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Spicy Mexican Casserole

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Spicy Mexican Casserole
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6
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Spicy Mexican Casserole

Give dinnertime a little pizzazz! Try a sassy casserole with an easy, flaky crescent topping. Simply delicious!

Ingredients

1
lb chorizo or pork sausage
1
can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
5
eggs
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar-Jack with jalapeño peppers cheese blend (6 oz)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
Sour cream, as desired
Salsa, as desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook chorizo over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until cooked through; drain. Stir in corn. Spoon into ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. Stir in onions and cilantro. Pour evenly over meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3 Unroll dough; place on top of cheese.
  • 4 Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 2 rows. Top with sour cream and salsa.
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Easy Mexican Recipes Series #2: Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

As prepared by Good Life Eats,

This is the second in our Easy Mexican Recipes Series. If you missed the first, see Chicken Tacos, and watch for more posts in this series this week!


This poor Spicy Mexican Casserole recipe from Green Giant only received one star. So I decided to give it a little bit of a makeover. Now, I haven't tried the original recipe, but I do think the makeover turned out really well and I tried to maintain as much of the flavor as possible.


Upon reading the recipe, my initial impression was that it really did contain some good flavors. It wasn't a bad recipe, but perhaps a bit greasy with all the cheese, sausage, and pastry crust. I lightened things up by using black beans instead of sausage. To add some heat, since I took away a bit of that by omitting the sausage, I added fire-roasted green chile. Fresh bell peppers were added for higher vegetable content and in both green and red for lots of color.

Cumin adds a little bit more Mexican flair to the recipe. If you like, you could even add a bit of chile or chipotle powder. And I used diced potatoes for the base. I hope you like this made-over lightened Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole.

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Tips  

Round out your meal with a crisp green salad and steamed veggies.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
380
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
64%
(
Saturated Fat
18g
90%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
255mg
85%
Sodium
1490mg
62%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
29g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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