Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

This Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata is a delicious weeknight meal, or brunch dish. This Cheesy Green Chile Egg Casserole is a family favorite!

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? How about making breakfast for dinner, this Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata recipe?

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

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), leave out the bread!

WEEKNIGHT Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

I think you’ll love this basic recipe! It’s a quick and simple way to give your guests or family a flavorful breakfast without hours of preparation!  You can also try my Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole (but it does take a little more time), or this Baguette Ham Overnight Breakfast Casserole.

Make Ahead Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Ingredients for green chili strata:

  • Corn tortillas, diced green chilies, corn and black olives
  • Cheese such as Monterey Jack cheese and Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Feta or Cotija Cheese
  • Eggs and milk, and salt and Cayenne pepper
  • Don’t forget your favorite toppings!

Best Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

What is 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. The mixture of eggs and milk is poured and refrigerated before it is baked.

Ham and Cheese strata is the most popular! You can try this Overnight Bacon and Cheese Strata!

Easy Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

This Chile Breakfast Strata feeds a crowd and is even better with all the green chilies, cheeses, and olives, and corn.

It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe, easy to make (ahead!) for any meal, when you follow this simple ratio and technique.

Delicious Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

How to make Green Chili 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! :)

Easy Weeknight Meal

I don’t know about you, but for me weeknight cooking can become mundane. I really prefer the weekends and making new recipes, having guests over, and enjoying a potluck with friends.

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. And whipping up this strata is a breeze.

It’s the simple things, right?

Add extra toppings

This dish is also great to make ahead for weekend company.

You can also prepare this dish for if you’re taking a meal to a family. It’s a real crowd pleaser, and you can bring extra toppings.

Bring toppings such as: Salsa, sour cream, chips, olives, and guacamole. Or jalapeno, extra cheese, and fresh cilantro!


Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
resting in fridge30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green chili strata, strata
Servings: 8


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 7 oz. can diced green chiles drained
  • 7 oz. can sliced black olives drained
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 cup fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup cotija or feta cheese
  • Jalapeno chopped to garnish
  • cilantro to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Cover the bottom of pan with 4 tortillas. Sprinkle with half of the green chiles, olives, cheeses, and corn.
  • Repeat the layers one more time, ending with cheese on top.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Pour over the layered corn tortilla ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (or overnight).
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the strata is bubbly and puffed up. Let cool for 5 minutes, and serve with fresh chopped jalapeño, feta or other crumbled cheese, and fresh cilantro.


Reposted from January 2016

Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata Recipe

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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