Mexican Bagel Breakfast Casserole

It’s that time of year when I’m all about the warm and hearty breakfasts! This Mexican breakfast casserole will hit the spot – and it’s pretty perfect for Christmas morning or brunch with family.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole - loaded with bagels, cheese, sausage, and tomatoes with chiles! Such an easy way to get breakfast on the table!

So, the truth is that most mornings the kids eat cereal or toasted bagels. It’s just how we do. Mostly because mama ain’t got time to be cooking three square meals a day.

I mean, okay, maybe I have the time, it’s just that I really don’t want to. I love to cook, obviously, but I don’t like being told I have to cook. Does that make sense? I’m a rebel. I’ll cook when I want and not when you’re hungry.

Alright, I’m not even making sense anymore.

The thing is, I like to keep it simple in the mornings. Instant oatmeal, a Breakfast BLT, maybe an Ants on a Log Bagel. Something simple, but filling is the key.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole - loaded with bagels, cheese, sausage, and tomatoes with chiles! Such an easy, cheesy way to get breakfast on the table!

But, then there are the weekends. The husband is there and you just try and serve him a bowl of instant oatmeal. Just try it.

The man wants eggs. He wants meat. He wants a three course meal served on fancy china with three kinds of freshly squeezed juices. <—- That’s a lie and he’s actually perfectly happy to cook his own eggs, but sometimes I feel all 1950s and do it for him.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole - loaded with bagels, cheese, sausage, and tomatoes with chiles! Such an easy, cheesy way to get breakfast on the table!

So, those lazy weekend mornings are the perfect time for this Mexican Bagel Breakfast Casserole. You take 15 minutes to toss it all together the night before, put it in the fridge, and then just pop it in the oven when your little people start talking about grumbly tummies.

Breakfast casseroles are nothing new, of course, but I went ahead and updated this one a bit. It’s loaded with both Mexican flavors and Thomas’ bagels. Two fabulous things all in one!

I’ve been working with Thomas’ this year to bring you fun ways to enjoy their bagels and English muffins. Eating bagels because it’s my job? Don’t mind if I do – especially since Thomas’ are my favorite brand of bagels anyway!

Mexican Breakfast Casserole - loaded with bagels, cheese, sausage, and tomatoes with chiles! Such an easy, cheesy way to get breakfast on the table!

The bagels soak up the eggs and take on the perfect texture in this casserole. The flavors from the sausage (try it with a spicy sausage if your littles can deal!), diced tomatoes, green chiles, and cheese just bring it all together. I love something with BIG flavor in the morning and this delivers!

If you’re really feeling it, try dicing some avocado over the top before serving!

One last thing – see how pretty this casserole? Pretty – and red and green. Perfect for Christmas morning, guys!

My cowboy breakfast casserole is super popular too! So is my baked spaghetti, if you’re needing dinner time comfort food.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole - loaded with bagels, cheese, sausage, and tomatoes with chiles! Such an easy, cheesy way to get breakfast on the table!

Mexican Breakfast Casserole - loaded with bagels, cheese, sausage, and tomatoes with chiles! Such an easy, cheesy way to get breakfast on the table!
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Mexican Bagel Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crowd pleasers, easy breakfast recipes, holiday recipes
Calories: 621 kcal

It's that time of year when I'm all about the warm and hearty breakfasts! This Mexican breakfast casserole will hit the spot - and it's pretty perfect for Christmas morning or brunch with family.

Ingredients

  • 4 Thomas' Bagels
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 10 ounces diced tomatoes with chiles 1 can
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Chop the bagels into bite sized pieces. Place in a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
  2. Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat, breaking it up as you go. Once fully cooked, drain the grease and pour the sausage crumbles over the bagels.
  3. Top with the canned tomatoes and chiles.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over the bagels.
  5. Top with the shredded cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and let sit for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and let sit 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Bagel Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 323mg108%
Sodium 1460mg63%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 258mg26%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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