Picante Omelet Pie Recipe
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Picante Omelet Pie Recipe

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This zippy egg bake is a favorite of one of my daughters. She comes for brunch every week before church, so I serve it often.—Phyllis Carlson, Gardner, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Tomato slices and minced fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 298 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 276 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. Pour the picante sauce into a lightly greased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with cheeses; set aside. In a blender, combine eggs and sour cream; cover and process until smooth. Pour over cheese.
  2. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with tomato and cilantro if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Picante Omelet Pie in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p14

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"I have made this for Easter breakfast at Church several times and always receive compliments Its quick and easy to assemble with most of the ingredients on hand. I, too, find that I need to double the cooking time."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"This is my husband's favorite overnight breakfast casserole. For the cheeses I use: 1/4 c. medium cheddar, 1/4 c. sharp cheddar, and 1/2 c. pepper jack. Then I add some green chiles on top of the cheeses (buy whole and cut yourself for best chiles). YUM! Oftentimes cut the sour cream in half and don't really notice any significance difference other than calories consumed. Plus, this is a VERY easy and quick recipe. Great for company. I too find that I need to double cooking time."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"This is a great, quick recipe with one fault: it always takes much longer to cook than the recipe calls for, at least double the time and longer (as I type this, it has been in the oven 50 minutes and still it has not set). Then the edges get overcooked. Otherwise, it is very tasty and a crowd pleaser."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"This has become my favorite egg dish! I serve it at brunches with other egg dishes and this is the one that gets the compliments and recipe requests. I'm not into spicey food and the picante sauce just gives it a nice warmth. Instead of the jack and cheddar cheese, I buy cheddar jack cheese."

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