Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake

Easy Egg Bake is a flavorful, crustless quiche loaded with cheddar cheese and (optional) green chiles for a quick, easy breakfast that's perfect for serving to overnight houseguests or hungry family members any morning of the week!

Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake with Text Overlay


A big thanks to Goldrich eggs and Acorn Influence for sponsoring this post.
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #GoldrichYolk

The holiday season has arrived and many of us will find our homes welcoming extended family members and a variety of other houseguests over the next couple of months. So on top of the extensive meal planning for big holiday dinners, there's also figuring out what to feed those extra mouths for breakfast and lunch!

Crustless Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake Wedge Served on White Plate

I don't know about you, but when I have company, I do my very best to plan and make things ahead. That might mean whipping up a batch of muffins or an overnight breakfast casserole to serve the following morning. But sometimes, between all of the holiday happenings and activities, I plain run out of time! And just because I don't have a homemade breakfast already prepped when the rooster crows doesn't mean that my guests should be subjected to a bowl of cold cereal.

Raw Egg, Cheese and Green Chile Mixture in Scalloped Mixing Bowl

This Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake is a recipe that I've been making for years on just such occasions. Almost like a quiche without the crust, it's quick and easy enough to throw together in a matter of minutes. If necessary, it can be multiplied to feed quite a few people, and as it bakes I can get the coffee brewing and slice up some fruit. But just as importantly, everybody always loves this recipe! It's savory and cheesy with a kick of extra flavor from diced green chiles (although they are very mild and even my young children have no problem eating them).

Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake in a White Casserole Dish

This isn't just a breakfast for guests, though. I make it for my own household on a regular basis as well. As much as I love me some carbs, I always feel good about feeding my family a good dose of protein for breakfast, and that typically means eggs. I find that eggs fuel them with energy and brainpower and keep them going strong until lunch time.


I'm kind of picky about the quality of eggs that I buy, so I was excited to try out Goldrich eggs for this recipe. Not only are the yolks rich and golden with superior flavor and texture, but they're also packed with high levels of beneficial Omega-3 and Lutein. Nope, no pale, sickly-looking yolks here...these eggs are just begging to star in something as yummy as a Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake! 😉

Bowl of Raw Eggs, Bowl of Shredded Cheddar and Bowl of Green Chiles

When I make this breakfast (or sometimes breakfast-for-dinner) for my family, I bake it up in a round glass pie plate. However, if you require more servings, this recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish instead. You'll just have to increase the cooking time a bit, baking until the eggs are all puffed up and a thin knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Wedge Cut Out of Casserole and Served on White Plate

So whether you're looking for a protein-rich breakfast recipe to feed your hungry family year round, or you need a quick, tasty, well-received egg dish to serve to a houseful of guests over the holidays, Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake is an easy-to-make "keeper" dish to add to your recipe files. Enjoy!

Bite Removed from Wedge with Silver Fork

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Easy Egg Bake, slice on plate with cheddar cheese and green chiles.

Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake

Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake is a flavorful, protein-packed, crustless quiche. It makes a satisfying breakfast any day of the week yet it's special enough to serve to guests!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 203kcal
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  • 1 can (4-ounces) mild diced green chiles
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch glass pie plate (or comparably sized baking dish) with butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Evenly spread green chiles in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheddar on top. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, scramble eggs. Beat in milk, salt, and pepper until well blended. Slowly pour eggs over green chiles and cheese. If any cheese is sticking up, press down on it with the back of a fork until submerged.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is puffy and a thin knife inserted in the center of the eggs comes out clean. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving warm.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  1. This does look delicious and very easy to make. One question,what about using heavy cream in place of milk? I always have that here for the hot cocoa I make but rarely have actual milk (well I have unsweetened almond milk) thank you for your time 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This looks really good, do you know how many fresh roasted chilies to use instead of the canned? Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Tamara! In my experience, fresh roasted chiles can be much spicier than canned mild diced green chiles. So I would say you should probably taste the fresh chiles and determine how many to add to this recipe depending on how spicy you want your final dish! Typically with this recipe, the bottom of the baking dish will be covered by a thin layer of chiles, but you can honestly add as much or as little as you like. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!!!

    Thank you for was liked by everyone. We had it for brunch with summery fruit salad. Sooo Good!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time around a year ago, and now it’s in my regular rotation! So satisfying, easy and tasty— my husband always goes back for seconds and even thirds! This recipe is also a great base for tweaking in different ways. I’ve added ham, bacon, or sausage, tried out different kinds and combinations of cheese, and I’ve even replaced the green chiles with sautéed mushrooms and onions. Every single version has been delicious! Thanks so much for this versatile recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this today with some frozen fire roasted green chiles from my local Farmer's Market and it came out wonderful! Also, because I love garlic pepper with my eggs, I used a few shakes of that instead of just the plain pepper. This will be my go to recipe with the rest of my frozen chiles. Thanks!!

  6. 5 stars
    This is one of the best SIMPLE egg casseroles ever! I hate cooking, but I love to make this - quick, easy and such basic ingredients if you have the green chiles. I can't wait to try some different add-ins with this great foundation!

  7. This looks WONDERFUL and perfect for my family. Do you see any problems with adding veges like onions, red peppers and zucchini? I thought I'd saute the veges slightly before including them.

    1. Yay, Tammie...I'm so happy to hear that this was a hit! 🙂 Hope you had a very Merry Christmas with your family!

  8. Oh yum! I love that your recipes have a little twist to them. The green chiles are such a great idea! xo!