This dish takes the traditional casserole and adds elements of Mexican cuisine and your favorite breakfast ingredients. Onion, bell pepper, garlic, green chilies and cilantro add bold, authentic flavors to the dish. For a tasty bonus, crushed tortillas are used to give this recipe a fun and playful texture. Together with eggs and Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links you've got a winning combination that'll take the boredom out of breakfast.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook sausages according to package directions; cut into 1/4-inch slices; set aside. In a skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in oil until almost tender. Stir in garlic and chili pepper; cook for 1 additional minute. Add sausage and chilies; set aside. In a bowl, combine cheeses, green onion and cilantro.

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  • In a greased, 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, sprinkle one third of tortilla chips. Follow with one-half of the sausage mixture and one-half of the cheese mixture; repeat. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper sauce; pour over layered ingredients. Sprinkle with remaining tortilla chips.

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; protein 25.5g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 32.6g; cholesterol 226.7mg; sodium 1078mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
So definitely 5 stars. The flavor was perfect for a true Mexican breakfast. So perfect in fact that no one added salsa. I made a few alterations -- used 1.5 cans dried green chiles instead of 2 and 1 tsp chili powder. And instead of fresh cilantro I used Knorr's dried cube cilantro which worked great for flavoring and didn't leave little green leafy things in the casserole. The only drawback was the preparation time -- it took a lot of time and I sure hoped the recipe would be worth it. Surprise! It was totally worth it! It set up perfectly w/in the cooking time (and for high altitude that's awesome). The teenagers LOVED it. Thanks Johnsonville once again a new family favorite. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2018
It was alright if you like Mexican I tried it for something different. It was alright. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
So definitely 5 stars. The flavor was perfect for a true Mexican breakfast. So perfect in fact that no one added salsa. I made a few alterations -- used 1.5 cans dried green chiles instead of 2 and 1 tsp chili powder. And instead of fresh cilantro I used Knorr's dried cube cilantro which worked great for flavoring and didn't leave little green leafy things in the casserole. The only drawback was the preparation time -- it took a lot of time and I sure hoped the recipe would be worth it. Surprise! It was totally worth it! It set up perfectly w/in the cooking time (and for high altitude that's awesome). The teenagers LOVED it. Thanks Johnsonville once again a new family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
I halved this recipe and served it for dinner with a little sour cream on the side. We thought it was very tasty and I'd definitely make it again. I used a whole 7 oz can of diced green chiles for the half recipe and the chips I used were the nacho cheese tortilla chips from Trader Joe's. I used the original breakfast sausage from Johnsonville and even though it does contain MSG I did not get a headache or retain water from it---a very happy result! Thanks for a good dinner Johnsonville! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2014
This comes together really well & even cut in half! (There's only 3 of us). However!!! You MUST give it plenty of time to "set up" after...no matter how much your mouth begs to just dip in!!! If you serve it too soon it will be all soupy & goopy. Ask me how I know!!! HTH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2014
This reminds me of something I ate for breakfast in Mexico. While I don't think it is too much work I can't see my family eating it for breakfast mid day brunch or dinner is more likely. We had it this evening. I prepped everything earlier in the day and refrigerated it until ready to bake. It was very well received even by a picky 4 yr old. Once again Johnsonville scores well in our house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2014
We enjoyed this recipe made with Johnsonville breakfast sausage. Like other cooks I halved the recipe as it's just the two of us however unlike others that found it too loose we found that my casserole was a bit dry. A dollop of sour cream worked for the first meal. On a reheat it just became drier. Would I make this again? Yes I will with some small changes. Nobody beats the quality of Johnsonville sausage. P.S. Sorry no picture. My dear husband accidently deleted it from the camera. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
This is a great recipe. I couldn't find a Johnsonville turkey breakfast sausage so used another brand of turkey breakfast sausage and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2014
This recipe was really good! I halved the recipe because there's only 3 of us here. There is a lot of prep work and it's not easy to just throw together but it was worth it in the end. Even my 2 year old ate this! I didn't have pepper jack cheese so I just added 1/2 an jalapeño minced with cheddar. I also added more salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2014
This came out great. I did omit the chiles due to an allergy. It did need a little extra cook time but that may be because of the pan I used. The sausage was a standout in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2014
Hearty Brunch! I served with fresh tomatoes and salsa on the side. I do love Johnsonville breakfast links....wished I could have found the spicy ones! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2018
It was alright if you like Mexican I tried it for something different. It was alright. Read More
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