Southwest Sausage Bake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing
- 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies, drained
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt, garlic salt, onion salt, pepper and ground cumin
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- Sour cream and salsa
- In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of the tortilla strips, chilies, sausage and cheese. Repeat layers.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and salt, garlic salt, onion salt, pepper and ground cumin; pour over cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes. Arrange tomato slices over the top. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 329 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 209mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.
May 16, 2018
This is a tasty way to have a southwestern breakfast. I used corn tortillas instead of flour because I think they have more flavor, but otherwise I stuck with the recipe. Next time I will cut the tortillas in larger pieces - they got lost in smaller pieces. I will also use sharp cheddar. I made this for a church potluck and it was well received. It's great to be able to put it together the night before.
Dec 19, 2014
I make this every year for our staff Christmas breakfast. It's a hit and I'm always asked for the recipe. I make homemade guacamole to serve with it.
Dec 13, 2014
I get requests for this casserole all the time. Huge office hit. The only thing I really substitute is corn tortillas for the flour tortillas. It gives it a more southwestern taste I think. Also I cook the green chilies with the sausage. Oh and I use sharp chedder cheese instead of the monterey jack. I've played with the recipe until I got it perfect and now this is how I make it. Like I said it's VERY requested at work. The always ask for "egg pie" lol. Glad I found it.
Sep 18, 2013
I made it for an office event and everyone loved it. It was so easy to make. It was great to be able to make it the evening before and cook the next morning. A definite winner.
Jul 5, 2011
This was pretty good. I like the concept -- tortillas, green chilies, etc. -- but something about it could have been better, plus the texture was a little slimy. My kids would barely eat it.
Apr 21, 2011
Delicious and easy to make. I usually don't eat sausage but this was very tasty! Chilies give it a good kick. Reheats well too. A big hit for my husband as I usually don't have time to make breakfast during the week, and this works great. You won't regret for making it!
Dec 13, 2010
easy, convenient, and delicious. A hit!
May 21, 2010
This recipe has been a favorite for years! It can bake while everyone gets cleaned up for the day. Reheats well in the microwave if you have any leftovers.
Dec 14, 2009
This is the best dish ever. We always have it for Christmas Brunch and it is always a BIG HIT
Jan 10, 2008
This is a wonderful casserole! I've made it several times and have taken it to church functions with the same results- an empty dish and requests for the recipe! I think people like it because it's not the same usual "egg dish". It has spice!