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Green Chile, Bacon and Cheese Egg Bake

Dear Loving Family of Mine,

I’d really like a break from cooking on Mother’s Day this year. And I’d like to spend the day with you, if you don’t mind. I figure I work pretty hard all year long to be a good wife and mother, so here’s what I’d like my Mother’s Day to look like this year. I’d like to wake up in the morning and crawl out of bed whenever I feel like it. And I’d like a bit of pampering… all day long. First, I’d like to eat breakfast that has been prepared just for me… in my own kitchen. Something like this Green Chile, Bacon and Cheese Egg Bake

Then I’d like to watch a movie in my pajamas with my family snuggled on the couch beside me. Maybe I’ll choose a chick flick, maybe not. Next I’d like to go for a walk on the beach. A vigorous, long “exercise” walk to walk off that breakfast that was prepared for me. After showering at home, I’d like to relax and read my book, outfitted in yoga pants and an oversized sweatshirt. Perhaps I’ll take a nap too. Let’s meet up again later in the afternoon.

Lounging by the pool in the late afternoon sounds like a nice idea, unless we’re meeting up with friends. I should like to have a little Happy Hour with my favorite wine, ready and chilled. A few nibbles to accompany my wine would be nice.

If I were to choose a lovely dinner it would be something on the grill… something summery and fresh and light. Maybe even just grilled chicken or salmon to top mixed greens. Let’s go for a walk in the neighborhood after dinner. We’ll talk about our cross-country road trip this summer and all of the fun plans we have. It probably doesn’t seem like a very exciting day to you… but it’s the kind of day that I want… a day to chillax… just a little. Β That’s my ideal Mother’s Day. πŸ™‚

Love, Mom

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all of those hard-working Moms out there– hope you get a day of relaxation (like me!) And a delicious breakfast, like this one.

P.S. Note that I prepared the recipe in a smaller dish than indicated in the recipe. Β I cut the recipe in half and used an 8×8-inch dish.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 35 min

Green Chile and Cheese Egg Bake


Two 4-ounce cans diced green chiles, squeezed dry
12 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 large eggs
3 cups milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch dish with nonstick spray.

2. In medium bowl, mix together the chiles and cheese. Gently spread into the prepared dish.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour and salt. Pour over chiles and cheese. Sprinkle the bacon on top.

4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until or until bubbling and the eggs are cooked through. Test with a toothpick to come out clean.


*Try using a combination of cheddar and jack too.
*If you'd like, you can cut the recipe in half and use an 8x8-inch dish, as pictured.



  1. postedJul 20, 2010 11:25 PM
    Princess T

    Awesome dish!! (I threw in some crumbled bacon, YUM:) Love ALL your fabulous recipes! Thank you for so many yummy treats!

  2. postedMay 11, 2012 3:35 AM

    SO I think I will hint that I want this on Mother’s Day. With my husband I will have to hint really loud πŸ˜‰

  3. postedMay 11, 2012 3:49 AM

    Dear Family, I want what Lori wants. Love, Me πŸ˜‰

  4. postedMay 11, 2012 4:45 AM

    Dear Lori’s Family, Can you let my family know I’d like the same?

  5. postedMay 11, 2012 5:02 AM

    Sounds like a PERFECT Mother’s Day. I’d like the same!

  6. postedMay 11, 2012 5:18 AM
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    Oh, my, you just planned my perfect Mother’s Day for me, too. I think that I will leave the computer open all day to this exact post. πŸ™‚ Happy Friday…and Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. postedMay 11, 2012 5:40 AM

    Oh Lori! This looks SO good!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! Hope you and your boys have a wonderful day!

  8. postedMay 11, 2012 5:46 AM

    Yes Yes and Yes! Love egg dishes like this. Hearty and perfect for breakfast! Have a great weekend Lori!

  9. postedMay 11, 2012 6:32 AM

    This sounds so yummy! And easy!

  10. postedMay 11, 2012 6:42 AM
    Catalina @ Cake with Love

    Love those big chunks of bacon and that you added green chile, this will make such a nice wekend brunch!

  11. postedMay 11, 2012 7:21 AM
    Lauren | Hippie Dog Company

    This looks amazing! I am going to have to try it! I love green chilies! Thanks!

  12. postedMay 11, 2012 8:02 AM

    I make something similar on a regular basis and like to throw some more veggies in (onions and mushrooms, mostly) πŸ™‚ You would probably flip if you ever tasted fresh Hatch green chile (from New Mexico) instead of the stuff from the can. I get so sad when people have only experienced the canned version.

  13. postedMay 11, 2012 8:22 AM

    What a fabulous breakfast bake! This looks so delicious, Lori!

  14. postedMay 11, 2012 8:47 AM

    a day to chillax is my ideal day, too!

    happy mother’s day, Lori!

  15. postedMay 11, 2012 9:04 AM

    I’m not sure which sounds more fabulous…your mother’s day plans or your recipe. πŸ™‚

  16. postedMay 11, 2012 11:31 AM

    That sounds like a PERFECT Mother’s Day. I hope you get all you wish for on Sunday! Enjoy!!

  17. postedMay 11, 2012 1:07 PM

    I think my husband could handle making something like this for me… breakfast in bed after sleeping in has been a dream of mine since having 3 kids! Happy Mothers Day Lori!

