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Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce

Let’s shake up Taco Tuesday! Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce gives you all that you love about your favorite food day of the week, but with a twist.

Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce

I love having recipes that I can make some of the components ahead of time. This composed dish is the perfect make ahead for nights when you don’t have time to cook an elaborate meal, while also being the ultimate brunch dish.

A Breakfast Classic

Crispy, crunchy, tangy, Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce are like a fiesta for your tastebuds. The best part the fresh, verdant sauce that takes these over the top can be made ahead of time and used for other dishes.

Chilaquiles are a classic Mexican breakfast food. They very region by region, and even family to family. They always start the same though, with a layer of crispy, crunchy, fried tortillas.

We’re taking that classic and updating it with a healthy redo by baking the tortillas. Use whatever brand of favorite Gluten Free tortillas you like. While this dish is a common breakfast item it’s just as ideal for a breakfast for dinner, lunch, or brunch.

What makes this dish so special is the bright, tart, tangy fresh tomatillo sauce. While tomatillos are commonly confused with the green tomato, they’re actually a member of the gooseberry family. They bring instant pop and acidity that works well with toppings such as carnitas, leftover shredded pork, creamy refried beans, and a decadent fried egg begging to be popped.

My favorite part of this sauce is how easy it is. All of the ingredients go into the blender; no cooking required! In addition it made a large batch of sauce. You can freeze it and pull it out the next time the craving for chilaquiles hits.


This easy chilaquiles recipe combines staples like eggs and tortillas with a handful of fresh and vibrant ingredients.

  • Tomatillos – The base of the sauce. These tart and tangy fruits mean “little tomato” but are actually a member of the gooseberry family.
  • Shallots – Adds delicate onion flavor.
  • Garlic – Gives a savory and pungent pop.
  • Kosher Salt
  • Limes – Accents the bright tartness of the tomatillos and makes this sauce zesty.
  • Cilantro – Gives a fresh, herbaceous, and citrusy note of flavor.
  • Avocado – Makes the sauce a little creamy.
  • Pepper
  • Poblano – Gives earthy chile flavor without the heat.

How to Make Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce

This breakfast or brunch recipe is perfect for meal prep. Make the sauce on the weekend and then make the chilaquiles during the week for a healthy and delicious meal. Add some margaritas and you have a ready made fiesta!

Time needed: 45 minutes

Make the tomatillo sauce and then feast on it’s riches all week long! It also freezes beautifully.

  1. Saucy

    Add all of the ingredients for your tomatillo sauce to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and luscious.

  2. Crunchy

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you are making a lot of tortilla chips you will want to use two baking sheets so they can spread out and evenly brown. Cut your tortillas into triangles and arrange them on the baking sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy.

  3. Toss

    Add a handful of the crispy tortillas into a bowl with three tablespoons of tomatillo sauce. Toss to combine.

  4. Top

    Place the tomatillo sauce coated tortillas onto a plate. Top with your favorite toppings such as an egg, cooked meat, and avocado slices.

How to Top Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are a great option to make both vegetarians and carnivores alike happy. The toppings are limitless. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Eggs – Fried or sunny side up eggs are classic.
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Grilled Corn
  • Grilled Meat
  • Refried Beans
  • Black Beans or Charros
  • Dairy Free Cheese
  • Dairy Free Sour Cream


This recipe is completely Gluten Free. However you can use flour tortillas to make this same recipe. You can also top it with Mexican crema or dairy cheeses such as cotija and queso fresco.

Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce Made Easy

Aside from baking up your tortillas, this recipe couldn’t be easier. The only question is, are you serving this with margaritas?

  • The sauce is boss! No need to heat up the oven. Add all of the ingredients for the tomatillo sauce to your blender and let her rip. Allow it to blend until smooth.
  • This recipe makes a lot of sauce. You can portion it out into ziplock bags and freeze it.
  • To make your chilaquiles cut four Gluten Free tortillas into quarters. Add them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake the tortillas at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they are light and crispy. They will get crisper as they cool.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the tomatillo sauce to a large bowl with the chips. Toss to combine.
  • Have fun with your toppings! This is a great way to use any sort of leftover meat. I used leftover carnitas for my Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce. Refried beans, corn, Dairy Free cheese, and a fried egg finished it off.

Are you looking for more breakfast ideas? Make sure to check out my recipe for Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos. Now let’s get cooking!

Gluten Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce

Gluten and Dairy Free Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce

This recipe combines a fresh tomatillo sauce with crispy baked tortillas, and all of your favorite toppings.
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Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing Bowl


Tomatillo Sauce

  • 1 lbs tomatillos, husks removed, washed
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 poblano pepper, seed removed


  • 4 Gluten Free tortillas, cut into 4 per serving
  • cooked meat such as carnitas, pulled pork, shredded chicken
  • refried beans
  • fried egg
  • Dairy Free cheese
  • Corn
  • Fresh cilantro


Tomatillo Sauce

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • This recipe makes quite a bit of sauce. You can portion it out and freeze it for later use.


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • 4 quartered tortillas equals 1 serving.
  • Add your quartered tortillas to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and crispy.
  • Add the chips to a bowl along with about 3 tablespoons of the sauce. Toss to combine.
  • To build your chilaquiles place the sauced chips on a plate.
  • Add your favorite toppings.
  • Enjoy!
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