Get ready to revolutionize your morning mealtime routine with this Egg Tortilla Bake recipe! It’s the ultimate hack for a quick and satisfying breakfast, brunch, or dinner that’s as easy to make as it is delicious.

In just a matter of minutes, you can whip up this hearty and versatile dish that’s packed with protein and bursting with flavor. Picture this: layers of tortillas, eggs, and your favorite add-ins, all baked together in one dish to golden perfection. It’s a wholesome and satisfying meal that’s sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire.

Bonus! This dish is incredibly versatile—feel free to customize it with your favorite toppings like different cheeses and veggies, salsa, or avocado for an extra burst of flavor. With its hearty protein-packed goodness and easy prep, this egg tortilla bake is guaranteed to become your new go-to meal for any time of day!

A triangular slice of egg tortilla bake.

Start your day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast by trying our tortilla egg bake with cottage cheese and fresh toppings. This savory dish features a crispy tortilla crust, a creamy egg and cottage cheese base, and a medley of fresh toppings like tomatoes, green peppers, and spinach. 

Topped off with a layer of melted mozzarella cheese, it’s a satisfying and customizable breakfast or brunch option that’s easy to prepare. Whether you’re hosting a brunch or looking for a wholesome breakfast idea, this recipe offers a delicious and filling choice that will kickstart your morning on a flavorful note.

How to Make an Eggscellent Egg Tortilla Bake Recipe

This recipe comes together with just a few minutes of prep time and minimal cook time, which we love! All you need is a round baking dish (or pie dish) and a mixing bowl! 

We even provide two flavor options to satisfy all your tastebuds. However, once you’ve got the base down, you can mix and match whatever you like best.

Ingredient Base

  • Tortillas – We use a single large flour tortilla, but you could also layer several smaller flour tortillas. 
  • Eggs – We don’t recommend using egg whites unless you want the flavor of the cottage cheese to be front and center.
  • Cottage Cheese – This is our secret ingredient to making this egg tortilla recipe full of protein and extra fluffy in the center! Full-fat varieties are best. 
  • Salt and Black Pepper – Adjust to taste. You can also include a variety of herbs and spices such as onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, or whatever you like best to add a boost of savory flavor. 

Flavor Option One

  • Veggies – Diced tomatoes, green bell peppers, and spinach or arugula help add color, vitamins, and nutrients. 
  • Cheese – We use mozzarella cheese, but any variety you like best will taste great. For the best results, buy a whole block, and grate it yourself! 
Close up view of an egg tortilla bake topped with fresh herbs.

Flavor Option Two

  • Veggies – Tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onions, and spinach combine to give this tortilla and eggs recipe a little bit of Mediterranean flair.
  • Cheese – A combination of feta and mozzarella creates a creamy, tangy flavor we adore.
Egg and tortilla bake with tomatoes, red onion, olives, spinach, feta, and mozzarella.

Flavor Option Three

  • Veggies – Chopped shallots and fresh spinach add a pop of color and a savory, mildly sweet flavor.
  • Cheese – A combination of feta cheese and mozzarella cheese adds lots of gooey, savory goodness.


  1. Prepare. Start by preheating your oven, and greasing a round baking dish or pie dish with cooking spray or a small amount of butter or oil. 
  2. Form the “crust”. Place a tortilla in the bottom of the prepared dish, and press down lightly. 
  3. Layer. Whisk the eggs and cottage cheese together in a bowl until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Then, pour the mixture over the tortilla, and sprinkle your toppings evenly on top. 

Note: If using flavor option three, sauté the shallots and spinach until the spinach wilts before combining the ingredients.

  1. Bake. Transfer the egg tortilla to the preheated oven, and bake until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown. 
  2. Serve. Allow the egg bake to cool slightly, slice, and enjoy warm. 
Slices of an egg tortilla bake with cheese and veggies.

Common Questions About This Egg Tortilla Recipe

Can I use corn tortillas instead? 

We don’t recommend using corn tortillas as they tend to crack in the oven and don’t hold the filling well. If needed, you can swap the flour tortillas for soft gluten-free tortillas instead. 

Can I prep this tortilla egg bake ahead of time? 

Unfortunately, this recipe does not do well when made ahead of time as the tortilla tends to become a bit soggy. Luckily, it’s super easy to make! 

What else can I add? 

Whatever you like! Feel free to mix and match a variety of veggies, protein, cheeses, and toppings to make this egg tortilla bake your own. For instance, diced onions, mushrooms, cooked bacon, sausage, pico, or cilantro all taste great.

More Egg-Filled Breakfast Recipes

A slice of an egg tortilla bake.

Egg Tortilla Bake (2 Ways)

4.87 from 149 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Make your mornings easy with this egg tortilla bake recipe! Easy to customize and ready in 30 minutes, it’s loaded with flavor and protein!


