How to make easy breakfast enchiladas with ham and peppers (or your favorite veggies or breakfast meats). Jump to the Breakfast Enchiladas Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
We love entertaining in the morning, but it can be a pain if you don’t plan ahead. We want to spend time with our family and friends, not with our oven, frying pans, or whisk!
That’s why we love these breakfast enchiladas. Prep them the night before, cover, and keep overnight. Then bake them the morning while you enjoy your orange juice or coffee with company. Pretty perfect if you ask us! Oh, and if you don’t manage to make it the night before, no worries, it comes together in minutes anyway.
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How to Make Breakfast Enchiladas
These are ridiculously easy to make. You can make them the day of, or the night before.
All you need to do is roll up your favorite omelet ingredients and add them to tortillas. This time, we added cheese, ham, and peppers.
Line the rolled up tortillas in a baking dish and top with our rich egg custard. Cover the baking dish and refrigerate. Then, bake the next morning!
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Back in the day we were contributors for Betty Crocker. We shared this recipe with them. We loved it so much we had to share an adapted version with you.
Recipe updated, originally posted March 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Breakfast Enchiladas Recipe with Ham and Peppers
You can prepare these enchiladas the night before, refrigerate overnight then bake in the morning. These are perfect for brunch or entertaining in the morning. We kept the recipe below quite simple with ham, cheese and peppers, but feel free to add your favorite ingredients. Cooked bacon or sausage would be great as well as other vegetables like mushrooms.
You Will Need
8 ounces baked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 2 cups)
1 bell pepper, chopped
8 green onions, chopped
8 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (about 2 cups)
10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
6 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fill Tortillas
- Make Egg Custard
- Bake Enchiladas
Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In large bowl, combine ham, bell pepper, green onions, and 1 cup of the cheese. Place 1/3 cup of the ham mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up and place seam side down in baking dish.
In large bowl, whisk eggs, half-and-half, flour, and the salt. Pour over the tortillas. Cover then bake or refrigerate overnight to be baked in the morning.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
If made ahead of time, uncover the baking dish. Scatter the remaining cup of cheese over the enchiladas. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover, and then bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until set and the cheese has melted.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Equal parts whole milk and cream can be substituted for the half-and-half. Or, for a slightly less rich custard, substitute the half-and-half with whole milk.