Hatch Green Chile and Tomato Egg Casserole! A healthy gluten free casserole with the fresh taste of hatch green chiles and tomatoes make for a super easy and quick dinner recipe or even breakfast! Great for vegetarians or just add meat for those hungry carnivores.
*Updated* A grain free (bread free) version of green chile egg casserole was created August 2017. Feel free to check out that roasted green chile casserole version as as well for a lower carb option.
Helllllllo! Happy Monday! There are two things that are special about this week. And when I say special, I mean eventful for us Texas/American folk.
First, it’s Hatch Green Chile Season. This means Hatch Green Chile Festivals take place and all over New Mexico and even make it to the stores in Texas! People go bonkers over Hatch Green Chiles and roast them outside the store every day. You think I’m joking, but I’m not. People like their Hatch Green Chiles… A LOT. Just check out the chile fest site for proof!
And secondly, it’s the first week back to school for most districts in Texas! Yay school season! Haha, I know what you are thinking. “Why does that mean anything to you? You don’t have kids Lindsay.”
Yes, yes, I know we are kidless. But, hear me out. We may not have kids but I do make a lot of kid friendly recipes for my husband’s athletes and for my nieces and nephews. They are always looking for ways to make more family friendly gluten free meals . Especially ones that are quick and full of rich nutrients to fuel them for their activities/sports!
I like to help make their busy life as a mom/parent easier. It’s nice to be the “sherpa” wife for them too, ya know? Besides, it’s always good to prep for when we have kids. … um, when we do, not now. But hopefully some day.
That being said, today’s recipe is combining New Mexico/Texas’ love for this Hatch Green Chile season with an EASY gluten free recipes that can be made in 40 minutes. And both kid/adult approved, duh. In fact, I used leftovers in this dish. Shhhhh, don’t tell Martha or Betty Crocker!
So let’s talk about this dish and what’s in it. Well, besides Hatch Green Chiles of course.
There are layers! First, I used leftover gluten free bread crust. You know when you cut off the crusts to sandwiches? Yes, that kind. Well, now you don’t need to toss them. KEEP THEM and use them in this dish.
Then I topped the crusts with slices of hatch green chile, cilantro, provolone, tomato, and an egg mixture. Here is what it looks like before cilantro is added and the egg batter is poured on top. And don’t worry , for those who dislike cilantro, you can use basil instead. Easy peasy!
Then you just add your beaten egg batter and bake it up. The edges are nice and crispy due to the crusts. I may be bias, but I think this dish has all the right textures.
Okay, enough crust talk. Let me get the whole recipe here.Print
Easy gluten free Hatch Green Chile and Tomato Casserole
- 4- 5 large pieces of gluten free bread crusts or about 2 cups cubed (I used whole grain gluten free)
- 1- 1.5 cups diced green chiles or 2-3 whole medium hatch green chiles diced (roasted )
- 2 medium tomatoes sliced thin
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 -8 large eggs (the more you use the thicker the casserole)
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp favorite seasoning mix (I used adobe mix which includes garlic, onion, oregano, sea salt, chili pepper, and black pepper)
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro (or basil works too)
- 2 oz provolone cheese (or non dairy cheese)
- optional — Feel free to add in sausage or chicken for more protein
- salt/pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a large casserole dish with a little cooking oil. Next lay out your crusts on the bottom. Then layer the diced green chiles, tomatoes, cheese, and 1/2 tbsp cilantro over the crusts.
- Drizzle 1-2 tbsp olive oil evenly over the layers.
- in another bowl, combine your eggs, milk, and seasoning mix. Additional salt/pepper if desired. Whisk or beat until the mixture looks uniform.
- Pour batter over the casserole dish. Add any additional veggies or cheese you’d like on top. Place in oven and bake for 35-45minutes. (check at 30 minutes for doneness)
- Remove and garnish with the rest of your cilantro.
- For the lower carb version for this Green Chile Egg casserole, click here.
it’s best to use hearty bread crusts so that it gives it more a crunch on the edges. Be sure to layer the crusts evenly on the bottom.
For more authentic hatch green chile taste, use pre roasted green chile or simply roast your own before adding to the casserole!
Nutrition depends on the bread you use and any extras.
Estimate Per Serving : 220-250 Calories 12-14 grams fat. 15-18 carbs. 7 grams sugar. 2 grams fiber. 13-14 grams protein 14% Iron 200% Vitamin C
Well, I hope you all get to enjoy some Hatch green chiles soon.
Notes –> Hatch Green Chiles are grown in New Mexico, but outsourced to many other states. Which is why us TExas can enjoy them!
Are Hatch green chiles as popular where you are as they are in Texas?
Anyone else have kids back to school this week? Please take first day outfit pics and share them with me. I LOVE THOSE! –> Corny Cotter confession.