Mexican Cheesy Sausage and Egg Casserole – EASY, hearty, loaded with sausage, tons of CHEESE, and topped with avocado!! This is a family favorite that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner!!
The next time you need a family-friendly breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner recipe that has Mexican-inspired flavors, look no further that this one.
It’s hearty, fast, easy, there are big chunks of taco-seasoned sausage in every bite along with juicy red peppers, and it’s extra cheesy.
That’s because I used two packages of Horizon Organic Mexican Style Organic Shredded Cheese. Make any dish better with a sprinkle of this organic cheesy goodness.
From quesadillas to enchiladas to taco-stuffed avocados, this is a perfect easy-melting cheese that you will love in your favorite Mexican recipes like this taco salad or tortilla soup. There are no shortage of ways to use cheese in my world.
While I love cheese in any way or form, when it’s golden browned like on the top of this casserole, I am in cheese nirvana. I literally picked off the golden browned edges and savored them immensely. No shame.
I added Horizon Organic Whole Milk to the eggs before I whisked them up. The milk helps give the eggs some fluff and lift.
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I garnished the casserole with avocado and cilantro but you could also try green onions instead.
It’s the type of recipe that you can easily bulk up if you’re trying to stretch it to feed a very large crowd by adding corn or a can of black beans.
Although I haven’t tried it, I imagine that you could keep this dish vegetarian by replacing the sausage with black beans.
I love recipes that you can mix and match with and this is one of them.
Here’s a video showing you how I make the casserole.
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- one pound fresh pork sausage, casings removed
- one medium/large sweet Vidalia onion
- one 1.25-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium medium heat)
- 8 large eggs
- 1/3 cup Horizon Organic Whole Milk
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- two 6-ounce packages Horizon Organic Mexican Style Shredded Cheese, divided
- 3/4 cup red bell pepper, diced small
- half of 1 Hass avocado, diced
- cilantro, for garnishing (green onions may be substituted)
- Preheat oven to 375F and spray a large casserole or baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
- To a large skillet, add the sausage, onion, and cook over medium high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through and no longer pink; stir intermittently and crumble sausage as it cooks.
- Evenly sprinkle with taco seasoning and stir to combine.
- Transfer sausage and onion mixture to prepared baking dish and form an even flat layer; set aside.
- To a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, pepper, and whisk to combine.
- Add one package of cheese, bell pepper, and stir to combine.
- Pour the egg mixture over the sausage in the baking dish.
- Evenly sprinkle the second package of cheese over the top and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is as lightly golden browned as desired. I baked for 35 minutes because I like the cheese on the darker side but bake as long as necessary noting that all climates, ingredients, and sizes/shapes of baking dishes differ so baking time will vary.
- Evenly top with avocado and cilantro before serving. Dish is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 313mgSodium: 1483mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g
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