Easy Chilaquiles Verdes

This delicious quick and easy shortcut to chilaquiles verdes gives you authentic Mexican flavor without having to go to the effort of roasting tomatillos and peppers or frying tortillas. It can be served with eggs or chicken for an excellent Mexican breakfast or brunch dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 6 corn tortillas, cut into quarters

  • cooking spray

  • 12 ounces tomatillo verde Mexican cooking sauce (such as Herdez®)

  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco

  • ¼ cup Mexican crema, crema fresca

  • ¼ white onion, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place corn tortilla pieces on the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy, 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Combine tortillas and tomatillo sauce in a skillet over medium heat and simmer until tortillas have softened, about 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into individual ramekins. Top with queso fresco, crema, and sliced onions. Garnish with cilantro.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find queso fresco, you could use a mild feta cheese instead. Substitute sour cream for cream Mexicana if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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