Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I love breakfast! Breakfast in the morning, breakfast in the evening, breakfast on a Monday, breakfast on a Sunday, pretty much anytime I can get my hands on delicious breakfast food, I’m in!

Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole Recipe

For this tasty new breakfast casserole creation, I partnered up with my friends at Jennie-O to create a healthy breakfast option that’s full of protein, full of flavor, full or vitamins and minerals, and is also gluten free!

Healthy Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Jennie-O Turkey Sausage and scrambled eggs are layered under sweet potato hash with Jennie-O Turkey Bacon, jalapeños and black beans, then topped with a layer of fresh spinach, cheese, and salsa. So many layers of deliciousness to start your day!

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Jennie-O Turkey Bacon (chopped)
  • ½ cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ cup jalapeno (de-seeded & diced)
  • ½ cup red onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups (app. 2 lbs) sweet potatoes (peeled & diced)
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 1 lb Jennie-O Breakfast Turkey Sausage
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (divided)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 jar (8 oz) green chili verde salsa
  • 2 cups spicy cheddar (or pepper jack) cheese (shredded)
  • 1 avocado (peeled & de-seeded)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Preheat the oven to 375°.

In a large skillet, add the chopped turkey bacon, and cook over medium-high heat, 5-7 minutes, then add the bell pepper, jalapeno, onion and garlic, saute 3-4 minutes.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Add the sweet potatoes, cook 5-7 minutes, then add the black beans.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Pour ½ cup of water or broth over the dish, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.

While the sweet potato hash cooks, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and hot sauce together in a medium bowl.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

In one skillet over medium heat, add the eggs and scramble. Set aside.

In another skillet over medium heat, crumbled and cook the turkey sausage. Set aside.

 Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, cumin, chili powder and ¼ cup fresh cilantro.

 Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Now it’s time to start layering up all of the deliciousness!

Grab an 8 x 10 baking dish, add half of the turkey sausage to the bottom of the dish with half of the scrambled eggs. Top with half of the sweet potato hash, half of the salsa, half of the spinach and half of the ricotta cheese. Repeat by layering the remaining turkey sausage and scrambled eggs.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Top with the remaining sweet potato hash.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Spoon the remaining salsa over the top.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Layer the remaining spinach over the salsa, then add the remaining ricotta cheese over the spinach.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe 

Top with the shredded cheese.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe 

Place in the oven and bake 20-25 minutes.

Baked Breakfast Casserole Recipe 

While the casserole is baking, combine the avocado, lime juice and remaining 2 tbsp cilantro in a blender or food processor and puree. Drizzle on top of the casserole after it’s finished baking.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

You can easily toss this casserole together the night before, cover and place it in the refrigerator, then bake it the next morning for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast on the go!

It can also be reheated throughout the week for several delicious breakfasts (that’s what I did!)

Gluten Free Mexican Breakfast Casserole

I also wrapped some of the breakfast casserole up in corn tortillas one morning for a little breakfast taco action… yum!

Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Today’s post was sponsored by Jennie-O. Thanks for supporting all of the delicious WhitneyBond.com partners like Jennie-O!

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 8-10

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Jennie-O Turkey Bacon (chopped)
  • ½ cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ cup jalapeno (de-seeded & diced)
  • ½ cup red onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups (app. 2 lbs) sweet potatoes (peeled & diced)
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 1 lb Jennie-O Breakfast Turkey Sausage
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (divided)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 jar (8 oz) green chili verde salsa
  • 2 cups spicy cheddar (or pepper jack) cheese (shredded)
  • 1 avocado (peeled & de-seeded)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. In a large skillet, add the chopped turkey bacon, and cook over medium-high heat, 5-7 minutes, then add the bell pepper, jalapeno, onion and garlic, saute 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes, cook 5-7 minutes, then add the black beans.
  4. Pour ½ cup of water or broth over the dish, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
  5. While the sweet potato hash cooks, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and hot sauce together in a medium bowl.
  6. In one skillet over medium heat, add the eggs and scramble. Set aside.
  7. In another skillet over medium heat, crumbled and cook the turkey sausage. Set aside.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, cumin, chili powder and ¼ cup fresh cilantro.
  9. Grab an 8 x 10 baking dish, add half of the turkey sausage to the bottom of the dish with half of the scrambled eggs.
  10. Top with half of the sweet potato hash, half of the salsa, half of the spinach and half of the ricotta cheese.
  11. Repeat by layering the remaining turkey sausage and scrambled eggs.
  12. Top with the remaining sweet potato hash.
  13. Spoon the remaining salsa over the top.
  14. Layer the remaining spinach over the salsa, then add the remaining ricotta cheese over the spinach.
  15. Top with the shredded cheese.
  16. Place in the oven and bake 20-25 minutes.
  17. While the casserole is baking, combine the avocado, lime juice and remaining 2 tbsp cilantro in a blender or food processor and puree.
  18. Drizzle on top of the casserole after it’s finished baking.
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