Southwest Breakfast Casserole

One thing I love is having a hot breakfast ready on Christmas morning. And one that I don't have to slave over in the kitchen while my family is enjoying their gifts and the relaxing morning is even better. That is why I love this Southwest Breakfast Casserole.

I got this amazing recipe from Julia's Album.  And in the last year I couldn't even tell you how many times I have made it. I've made it for Christmas breakfast, Easter brunch, dinner.... I LOVE it!

Southwest Breakfast Casserole

Brown your sausage and onion, add peppers.


Add beans and chilies


Add hashbrowns and cheese


Mix it all together


Add in half of the egg mixture


Then add the remaining hash brown mixture


Rest of eggs to the dish




  • 1 lb regular pork sausage

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 can black beans (15 oz), drained

  • 1 can diced green chili peppers (4 oz)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 3 cups hash browns (I used frozen but make sure to unthaw them completely)

  • 6 eggs

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onions on medium heat until the sausage is cooked. Add pepper, beans, and green chilis. Then add half the spices and mix.

  3. Add both cheeses, and hash browns to the sausage mixture and mix them together.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, heavy cream, and the remaining half of spices (1/2 teaspoon of chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin).

  5. Use a 9x13 pan and spray with cooking spray.

  6. Put half of the sausage mixture in the pan, and pour half of the eggs over the sausage mixture. Add the rest of the sausage mixture on top, and pour the remaining half of the egg mixture evenly over the sausage mixture.

  7. Bake uncovered for about 50 minutes. The casserole is ready when the eggs are set and no longer liquid in the center.

If I am making this to take somewhere for a breakfast or brunch I will make it the night before and then just cook it in the morning. So after I put it into my pan and pour the eggs over I cover it and refrigerate it. Then in the morning, uncover and put in the oven.


Have you ever had this Southwest Breakfast Casserole? What do you make for breakfast on Christmas morning?

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