Chilaquiles Casserole

This classic Mexican recipe is commonly served topped with eggs, but it's just as delicious without, and makes for a delicious breakfast-for-dinner dish. Simply bake the casserole, top with cheese, and serve. This recipe requires being refrigerated for 8 hours before baking, so plan accordingly.

Chilaquiles Casserole
Photo: Southern Living
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped chorizo sausage with casing removed

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 (26.5-ounce) cartons Italian chopped tomatoes 12 (6-inch) corn tostadas

  • 8 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco

  • 1 diced avocado

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo; sauté 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Add onion and next 5 ingredients to skillet. Sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly soft. Add drained chorizo, chipotle, salt, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer; cook 5 minutes or until liquid thickens slightly. Remove from heat; let cool 15 minutes.

  2. Spread 1/2 cup tomato mixture into the bottom of a 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Arrange 6 tostadas over tomato mixture. Top with half of remaining tomato mixture. Repeat with remaining tostadas and tomato mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 425°. Bake, uncovered, 35 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven, make 8 shallow indentations in the casserole with the back of a spoon, and carefully crack in eggs. Bake 5 minutes or until egg whites are just set.

  4. Remove baking dish from oven, and preheat broiler to high. Sprinkle casserole with queso fresco; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with avocado and cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

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