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Fiesta Egg Casserole

This Mexican-inspired egg casserole recipe can also be known as “you really can put anything in an egg dish.”

Fiesta egg casserole

It was a nice and lazy weekend over here. After Saturday’s day of running + teaching, I treated myself to a massage -one of the major perks of working at a resort- and came home to a grilled dinner by the Pilot. We had an amazing family dinner, went to bed early (party animals once again), and had an awesome Sunday together. Park with Livi, a couple errands, flamenco festival and a date night. It was perfect.

And then, there was brunch.

Fiesta egg casserole with salsa

Growing up, Saturday mornings meant one of three things: soccer games, pancakes or waffles at dad’s house, or chorizo and beans at mom’s house. When I was 7, I decided I didn’t want to eat beef or pork anymore -something that’s stuck with me over time- but, I ate chorizo. In my brain that didn’t count. Beef and pork were gross, but not chorizo.. it’s delicious. I’ve never been able to find one that rivaled the selection at our local carneceria, and since I really stopped eating red meat (about 8 years ago), it’s not something that’s been on the radar.

Until I saw this:

Diestel Turkey Chorizo

Whole Foods, you got me.

Fiesta Egg Casserole

I’ve seen quite a few breakfast casseroles floating around Pinterest, and thought it would be an awesome base for a Mexican-inspired treat.

Chorizo on the bottom:

Chorizo and tomatoes

then tomatoes, avocado,

chorizo, tomatoes, avocado

sweet potato tots (just for funsies)

layer three

and finally,

eggs

the huevos.

pouring the scrambled eggs 

I wasn’t sure how the sweet potato tots would turn out, but they were a wise idea indeed 🙂

All that was missing was the fresh, homemade beans and tortillas….

Fiesta egg casserole

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it!

Fiesta Egg Casserole
Serves 8
A hearty, healthy breakfast option that can be frozen in individual servings to heat throughout the week!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb chorizo, turkey/soy chorizo, or your favorite breakfast sausage
  2. 2 sliced tomatoes
  3. 1 sliced avocado
  4. 1 1/2 cups of frozen hash browns or tater tots (optional), thawed
  5. 8 eggs
  6. splash of milk of choice
  7. salt, pepper and smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray
  2. In a medium saucepan, brown the chorizo or sausage on medium-low for about 10 minutes
  3. Add the chorizo or sausage to the baking dish, then top with tomato slices, avocado slices and the hash browns or tater tots
  4. In a bowl, whisk your eggs with a splash of milk, some salt and pepper, and pour the egg mixture on top
  5. Add some smoked paprika
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes until set, bubbly and delicious
Adapted from California Breakfast Casserole
The Fitnessista http://fitnessista.com/
The best part about egg casseroles: they freeze extremely well! Eat what you want to enjoy, then freeze the rest in single servings to heat and eat throughout the week.

This Mexican-inspired Fiesta Egg Casserole combines turkey chorizo, avocado, tomatoes and sweet potato tater tots into a baked egg dish deliciousness!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Gina

What was your childhood weekend breakfast? What’s your favorite breakfast casserole? My all-time favorite is my nana’s egg dish– the BEST.

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56 Comments

  1. Theresa on September 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I have never tried any egg casseroles before so this will be the first! How many eggs did you used for this recipe? Also, I received my SoliBeat DVD on Saturday so thank you for your help!

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

      yikes! i forgot that haha. 8

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      i’m so glad it made it there! did you try it yet?

  2. Jackie on September 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I love egg casseroles!!! My moms is awesome!

  3. Olivia at ohmy Olivia on September 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

    This looks SO good – that avocado looks heavenly! I love brunch, it is probably my favourite meal… xo

  4. Captain Competition on September 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

    The addition of sweet potato tots is awesome.

  5. Katie @ Runningaragnar on September 23, 2013 at 11:17 am

    looks great! How many eggs did you use?

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

      8 🙂

  6. Ashley V on September 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I have got to stop reading your posts at work. They always make me want to leave and go home to cook!

  7. Lisa on September 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I would have never thought to add avocado to a casserole dish! This looks great. Perfect to bring to a brunch event!

  8. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat on September 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I love, love, love this egg casserole! What an awesome breakfast!

  9. Meggie @ My Grace-Full Life on September 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This looks so yummy! I will definitely have to try it.

  10. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome on September 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Great idea to add sweet potato tots! I just bought some thinking my son would love them but no go. So I’ll juts add them to an egg casserole! Genius!

  11. mary @ minutes per mile on September 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    that looks so good! brilliant idea with the tots. must make this asap.

  12. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on September 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Oooh, looks good! My husband would love this!

  13. Jenn on September 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind on September 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Yum! I want to try this with soy chorizo!

