Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

This Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata is a delicious weeknight meal, or brunch dish.

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Friends, do you ever run out of time in the day to cook dinner, and then 4 pm rolls around, and you’re wondering what to make?

I have a few last-minute meals that we enjoy in our home, but we’ve always loved a basic strata. This time, making it with corn tortillas (gluten-free), I’m sharing my basic recipe.

Green Chile Corn Tortilla Strata

What is a strata? It’s a layered casserole, the most common similar to a quiche or frittata, made from a mixture which mainly consists of bread, eggs and cheese.

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

This recipe has corn tortillas replacing the bread, and you can always throw in bacon, sausage, ham … your favorite meat. I personally like to cook 2-3 vegetarian meals a week for dinner.

This strata is a great weeknight meal! :)

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I have spring fever. I know, it’s only January … but coming from Bend, Oregon back to home, it’s so much warmer.

In fact, I asked my husband yesterday (I’m the lawn-mower in the family), Should I mow the lawns today? I’m starting to look forward gardening, river dinners, and parties in our backyard!

I keep looking for bulbs to start peeking through the ground. Yes, it will be happening soon in Oregon.

Happy Candle

In the meantime, I bought a fresh new candle for my kitchen. I love the smell of lemon, and I love to burn a candle while I’m cooking.

It’s the simple things, right?

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

“Sometimes a change of season around us is just what we need to prod us out of our own internal winters, to shake off the dust and darkness we’ve become accustomed to.” -Shauna Niequist

What are you most looking forward to in spring?

Instead of bread, use corn tortillas: Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Instead of bread, use corn tortillas: Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata
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Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Servings: 4 -6


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 7 oz. can diced green chiles drained
  • 7 oz. can sliced black olives drained
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 small eggs 6 large
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Cayenne pepper optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Cover the bottom of pan with 4 tortillas. Sprinkle with half the green chiles and olives, then half the cheese.
  • Repeat the layers one more time, ending with cheese on top (and a few black olives).
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over the layered corn tortilla ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (or overnight).
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the strata is bubbly and puffed up. Let cool for 5 minutes, and serve with a dab of sour cream on top of each serving.

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

7 comments on “Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata”

  1. Made this tonight and it is so good! Thank you!

  2. Making this for dinner tonight minus the black olives and adding some breakfast sausage I need to use up! going on day 8 of no take out! Thank you for the great recipe :)

  3. this looks delicious! i might even try adding some cooked shredded chicken to it and serving it for dinner along with some sour cream and guacamole.

  4. will definitely try this !!! 😀

  5. spring won’t come for a few months where I am but I look forward to the lighter evenings and that new smell that comes with spring. Opening windows and sweeping away winter!

  6. I always have spring fever :) We start planting February 1 around here, at least that’s what my grandpa says. I’m really loving this dish Sandy – I love corn tortillas!!

  7. I love seeing “green” popping up. In fact yesterday I noticed one of my plants leaves showing their green. I’m excited. 
    Your strata looks yummy. I have never made one. :) Haven’t decided what to make tonight for dinner…thinking of the lasagna soup. Yesterday when my youngest and I were at the store and I told her what I was thinking of making sometime, she looked at me like I was crazy and said “why not just make lasagna then”…we love lasagna but rarely have I just laughed and said, “it’s just something different and it sounded good”. I’m not sure she’s convinced

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