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Southwestern Egg Casserole

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

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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