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Jalapeño Cornbread Breakfast Casserole

Lodge Cast Iron | October 2, 2023

Imagine if your favorite breakfast casserole had a little kick to it. We set out to turn our crowd-pleasing Hotshot Jalapeño Skillet Cornbread Mix into a holiday-worthy breakfast casserole that’s got a bit of heat and a lot of flavor. This recipe puts a half pan of day-old cornbread to excellent use—but honestly, we’d go out of our way to make extra cornbread for this very special breakfast.

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
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Cornbread Breakfast Casserole


½ pan leftover Hotshot Jalapeño Skillet Cornbread, made the day before
1 pound breakfast sausage
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 large red onion, diced
4 cups spinach, chopped
12 eggs
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Hot sauce, garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, cook the breakfast sausage until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel. In the same skillet, sauté onion and bell pepper until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chopped spinach and wilt.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the cornbread into 1 inch pieces. In a separate mixing bowl, toss together the cornbread, sautéed onions and peppers, sausage and 1 cup of cheese. Spread the cornbread mixture out evenly in a greased casserole pan and top with remaining cheese.
  5. Gently pour egg mixture over the cornbread until everything is coated. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the top is set and the cheese begins to brown, about 5 minutes. 
  6. Garnish with hot sauce and serve.
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