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Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

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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!


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Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
resting in fridge: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 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
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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Green Chili Corn Tortilla Strata Recipe