Southwest Sausage Bake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
This layered tortilla dish is not only delicious, but it's a real timesaver because it's put together the night before. The tomato slices provide a nice touch of color. I like to serve this crowd-pleasing casserole with muffins and fresh fruit. —Barbara Waddel, Lincoln, Nebraska
Southwest Sausage Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles, 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
  • Paprika
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Sour cream and salsa


  1. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of the tortilla strips, chiles, sausage and cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Facts

1 piece: 329 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 209mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.