Tex Mex Breakfast Casserole

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This easy Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd! Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!

The best part, there’s no pre-cooking! I used canned potatoes, although frozen would work, (of course, you can cook the potatoes if you prefer) and leftovers can be reheated throughout the week.

This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!

I am excited to partner with Pyrex to share this easy holiday morning breakfast dish, filled with everything I love with my eggs – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies, salsa, avocado and cheese (jalapeños are optional, but so good if you like a little heat). I already owned and love this Pyrex 8-piece glass mixing bowl set, but this Pyrex® Easy Grab Bake ‘N Store 8-pc Set has been on my wish list ever since my aunt got it. They’re not just pretty when serving, but also so convenient for make-ahead casseroles or potluck dishes thanks to their lids. I’ve used the large pieces for baking pasta and casserole dishes. The small bowls are great for dips, cut up vegetables and leftovers.

This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!

This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!

Tips and Variations:

  • Save time on holiday mornings by prepping the night before and simply bake or reheat in the morning.
  • To make this vegetarian, simply omit the chorizo or use soy chorizo.
  • You can swap the chorizo for turkey kielbasa or turkey sausage.
  • To make this low-carb, swap the potatoes for more vegetables, such as peppers, tomatoes or mushrooms.
  • You can swap the cheese for cheddar or mozzarella.
  • If you want to bring this already cooked to a potluck, just bake it, cover it and reheat it. You can put the diced avocado and the salsa in the containers with fitted lids that come with the set. Learn more about Pyrex at pyrexhome.com

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This Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!
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Tex Mex Breakfast Casserole

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8
5
SP
248 Cals 15.5 Protein 12 Carbs 15.5 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Yield: 10 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
This easy Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 14.5 ounce can diced potatoes, or 1 3/4 cups diced cooked potatoes
  • 2 links cooked chorizo sausage, diced (3 1/2 ounces) I used Goya
  • 2 cans, 4.5 ounces chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt such as Adobo
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thin
  • 4 ounces 1 small haas avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup chunky mild salsa

Instructions

  • Spray a 3-qt (9” x 13”) oblong glass Pyrex baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the potatoes in the baking dish. Top with chorizo, green chiles and 1 cup of the cheese.
  • In medium bowl, beat eggs, scallions and seasoning salt with a whisk until well blended. Pour over potato mixture.
  • Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight, if preparing the night before.
  • When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 325°F.
  • Bake uncovered 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven, top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and jalapeno slices.
  • Bake 2 more minutes, until the cheese melts. To serve, cut into 10 squares and serve with salsa and avocado.

Nutrition

Serving: 1square, Calories: 248kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 15.5g, Fat: 15.5g, Saturated Fat: 7.5g, Cholesterol: 246.5mg, Sodium: 561mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6
Keywords: Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Meal Prep Recipes, One Pan

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pyrex. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. This sounded perfect until I got to the `12 eggs. Don’t eat eggs.

  2. I have an egg yolk allergy, trying to find breakfast options and this looks so good! Do you think I can do with egg whites and if so more than 12?

  3. can you use frozen potatoes vs. canned or self-cooked?

  4. How many days will this keep in the fridge?

  5. Would the points value of the is recipe change if I switched store bought chorizo for your turkey chorizo recipe? We love this for breakfast throughout the week, but finding chorizo in our area is difficult!

  6. Hi Gina! Looking forward to trying this recipe. I’d like to prepare ahead of time this weekend- would it be okay to prepare mid-day as opposed to the night before? 

  7. My husband and  I both loved this recipe!  That’s saying something because he’s not a breakfast casserole kind of guy. This will be back on the menu again soon!

  8. Where would I find Adobo Salt? I’ve never heard of it. Thanks! 

  9. If I were to bring this to a brunch potluck, would it be easily reheated? What would be the best way? Just tick it back in the oven? Do you have a suggested time?

  10. Super tasty.

    I made this with a few alternations:
    – used 8oz of chorizo and cooked it in advance
    – cooked my own potato cubes the day before
    – made a box of Jiffy mix cornbread and put it in the bottom of the pan first
    – cooked for ~65 min

    I would totally make this again, with or without the cornbread bottom if I had some on hand.

  11. Do you have recommendations on how to reheat this? I’m planning to make it the night before and reheat in the morning.
    Thanks

  12. Can you estimate how to readjust the ingredients to cook in an 8×8 dish?

  13. Love , love, love this recipe! Great for company. Freezes great individual pieces.
    I bought chicken chorizo at Sprouts in their butcher shop, it’s made there. I cut the Smart points from 6 to 3 using that and 2% cheese. I served this to my ladies bible study group and they all went home with your recipe
    Amazing Recipe. Thank you Gina!!

  14. Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious! The only thing I did differently was use turkey sausage instead of Chorizo. Yummy!