  • Cooking spray or a little oil for greasing the baking dish
  • 1 tortilla 8-10 inches in diameter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Flavor Option One

  • Tomatoes diced
  • Green peppers diced
  • Spinach or arugula chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese (or choice of cheese)

Flavor Option Two

  • Tomatoes
  • Kalamata olives
  • Red onions
  • Spinach
  • Feta cheese
  • Mozarella cheese

Flavor Option Three

  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). While the oven is heating up, gather all the ingredients, and prepare the toppings.
  • Take a round baking dish or a pie dish that's approximately the same size as the tortilla. Grease the bottom and sides of the dish lightly with cooking spray or a small amount of oil.
    Cooking spray or a little oil for greasing the baking dish
  • Place the tortilla at the bottom of the baking dish to create the crust.
    1 tortilla
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and cottage cheese until well combined. Season the mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
    3 large eggs, 1/3 cup cottage cheese, Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste
    Raw eggs and cottage cheese over a tortilla in a dish.
  • Pour the egg and cottage cheese mixture over the tortilla in the baking dish, ensuring it spreads evenly.
    Whisked egg and cottage cheese mixture over a tortilla.
  • Now, add the toppings. Be creative with this step! Sprinkle diced tomatoes, diced green peppers, and chopped spinach or arugula evenly over the egg mixture. Or, use flavor option two with tomatoes, olives, red onions, and spianch. Feel free to add other ingredients like diced onions, mushrooms, or cooked bacon if desired. NOTE: If using flavor option three, sauté the shallots and spinach in a skillet until the spinach wilts before combining the ingredients.
    Tomatoes, Green peppers, Spinach or arugula, Tomatoes, Kalamata olives, Red onions, Spinach
  • Finally, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, feta and mozzarella, or choice of cheese over the top of the toppings. This will give the tortilla bake a nice cheesy finish.
    1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, Feta cheese, Mozarella cheese
    Cheese and veggies over a cottage cheese and egg mixture over a tortilla.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the oven, so keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking.
    A triangular slice of an egg tortilla bake.
  • Once done, remove the tortilla egg bake from the oven, and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing it into wedges or squares.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 686mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1915IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Have you ever tried this recipe with ricotta instead of cottage cheese? I only have ricotta & I’m tempted to try it. 🤔

    1. We haven’t but think it would probably work. The taste and texture would just be slightly different. We’d love to know how it goes if you do try it out!

      Alia & Radwa

  2. I am confused on the serving size? Could you eat the whole thing if you used 2 eggs? I think you could make it a personal size/portions?

    1. We don’t recommend it! You can’t taste it! It just adds protein and contributes to the consistency. You can try omitting it. Just adjust the cooking time as needed. 😊

      Alia & Radwa

  3. This looks so good. I’m confused by step 4 where you show 3 whole eggs already in the shell with the cottage cheese, but the instructions say mix in bowl then pour into the shell- which seems obvious. Did you just take a photo of the whole eggs and cottage cheese before mixing, sitting in the shell by accident? I wonder if it could be tasty doing it with whole eggs versus scrambled ? 🙂

    1. Yes, the pictures are slightly different from the instructions. You could try it with a whole egg. We’d love to know how it turns out!

      Alia & Radwa

    1. You can’t taste it! It just adds protein and helps the consistency. You could try omitting it, but the cook time will likely change.

      Alia & Radwa

      1. You could try the stovetop! We’d love to know how it goes if you give it a try. 😊

        Alia & Radwa

  4. 5 stars
    I love this. So easy to make and tailor recipe to suit cravings. I use low carb high fiber tortillas. Makes great snacking food. Favorite is spinach, mushrooms and carmelized onions with cheddar topping.

  5. I just stumble across your page, I’m glad I did. I’m a single woman living in Mexico and trying to eat healthy with easy recipes.
    I just made the tortilla bake, it’s really good, and easy.
    thank you

    1. 5 stars
      This was delicious. I used red onion, mushrooms, red bell peppers and tomatoes. I added garlic powder and smoked paprika to add extra flavor. I topped it off with feta and Monterey Jack cheese because that’s what I had. Delicious and very filling! I will definitely make this again!

      1. Thank you, Karen! We’re so glad you were able to make it work for you and enjoyed it. 😊

        Alia & Radwa

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious-I used Borisin Herb & garlic cheese as it was all I had Handy👍🏽 It worked very well👍🏽 It would be great served with salsa & a crisp salad‼️

  7. 5 stars
    Really like your recipes and food.
    Your web site is WAY too busy with promotional links about printing, PDF’s and the like.
    I would clean it up so folks jump to recipes easily.
    Just consumer feedback.
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Don! We do try to keep the ads to a minimum but don’t always have control over their placement. We are glad to have you here and hope you continue to enjoy the site!

      Alia & Radwa

  8. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this, it looks absolutely divine, it is precisely what I have been looking for in a breakfast these days! My only question is can you make these and freeze them to be heated in the microwave? I have a surgery coming up where I will be laid up for a couple of weeks and thought this would be ideal for me to microwave every morning until I heal, this plus some fruit and the Danish and coffee, just what the Dr. ordered, lol.

    1. Hi Kim! Unfortunately, this recipe does not do well when made ahead of time as the tortilla tends to become a bit soggy. You might like this egg bake instead.
      We hope your surgery and recovery goes well!

      Alia & Radwa

    1. Hi! We provide the exact instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. 🙂
      We bake the recipe at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, adjusting as needed depending on the filling and oven. Hope this helps!

      Alia & Radwa

  9. 5 stars
    A good day starts with a good breakfast? This could be a new favorite. Thank you. I used a spinach burrito tortilla with a bit of ghee brushed on followed by egg beaters, cheese, roasted artichokes, and some pico de gallo. Yummm!

  10. 5 stars
    You two are so much fun to watch as I’m learning new recipes! Love this tortilla bake; it is so easy to adapt to whatever additions you have available. I bake mine for 35 minutes. Keep up the great work!!