Makes 8 serviings

How to Make It

Step 1

Spread bread evenly in a buttered 9- by 13-inch pan.

Step 2

In a bowl, beat eggs and milk just to blend. Add jack cheese, cheddar cheese, canned chilies, onion, fresh chili, chopped cilantro, parsley, and salt. Pour evenly over bread. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Uncover and bake in a 350° oven until center barely jiggles when gently shaken and top is lightly browned, about 45 minutes.

Step 4

Garnish servings with cilantro sprigs and avocado slices. Add fruit salsa to taste.

Step 5

Fruit Salsa. Pit, peel, and coarsely chop 1 firm-ripe mango (1 lb.). Coarsely chop 3 Roma tomatoes (3/4 lb. total). Mix mango, tomatoes, 1/2 cup sliced green onion, 2 tablespoons minced fresh Anaheim chili, 1 clove pressed garlic, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, and salt to taste.

Step 6

Nutritional analysis per serving with salsa.

Ratings & Reviews

karenfar's Review

February 09, 2013
Excellent! Made for guests. I use pepper jack because I had it on hand and did not add the chilies. Also, used cheese onion bread but think the cheese jalapeno would be worth a try. I did not do ahead and it still turned out great.

carobee's Review

July 21, 2010
We love this recipe, and it's been a special go-to for nearly 10 years - my dad even made it for my post-wedding brunch. Exquisite.