Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

You are going to love these breakfast enchiladas! This is the best breakfast casserole I’ve ever made and I am so excited to share it with you. We had a family brunch a few weeks ago after Zeke’s baby dedication at church, and these breakfast enchiladas were on the menu.  I was a little nervous to be experimenting with a new recipe when we had company, but I’m so glad I did because it was a huge hit! It’s a make ahead dish, which is perfect for a busy morning, and I love that you can customize it to your own tastes. I used sausage, but you could easily use bacon or ham instead, or change up the veggies. This is such a fun and different take on the classic egg casserole, and I can guarantee I’ll be making it again.

Breakfast Enchiladas

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Breakfast Enchiladas


1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
1 medium red pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
½ cups Chopped Green Onions
2-½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Divided
10 whole Flour Tortillas
2 cups Half-and-half
6 whole Eggs
1 Tablespoon Flour
Salsa and Sour Cream, To Serve


In a large pan, cook the sausage, peppers and onions together until the sausage is done. Let cool slightly. Stir together sausage mixture, green onions and 2 cups of cheese in a large bowl. Use a 1/3-cup measuring cup to scoop out cheese mixture onto a tortilla. Roll up tortilla and place seam side down in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Repeat until all the tortillas are squeezed into the pan.

Whisk together half-and-half, eggs and flour. Pour over tortillas. Cover and let sit overnight.

In the morning, preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake, covered, for 30-40 minutes, or until eggs are set. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over enchiladas and bake, uncovered for 10 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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42 Responses to “Breakfast Enchiladas”

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 30, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    Such a fantastic idea!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — September 30, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    Those look so perfect. Now this is the way to start the day.

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — September 30, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Totally agree: a FANTASTIC way to start the day!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 30, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Normally I am not into mexican style breakfasts because I am not a fan of tomato in the morning, but this doesn’t have any so yay!

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    Kathy — September 30, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I love breakfast casseroles. If that means I can have enchiladas for breakfast, I’m all in!

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    Julie C. — September 30, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    I love breakfast burritos but never thought to do it in a casserole like this. Cannot wait to try these!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 1, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Oh yum :) Now I can eat enchiladas all day long!! These look fantastic

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    Adrienne — October 5, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    These look so dang good! Totally pinning and TOTALLY making! I’m more of a bacon kind of girl, so that may be my meat of choice, or even mix the two to make it interesting.

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    Judi Vandever — October 11, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    Why does it have to sit overnight?

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    Cinnamon Cindy — November 11, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    We can’t eat sausage or bacon, so what do you think of using steak as the meat? and if so what kind of steak would you use? thanks.

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    Therese Z — December 6, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I think steak would be fine, sort of a breakfast fajita.

    But what size tortillas are we talking about? 6″? 10″?

    • megan replied: — December 10th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

      I used the smaller size tortillas to keep the serving size smaller, but I honestly don’t think it matters all that much. Enjoy! :)

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    MegT — December 30, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    I made this for our Christmas morning breakfast casserole and it was a HIT! I loved it so much that I just went to the store last evening to get the ingredients to make it again. The only thing I did differently was that I omitted the green onions and used half of an orange pepper.

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    jennifer — January 16, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    do you think i could make this with eggbeaters?


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    Rachael — February 13, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’m looking for a recipe for our mops group and I think this fits the bill. Just a quick question – what is the purpose of the half & half? Could I substitute milk instead?

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    Elizabeth — February 21, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    I was thinking of this for my MOPS group as well. YUM

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    Jody — February 23, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    I make something like this.. soooo delish!
    This is made overnight to let the tortillas soften and flavors blend…
    Using the Half & Half…gives it a richer taste and consistency is creamier… I use the fat free one in most of my recipes instead of milk just for that reason.. tastes richer… I also use the “pre-cooked” bacon and sausage to save time…
    and yes… you can make this with Egg Beaters too… plus using the FF half & half …I do that a lot too… sooo good!! I’ll add in some dry onion flakes to add flavor.. and use turkey sausage to save calories…
    Add whatever you like.. make it your own… yummm…

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    isabelle — February 24, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    i would like to know what our half and halft??Sauce or …?Tank you!

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    Jeanne Smith — March 12, 2014 @ 8:32 am

    Why do the tortillas look dry, and the eggs look to be inside the tortillas?

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    Janet — March 16, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    cooked for 40 minutes eggs still runny. Cooked an extra 10 minutes @400 still runny eggs. Made a BIG mess in oven and eggs still not set. Will not make again….

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    Sue Wise — April 28, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    My family and friends love these. Have made them with sausage, ham and bacon. I also saute mushrooms and onions and add. Thank you for a new family favorite.

