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Chilaquiles with Tortilla Chips

These chilaquiles with tortilla chips and canned enchilada sauce is the easiest breakfast recipe ever!

You can have it ready and on the table in less than 15 minutes.

I also have another recipe for chilaquiles rojos that’s more traditional as it’s made with a homemade sauce.

chilaquiles with tortilla chips on a plate.

What you’ll need

These are the easiest chilaquiles you’ll ever make!

All you need are just three simple ingredients which include canned enchilada sauce, a bag of tortilla chips and shredded cheese.

Then you also have the option of garnishing them with diced onion, cilantro, avocado or your other favorite toppings.

Use your favorite canned enchilada sauce.

It’s very important to use one you like as the sauce is what’s going to flavor the chips.

As for the tortilla chips, you’ll want to find thick sturdy chips that won’t break so easily otherwise the whole dish could turn to mush.

And you don’t want that.

I love the ease of using bagged tortilla chips but you could also make your own if you prefer.

How to make it

Heat up a skillet over medium heat and add the enchilada sauce. Let the sauce heat up.

canned enchilada sauce in a skillet.

Once the enchilada sauce is hot add the chips. Stir well to make sure all the chips are coated in the sauce.

tortilla chips in enchilada sauce in a skillet.

Then top with the shredded cheese.

tortilla chips coated in enchilada sauce and topped with shredded cheese in a skillet.

Cover the skillet and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Serve the chilaquiles and garnish them with your favorite toppings.

chilaquiles in a skillet

Tips

  • Make sure to use your favorite canned enchilada sauce as this is what’s going to flavor the chips.
  • Use thick sturdy chips so they don’t turn to mush after simmering in the sauce.
  • Use the shredded cheese of your choice such as monterrey jack, cheddar jack or mozzarella.
  • Serve these chilaquiles with a fried egg on top to make it more filling.

Looking for more easy breakfast recipes? Try these:

Chilaquiles with tortilla chips and canned enchilada sauce

This is one of the easiest recipes I make for my family.

It’s perfect for those busy mornings when you just don’t have the time to cook.

Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

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chilaquiles with tortilla chips garnished with diced onion, chopped cilantro and sliced avocado.
chilaquiles with tortilla chips garnished with diced onion, chopped cilantro and sliced avocado.
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Chilaquiles with Tortilla Chips

This easy and delicious chilaquiles recipe uses bagged tortilla chips and canned enchilada sauce making it perfect for busy mornings.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword chilaquiles with canned enchilada sauce, chilaquiles with enchilada sauce, chilaquiles with tortilla chips
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 693 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups canned enchilada sauce
  • 11 oz bag of tortilla chips
  • 3 cups shredded cheese
  • chopped cilantro optional
  • diced onion optional
  • sliced avocado optional

Instructions

  1. Heat up a skillet over medium heat and add the enchilada sauce. Let it heat up for about 5-7 minutes.

  2. Once the sauce is hot add the chips. Stir well to make sure all the chips are coated in the sauce.

  3. Top the chips with the shredded cheese. Cover the skillet and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or so until the cheese has melted.

  4. Serve and garnish with your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

  • Use your favorite canned enchilada sauce
  • Use thick sturdy tortilla chips
  • Use your favorite shredded cheese
Nutrition Facts
Chilaquiles with Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 693 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 2155mg94%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1571IU31%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 560mg56%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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