  15. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on September 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Oh turkey chorizo! I have to find that. My husband loves chorizo but I would love the turkey aspect! My mom makes the best quiches. it doesn’t really matter the kind, they are just awesome!

  16. Anna @ Fitness à la Anna on September 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This is exactly what I need to start doing on Sundays to prep for my week’s meals!! Perfect recipe 🙂

  17. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on September 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Yummm this looks DELICIOUS!! Now if only I could get my husband on the casserole train 😉

  18. Marissa on September 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    glad to know WF has chorizo…hopefully it’s a higher quality version, as i don’t really like eating certain brands that i’ve seen in the stores.

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      it’s pretty amazing!

  19. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on September 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    This sounds (and looks!) awesome! I cannot wait to try a vegetarian version! And I am pretty sure that the sweet potato tots are definitely not optional ;).

  20. Yvonne on September 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Umm…… Yum.. Tots? SOLD. Are the tots from TJs or WFs???

  21. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite on September 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    omg I LOVE chorizo! I wish I liked closer to a TJs- turkey chorizo sounds even better (and probably just a teeeeny bit less greasy). I also love that and egg bake is basically fool-proof! Yours looks delish.

  22. Kristin on September 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Gina,
    This looks delicious! I make some kind of egg dish every week that I warm up and eat for breakfast.
    I’ve never tried adding avocado. Does the avocado hold up ok in leftovers?

  23. Christy L. on September 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I love the idea of the avocado!

    We avoid most meat too, but love the soy chorizo from Trader Joe’s. Usually I buy and freeze a tone when I make it out there, and I went yesterday to stock up, but apparently it is on some kind of back order. Not sure if yours would have it, but if so, we always use it to make freezer breakfast burritos– egg, soy chorizo, salsa, and cheese. We love it!

  24. Babette on September 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This looks amazing!! But am I the only one not so patiently waiting for Nana’s recipe?!?

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      hahah! i don’t want to know or make it. i feel like it will never be the same

  25. Liesl @ Fitnessinthekitchen on September 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I used to love weekend breakfasts as a child. My Mom made the best buckwheat pancakes with fresh blueberries! Yum! I used to smother them in peanut butter and pure maple syrup. 🙂

  26. Brooke @ denaultstudios.blogspot.com on September 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    THis looks great. You could do so many different things with this as a base. I am picturing broccoli with chicken and goat cheese perhaps 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      DUDE.

  27. Noelle @ noelle mullins design on September 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    That looks completely amazing. Might have to try that this weekend!

  28. Jen on September 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    My dad always made pancakes or French toast with Vermont maple syrup that we usually would get on our drives into Vermont for the day!

  29. Runner Girl Eats on September 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I can’t wait to try this when we have house guests next! YUM!

  30. Brittany on September 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    My favorite childhood breakfast has to be waking up at my very southern aunts house and having her amazing waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream. I was about 8 and she asked if I wanted whipped cream on my waffles. Ummm, DUH I’m 7! (of course I answered with a smile and a yes ma’am! Duh doesn’t fly in that house!). Best breakfast ever and I still ask for it every time I go visit!

  31. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on September 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I just made egg casserole for the first time because my boyfriend wouldn’t stop talking about one he had at work. I pretty much just used things we had on hand and threw it all in a casserole dish and baked it. Not too shabby!

    Yours is so pretty though!

  32. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on September 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    OH WOW. So colorful!!! And baking the avocados into the casserole? Pure genius. YUM!

  33. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on September 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I love egg casseroles!…so easy and so customizable!

  34. Kylee on September 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This is in the oven right now and it smells incredible!!!!!! I changed it slightly so it would make 10 servings… and added a bunch of egg whites for more protein 🙂 The tater tots were GENIUS they make it look SO delicious!! I had to use pork chorizo because my whole foods didn’t have that turkey one 🙁 But I can’t wait to eat some!!! Thanks for this recipe, I think I will be making it often!

    • Fitnessista on September 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      this makes me so happy!! how did it taste?!

  35. Hayley on September 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Hi! That looks amazing…what are sweet potato tots? What could a Brit use instead? Would chunks of steamed or roasted cubes work as well? Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on September 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      they’re like sweet potato tater tots. do you have hash browns (the shredded potatoes)??

  36. Jen on September 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    That avocado! So perfect. We don’t see them like that here in Vermont. Why oh why did I ever stop reading your blog? I blame the time crunch with wedding planning. Missed this. 🙂

  37. Sonia the Mexigarian on September 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I love chorizo but the pork and beef really upset my stomach. And the soyrizo isn’t much better. I’ll have to check this turkey one out 🙂 thanks!

  38. Sarah Fowler on September 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Mine is in the oven right now! We had everything on hand except for the tots, so I subbed black beans. We shall see how that goes! I can’t imagine it will be anything less than delicious. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      wahoo! let me know how it turned out!!

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