These red chilaquiles are the best fun breakfast or brunch recipe. It has layers of delicious flavor AND is loaded with nutrients! I’m all about sneaking in extra veggies where I can, especially for breakfast, and this is the perfect recipe for it. They’re gluten free, and can easily be made dairy free or vegan.
Easy Red Chilaquiles
I love making Mexican-inspired recipes and salty breakfasts are my go-to. Chilaquiles are a classic Mexican dish made of tortilla chips soaked in sauce – either green or red – and they can be served with eggs or shredded chicken.
Ever since I made these red chilaquiles, they’ve been a hit. It’s the most perfect high-protein, veggie-filled recipe. The tomatoes add antioxidants and vitamins, while the eggs and feta add protein. Plus, the tortilla chips add a perfect flavor twist. If you’re looking for something a little different, then these red chilaquiles are for you!
This recipe is made with roasted tomatoes, spiced up with jalapeños, and mixed up with cilantro. The sauce is savory and slightly spicy and seasoned with onions and garlic.
The nachos then get mixed up with the sauce in your skillet or pan. You can serve it as is, or top it off with avocado, cilantro, and sliced red onion. It’s both cozy and healthy, perfect for breakfast or brunch!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- These red chilaquiles are a crowd pleaser and super easy to make
- This recipe is gluten free, and can be made dairy free or vegan
- The sauce can be prepped ahead and is freezer-friendly
How to make red chilaquiles
We’ll break this recipe into three steps: the sauce, the tortilla chips, and the toppings.
- Roast the tomatoes in the oven until charred and tender.
- Blend the roasted tomatoes with fresh cilantro and spicy jalapeños.
- In a medium pan, sauté the onions and garlic. Then add the tomato mix pure to your pan and stir stir stir.
- Bake tortilla chips for extra flavor. Adding the baked tortilla chips to your simmering sauce should be the last step, just before serving these red chilaquiles. Otherwise, the tortilla chips will become soggy. Once you’ve added the baked tortilla chips, eat right away.
- Cook your eggs (fried, scrambled, or poached) while the sauce is simmering.
- Once served, top these red chilaquiles with crumbled feta cheese, fresh cilantro leaves, and creamy avocado.
*A quick note: chilaquiles are best enjoyed right after serving. The tortilla chips will not hold for long before they get soft and soggy. Store leftover sauce (without the tortilla chips) in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days, or in the freezer for up to three months.
- Make it vegan: just leave out the eggs and the cheese. For extra protein, serve with black beans on the side.
- Make it for dinner: swap the eggs for shredded chicken.
- Make it kid-friendly: just leave the jalapeños out.
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