Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe For Overnight Mexican Breakfast Bake

easy breakfast casserole recipe for Overnight Mexican breakfast casserole

Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe with Mexican Taste

My easy breakfast casserole recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast recipe. I love brunch and especially this Overnight Mexican Breakfast Casserole Bake. Simple and scrumptious!  Nothing beats this breakfast overnight casserole from my cookbook, Too Hot in the KitchenMade with tortillas, turkey sausage, seasonings and eggs with southwestern flavors.  I love to plan ahead and nothing is easier than to wake up in the morning and pop in the oven this quick breakfast casserole.  It is absolutely DELICIOUS and there’s nothing to do in preparation for your morning meal but smell it cooking! If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, I keep this delicious breakfast casserole in my refrigerator.  I eat for breakfast or sometimes even dinner all week long. Breakfast for dinner is the best.

Mexican Breakfast Bake from Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age

Simple ingredients magically create this make-ahead scrumptious easy breakfast casserole recipe and fulfilled everyone’s expectations in my house.

Makes 8-10 servings

1 (4-ounce) can green chilies
8 ounces ground breakfast turkey sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 red, green, or yellow bell pepper, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
5 eggs
4 egg whites
2 cups fat-free half-and-half
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese
5 (8-inch) 98% fat-free flour tortillas, cut into quarters

1. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread green chilies along bottom of dish.
2. In large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble sausage until starts to brown. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until sausage is done and vegetables tender. Add garlic and chili powder. Remove from heat and cool.
3. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, and half-and-half; and in another bowl, combine green onion and cheese.
4. Spoon one-third of sausage mixture over chilies in baking dish. Top with one-third tortilla quarters and one-third cheese mixture. Repeat layers, ending with cheese. Pour egg mixture evenly over casserole and refrigerate, covered, at least 6 hours or overnight.
5. Preheat oven 350°F. If using glass baking dish, place in cold oven.  Bake 50-60 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown or knife inserted into custard comes out clean.

Nutritional information per serving: 

Calories 262 Calories from fat 28% Fat 7g Saturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 129mg Sodium 578mg Carbohydrate 23g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 5g Protein 18g Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 2 1/2 lean meat

Breakfast Overnight Casserole From Too Hot in the Kitchen Cookbook
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If you’re looking for easy healthy recipes with some pizzazz, then Too Hot in the Kitchen will be your favorite cookbook.  From this simple brunch recipe to easy entertaining ideas, this book guides women through the kitchen.  And, if you have hot flashes, you’ll love the Lovin’  No Oven chapter!

All recipes have nutritional information and diabetic exchanges.  Add to your brunch menu my Yummy Yam Praline Coffee Cake for a great coffee cake also from this women’s cookbook and if you like to read cookbooks–the women’s quotes will keep you entertained.

Eggs Are Healthy!  Enjoy My Overnight Mexican Breakfast Casserole

We know bran is full of fiber and blueberries are brain food but you may be cutting out yummy foods previously deemed bad for you and missing out on their surprising health benefits. Sound too good to be true? Not this time because you do not have to deprive yourself to enjoy a healthy nutrient-rich diet. Eggs have previously been labeled as artery-clogging, however, they are now a highly recommended protein-rich food full of vitamins and minerals such as choline and lutein – vital for brain function, eye health, pregnancy and fetal development. At only 70 calories per egg, each provides 13 essential nutrients, vitamins and high-quality protein. Eggs do contain cholesterol but recent studies show they actually contain 14% less than previously thought at 185 mg cholesterol per egg.

What To Serve With Overnight Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I know many people struggle with menus so I want to help you with your menu. You can serve the two coffee cake recipes below or muffins.  Then, pick up fresh fruit and I love to also serve my Cheese Grits so I guess you have to call this a southern brunch.  I have had kids visit our home for Mardi Gras, served for parties or New Year’s Day and always this easy breakfast casserole always tops my menu! If brunch is your favorite meal like it is mine, I have some easy brunch recipes on my healthy food blog.

Eggs Are Healthy And Great Way To Enjoy Eggs In My Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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All you need is a whisk to whip up the egg mixture for this delicious overnight Mexican Breakfast Bake. The American Heart Association recommends eating 300 mg or less of cholesterol per day and you may easily enjoy a whole egg several times per week for it’s nutritional benefits. Yes, eggs are healthy!

Or, whip up a few egg whites and still get that great source of protein. Too much of a good thing can be bad for you if done in excess but the key is to treat yourself occasionally.  Then, by doing so you also boost your health with nutritional benefits! So, enjoy my easy breakfast casserole recipe for the perfect make-ahead overnight Mexican breakfast casserole.


Eggs are healthy and Easy Breakfast casserole recipe and Blueberry Muffin Streusel Cake
Morning Favorite Coffee Cake Breakfast

My blueberry coffee cake recipe wows everyone.  It is simply my amazing, most popular Blueberry Muffin Streusel Cake from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook.  A moist easy recipe that you don’t even need a mixer.  My only complaint is that I can’t quit eating it.  This recipe and the Yummy Yam Praline Coffee Cake are my two favorites.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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