 27, 2014

We enjoyed this recipe made with Johnsonville breakfast sausage. Like other cooks, I halved the recipe as it's just the two of us, however, unlike others that found it too loose, we found that my casserole was a bit dry. A dollop of sour cream worked for the first meal. On a reheat, it just became drier. Would I make this again? Yes, I will with some small changes. Nobody beats the quality of Johnsonville sausage. P.S. Sorry, no picture. My dear husband accidently deleted it from the camera.

Oct 01, 2014

This recipe was really good! I halved the recipe because there's only 3 of us here. There is a lot of prep work and it's not easy to just throw together, but it was worth it in the end. Even my 2 year old ate this! I didn't have pepper jack cheese, so I just added 1/2 an jalapeño minced with cheddar. I also added more salt and pepper.


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  • Calories
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 227 mg
  • 76%
  • Fat
  • 32.6 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1078 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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