Cheesy Jalapeno Egg Squares

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Cheesy Jalapeno Egg Squares are a simple 4 ingredient recipe made from eggs, shredded cheese, diced onion and canned, diced jalapeno peppers.  This versatile Mexican egg casserole can be served for breakfast or cut into squares for a spicy appetizer.  And, these qualify as a keto and/or low carb recipe.

Baked Egg Squares with Jalapenos recipe:

I love recipes with few ingredients, and this Mexican egg casserole fits the bill with only four ingredients – eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, diced, canned jalapenos and diced onions.  If you’re like me, you probably already have 3 of the 4 in your pantry already, and the canned jalapenos are an easy pantry item to add to your grocery list.

My friend Gabe shared this Cheesy Jalapeno Egg Squares recipe with me. It’s a standard dish on her family’s holiday table.  Cut these jalapeno baked eggs into squares, and you have the perfect appetizer. Or, this would be divine served for breakfast or brunch.

I made these for my BFF and her husband for a quick, impromptu Friday night, and let’s just say that the three of us took out the entire pan. They are that good!

It’s a simple recipe. You truly mix together all four ingredients, pour into a baking dish and bake.  Serve baked egg squares with jalapenos hot or at room temperature.

You might also call these keto egg cups since all four ingredients qualify as low carb. I love great keto breakfast recipes. Eggs, cheese, jalapenos and onions (in moderation) are all low carb ingredients.  Low Carb Egg Cups for the win if you are starting off the year on a low carb or keto diet. If you are worried about the onions in your low-carb diet, use scallions instead as they have a lower sugar content.

How to Make Mexican Cheese Squares:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then add shredded cheese, diced onions and jalapenos and mix.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until set and lightly golden around the edges.

For the full instructions for baked egg squares with jalapenos, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Jalapeno Cheese Squares:

  • This cheesy egg casserole with jalapenos has only 4 ingredients total!  How easy is that?
  • I used canned jalapenos. Drain off the excess liquid and dice into the desired size.  A 7 ounce can equals to approximately 1/4 cup.  Like it hot? Add more.  Prefer less heat, use less jalapenos.
  • For the cheese, use cheddar cheese that is either pre-shredded or you can shred it yourself.  These cheesy jalapeno bites would be delicious with other types of cheese like Monterrey or Colby Jack.
  • Love the spice of jalapenos? Try our Jalapeno Pineapple Limeade and Jalapeno Pina Colada.
  • For those of you on a low carb diet, take notes that these are a great keto breakfast option.

4-Ingredient Recipes

Recipes with 4 ingredients or less are our jam.  Here’s some of our favorites:

3 Ingredient Chicken Salad

4 Ingredient Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

3 Ingredient Spiral Crock Pot Ham

4 Ingredient Egg Salad

3 Ingredient Steak Marinade

4 Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs

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Cheesy Jalapeno Egg Squares

Cheesy Jalapeno Egg Squares are a simple 4 ingredient recipe made from eggs, shredded cheese, diced onion and canned, diced jalapeno peppers.  This versatile Mexican egg casserole can be served for breakfast or cut into squares for a spicy appetizer. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Casserole
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeesy jalapeno egg squares, cheesy egg casserole with jalapenos, jalapeno egg bites, mexican cheese squares, mexican egg casserole
Servings: 12 squares
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup diced, canned jalapenos (juices drained)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix together all ingredients; pour into the prepared dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.

Notes

  • This cheesy egg casserole with jalapenos has only 4 ingredients total!  How easy is that?  
  • I used canned jalapenos; drain off the excess liquid and dice into the desired size.  A 7 ounce can equals to approximately 1/4 cup.  Like it hot? Add more.  Prefer less heat, use less jalapenos. 
  • For the cheese, use cheddar cheese that is either pre-shredded or you can shred it yourself.  These cheesy jalapeno bites would be delicious with other types of cheese like Monterrey or Colby jack.
  • Love the spice of jalapenos? Try our Jalapeno Pineapple Limeade and Jalapeno Pina Colada.
  • For those of you on a low carb diet, take notes that these are a great keto breakfast option. 

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 1mg

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