Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole Recipe – Loaded with crispy hash brown patties, savory sausage, gooey cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, zesty salsa, and a hint of taco seasoning, it’s a breakfast fiesta in every bite. Perfect for brunch, family gatherings, or any morning when you crave bold flavors. Start your day with a twist and make breakfast unforgettable!

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Easy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Stop what you are doing and add this Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole to your menu. It is easy to make and tastes fantastic! It starts with a base of crispy hash brown patties, creating a delightful crunch that anchors the dish. Then, layers of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese add a creamy, melty richness that perfectly complements the spicy kick of salsa. Hearty sausage, seasoned with taco seasoning, brings a savory and zesty element to the casserole. Finally, a mixture of eggs and milk creates a fluffy, custard-like texture that binds everything together. O-M-YUM! It’s a breakfast sensation that’s perfect for brunch gatherings or a hearty family breakfast. 

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How to Make Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Cook pork sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease. Place frozen hash brown patties in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the cooked sausage over the hash browns. Add shredded cheese and salsa. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and taco seasoning. Pour egg mixture over the cheese layer. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown and set. Garnish with fresh cilantro and green onions.

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Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute turkey sausage or Mexican chorizo.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix made with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Variations/Additions
    • yellow onions
    • red bell peppers
    • jalapenos peppers
    • poblano chile peppers
    • diced green chiles
    • black beans
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Pepper Jack Cheeses are my go-to.
  • Can I make Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe ahead of time? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
    • When ready to bake, bring the baking dish to room temperature and bake as directed.
  • Can I freeze Breakfast Casserole? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • Thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
slice of mexican hash brown breakfast casserole on a plate topped with sour cream and salsa

What to Serve with Mexican Breakfast Casserole

When serving Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole, consider accompanying it with a variety of sides to create a satisfying and well-rounded breakfast spread. Freshly sliced avocado or guacamole adds a creamy and cooling element that balances the spiciness of the casserole. A dollop of sour cream and pico de gallo can provide a refreshing contrast and enhance the Mexican-inspired flavors. Warm flour tortillas or toasted bread can also be a welcome addition for those who enjoy creating breakfast burritos or sandwiches. Whether you’re serving this casserole for a family brunch or a weekend breakfast, these accompaniments will complement the flavors and make it a memorable morning meal. 

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Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole Recipe – Loaded with crispy hash brown patties, savory sausage, gooey cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, zesty salsa, and a hint of taco seasoning, it's a breakfast fiesta in every bite. Perfect for brunch, family gatherings, or any morning when you crave bold flavors. Start your day with a twist and make breakfast unforgettable!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place frozen hash brown patties in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease.
  • Spread cooked sausage over hash brown patties. Top with shredded cheese and salsa.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and taco seasoning.
  • Pour egg mixture over the casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes.

Notes:

  • Can substitute turkey sausage or Mexican chorizo.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix made with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Variations/Additions
    • yellow onions
    • red bell peppers
    • jalapenos peppers
    • poblano chile peppers
    • diced green chiles
    • black beans
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Pepper Jack Cheeses are my go-to.
  • Can I make Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe ahead of time? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
    • When ready to bake, bring the baking dish to room temperature and bake as directed.
  • Can I freeze Breakfast Casserole? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • Thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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