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Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs (Video)

Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs were quick and easy for a delicious low-carb breakfast idea without many ingredients; skip the low-carb tortillas for even less carbs. 

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The idea of eggs cooked in some kind of spicy sauce is what has inspired famous dishes like Shakshuka and Huevos Rancheros. I could have been thinking something like that when this simple breakfast idea for Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs popped into my mind, but truthfully I think the recipe was most inspired by a jar of Herdez Salsa Verde (affiliate link) that I stumbled across in the pantry. This was one of those “What can I make with ingredients I already have?” kind of experiments, and wow, did I love this easy breakfast.

I ate my Salsa Verde Eggs with some of my favorite low-carb tortillas to dip into the egg yolk, and savored every bite. These eggs were quick and easy for a delicious low-carb breakfast idea that’s perfect for a morning when you need breakfast and don’t have much time. And this is also one of my easy Five Ingredients recipes, or only four ingredients if you skip the low-carb flour tortillas! I hope you enjoy trying this recipe that’s one of my favorites!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • eggs
  • Herdez Salsa Verde (affiliate link) (green chile salsa) or other Salsa Verde that’s low in sugar
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to make this recipe:

(Scroll down for the complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. There are two reasons for putting the eggs into little dishes before you start heating the sauce. Not only does it help them come to room temperature (so the whites cook quickly and keep the yolks runny) but it also helps you get them into the frying pan without breaking the yolks.
  2. I made a single serving in an 8 inch frying pan; just double the recipe to make Salsa Verde Eggs for Two in a larger pan.
  3. Start by putting 1/2 cup of your favorite Salsa Verde into a frying pan that you’ve sprayed with olive oil or nonstick spray.
  4. Cook the salsa verde over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until it’s bubbling.  (Getting the sauce piping hot like this is important so the egg whites cook quickly and leave the yolks soft.
  5. Then gently nestle the eggs on top of the spicy sauce.  The white should almost immediately start to cook if your salsa verde is nice and hot.
  6. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of grated cheese over the eggs, cover, and cook on medium-low for about 3-4 minutes, or until the whites are firm and yolks are still soft.  (Or cook them to your liking if you’re not into soft yolks.)
  7. Season eggs with salt and fresh ground black pepper and serve hot.

Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs are delicious with low-carb tortillas to dip into the yolk if desired.

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Low-Carb Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Bacon, Green Chile, and Mushroom Omelet ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Bobbi’s Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Eggs, Cheese, and Green Chiles ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cheesy Mexican Frittata ~ Boulder Locavore

Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs

Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs

Yield 1 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

These Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs were quick and easy for a delicious low-carb breakfast idea.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde (green chile salsa)
  • 2 T grated cheese (I used Kirkland Four Cheese Mexican Blend from Costco.)
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Break each egg into a small bowl and let the eggs come to room temperature while you warm the salsa.  (This may seem like a fussy step, but it really will give you a better result.)
  2. Spray an 8″ frying pan with olive oil or non-stick spray.  Add 1/2 cup of salsa verde and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until the salsa is piping hot and starting to bubble.
  3. Gently nestle the eggs into the salsa, sprinkle with cheese, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pan with a lid, and cook 3-4 minutes, or until the whites are firm and the yolks are still soft.  (Or cook to your liking if you don’t like soft eggs.)
  4. While the eggs are cooking, heat or microwave the tortillas if you’re using them.
  5. When eggs are done, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper and serve hot, with tortillas if desired.


 The recipe can easily be increased if you use a larger pan.

This recipe created by Kalyn when she had a jar of Herdez Salsa Verde (affiliate link) that needed to be used.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 386mgSodium: 1536mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
The eggs alone would be a very low-carb meal and would be approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet or other low-carb eating plans. If you eat your eggs with whole wheat or low-carb tortillas like I did, this dish would be phase 2 or 3 for South Beach.  (If you omit the cheese and choose salsa without sugar, this recipe can be Paleo.)

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    38 Comments on “Fifteen Minute Salsa Verde Eggs (Video)”

  1. Thank you for such a great idea! My husband and I greatly enjoyed this dish!!!! It took me a second try to get the eggs just right (hehe, we ate it for breakfast two days in a row) and I added turkey sausage as well — super YUM 🙂

  2. I just finished this most tasty breakfast. Really delicious. I skipped the tortillas, but did not miss them at all. I'm just coming down with a cold and I find myself craving spicy things–odd…Anyway, these hit the spot. Thanks.

  3. My wife just adores every kind of food that contains eggs. Wonderful, this will be my surprise for her today! 🙂

  4. Gina, I love that!

  5. That's so funny, I've made this too. We think alike Kalyn!

  6. I just went to Costco and found this great salsa. Its a molcajete fire roasted type. I used that instead of the verde. This was so delicious! I omitted the tortilla and added some avocado slices! Yum! I have a weird love hate relationship with eggs. I know they are so good for me and low in calories, high in protein, but I get grossed out by them so easily. Cooking them in the salsa is brilliant! I can totally eat eggs this way!

  7. Barb, just added that salsa to my Costco list!

  8. Made this this morning and it was yummy. I used my new favorite salsa from Costco called Tomatillo and Avocado
    Salsa from Rojo in the refrigerated section. It's a large 42 oz. contained but its soooo good you won't have a problem using it up. ?

  9. Eileen and Kevin, thanks. And the runny yolks is always a plus for me!

    Monika, can't imagine moving that many times, but thanks for doing it.

  10. As a military wife with 14 moves behind us, we called meals like this "pantry surprise"! Always happy when great new recipes came of the experiment.

  11. So easy and yet so so good! This is my kind of breakfast!

  12. These eggs sounds great! It helps that salsa verde is my absolute favorite, of course. 🙂 If I'm having eggs with salsa, I usually just scramble them all together–gently poaching the eggs in the salsa is such a good plan. Plus: runny yolk!

  13. Lydia, I like that idea!

  14. Great way to clean out that pantry! I love breakfasts like this, quick and easy. I might add a touch of green Tabasco to mine!

  15. Merrill, I think that would work. The enchilada sauce is thinner, so I might use a couple tablespoons more and simmer it a few minutes longer so it's reduced a bit.

  16. I don't have any salsa verde on hand but do have green enchilada sauce – close enough?

  17. Joanne, Val, and Debby, so glad you like it. For such a quick breakfast, I really enjoyed this.

  18. This sounds yummy!

  19. Yum! I've made something similar that I like to call "Mexican Poached Eggs" – I simmer some black beans in the salsa before adding the eggs and use queso fresco instead of a melting cheese. Love these easy pantry meals. 🙂

  20. This is SUCH a delicious idea! I've been eating eggs nonstop lately so these are definitely going to be made soon! Yum!