Southwestern Breakfast Bake

Southwestern Breakfast Bake

Eggs are a staple in my household, especially for my son and husband.  That is why I was so excited when OXO sent me their new Egg Tools to try out and share with all of you.

I received a 3 in 1 Egg Separator, an Egg Beater and a Flip and Fold Omelet Turner–they are all great helpers when it comes to making egg dishes, including this Southwestern Breakfast Bake.

The egg beater reminded me of the old school metal egg beater my Grandma had.  I remember helping her make dishes with it as a child.  This new and improved Egg Beater is easy to use (rotates and beats the egg with little effort) and is easy to clean. Can’t beat that. :) No pun intended.

The egg beater came in handy when making this recipe.

Egg Beater

This Southwestern Breakfast Bake is inspired by a dish I get at our favorite local brunch spot.  It mixes scrambled eggs, chorizo (which I substituted for Andouille Sausage and you can substitute for whatever you like, or leave our for a vegetarian version), potatoes, cherry tomatoes, onion, peppers, jalapeños and topped with a mixture of sharp cheddar and pepper jack.  This dish has a little bit of kick (take out the jalapeños for less spice) and is a great brunch option.

Southwestern Breakfast Bake

Remember my story about seafood? Well Eggs and I have a love/hate relationship as well.  As a child I had a bad experience with eggs and never recovered. I refused to eat any egg dishes for years.  Then one day on a vacation to Panama in a mountain village called El Valle it happened.  I tried eggs for the first time in probably 22 years.  My husband and I were at the most peaceful mountain bed and breakfast and something about the atmosphere, the fresh ingredients the owner used and the eggs smothered in cheese begged me to give it a try (I am sure it wasn’t the cheese…).  The dish was delicious and started my road to egg recovery!

Southwestern Breakfast Bake

While I won’t eat a plate of plain scrambled eggs, I will eat things like skillets, breakfast bakes and an occasional omelet. This dish is great for breakfast or at a brunch.  The kids would even have fun helping put this one together.

Southwestern Breakfast Bake
 
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Southwestern Breakfast Bake mixes eggs, vegetables, sausage, cheese and a little spice to create a great dish for breakfast or brunch. This dish is very customizable to your tastes and dietary restrictions and can become vegetarian by simply removing the sausage.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 medium red potato, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
  • 6 grape tomatoes, halved (about ½ cup)
  • ½ medium sweet onion, chopped (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 andouille turkey sausage link, casing removed and chopped
  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • ¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup cilantro for garnish, stems removed
  • ¼ cup green onion, green parts chopped
  • Other garnish ideas: chopped avocado, sour cream, Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Measure all ingredients and separate in small bowls, except for eggs.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and sauté your potatoes (throw a dash of salt on them), stirring and flipping from time to time, until they are slightly crisp and golden and cooked through. Set these aside in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In the same skillet put a little bit of olive oil in (maybe 1 teaspoon) and sauté the peppers and onion until soft and set aside in the large mixing bowl.
  5. Heat another 1 teaspoon olive oil in the skillet and cook the andouille sausage until cooked through (read package for instruction on how long to cook—mine was maybe 5 minutes) stirring from time to time. Remove from skillet and set aside in the large mixing bowl.
  6. Using your egg beater or whisk do a quick 30 seconds of mixing to get the eggs scrambled and a little frothy.
  7. Over medium heat add a little olive oil again and cook the eggs, whisking the whole time, until cooked through (this took maybe 4-5 minutes, basically just cook the scrambled eggs as you typically would).
  8. Add the eggs to the large mixing bowl, add the cherry tomatoes and chopped jalapeños and mix everything together. Transfer to an oven safe dish and top with cheese.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until cheese is bubbling.
  10. Remove and garnish with cilantro and green onion.

I received the OXO Egg Beater to review for free.  All opinions expressed are my own and I only share products and brands I really believe in and am passionate about.

Julia

Comments

  1. Thank you so much. I have copied it and will make it in the near future. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Eggs are a staple in my household too. We don’t typically eat a lot of meat, so eggs provide a good source of protein for us. On another note, I am interested in working with food-related brands. Can you offer any tips to help me get started?
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  3. OK this officially makes me want to cry due to the fact my husband doesn’t like Mexican food. What an awesome recipe!!!
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  4. This looks so tasty! How great would this be as “breakfast for dinner??”

  5. Doesn’t THAT say good morning in a very special way!
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  6. What a beautiful breakfast dish – everything packed into one – love all the flavors in this!
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  7. I love Mexican Flavors in the morning with eggs!
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  8. Yum, all my favorite things! I love Egg Harbor too! Sooooo good.
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  9. YUM!!! This looks delicious. I am a big fan of breakfast anytime and this breakfast bake would be a great brunch or dinner option. Love all the vegetables you used. Thanks for a great recipe. Glad I found ya! :)

    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Thanks Krista! I am glad you found me–heading over to your site now. This is a great dish–healthy and packed with veggies.

  10. That cute oxo egg beaters are so handy! Love breakfast bake for anytime of the day — really :D

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