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Cheesy Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

You know how they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?

Come to think of it I’m not sure who they are exactly.

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Well, they are right and it totally goes both ways. The way to this gal’s heart is through her stomach. And God love my husband. He totally knows this and cooks me food. He cooks most when I am stressed.

Why am I stressed?

Being a toddler mom is fun. I actually mean that. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but I totally understand how moms forget to eat and shower. Because, hello, welcome to my life. The daily grind of working from home and keeping a young kid from wallpapering the wall with stickers and mopping the floor with Elmer’s glue is hard, ok. Most days, I just try to enjoy and form sentences before my brain wants to.

I am really not a morning person. By that I mean I LOATHE mornings with a passion. Truly hate them. I think it’s cruel and unusual to have to use brain power before 10 am.

But I have a kid. A cute, lovable kid.

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

It’s not that my kid is a particularly early riser. She’s not. Actually she keeps rather creative hours for a toddler and it suits us just fine. Normal wakeup time for her is somewhere between 9:30 and 10:30, which I love. But I do wake up with my husband generally and stumble to my office to write for my clients or play on Pinterest write blog recipes. First I stumble to the kitchen to get my coffee. Because coffee=life.

And I never take the time to make breakfast then, because…priorities and limited time. Plus I do try to eat with my daughter when she eats her breakfast around 10:30. But lately, that’s been failing too since she’s in the stage of, “Mommy, milk peaz (please)!” or “More peaz!” Of course she says these things as soon as I get ready to sit down. And mama’s breakfast sits all lonely and forgotten.

If I even get a chance to make one.

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Then the repeat happens with lunch and suddenly it’s almost 5 pm and I realize I have had nothing but a handful of cereal or shredded cheese and I am starving to the point of raging hanger. So I making it a mission to feed myself breakfast.

I am a food blogger after all.

Anyway, make ahead meals have been my friend like these peach oatmeal bars and these egg muffins. They are ready to go and then I literally have no excuse to not eat breakfast. And when I have these make ahead meals for busy days of toddler and word wrangling, then I DO eat. Then I don’t get hangry. And all is well in my world.

So, what does this have to do with my husband?

Well, my poor husband hears me talk about how hard it is to carve out time to take care of my basic needs. Seriously, it’s hard. He comes home from work and gets tired, frazzled, HANGRY me. Not pretty.

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

So he surprised me this weekend and made a spicy baked egg casserole that I can eat for several days this week.


Love him. A whole lot.

And love the casserole. We both love spicy, cheesy things (jalapeno popper burgers anyone?). And I am big on eggs with lots of flavor. This spicy baked egg casserole totally fits the bill. The spicy eggs- thanks to a pretty hefty helping of hot sauce and jalapenos- sat on a bed of shredded potatoes. And because he loves me, he topped the whole thing with cheese. Then it was baked in the oven so he could do other things- like clean the kitchen- while it cooked into an amazingly flavorful breakfast casserole.

Make ahead breakfast perfection.

The husband for the win. <3

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Spicy Baked Egg Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6


  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of butter melted
  • 2 medium Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 medium jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup of cheese of your choice
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400. While the oven heats, grate the potatoes.
  • Toss the shredded potatoes in a bowl with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Spray an 8 inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Spread potatoes evenly and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • While potatoes are baking, whisk together the rest of the ingredients until scrambled.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and pour mixture over them.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Serve with extra cheese and hot sauce if desired.


Feel free to add less hot sauce if it is too spicy or use a mild hot sauce if preferred.


Serving: 6g
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  1. Rachel says:

    This looks delicious! I love that it is spicy!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Casseroles are such comfort food for me, and this one looks so delicious! Yum.

  3. Sharon Chen says:

    Spicy and cheesy things are also my weakness! Your husband is so sweet 🙂

  4. This looks like a major hit at my house. Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. oh em gee my husband would kill for this! he loves spicy!

  6. Is it Sunday yet??? Because this would be perfect for BRUNCH!

  7. Lynn says:

    My boyfriend and i love spicy foods. I’ll try to cook this when he gets home 2nd week of Sept. I’m excited!

  8. […] That shrimp scampi was so disappointing, that now, years later we still talk about it. And whenever we make shrimp scampi at home, we make sure to make it with tons of flavor. Really, would you expect anything else out of us given how much this whole family love spicy food (buffalo wings, buffalo chicken burgers, spicy eggs…)? […]

  9. Anna nuttall says:

    Yummy! I love these type of recipes. I want to do a baked egg casserole. xx

  10. Oh that is such an incredibly sweet thing for your husband to do!! Love, love it! Pinning this recipe. Looks delish!

  11. If I could begin my days after 10 a.m., I would love that. I think I’d also feel less tired. But I have 4 children and if I want some time to myself, I have to wake up early. Most times I don’t like cooking breakfast. Your cheesy egg casserole looks perfect for an easy breakfast to whip up and have leftovers for the next day!

  12. val says:

    This looks delicious and you could totally keep it in the fridge for breakfast all week. YUM!

  13. I love spicy food! This looks amazing!

  14. Lauren says:

    Looks so good! I’m a huge egg eater. I love making frittatas and quiches. I’ll have to try this!

  15. Just by reading this post I want to eat, I’ll take note of this.

  16. Oh yes! We make a egg bake like this one-but I can’t wait to try the spicy version! It sounds terrific!

  17. Casey says:

    This sounds delish! I love a good breakfast bake especially at the holidays!

  18. I love anything spicy! I should send this to my husband and ask him to make it for me. 🙂

  19. Lauren says:

    You had me at “cheesy spicy!” I’m currently on a jalapeno kick – this recipe looks so good!

  20. Amber says:

    Ohh wow this looks delicious!! I’m going to be trying this very soon!!

    Amber |

  21. Amanda says:

    This has my mouth watering!! Ever since having a baby, I can’t get enough spicy foods! Definitely going to save this!

  22. Kim says:

    Now this is how you eat breakfast!! love everything in here – can’t wait to try!

  23. This looks like a delicious hearty breakfast or brunch for any day of the week but especially for weekends! Yum!

  24. Lauren says:

    This looks awesome! I eat eggs almost every single morning so I love finding ways to switch it up!

  25. Amanda says:

    A great breakfast dish. I love the spice and the fact that it is gluten-free

  26. Bella B says:

    OK this looks incredible!!! I need to make this.

  27. Iryna says:

    I love this casserole. Jalapeno definitely adds some extra zing to the dish. I wouldn’t mind trying it for lunch today.

  28. Madeline says:

    This looks perfect! I love baked egg dishes, frittatas are my favorite, so this sounds like something I would definitely enjoy!!

  29. Yep this looks amazing. My husband is all in to spicy food, so he would love this!! Perfect breakfast for those mornings we need to really fuel up.

  30. Melissa says:

    This is fantastic! I love anything that you can make and eat for several days….it makes life soooo much easier! And the spiciness…Mmm! Me and my hubby will be fighting for the last piece of this one!

  31. Klauss says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of spicy, but here it is perfectly combined with the rest of the ingredients!

  32. candy says:

    Since we raise chickens we always have plenty of eggs. I am always looking for new ways to serve them up. Will be adding this to the recipe box.

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