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Chile Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is loaded with rich flavors and baked into a fluffy, decadent all-in-one breakfast meal.

Close up of Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole in a baking dish

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. Maybe that’s because I don’t eat it everyday, so it’s more of a unique experience. This Chile Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is an experience in itself and will make anyone a fan of breakfast.

This tasty Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole makes an all-in-one loaded breakfast. It has all the classic breakfast ingredients such as egg, cheese, hashbrowns and chorizo. Here’s exactly what you’ll need.

Cut square of a Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole on a plate

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

  • Chorizo, or any other breakfast meat such as sausage or bacon
  • Onion: Cooked with the chorizo to add extra flavor and nutrients
  • All-purpose flour: Helps thicken up the sauce
  • Whole milk: Helps create the cheese sauce for a fluffy and creamy casserole
  • Diced green chilies: Adds just the right amount of heat and queso flavor
  • Sharp white cheddar cheese: Because cheese is amazing
  • Hash browns: Wouldn’t be a proper breakfast without hash browns
  • Eggs: An important part of most breakfast casserole recipes and helps it set once baked
  • Salt and pepper: Enhances the flavors of all the ingredients

This Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is also great for leftovers, whether that’s for easy breakfasts at work or even a unique dinner.

Chile chorizo cheese sauce being stirred in a large pot

Tips for making a Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Cook the meat ahead of time

Chorizo, sausage or bacon should be cooked and drained before adding to the casserole. This reduces baking time and reduces risk of uncooked meat.

Flour helps thicken the liquid

Heating flour and milk together with the meat and cheese creates a creamy sauce

Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole in a baking dish before it's cooked

How to make this gluten-free

Substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour or almond flour. Honestly I haven’t had a chance to try this, so the texture may be a bit different. Let me know if the comments if you do!

Let the mixture cool a bit before adding the eggs

If you add eggs while the cheese hash brown mixture is still hot, it may cook and coagulate the eggs before baking.

Just baked Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole in a glass baking dish

Do I need to cover while baking?

No need to cover the dish while baking. It will cook evenly through and brown nicely without foil on top.

Square of Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole next to block of Cabot cheddar cheese

How to store leftovers

Bring the casserole to room temp, then cut into squares and place in a sealed container.

Refrigerate for up to 5 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge before reheating.

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Close up of Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole in a baking dish
5 from 6 votes

Chile Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is loaded with rich flavors and baked into a fluffy, decadent all-in-one breakfast meal.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast casserole, chorizo breakfast casserole, Hash brown casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Calories 399kcal
Servings 12 squares
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 1 pound chorizo, beef or pork
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 (4-ounce) diced green chilies, undrained, mild
  • 4 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 16 ounces frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Saute onions in a large skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and stir in chorizo. Cook 5 minutes more while breaking up the meat.
  • Stir in flour and cook 1-2 minutes more. Reduce heat to medium and slowly stir in milk. Heat, stirring often, until it comes to a low boil and thickens slightly.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in green chilies and 2-cups of cheese until melted. Let sit for a few minutes to cool.
  • If not enough room, transfer the mixture to a large bowl, then fold in hash browns. Whisk in eggs until well combined.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the casserole has mostly set and the top is golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chile Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 962mg42%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 791IU16%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 365mg37%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars
    This breakfast casserole was absolutely delicious!! It was filling, hearty and so flavorful – perfect for a family friendly meal!

  2. 5 stars
    Casseroles are one of our favorites to make for brunch, this one is at the top of our list! The whole family loves it and we make it every weekend!

    1. I love casseroles as well and should probably make them more often. Thanks for the amazing feedback and glad it was such a hit with the family! Thanks!

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