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Southwestern Egg Casserole

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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This breakfast bake adds traditional and familiar southwestern flavors to your morning, which can be suited to your individual heat-level preferences. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
lb bulk breakfast sausage
1
cup chopped red bell pepper
6
cups cubed (1-inch) French bread
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1/2
cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2
cup chopped seeded plum (Roma) tomatoes
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
10
eggs
2
cups milk
2
teaspoons chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
Salsa, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain and set aside. Reduce heat to medium. In same skillet, cook bell pepper 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    In baking dish, layer half of the French bread, 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the bell pepper, green onions, tomatoes, chopped green chiles, sausage and remaining bread. In large bowl, beat eggs and milk with whisk; beat in chili powder and cumin. Pour over bread mixture, pressing down slightly. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 3
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and center is just set. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa, sour cream and cilantro.

Expert Tips

If you prefer more heat, substitute spicy breakfast sausage or shredded pepper Jack cheese for the regular breakfast sausage and the Mexican cheese blend.

Assemble, cover and refrigerate this bake the night before so it’s ready to uncover and pop in the oven in the morning. You may need to add an additional 5 to 10 minutes to bake time.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
290mg
96%
Sodium
640mg
26%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 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; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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