I enjoy savoury breakfasts and for cooler days, hearty breakfasts, like this taco egg casserole! Breakfast egg casseroles are super easy and simple, a mix of eggs and dairy, like cheese that sets when baked so that you can slice them into individual servings. You can add pretty much any flavours to an egg casserole and these ones are themed off of tacos with taco seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, a jalapeno, onions and cilantro. Normally I would mix all of the ingredients into an egg casserole but it’s also fun to sprinkle some of the beef on top, along with more cheese and bake it a little longer, until the cheese has melted! These taco egg casserole slices are perfect for breakfasts either warmed or cool from the fridge and they are also good when topped with your favourite taco fillings, like sour cream, avocado, etc.
Taco Egg Casserole
A quick and easy breakfast egg casserole filled with taco seasoned meat and plenty of cheese and topped with even more meat and cheese!
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced (optional)
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup water
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
- 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced or diced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Cook the beef and onion in a large oven safe skillet, breaking it apart as it cooks, before draining off any excess grease.
- Add the taco seasoning and water and cook until the liquid cooks off before setting half of the taco meat aside.
- Mix the eggs, cottage cheese, half of the cheddar cheese, jalapeno, green onions and cilantro and pour over the taco meat in the skillet.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the eggs are just set and the top is lightly golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
- Sprinkle the remaining meat over the top followed by the remaining cheddar cheese and return to the oven until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
Option: Serve topped with your favourite taco toppings!
Option: Replace the taco seasoned beef with Mexican style pork chorizo sausage!
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Is there something you could suggest as a substitute for the cottage cheese?
You could use ricotta cheese or cream cheese. Enjoy!
That was my first question too, I hate the stuff and won’t keep it in the house.
Thanks for adding carb info. Do you have a file with keto or low carb recipes?
Made this for supper tonight. It turned out great though I had to cook it longer than the time listed. Very tasty. Topped with sour cream and salsa. Served with a side salad. Will make again the next time I need a quick meal.
Is the carb info total or net carbs?
Kevin, you did it again! I have made so many of your recipes and they are always delicious. We had this for lunch and we loved it. I forgot to use the jalapeño so I’ll have to make it the right way the next time, but it was still excellent without it.
Recommend you consider adding the substitution of the ground beef and taco seasoning with Mexican Chorizo to this recipe.
I enjoy using Mexican chorizo in this! I have added it as an option!
I guess my oven safe skillet is smaller than yours as the pie ended up very deep and had to be cooked quite a bit longer than 25 minutes.