This recipe for baked eggs in a chile verde sauce is a really popular low carb breakfast. The fresh, tangy chile verde sauce pairs with the hot eggs for a heartwarming breakfast made in a snap. Bake them covered on top of the stovetop or in a 325 degree oven.
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Popular Uses for Chile Verde
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Easiest Method for Baked Eggs with Verde Sauce
One of the main reasons we love these chile verde eggs is because they are so easy! They take about 10 minutes from start to finish which makes them the perfect healthy weekday breakfast.
By far the easiest way to make chile verde baked eggs is to use a pre-made chile verde sauce and gently cook the eggs nestled into the sauce on the stovetop over medium-low heat (covered). This method takes about 8 minutes all told.
Alternatively you can nestle the eggs into the sauce, cover and bake in a 325 F oven for 5 minutes. The recipe below details each of these methods.
If you have the time and available ingredients, this homemade chile verde sauce ups the flavor even more. Make it throughout the Summer, freeze it and use your own chile verde in this dish.
Variations Using Chile Verde
The recipe below is for eggs baked in wells of a pre-made chile verde sauce.
Baked eggs aren’t for everyone though- and one of the best things about eggs is you can cook them in so many different ways!
The recipe below would be easily adaptable to egg “muffins” (made in muffin tins). Just add a base layer of refried beans, add the chile verde, crack an egg on top and sprinkle with cheese. Cook at 350° for about 15-17 minutes.
Another great variation of this recipe would be to bake the eggs in a chile verde “ragu”, similar to this Harissa Baked Shakshouka recipe. Follow steps 5-7, and allow to cool slightly. Top with crema mexicana (or sour cream) and red salsa to resemble the Mexican flag.
If you prefer it with poached eggs, here is how to make the perfect poached egg
With chile verde sauce as the star ingredient, you can easily mix and match proteins for a great dinner. Typically made with chicken, this chile verde stew substitutes in beef or pork for an incredible dinner that will provide leftovers for tacos the next day.
The traditional serving accoutrement is tortillas- but if you are trying to maintain a low carb lifestyle, low carb tortillas can be hard to come by. Check out our low carb tortilla comparison here.
Here are some other low carb traditional serving suggestions for this eggs and chile verde:
- With refried beans
- Over a slice of ham
- With chorizo
- Over a layer of shredded chicken
- With any squash- our favorite with this dish is butternut squash
This is a delicious recipe no matter how you serve it!
More Low Carb Breakfast Recipes:
- Low Carb Chorizo and Eggs (Breakfast or Dinner)
- Low Carb Eggs on a Bed of Bacon & Spinach
- Low Carb Zucchini Frittata for Breakfast
- Moroccan Shakshouka (baked eggs)
Recipe for Baked Eggs with Chile Verde Sauce
Baked Eggs with Chile Verde
- Medium skillet Oven proof skillet
- 1-2 tbsp Olive oil or oil of your choice
- 1-2 cups chile verde sauce see this recipe for DIY chile verde sauce or purchase ready made
- 3-6 eggs depending on how large your skillet is
- 1 cup cotija cheese or queso fresco
- Heat oil over medium to medium-low heat. Cover the bottom of a non-stick, oven safe skillet with the chile verde sauce and heat until lightly bubbling.1-2 tbsp Olive oil, 1-2 cups chile verde sauce
- Make 3-5 shallow wells in the sauce and gently crack an egg into each well (amount of eggs will depend on how large your skillet is). The egg should not be touching the bottom of the skillet.3-6 eggs
- Sprinkle with cotija cheese (or queso fresco), cover skillet, and cook slowly over low heat until the egg yolks are to your liking. For me it was just under 8 minutes on the stovetop. Alternatively put covered skillet in 325 degree oven for 5 minutes or until yolks are cooked to your liking.1 cup cotija cheese
- Serve with additional sauce, black beans, cilantro, extra cheese or straight out of the pan!
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Sunday 11th of April 2021
Hi, Is chile verde sauce the same as salsa verde? :)
Sunday 11th of April 2021
Good question! The names get tossed around a lot with no clear definition...salsa verde, chile verde sauce, chile verde stew, chile verde asada, and green chile sauce. The ingredients are all pretty similar, but to me, chile verde sauce is smoother and more processed, while salsa is more rustic and chunky.
The Mexican Food Journal says:
“There are generally two ways that Mexican salsas are prepared, with boiled ingredients or fire roasted / pan roasted ingredients. These two methods create distinctive flavor profiles.
Boiled salsas tend to be milder in flavor where the taste of the vegetables are out in front. Roasted salsas are bolder in flavor where the smoky flavors from charring add a deeper element.”
Hope that helps.