15 Chilean Breakfast Recipes Worth Trying

It might surprise you that breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day in Chile.

Traditional Chilean Sopaipilla fried pastries made of leavened dough

Chileans eat up to four meals a day, with lunch being the biggest. There’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a fourth meal called once that’s similar to tea time in Britain. 

That means breakfast, if it’s even eaten, is often light and simple. That doesn’t mean it’s any less delicious, though! I’m going to explain which dishes are traditional breakfast foods and give you recipes to try at home.

So without further ado, here are some of the most popular Chilean breakfast foods to start your day with. 

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Try these classic Chilean breakfast dishes to start off your day, or check out other traditional Chilean recipes if you want to learn more about their food culture!

15 Chilean Breakfast Recipes Worth Trying

Traditional Chilean Sopaipilla fried pastries made of leavened dough

Wondering what’s for breakfast in Chile? Learn about traditional Chilean breakfast foods and make them yourself with these popular Chilean breakfast recipes.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.