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This Mexican Breakfast Casserole takes your classic breakfast casserole to the next level. Layers of eggs, tortillas, Mexican spices and cheese makes this the perfect weekend breakfast.

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Mexican breakfast casserole recipes is loaded with savory flavors and perfect to make ahead of time. Breakfast Casseroles are perfect for my large family. Combining Mexican flavors with eggs always makes a delicious breakfast recipe.

If you love breakfast casseroles as much as my family, check out these Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Casserole, Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole or Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza.

Why We Love This Recipe

We love making breakfast casserole because of how easy they are to make and the ingredients can be changed. Since our love for Mexican food runs deep, adding the Mexican spices to our traditional breakfast casserole makes it the ultimate breakfast recipe.

Ingredients

Mexican breakfast casserole - sausage, onion, bell pepper, garlic, taco seasoning, salsa, black beans, corn, salt, pepper, eggs, milk, corn tortillas, cheese
  • Ground Sausage 
  • White Onion (diced) 
  • Green Bell Pepper (diced) 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Taco Seasoning 
  • Salsa 
  • Black Beans (15 ounces, rinsed and drained) 
  • Frozen Corn 
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Milk 
  • Corn Tortillas (cut into quarters) 
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

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Variations Ideas

  • Change Meat – Feel free to use different meat to make this casserole. You can substitute with ground turkey, ground beef , Italian sausage or omit the meat.
  • Veggies – Add in vegetables different types of vegetables such as red bell pepper, slice mushrooms, and shredded hash browns or brown potatoes.
  • Cheese – You can easily change the cheese to what you prefer. Substitute the cheese for pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, or Colby Monterrey Jack Cheese.
  • Flour Tortillas – Substitute the corn tortillas with flour tortillas.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning to what you prefer. Substitute the taco seasoning with chili powder, cumin, and garlic.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  
Cooking sausage in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 2 – Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up as it browns. Remove the sausage from the pan and leave a few tablespoons of the grease left in the pan.  

Cooking peppers and onions in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 3 – Then add the onions and bell peppers to the pan and sauté for 5-6 minutes until the veggies are soft.  Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. 

Add in corn, seasoning, black beans, sausage and salsa into skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 4 – Stir in the taco seasoning, salsa, black beans and corn.  Heat for a few minutes until all the ingredients are heated through and combined.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Whisking eggs, milk, and seasoning in a bowl

Step 5 – In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. 

Layering ingredients in a baking dish

Step 6 – Then it’s time to prepare the casserole.  Layer half of the tortillas into the bottom of the 9X13 pan.  Top with half of the sausage mixture, half of the egg mixture and half of the shredded cheese. 

Breakfast casserole topped with shredded cheese

Step 7 – Repeat the layers again using up the rest of the ingredients.  Pop it in the oven and Bake for 45-55 minutes until the center of the casserole is set (no longer jiggly).  

  • Step 8 – Remove the casserole from the oven.  Let it rest for 10-15 minutes and then it’s ready to serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.  

Recipe Tips

  • Combining Ingredients – We like to heat the sausage mixture up before adding to the egg mixture. This ensures everything is cooked thoroughly before layering in the baking dish.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary based on your oven and the casserole. The center will no longer be jiggly when the casserole is fully cooked.
Close up image of breakfast casserole in a baking dish

Serving Suggestions

Serve this easy breakfast casserole recipe with your favorite toppings and breakfast sides. These are some of our favorites and even better served with a fruit salad.

  • Diced Avocado
  • Diced Tomato
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce
  • Green Chiles
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Green Onions

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container or cover baking dish with plastic wrap for up to 3-4 days. 

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, this is the perfect casserole to prepare ahead of time. If preparing ahead of time, store in fridge and bake within 24 hours.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze this breakfast casserole but placing in a freezer safe container. It will stay frozen for up to 3 months.

A slice of Mexican breakfast casserole on a plate

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Mexican Breakfast Casserole

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This Mexican Breakfast Casserole takes your classic breakfast casserole to the next level. Layers of eggs, tortillas, Mexican spices and cheese makes this the perfect weekend breakfast.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Let it Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine Mexican
Course Breakfast
Calories 332

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking it up as it browns.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and leave a few tablespoons of the grease left in the pan.
  • Then add the onions and bell peppers to the pan and sauté for 5-6 minutes until the veggies are soft.  Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, salsa, black beans and corn.  Heat for a few minutes until all the ingredients are heated through and combined.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Then it’s time to prepare the casserole.  Layer half of the tortillas into the bottom of the 9X13 pan.  Top with half of the sausage mixture, half of the egg mixture and half of the shredded cheese.
  • Repeat the layers again using up the rest of the ingredients.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until the center of the casserole is set (no longer jiggly).
  • Remove the casserole from the oven.  Let it rest for 10-15 minutes and then it’s ready to serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

Calories 332kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 20g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 203mg, Sodium 965mg, Potassium 454mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 569IU, Vitamin C 12mg, Calcium 289mg, Iron 2mg

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