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    Tammy — May 5, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    Very good dish especially with sour cream & salsa!
    However after 40 min eggs still not set. My oven will convert to confection so I converted & baked 20 more min. Uncovered, added cheese for 5 min. Perfect.

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    Cassie — May 23, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    Im so bad about giving feedback on recipes that I enjoy… and it SO helps me when other people write reviews! Well I made it a point to come back and here and let you know how much I LOVED this recipe. It was so YUMMY!!!! Thanks for sharing, its so hard to find really good breakfast casseroles and this is a keeper! I was feeding a lot of growing boys so I added some hashbrowns with the sausage mixture along with some green chilis. I also added green enchilada sauce to the bottom of pan just because we love sauce! It was great! Highly recommended!

    • megan replied: — May 30th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, thanks so much for letting me know! Your modifications sound so good, I may try that next time! :)

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    Kristin — May 30, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    I wonder if it would be good with corn tortillas? Or is there not enough “sauce” to make them like enchiladas?

    • megan replied: — May 30th, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

      I’ve never tried with corn tortillas (we aren’t really big fans of them), but it would be worth a shot! If you try it, let me know how it turns out. :)

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    Mary Ann — June 1, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    Made these this morning. Outstanding. I used Jimmy Dean maple sausage and american cheese. Other comments were right on. Cook time way off. I baked
    for 1 hr. at 350. Still runny. Finished in microwave for 10 minutes.
    So, so good.

    • megan replied: — June 10th, 2014 @ 7:33 am

      So glad you liked it! Thanks for the feedback – I will have to double check the cooking time next time I make them.

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    Catherine — June 11, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    My daughter found these on Pinterest and begged me to make them! I’ll try anything to get a teenager to eat!! They reminded me of an appetizer I used to make, so I mixed a small amount of ranch dressing (about 2T) with the turkey sausage, cheese and veggies. I know it sounds random, but it does give it a little kick since I used turkey. It gave it another flavor and held everything together inside the tortilla even better. These turned out well. The kids liked them and I’ll make them again.

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    Catherine — June 11, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

    Two other notes: The cooking time of 30 minutes, for my oven, was fine. I think it is key to bring the casserole to room temp before baking, or if you’re in a hurry as I was, to slip the casserole in before your oven is completely preheated. Also, when this sits overnight, the consistency of the tortilla actually changes! They become very fluffy and light. More like crepes than tortillas, I think. You wouldn’t get this consistency if you just put the whole thing in without letting it sit overnight.

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    Jennifer — September 7, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    Used corn tortillas instead of flour and turned out wonderful. Not mushy or too dense just good. Will be making this again!!

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    Gina — November 16, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    I tried making this without letting it sit over night and it turned out great! I’m sure the tortillas would have a different texture if it had soaked, but it was still really good. I did have to extend the cooking time to get the eggs to set.

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    Sarah — November 17, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    This was delcious! I will definitely be making again. Just as others mentioned, I had to bake it longer for the egg to set. After the 40 minutes covered, I baked for an additional 30 minutes uncovered (kept the oven at 350). My husband, 3 year old and I enjoyed it very much! Thanks!

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    Kiva — December 3, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

    this sounds delicious! I plan on using beans and potatoes instead of meat for a vegetarian take on the recipe. Can’t wait!

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    Adrian — December 21, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    I love this recipe! I want to make it to bring to my family Christmas 8 hours away. I am trying to decide between letting it sit for a one more day and cook at my parent’s house or baking now and reheating. Suggestions?

    • megan replied: — December 24th, 2014 @ 7:15 am

      Sorry, I just saw this comment. I would choose to let them sit another day. If you get a chance, let me know what you decided, and how it turned out. :)

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    Connie — December 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am

    Could I use dairy free milk instead of half and half?

    • megan replied: — December 31st, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

      Unfortunately I’ve never tried dairy free milk, so I’m not sure. If you try it, let me know how it turned out. :)

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    Kathy D. — January 23, 2015 @ 5:27 pm

    These are outstanding! We have a pork allergy so I substituted seasoned ground beef. I also added about 5 fresh chopped mushrooms in the meat mixture-just because I had them. My college sons suggested adding hashbrowns and a can of green chile. It was cold when I put it in the oven and it cooked around 1 hour and 15 min.? I almost like this better than a crockpot casserole since you can make it ahead of time and in the morning you can get ready while it’s baking! Can’t wait to make it again! Oh, leftovers are great heated in the microwave if you have any!

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    Adrian — January 25, 2015 @ 9:16 am

    Megan – I decided to prepare it when I got to my in-laws house. I made it Christmas Eve morning, so I didn’t let it sit overnight. Everyone loved it! I doubled the recipe and it was all gone by the next morning. :) I am making it again this morning. Thank you for the great recipe!

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