Fiesta Egg Casserole

Or “you really can put anything in an egg dish”

Casserole  1 of 1 2

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.

Casserole  1 of 1

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:

Chorizo  1 of 1

Whole Foods, you got me.

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:

Layer1  1 of 1

 

then tomatoes, avocado,

Layer2  1 of 1

sweet potato tots (just for funsies)

Layer3  1 of 1

 

and finally,

Ingredients  1 of 1

the huevos.

Pour  1 of 1 

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….

Casserole  1 of 1 3

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!
Write a review
Print
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.

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.

You might also like:

Comments

  1. 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!

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

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

  4. The addition of sweet potato tots is awesome.

  5. looks great! How many eggs did you use?

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Oooh, looks good! My husband would love this!

  13. This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Yum! I want to try this with soy chorizo!

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

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

  18. 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.

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

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

  25. 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. 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 🙂

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

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

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

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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. 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 says:

    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. 🙂

Trackbacks

  1. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole: This fiesta egg casserole from The Fitnessista is high in protein and combines Mexican flavors like savory chorizo and creamy avocado. […]

  2. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole: This fiesta egg casserole from The Fitnessista is high in protein and combines Mexican flavors like savory chorizo and creamy avocado. […]

  3. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole This fiesta egg casserole from The Fitnessista is high in protein and combines Mexican flavors like savory chorizo and creamy avocado. […]

  4. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole This fiesta egg casserole from The Fitnessista is high in protein and combines Mexican flavors like savory chorizo and creamy avocado. […]

  5. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole This casserole from the Fitnessista is a fiesta in a dish, and combines eggs with spicy turkey chorizo, creamy avocado and sweet potatoes! Perfect to make in advance for company, or to heat up leftovers for lunch. […]

  6. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole This casserole from the Fitnessista is a fiesta in a dish, and combines eggs with spicy turkey chorizo, creamy avocado and sweet potatoes! Perfect to make in advance for company, or to heat up leftovers for lunch. […]

  7. […] Fiesta Egg Casserole This casserole from the Fitnessista is a fiesta in a dish, and combines eggs with spicy turkey chorizo, creamy avocado and sweet potatoes! Perfect to make in advance for company, or to heat up leftovers for lunch. […]

Speak Your Mind

*