Take-out Tuesday, Green Chili Strata with Bacon Roses

This might just be the easiest and fastest breakfast casserole you will ever make

Green Chilie Strata thepaintedapron.com

It literally takes maybe 5 whole minutes ๐Ÿ™‚


Oh yeah, and like all good breakfast casseroles you do it ahead of time ๐Ÿ™‚


You layer the tortillas with cheese and green chiles and then pour egg milk mixture over all


Everyone always loves it ๐Ÿ™‚

Green Chilie Strata 1 thepaintedapron.com

You can serve it with Bacon Roses

bacon roses thepaintedapron.com

Cut each bacon slice in half and roll up and place in a mini muffin pan


Place pan on a baking sheet just in case there’s an overflow


Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until crispy


Remove from pan and drain.  Some of the pieces might still be not quite done, but you can finish them by putting them in the microwave for a 10-20 second stint

bacon roses 1 thepaintedapron.com

I made these the day before the party and reheated them in small batches in the microwave.  This crisped the still fatty areas, and brought them to room temperature for the buffet.

It’s hard to resist a bacon rose ๐Ÿ™‚

Green Chile Strata

Garnish this easy cheesy strata with bacon roses for a tasty brunch!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 large size flour tortillas
  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chilies drained
  • 3 cups grated Mexican blend cheese
  • 8 eggs beaten
  • 2 c 2% milk
  • 1 cup 1/2 n 1/2


  • Grease 13ร—9 and cover bottom with 2 tortillas, tearing in pieces to make a layer, sprinkle with 1/3 chiles then 1/3 cheese. Repeat layers. Beat eggs with milk and salt and pepper and pour over layers. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  • Bake 350 45-60 min., until puffed and golden and set in the middle. Cool 5 to let set before cutting into squares. Serves 8-12


Note: Normally I recommend grating your own cheese, but in this case the pre-shredded kind is fine
Add cooked and crumbled chorizo sausage
Serve with a dollop of salsa and sour cream on top
Keyword breakfast casserole, brunch dish, easy egg bake, green chili strata, Tex-Mex strata

Bacon Roses

a fancy way to serve bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 24 roses


  • mini muffin pan


  • 12 slices bacon cut in half down the center


  • Roll each half slice into a loose roll and place in a muffin tin well.
  • Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes until cooked through and crispy.
  • Drain well on paper towels.
  • If any of the rolls aren’t quite done, finish them in the micorwave, wrapped in paper towels in batches, cooking at 10 second intervals, until done.
  • These can be made a day ahead and rewarmed before serving. Makes 24 roses, plan on 2-3 per person


You can also cook the bacon strips ans as soon as your remove them from the pan, quickly pat them with paper towels and then roll up into “roses” while they’re still warm
Keyword bacon, bacon rolls, bacon roses, brunch

This strata with bacon roses was part of a recent Goodie Swap brunch


I will be sharing the rest of the recipes over the next few days, all the recipes are fast,  fabulous, and guaranteed to make you the hostess with the mostess   ๐Ÿ™‚


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11 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Green Chili Strata with Bacon Roses”
  1. Lynn says:

    This does sound nice and easy and I love the Southwestern vibe:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Your brunch looks delicious Jenna and I love make-ahead recipes! Looking forward to seeing and sampling more of your menu items ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh my stars and garters I am so making the bacon rosettes on Christmas!

    My wish for you is a holiday season filled with peace, joy and love.

    Happiness an health to you and yours in the new year!

  4. lulu says:

    In Maine we have so many houseguests and I do like to have a breakfast casserole in the refrigerator so that all I have to do is take it out and heated up. This one sounds like a real winner.๐ŸŽ„

  5. Kitty says:

    Jenna, what a fabulous brunch menu! I would love to be a guest at your pretty home. The strata sounds sooo easy and delicious! The bacon roses are adorable. Thanks for all your inspiration. Merry Christmas to you!!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on our Special Edition of Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very special day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  1. […] the other recipes that were part of this years easy brunch see Green Chili Strata with Bacon Roses here and Bleu Cheese Tart with Cranberry Chutney here and Holiday Salad […]

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