Texas Two-Step Breakfast Casserole

Michelle London


I made some modifications to a typical Southwest breakfast casserole recipe. I love this recipe because I can make it up the night before and bake it in the morning. Egg casseroles can often be a bit dry, but this one comes out moist and delicious every time!

★★★★★ 4 votes
15 Min
40 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a really good and quick casserole! I was a bit leery there wouldn't be enough eggs (with all the other goodies packed in here), but it was perfect. Not dry at all. This is great for breakfast or brunch, but would be great for dinner or a potluck. Very versatile!


2 can(s)
chiles, canned and mild (1 7 oz. can and 1 4 oz. can)
corn tortillas, cut into strips
1 pkg
bulk breakfast sausage (12 oz.), cooked and drained
1 medium
yellow onion, diced
1/2 c
heavy whipping cream (can substitute milk or half and half)
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
garlic salt or powder
1 1/2 c
pepper jack or cheddar cheese (or a combination), shredded
2 small
roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 tsp
sour cream, optional
pico de gallo, optional
romaine lettuce leaves, optional

How to Make Texas Two-Step Breakfast Casserole


  • 1Lightly coat a 13x9 (or similar size) baking dish with non-stick spray. Layer 1/2 of the chiles, tortilla strips, sausage, onion, and cheese in the dish.
  • 2Repeat a second time with remaining chiles, tortilla strips, sausage, onion, and cheese.
  • 3In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and cumin together until well combined. Pour over casserole.
  • 4Arrange tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • 5The next morning, heat over to 350 degrees. Remove plastic wrap and bake casserole 40 minutes or until center has set and edges are lightly browned.
  • 6If desired, serve with sour cream and pico de gallo. I always make up a nice display of these ingredients on a pretty serving tray with a bed of romaine lettuce.

Printable Recipe Card

About Texas Two-Step Breakfast Casserole

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles, Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Southwestern
Collection: Casserole Crazy
Other Tag: For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Sausage