Breakfast Enchilada Casserole

This Breakfast Enchilada Casserole is super creamy, a little spicy and just all around delicious! It’s perfect for any meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner, and requires very little effort (which is my favorite thing!).

Breakfast Enchilada Casserole Recipe - a layered breakfast dish with a Mexican twist! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

One of our favorite meals of all time is this Chicken Enchilada Casserole. I thought it would be fun to do a play on that recipe, but for breakfast. As luck would have it, this Breakfast Enchilada Casserole turned out even more amazing than I expected.

Breakfast Enchilada Casserole Recipe - a layered breakfast dish with a Mexican twist! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

The layer method is the same and the flavors are very similar, only instead of chicken, you’re using scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage! I added some tater tots too, because what’s a breakfast casserole without tater tots? Of course there’s lots of cheese, and a creamy green chile enchilada sauce to top it off.

Breakfast Enchilada Casserole Recipe - a layered breakfast dish with a Mexican twist! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

It sounds like a lot of steps, but they are really, really easy steps. First cook the elements of the casserole: Scrambled eggs with salsa, bacon, sausage, tater tots. Combine the green chile enchilada sauce with some sour cream.

Then layer it all together like this: Creamy green chile enchilada sauce, tortillas (broken to fit the casserole dish), scrambled eggs mixed with salsa, bacon, sausage, tater tots, cheese. Repeat.

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This Breakfast Enchilada Casserole is sure to be the star of your next meal, no matter whether that’s brunch or dinner.

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Breakfast Enchilada Casserole

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 9 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 15- ounce can green chile enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 12-16 corn tortillas
  • 2 dozen tater tots baked
  • 8- ounce package sausage cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 6 slices bacon cooked, drained and crumbled (1-2 tablespoons reserved for topping)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar-jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chives sliced, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together eggs, milk and salt. Cook in a buttered skillet on medium heat, stirring often, until eggs are cooked through (not browned). Stir in 1 cup salsa. Set aside.
  • Stir together green chile enchilada sauce and ½ cup sour cream. Set aside.
  • In an 11"x7" or 13"x9" baking dish, pour a thin layer of the enchilada/sour cream sauce. Layer with tortillas, breaking to fit as necessary to form a single layer. Spoon a third of the egg mixture over the tortillas, then a third of the bacon, sausage, and tater tots, a third of the shredded cheese and a third of the remaining enchilada sauce. Repeat with two more layers, finishing with a layer of tortillas, then sauce, then cheese. Top with reserved crumbled bacon, if desired.
  • Cover baking dish with nonstick foil. If you don't have nonstick foil, stick several toothpicks into the casserole to keep the foil from touching the cheese. Casserole can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month before baking.
  • Bake, covered, for about 40 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.

For more great breakfast ideas, try these:

Breakfast Muffins 4

Seasoned Egg & Sausage Breakfast Muffins

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

 Baked Cinnamon French Toast

Baked Cinnamon French Toast

 For all breakfast recipes go HERE, for all main course recipes, go HERE and for the recipe index, go HERE.

Breakfast Enchilada Casserole Recipe - a layered breakfast dish with a Mexican twist! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Delicious! We did a test run before serving it for a large gathering and can’t wait to share it. We substituted turkey chorizo (because I forgot to get sausage), and plan to do that again.

  2. So have you ever thought about or tried to put ricotta cheese in there i was thinking about it, but i dont wanna try it if its not gonna taste right or turn out right.

    1. Hi Rose, personally I don’t think ricotta would work. It’s a Mexican inspired recipe, so ricotta might be a little off putting.