Southwestern Egg Casserole

This dish is great for brunch or Sunday night supper. It's spicy--for a milder flavor, choose plain Monterey Jack cheese.


8 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 27 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


1 pound mild ground pork sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
8 (10
3 cups (12 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with peppers or Monterey Jack cheese
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Add chopped onion and bell pepper to sausage; sauté over medium heat 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes and green chiles; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Layer half each of tortilla pieces, sausage mixture, and cheese in a lightly greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Repeat layers.

Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over layers in dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and set in center. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008,

Oxmoor House

May 2008
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