A fun breakfast casserole with a Mexican flair--includes fresh cilantro, eggs, cheese, and veggies. Garnish with avocado slices and sour cream.


Recipe Summary

8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a square baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and chop when cool enough to handle.

  • Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Mix in bell peppers, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

  • Arrange croutons in the bottom of the prepared pan. Layer with chopped bacon, then pepper Jack, Cheddar, and Swiss cheeses. Pour the egg mixture over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Sausage or Canadian bacon can be used in place of bacon.

1 pint half-and-half can be used instead of milk.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 21.6g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fat 21.6g; cholesterol 277.9mg; sodium 651.6mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
I loved this casserole! It was fairly easy to throw together, and tasted fantastic! I used some of our homemade thick-cut bacon, so I only used 6 slices, and felt that was plenty. I also used homemade croutons, and left off the Swiss cheese, as my hubby doesn't care for it. I layered the croutons and cooked bacon in the pan, added the egg and veggie mixture, then sprinkled the cheese on top of that--and I would layer it that way again since it worked beautifully. Also, there's no pan size listed, so I guessed, and went with a glass 9x13". Worked perfectly! (it took 33 minutes for the casserole to bake). I could see where adding some extra heat (maybe in the form of diced jalapenos) would be fantastic as well. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good easy breakfast casserole. Crouton base was good. I think spinach would be good substiute for cilantro. If you like spicier , maybe add some jalapenos. Read More