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green chile egg casserole on white plate topped with garnish; green casserole dish in background

Green Chile Egg Casserole

Green Chile Egg Casserole has tater tots, green chiles, and cheese baked in a fluffy breakfast casserole. This green chile egg bake is easy to make for any level of cooking experience. Perfect for company, holidays, and brunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Mexican-inspired
Servings 8 people
Calories 473 kcal


  • cooking spray
  • 20 oz tater tots thawed
  • 2 cups grated pepperjack cheese divided
  • 10 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 (4 oz) cans diced green chiles
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • garnish: sour cream, salsa, cilantro, green onion


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray casserole dish or 13x9 bake dish with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, hot sauce, green chiles, dried minced onion, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, green onions, and cilantro. Set aside.
  • In the prepared casserole dish, layer, in order, the tater tots, half of the cheese, and the egg mixture. Top with the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake at 400°F for 50-60 minutes until puffed and set in the center, golden on top, and potatoes are tender.
  • Let sit 5 minutes before serving. Serve topped with sour cream, salsa, chopped cilantro, and green onion.


As written, this casserole is not spicy. To increase the heat, I recommend sprinkling crushed red pepper or more hot sauce on top after serving. This way, each person served can adjust the heat to their taste.
This casserole can be assembled and refrigerated overnight (covered tightly with foil or plastic wrap). The next morning, let the casserole sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes to take the chill off and ensure even cooking.


Calories: 473kcal (24%) | Carbohydrates: 25g (8%) | Protein: 17g (34%) | Fat: 31g (48%) | Saturated Fat: 15g (94%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 304mg (101%) | Sodium: 1033mg (45%) | Potassium: 420mg (12%) | Fiber: 3g (13%) | Sugar: 7g (8%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword green chile breakfast casserole, green chile egg bake, green chile egg casserole
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