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This Chorizo Breakfast Casserole is hearty, delicious and easy to make. Adding in the chorizo makes the casserole of a hint of spice in every bite.

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Breakfast casseroles make the best meal for the holidays, weekend meal or for a holiday brunch. It is loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients.

If you are looking for a casserole that has a hint of spice, make this Chorizo Breakfast Casserole. You may even like this Paula Deen Breakfast Casserole Recipe or Mexican Breakfast Casserole.

Why This Recipe Works

Breakfast casserole with chorizo has layers of shredded hash browns, eggs, cheese and chorizo for a delicious casserole that everyone loves. The great thing about this casserole is you can easily change the ingredients to what you prefer.

Chorizo Egg bake is rich and hearty and perfect served with your favorite side dishes such as a fruit salad.

Ingredients

Chorizo Breakfast Casserole ingredients - chorizo sausage, hash browns, taco seasoning, salsa, salt, pepper, eggs, milk, cheese
  • Chorizo Sausage 
  • Shredded Hash Browns (thawed) 
  • Taco Seasoning 
  • Salsa  
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Milk 
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

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Variations Ideas

  • Dairy Free Milk – Feel free to use different types of milk to make this recipe. You can use almond milk, skim milk, or whole milk.
  • Veggies – This recipe is great with added vegetables. You can add in diced green chiles, peppers and onions, garlic, potatoes, or bell peppers.
  • Change Meat – If you prefer to not use Mexican chorizo, you can also substitute it with ground beef or sausage.
  • Cheese – This egg casserole is made with Mexican Cheese but you can also use Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning to what you prefer. You can add in chili powder.

Step by Step Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  
Cooking chorizo sausage in a skillet in a wooden spoon

Step 1 – Brown the chorizo in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up as it browns.  

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix in chorizo in a wooden spoon

Step 3 – In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, taco seasoning, salt and pepper.  Stir in the shredded hash browns and salsa.  Add in chorizo to the egg mixture.

Mix in shredded cheese in a bowl

Step 4 – Gently stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese and pour the egg mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Spread the egg mixture into the casserole dish

Step 5 – Bake for 35-45 minutes until the center of the casserole is set (no longer jiggly).  Top with the remaining shredded cheese and bake for 5 minutes to melt the cheese on top.  

  • Step 6 – Remove the casserole from the oven.  Let it rest for 10-15 minutes to cool slightly. 
  • Step 7 – Then it’s ready to serve warm and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips

  • Baked Casserole – Cooking time will vary but the casserole will bake in about 40 minutes. Casserole will be done when the top is golden brown.
  • Rest Casserole – Allow the casserole to rest before serving at least 10 minutes. This allows for the mixture to set and serves easily.
  • Prepare Baking Dish – Make sure to spray the casserole dish with cooking spray before placing the egg mixture in.
Close up image chorizo breakfast casserole topped with jalapenos and diced tomatoes

Serving Suggestions

This casserole is delicious served with your favorite breakfast side dish recipes. Serve with black beans and corn salad for a complete meal idea. We even love to serve topped with sour cream, fresh cilantro, and slice avocado.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

Can you Freeze Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze this casserole by baking it in a disposable pan. Wrap with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat

Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or the oven depending on how much you have left.

Chorizo breakfast casserole in a casserole dish with a spatula

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Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

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This Chorizo Breakfast Casserole is hearty, delicious and easy to make. Adding in the chorizo is a hint of spice in every bite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Let Rest 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine Mexican
Course Breakfast
Calories 274

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chorizo
  • 20 ounces Shredded Hash Browns thawed
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Brown the chorizo in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up as it browns.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, taco seasoning, salt and pepper.  Stir in the shredded hash browns and salsa.
  • Once the chorizo is cooked through, add it to the egg mixture and still until well incorporated.
  • Gently stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the center of the casserole is set (no longer jiggly).  Top with the remaining shredded cheese and bake for 5 minutes to melt the cheese on top.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven.  Let it rest for 10-15 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Then it’s ready to serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 274kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 18g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 200mg, Sodium 590mg, Potassium 280mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 637IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 259mg, Iron 2mg

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