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Mexican breakfast casserole

Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole is flavor-packed and perfect for the breakfast crowd at your next fiesta! Made with spicy sausage, eggs, cheese and bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mexican breakfast casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 376.6kcal
Author: Kristin Maxwell


  • 1 small onion diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 16 ounce package of spicy breakfast sausage Like Jimmy Dean hot
  • 1/2 loaf of French bread day old works best!
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro for topping
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Saute the onions with the butter until lightly browned. Add the sausage and cook until no longer pink.
  • Tear or cut the bread into 1 inch chunks and place in the baking dish. Spread the sausage and onion mixture evenly on top of the bread.
  • Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and add the cheese, cayenne, cumin, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Beat with a whisk to combine well. Pour evenly over the sausage.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the eggs are fully set.
  • Let cool slightly, then serve topped with cilantro, sour cream or salsa.


  • A great make ahead recipe! Prepare the night before, cover and store in the fridge, and bake in the morning.
  • Feel free to adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne pepper.


Calories: 376.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.17g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 25.35g | Saturated Fat: 10.21g | Cholesterol: 202.64mg | Sodium: 644.86mg | Potassium: 264.13mg | Fiber: 0.87g | Sugar: 1.46g | Vitamin A: 487.7IU | Vitamin C: 1.42mg | Calcium: 144.99mg | Iron: 2.5mg