Chorizo, Potato and Green Chile Omelet Recipe -
Chorizo, Potato and Green Chile Omelet Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Chorizo, Potato and Green Chile Omelet

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"Kick start your day with this zesty omelet filled to the brim with spicy sausage, green chile peppers, and melted Mexican-style cheese."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook chorizo and onions in medium ovenproof skillet on medium heat 8 min. or until chorizo is done, stirring frequently. Add potatoes and chiles; cook 2 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese; spread to form even layer in skillet.
  3. Whisk eggs and sour cream until well blended; pour over chorizo mixture. Top with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 25 min. or until center is set. Serve topped with salsa.
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  • If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, wrap the handle of your regular skillet with several layers of foil before placing in oven. Remember that all parts of the skillet will be hot when removing it from the oven.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2012

I made this whole recipe in my cast iron skillet which was great because it could go from stove to oven lickety-split. I did cut back on the frozen hashbrowns just a touch only because I had just under a cup and a half left in the bag. I did not have the specific cheese that the recipe asked for--I used pepper jack. The salsa I used was homemade and I also used reduced fat sour cream. Boy, was this good--both my kids and I thought this was VERY tasty. Both my sons asked for seconds! I would like to make this again but I think I would cut back both the cheese and the sour cream for next time and see if I can't throw in some fresh chopped vegetables. As is, quite good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 18, 2014

This was ok growing up my mom would make chorizo with nopales and eggs and her simple dish was so much flavorful then this one. All the cheese and is not called for when making chorizo they are fillers. Seeing all these recipes makes me want to start my own cooking website. I have had coworkers ask me if I would sell my left overs..and ppl have paid me to cook for their parties and I am not a chef or run a catering business. I just love to cook and use fresh,local ingredients. Try longanesa instead of chorizo it will blow your mind.same flavor but its more meaty.

Sep 07, 2011

surprisingly good! will make again. even reheated well

Aug 11, 2011

Instead of chorizo I would put turkey Bacon and some spinach but overall great recipe

Dec 27, 2011

I made this for Christmas morning and it was really good. I had never had chorizo before but I wanted to try something new. I bought liquid egg whites instead of using 8 egg whites. It was good as a left over as well.

Jul 08, 2012

Very good! light, flavorful! I am queen of substitutions so I altered the recipe a bit. I used ham loaf instead of chorizo - that's what I had on hand. I didn't have the cheese or green chilies so I used a can of Campbell's fiesta cheese soup. I used a total of 8 whole eggs instead of the egg whites.

Apr 21, 2012

I was really surprised by how good this was. We had to make some minor changes. We subbed 4 whole eggs for the 8 egg whites, used whatever cheese was around, and par-cooked diced potatoes since there were no hash browns in the house. Everyone (even the picky kid and picky adult) loved it. Definitely keep the chorizo- I think that's what gave it so much flavor.

Aug 18, 2011

This is great! We saved the leftovers and made breakfast burros the next day!


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  • Calories
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 827 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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