Dad's "Wakeup Makeup" Breakfast Casserole

Dad's "Wakeup Makeup" Breakfast Casserole

20 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 79% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A quick - "throw together" breakfast casserole that will please your hungry "crew".

"I went about this all backwards - I planned for it. Nothing was a leftover. I actually had to shop to make it. I used my homemade pico de gallo salsa (fresh) and because I had to bake the potatoes in the morning (not thinking ahead) - they turned out more like mash. But who cares! This was great! Even my husband (a strict English breakfast only cat) said it looked great. Yum yum and will make again!"


1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
2 baked potatos; leftovers or bake in microwave
1 cup refried beans; canned or leftovers
1 cup medium picante salsa
6 Eggs
1/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheese
cheddar; monterey jack or mixed
12 fresh flour tortillas

Original recipe makes 4

Original recipe makes 4 Servings


You've adjusted the recipe from 4 (as originally posted) to 4 Servings. The ingredients above reflect 4 Servings, but the instructions reflect the as-posted 4. You may need to adjust the times, temperatures or quantities mentioned in the recipe below as needed.

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease the bottom of a 9X12 baking dish with the butter.

Slice the potatos diagonally in 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices. Leave skins on. Place a layer on the botton of the dish.

Cover the potatos w/ a layer of refried beans. Top that with the rest of the potatos. Spread about 1/2 the salsa over the layers followed by 1/2 of the cheese.

Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the milk, and mix them with a whisk or fork. Add salt & pepper then pour eggs into the baking dish.

Top the layers with the remaining cheese. Cover dish w/ foil and bake about 45 mins. At about 30 mins you can remove the foil to allow the top to brown. When a knife comes out clean it's ready.

Put the remaining salsa (warmed) on top as garnish.

Serve with warmed flour tortillas. You may want a spicier salsa on the side for the "pepper bellies" in the group.

Pete Romfh, Dec. 2002


The name is a family story. On Christmas Eve, 2002, Daughter mentioned to Dad at 2:00 AM that she needed to take breakfast to the theatre in the morning for "the crew". At 7:00 AM Dad wokeup, looked through Daughter's kitchen to see what was on hand, and made up this recipe. Thus the name "Wakeup - Makeup".

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Yummy. I would probably tweek a little with Bacon or Ham and a little onion and bell peppers. Just as an alternative, it is still great as is.
swyrdeb 1y ago

Delicious and easy to make. Thanks!
LadyDierdra 2y ago

I found this by searching for a recipe with what I had in my pantry/fridge. I wasn't expecting this one to turn out as great as it is! It's soooo good. I also used corn tortillas instead of flour. Thanks a bunch for sharing!
emilygmo 2y ago

Funny, your 'dad's' is just like my 'mum's'
gordonramZ 2y ago

klynn11 2y ago

Would prefer the 'crust' to be crispy. Will use less hashbrowns next time. Cubed ham is a great addition to this dish!
Jjarms42 2y ago

Its good, and I like the refried beans. Nice touch.
seanodonnell 3y ago

Added ham and bacon. It was a bit longer than 45 minutes to fully cook, but very tasty.
seanodonnell 3y ago

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