  18. postedMay 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    Lori, this looks like heaven! I hop you do have a very relaxed Mother’s Day weekend. You deserve it girl!

  19. postedMay 11, 2012 8:50 PM

    Oh my, this looks really good! me want πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s day!!

  20. postedMay 12, 2012 1:12 AM

    i hope i can pamper my mom like that this weekend! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! hope you & your family will celebrate it well<3

  21. postedMay 12, 2012 6:19 AM

    Oh yum! It’s breakfast time now, I need to whip this up! Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

  22. postedMay 12, 2012 7:29 AM

    Sounds perfect-except for that vigorous walking part!

  23. postedMay 12, 2012 9:36 AM

    Wow! That sounds exactly like what I requested!!! Movie, book, beach and no cooking! I love when people cook for me – especially my own family. My 12 year old daughter is in charge of the menu this year.

  24. postedMay 12, 2012 9:55 AM

    Love this! (although…it’s a bit more walking than I would prefer on my mother’s day) but sounds like a fun day to me!

  25. postedMay 12, 2012 12:23 PM
    Nancy Brown

    This delicious dish will be a perfect addition for my brunch! Happy Mother’s Day!

  26. postedMay 12, 2012 7:26 PM

    That sounds like the perfect day!! As does this egg bake!!

  27. postedMay 12, 2012 11:18 PM

    This looks fabulous, Lori! And perfect for those brunch get-togethers so you don’t have to slave away at the stove.

  28. postedMay 13, 2012 3:51 PM
    Maria in NJ

    Hi Lori Happy Mothers Day…Nay I had to work today, but some day I will have a life…glad that you got to enjoy a nice day though…that bake looks awesome, I would like to try that…

  29. postedMay 14, 2012 3:23 PM

    I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day and I am sure it was if you ate that! It looks fab – and easy to make gluten free πŸ™‚

  30. postedMay 15, 2012 3:30 PM

    My husband (who is normally not a cook besides mac and cheese and hot dogs) made this for me for mothers day. LOVED it…so did my husband and picky boys (ages 1 1/2 and 4). Thank you for the awesome recipe. Posted it on my blog too.

  31. postedMay 17, 2012 8:03 PM
    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl

    Pinning under my breakfast board!

  32. postedMay 23, 2012 9:43 PM

    I just mentally crawled inside this dish – mouth open. Making this over the weekend!

  33. postedSep 13, 2012 1:42 PM
    Flower Girl

    What kind of milk would you recommend. My family drinks skim milk. Will it taste okay?


    • postedSep 15, 2012 6:27 AM

      I only ever have skim milk in the house, so I’m sure that’s what I used here!

  34. postedSep 19, 2012 10:52 AM
    Vilma T

    can this be cooked in a crock pot? and if so, would this be an overnight thing to cook? I normally dont have too much time and if this could be put to cook in a crock pot while I sleep at night,it would be awsome….

    • postedSep 19, 2012 11:09 AM

      I have no idea- haven’t tried it in the crockpot!

  35. postedOct 2, 2012 4:38 PM

    Looks delish. I work shift work and we cook sometimes. We are about to go back to graveyards for the next 28 days, so I am thinking this might have to be a try at the P.D. πŸ™‚

  36. postedNov 14, 2012 5:18 AM
    Kim Rackham

    I used this recipe in my weekly menu on my blog this week. It was really yummy–thanks for sharing!

  37. postedJan 5, 2013 8:23 PM

    Can I just leave out the flour? or would I need to decrease some of the milk to accommodate for the lack of flour?

    • postedJan 6, 2013 7:58 PM

      Leaving out the flour might not be such a great idea. It may not thicken up enough.

  38. postedMar 30, 2013 1:39 PM


    Thinking about making this tomorrow for Easter and just wanted to verify it only uses 4 large eggs for the 9×13 pan? I just made another egg that was very similar that used 8 eggs? thank you

    • postedMar 31, 2013 8:09 AM

      I’m sorry I’m probably too late (was out of town last few days)… but yes, 4 eggs is correct!

  39. postedMay 11, 2013 1:41 PM

    Can I fix this the night before?

    • postedMay 13, 2013 5:53 AM

      And bake the next day… I don’t think so. It’s very easy to assemble all in one morning though- just have all of your ingreds ready!

  40. postedFeb 12, 2014 7:31 AM
    Kathy F

    Just stumbled across this recipe and it looks wonderful but I have one question, why the flor????

    • postedFeb 16, 2014 6:06 PM

      Acts as a thickening agent.

  41. postedMar 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    Lori I can’t stop thinking about this recipe why are there no green chiles in my cupboard right now???

  42. postedJul 22, 2014 10:17 AM

    Looks soooo damn good!

  43. postedJul 14, 2015 10:05 PM

    ? Β I am hoping to make this for a girls camp serving 85 people. Β  I am planning on making 11 before…i was going to cook, then freeze and then thaw and reheat…do you think that is ok?

  44. postedNov 5, 2016 10:11 AM

    Could hash browns or tater tot coins be used on the bottom of this dish to make it even more substantial? Β I’m going to have a lot of big appetites and hungry bellies to fill!!!

    • postedNov 11, 2016 10:58 AM

      That sounds wonderful, but I haven’t tried it!

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