This Make-Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas recipe is a super easy and delicious casserole that can be made the night before and baked the next day!
Don’t you just love make-ahead meals? Even when life isn’t crazy, it’s still nice to prep something in advance, so it’s ready to go when you need it. Freeing up time to
Well, I have another home run recipe for you today, friends! Aside from it being easy, it’s versatile, which is always a bonus to me. Don’t like ham? Use turkey. Or sausage. Can’t live without bacon? Go for it! Want some spice? Add a jalapeño. Not crazy about cheddar? Try a different cheese. Customize this to your liking. (I do, however, highly recommend you not skip the sour cream and salsa, at least with this ham and cheddar version – it’s like that something extra that brings it all home.)
And the “breakfast” title? Pfft. I’ve made this countless times, more for dinner than anything else. Just put it together in the morning, instead of the night before.
- • 2 cups deli ham, chopped small
- • 1/2 cup diced green onions
- • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- • 10 (7-8 inch) flour tortillas
- • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
- • 4 large eggs
- • 1/2 teaspoon salt
- • 1 tablespoon flour
- • salsa, sour cream, and extra green onions or cilantro for serving
- Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix together the ham, green onions and 2 cups of the cheese in a medium bowl. Scoop 1/3 cup of the cheese mixture onto each tortilla; roll up and place seam side down in the baking dish.
- Whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, salt, and flour. Pour liquid over tortillas. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, preheat oven to 350º F. Bake, covered, for 35 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over enchiladas. Bake for 10 more minutes or until tops are golden brown and the egg mixture is set.
- Serve with salsa, sour cream, and additional green onions or cilantro.
The purpose of letting this dish sit overnight is so the tortillas and filling can absorb the egg mixture. Plus, it's easy! Overnight casseroles are the best, no?
You can substitute corn tortillas for the flour tortillas, but just make sure to buy the absolute best quality kind, use them fresh, and place in the microwave for a few seconds to make them pliable (only if necessary.) Or make them from scratch! Since they're typically smaller than the flour tortillas, you might need more of them. Also keep in mind that corn tortillas don't absorb liquid in the same way flour ones do, so that can change the overall results.
slightly adapted from Look Who’s Cookin’ Now