Egg and Tortilla Chip Bake

Tortilla chips and eggs are baked with pepper jack cheese, mild green chiles and fresh cilantro for an eye-opening breakfast casserole.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6
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Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 cups lightly crushed tortilla chips

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon ancho chile powder

8 large eggs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

One 4-ounce can mild chopped green chiles

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (about 4 ounces)

Sour cream, salsa verde and/or pickled jalapenos, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a rectangular 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Spread half of the chips in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the milk, ancho chile powder, eggs and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in the green chiles, cilantro and 1/2 cup of the pepper jack; pour into the baking dish. Bake until the casserole is set around the edges but a little loose in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining chips over the casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup pepper jack and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and the casserole is set in the center, about 10 minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with whole cilantro leaves, salsa verde and/or pickled jalapenos. Serve with sour cream.