  15. Canned potatoes? Never heard of them. Sounds kind of weird. Recipe sounds good, but think I’ll cook my own spuds!

  16. I prepped this today and am so excited to eat it throughout the week! Curious about where the salsa comes in, though? Is it just a topping for the end? Thank you!

  17. I love this! I tried so hard to love other egg bakes, because they’re so easy to make ahead for the week, but there always ends up being something about them that doesn’t quite work for me (I’ve tried so many different combos!).

    This casserole is THE ONE! It has all of my favourite things, and reheats SO well. This will be in heavy rotation for me!

  18. So simple and so delicious! Reheated well! 

  19. I made this for Christmas breakfast. It was easy to make and delicious!! My entire family enjoyed it! Thanks Gina!! I will definitely make this again!

  20. This was so good! My family loved it! I never would have thought of using canned potatoes. Great time saver for a busy day. Thank you!

  21. Made this for Christmas morning  since I assemble it the night before. It was delicious! The only thing I had to do differently was use Mexican chorizo. I cut it into little bites and it worked well! This was a hit with young and old! Another one of your recipes that’s a keeper! Thank you Gina!! ????

  22. This delicious casserole was perfect for our Christmas morning.
    We substituted left over turkey breast for the chorizo.
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. I want to make for Christmas brunch. I LOVE all of the recipes I’ve tried thus far. 

    Am I wrong to think 3.5 Oz of chorizo is too light?  I feel like it’s mostly eggs and needs more potatoes & meat. I haven’t made it yet, can anyone opine?

  24. I make scrambled eggs every morning and I wanted to change it up. This more than did the trick. I couldn’t find pre-cooked Chorizo so I had to cook it myself but the end results were excellent. Just a great combination of flavors

  25. SO excited to try this for Christmas brunch!  Love your recipes!

  26. I just bought the Pyrex set! Thank you for your recommendations on cooking products.
    I plan to make this breakfast casserole over Christmas break. My family will love it!

  27. Wondering if this recipe would work in a crock pot?

  28. Could you use egg whites instead of whole eggs? If so, would I still need 12 or should it maybe be more?

  29. Is this recipe freezer friendly?

  30. If cooking the potatoes yourself, do you recommend boiling or baking? Do you recommend red or gold potatoes?

  31. Perfect for my holiday brunch I am hosting this Sunday! Love the ease of it too! Can’t wait to make it.

  32.  I can’t wait to try this. Can I use frozen tater tot’s instead of potatoes?

  33. What abut using frozen hashbrowns?  Or would they make this watery?

  34. Don’t you mean 14.5 oz can of potatoes?

  35. Canned potatos. Why? 
    Potatoes keep very well and long and have much beter taste than canned foods. I understanding people want shortcuts but they can think of that themselfs. 

    I just get so sad thinking about all the modern conveniences that in fact just burden our earth with garbage and unneccesary use of petrol, energy and resources. 
    The potato peelings can just submerge back into the envorment and fresh does not only taste better, it is better door you. 

    Sorry for the ramblings. Love your recipes. Just want to ASK you to think about sustainability. Wich you do. With pyrex. Thanks

    • As I mentioned, you can also use frozen or cook them yourself. With the Holidays in mind, I wanted something people can prepare the night before with a house full of company.

      • Thank you for this recipe…and the shortcuts.  This time of year can be difficult, and I love do ahead solutions!  You are my go to for all entertaining, and you have yet to fail me!  Thanks!

  36. i have the same question as Mary…what kind of chorizo did you use?

  37. Hi Gina

    Should that be a 14.5 oz can of potatoes? I couldn’t find one that small at the store.

  38. Hi Gina! I assume you are using Fresh Mexican chorizo and not Spanish dried? Thanks ????

  39. Looks and sounds delicious! For some reason cooked chorizo is hard to find in my area. What could I use as a substitute? Would Mexican (uncooked chorizo) be a good swap, if I precooked it? Thanks! 

  40. What type of chorizo did you use? Thank you

    • Hey guys! I used the Spanish dried (Goya).

    • I’m also wondering about any type of chicken chorizo, if there is any?

      • I have never seen it, but I have seen soy chorizo. You can also you turkey keilbasa!

      • Sprout’s Markets have a fresh Chicken Breakfast Chorizo.

      • I’m sure you can find a recipe online but I actually purchased a bag for chorizo seasoning on Amazon. I buy ground lean chicken, season it and add diced green and red peppers and cook it. I use the crumbles to make a chicken chorizo breakfast burrito as a Mcdonald’s copycat. Taste great! I’m sure you can use the crumbled chorizo instead of diced in this recipe.

      • Yes there is ! If you are in the Chicago land area Pete’s market has it . I’m sure local Mexican grocery stores will have it ! It’s delicious and not as greasy !