Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Casserole

Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Casserole

The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage 0

"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."

Ingredients 1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 447 cals

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 14 Ratings


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!

Just Tabitha & me

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!


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.