Dont let the lack of meat fool you. This protein-packed casserole of eggs, tortillas, and a simple tomato sauce is a satisfying meal for the whole family.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 to 45 seconds. Add flour and stir to coat. Pour in tomatoes, scraping up browned bits. Add red-pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomato sauce is thickened and bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and remove pan from heat.

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  • Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place tortilla strips in an even layer over sauce. Spread remaining sauce over tortillas. Break eggs over top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until sauce is bubbling and egg whites are set, about 25 minutes.

Reviews (14)

79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
04/14/2015
I used green enchilada sauce, added green chilies to half of the dish for the adults, yummo, like green enchilada casserole with eggs.
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01/27/2015
Also, I wanted to add that I used 2% milk instead of half-and-half, and I believe the serving size is wrong, it makes about 8-10 servings. Great for packing up for lunch the next day!
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01/27/2015
I have made this recipe twice now and the first time I followed the recipe exactly and it was good but a little bland. Last night I added corn, black beans and more spices and I really like how it turned out! I also added more cheese than the recipe asked, adding it between layers and on top with the eggs. I also used about 4 tortillas instead of 8. It is easy and protein packed!
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11/17/2013
If you're halving the recipe, three tortillas is more than enough. Also, if you are cutting the recipe in half, stick with the same amount of cheese.
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05/21/2012
I forgot to add that this is a lot of food for 4 people. Depending on your appetite, I'd say it's more like 6 servings, maybe even 8.
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05/21/2012
I didn't bother making the tomato sauce; I just used sauce from a jar. I baked it in individual au gratin dishes. 14 minutes baking time was perfect for me. This dish is fantastic for breakfast or brunch or a quick dinner. Yum!
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12/29/2011
I love this recipe! It is one our go to dinners. I use a smaller baking dish and use milk instead of half and half. I don't bother to measure the milk. 15 minutes is usually long enough for the eggs to set. It always turns out great. Yum!
Rating: Unrated
10/18/2011
Super delish! I added a can of drained black beans to the sauce while preparing and it was perfect. I cooked the dish for only about fifteen minutes and the eggs were set.
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
This is one of my favorite meatless dishes. I like making this is smaller baking dishes for individual servings. I omit the crushed red pepper flakes and add dill to the sauce.
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12/06/2010
This has potential for variation. I used fire roasted tomatoes and liked that but I want to try it again using a good tomatilo salsa. The sauce needs to be the consisteny of thick pasta sauce so next time I would omit the flour (adds yucky taste) and just reduce the sauce till it's thick enough. Agree that 8 tortillas is too many, maybe 6 would suffice. Might try some black beans next time too and cilantro on top for serving really made this delicious. Make an indentation for eggs they run.
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09/26/2010
While it's the tomatoes sauce that makes this recipe what it is, you could puree a squash type vegetable, zucchini would be my choice, to the same consistency as crushed tomatoes as a substitute, and add the half and half to that. It does need to be thick and bubbling when you break the eggs on top so they will stay on top of the sauce; then add the cheese
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09/25/2010
/ It sounds great, i'll try it tomorrow. do you eat any thing with this or just this? To LoveRiot: you could try carrot mashed (for instance babyfood pots) and ad herbs for flavor. Or paprikacoulis these are grilled paprika mixt with bouillon and water. and mached to make a sauce. GOOD LUCK
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09/23/2010
This sounds so good, but I can't eat tomatoes due to medical issue. Any ideas on what else I could substitute. I'd appreciate your input.
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09/23/2010
im not big on mixing foods like this but i made this and it was WONDERFUL! i decided to make it with scrambled eggs instead of "over easy". also 8 tortillas was too many for me. 4 was MORE than plenty!