Cheese and Green Chiles Squares Recipe from Mexico

Cheese and Green Chiles Squares

Cheese and Green Chiles Squares Recipe from Mexico
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 12


Cheese and Green Chiles Squares
Cheese and Green Chiles Squares

Cheese and Green Chiles Squares is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a quick meal or as a side dish for a larger spread. The combination of cheese, green chiles, and rice creates a flavorful and satisfying dish that is sure to please your taste buds.


This recipe is a popular dish in the southwestern United States, where green chiles are a staple ingredient in many dishes. The combination of cheese and green chiles is a classic flavor pairing that has been enjoyed for generations.


How to prepare

  1. Combine rice, green chiles, cheese, pimientos in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs and salt.
  3. Pour the mixture into a buttered 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350°F (177°C) (325°F if using a glass dish) for 30 minutes or until set.
  5. Cut into 1 inch squares.
  6. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve later.


  • Add cooked and crumbled bacon for a smoky flavor.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as pepper jack or cheddar, for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use warm cooked rice to ensure that the dish cooks evenly.

- You can add chopped, pitted ripe olives for an extra burst of flavor.

- Be sure to slightly beat the eggs before adding them to the mixture to ensure a smooth texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cheese and Green Chiles Squares as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak, or enjoy it on its own as a light meal.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use brown rice or quinoa instead of white rice.

- Use canned diced tomatoes instead of green chiles.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cheese and Green Chiles Squares on a platter garnished with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Cheese and Green Chiles Squares with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cheese and Green Chiles Squares contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Cheese and Green Chiles Squares contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cheese and Green Chiles Squares contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cheese and Green Chiles Squares contains approximately 10 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.


This recipe contains dairy (cheese) and eggs.


Cheese and Green Chiles Squares is a balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


Cheese and Green Chiles Squares is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy this delicious recipe with family and friends!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be special to me. It was a warm summer day, and I was rummaging through some old cookbooks that had been passed down to me from my mother. As I flipped through the pages, a small slip of paper fell out and fluttered to the ground.

Curious, I picked it up and saw that it was a handwritten recipe for Cheese and Green Chiles Squares. The writing was faded and slightly smudged, but I could make out the ingredients and instructions clearly. As I read through the recipe, my mouth watered at the thought of the cheesy, spicy squares.

I had never made anything like this before, but I was excited to give it a try. I could imagine the savory aroma filling my kitchen as the squares baked to golden perfection. I decided then and there that I would make this recipe for my family, and hopefully, it would become a new favorite in our household.

I gathered all the ingredients listed on the recipe card and set to work in the kitchen. The first step was to mix together shredded cheddar cheese, diced green chiles, and a few other seasonings. The smell of the chiles wafted up from the bowl, making my mouth water even more.

Next, I beat together eggs, milk, and flour until the mixture was smooth and creamy. I poured the egg mixture over the cheese and chile mixture, stirring everything together until it was well combined.

I poured the mixture into a greased baking dish and popped it into the oven. As the squares baked, the kitchen filled with the most tantalizing aroma. I could hardly wait for them to be done so I could sink my teeth into the cheesy, spicy goodness.

When the timer finally went off, I pulled the baking dish out of the oven and marveled at the sight before me. The Cheese and Green Chiles Squares were a beautiful golden brown, with bits of melted cheese and green chiles peeking out from the top.

I let them cool for a few minutes before cutting them into squares and serving them to my family. The first bite was pure heaven – the cheese was gooey and rich, the green chiles added a subtle heat, and the crust was perfectly crispy.

My family devoured the squares in record time, proclaiming them to be a new favorite. I smiled with pride, knowing that I had discovered a recipe that would be passed down for generations to come.

From that day on, Cheese and Green Chiles Squares became a staple in our home. I made them for every family gathering, potluck, and holiday celebration. They were always a hit, and I loved sharing the recipe with anyone who asked.

As I look back on that fateful day when I found the recipe, I am filled with gratitude. It was a happy accident that brought Cheese and Green Chiles Squares into my life, and I will always cherish the memory of discovering it in those old cookbooks.

Now, whenever I make these squares, I am reminded of that special moment and the joy they have brought to my family. Cooking is not just about following a recipe – it's about creating memories and sharing love with those we care about. And for me, Cheese and Green Chiles Squares will always hold a special place in my heart.


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