Tex-Mex Cheese Strata

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + standing


6-8 servings

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
Tortilla chips add a little fun to this south-of-the-border brunch. For a spicier taste, substitute pepper Jack for the Monterey Jack cheese. —Vickie Lowrey, Fallon, Nevada
Tex-Mex Cheese Strata Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups coarsely crushed nacho tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. Arrange tortilla chips in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese and set aside. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, onion, chiles, ketchup and hot pepper sauce; pour over cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 369 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.