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Spectacular Bed & Breakfast Recipes

Food is in our DNA at Inn of the Turquoise Bear. You already know about our breakfasts, but we don’t stop with the morning meal – you’ll enjoy our fresh-baked treats at the inn each afternoon, including Pie-day (Friday). Peruse our collection of wonderful bed and breakfast recipes, from treats to sides and entrees – you’ll be sure to find something you like, and maybe something to make at home to remind you of your great stay in Santa Fe…


White Plate with Green Chile Frittata on it garnished with sprig of cilantro

Green Chile Frittata

This Frittata has become a guest favorite.  It's light and fluffy and so quick and easy to prepare.  While you can add any type of sauteed veggies you'd like sometime less is more!  Flavored with diced New Mexico green chiles and thickened with corn masa the taste is reminiscent of a tamale.  Enjoy!... view full recipe

Bowl of New Mexico Posole Rojo with sliced cabbage, radish.

New Mexico Pozole Rojo (Red Posole)

In New Mexico, there is an abundance of comfort food at family celebrations and holiday parties. Posole, the savory and hearty, rather soupy stew made from dried large white corn kernels simmered for hours, is traditional and easy to prepare. This is our Head Housekeeper Violeta's recipe.  You can find it year round in Santa Fe but it's a tradition to serve this during the holidays.  Stir in a spicy, red purée of dried New…... view full recipe

Close up of a stack of golden brown savory waffles

Green Chile Waffles

Savory waffles are a thing of mystery and enchantment!  We've created a savory waffle using a local ingredient...New Mexico Green Chiles.  It's a light presence in these savory waffles. Just a "hint" of chile not heat but great flavor!  Guests will top them with both sweet maple syrup or with their eggs for a full savory breakfast dish.  We love these waffles!   We hope you do also!  We often include them in a dish with…... view full recipe

Plate of grits topped with green chile shrimp sauce, shrimp, bacon bits, green onion, and a side of eggs.

Green Chile Shrimp & Grits with Eggs

Always looking for new and innovative comfort food for our guests that doesn't include pork we developed a dish featuring New Mexico green chile to accompany a breakfast shrimp & grits dish.  The inspiration came to Innkeeper Dan while attending an innkeeping industry conference in Nashville, TN where he devoured a shrimp & grits dish at a local restaurant and thought....why can't we do something like this for breakfast!!  Our dish featured here was recently…... view full recipe

Muesli Pancakes

When we head into Autumn, we start thinking about our Muesli Pancakes.  These are pancakes that are muesli and oats forward....because they are in the batter!  A hint of cinnamon and nutmeg make this an easy but innovative pancake to serve when the weather starts to chill.  We have topped these with sautéed apples browned in butter, brown sugar and bourbon or fresh apricot's from the trees on our property and a sprinkle of cinnamon…... view full recipe

Sweet Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

We enjoy providing our guests with fresh, tasty, and nutritious breakfast options at our Santa Fe inn. As a bed and breakfast, this can be challenging when guests require a vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free diet. Our sweet breakfast quinoa porridge is one of our go -to’s for guests who can’t enjoy our typical sweet breakfast offerings like pancakes or waffles. It’s become a guest favorite. Quinoa is one of the few plant-based sources of complete…... view full recipe


There seems to be a myth that scones are hard to make. Good scones can be quick and easy to prepare. Scones need a light hand when mixing! Most over-mix their dough which makes the scones hard and tough. When David and I first traveled to Ireland almost 20 years ago, we stayed at a lovely B&B in Kenmare. Our host and Innkeeper, Julia, a lovely woman, shared her secret to great light scones. She…... view full recipe

Huevos Rancheros

A New Mexican breakfast standard, our Huevos Rancheros is one of our guests' favorite and it is available for guests to enjoy every morning! One of our favorite guests, Gigi, has been known to order it every day of her two week stay... unless our Blue Corn Pinon Pancakes are on the Menu. Considered a basic farm or peasant food, this dish which features our Head Housekeeper, Violeta's family recipe for red chile, has had…... view full recipe

Fresh Berry Strata

A great recipe to utilize the abundance of fresh summer fruit!  This delicious fresh berry strata is like a breakfast bread pudding.  Honey, butter, ricotta cheese, a hint of orange from the zest and juice of orange makes this a crowd pleaser.... and so easy!  We serve it real maple syrup and our house-made apricot syrup.  Beautiful when you present to your family or guests at the breakfast table!... view full recipe

White serving bowl of Sweet Basil Chicken Hash including diced chicken, potatoes, red peppers, red onions, green onions, parsley and sweet basil

Sweet Basil Chicken Hash

Looking for a new, innovative take on traditional breakfast hash?  Why not one featuring chicken and fresh basil?  This is another one of our breakfast standards at the Bear.  We're always looking for ways to feature a protein other than pork for breakfast.  Fresh basil, smoked paprika, red peppers and red onions with fresh thyme from the garden along with the traditional diced potatoes.  We prepare the potatoes, pepper & onion mixture, and diced chicken…... view full recipe

Lemon Ginger Waffles topped with chopped candied ginger and syrup

Lemon Ginger Waffles

Why serve ordinary waffles when you can spice things up a bit with chopped candied ginger and lemon!  These waffles use readily available ingredients and are an innovative take on a classic breakfast staple.  They have become one of our go-to sweet dishes during our summer breakfast service.  We serve them with a choice of maple syrup or our house-made apricot syrup from one of the three apricot trees found in our lush acre of…... view full recipe

New Mexican Sope topped with shredded Chicken, Green Chile, Egg, Avocado, Diced Tomatoes, and queso Fresco

Green Chile Chicken Sopes with Egg

A sope is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a fried masa (ground corn) base with savory toppings.  Innkeeper Dan created this dish as a way to use more chicken and green chile in our breakfast service.  The New Mexican green chile makes this an innovative and authentic New Mexican dish.  It has quickly become one of our guest's favorites.  Don't let the multi-components intimidate you.  Each is very easy and the completed dish is…... view full recipe

Plate of Blue Corn Pancakes, bacon and juice

Turquoise Bear Blue Corn Pancake Recipe With Piñon Butter

For years in planning to become an Innkeeper I researched and tested different recipes for future use. I knew several pancake recipes would be needed in my repertoire but didn’t think a simple buttermilk pancake offering would be interesting….though I do love buttermilk pancakes! Buttermilk makes virtually every baked good taste better! Visiting Santa Fe, I was introduced to blue corn and was hooked. Our Turquoise Bear blue corn pancake recipe, along with our house-made Piñon butter…... view full recipe

Lemon Ricotta pancakes with blueberries

Light Lemon Ricotta Pancakes With Blueberries

A hallmark of Spring at the Inn is our Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with fresh blueberries and we have decided to share our lemon pancakes recipe with you! The combination of lemon and blueberries is a classic and fresh-tasting pairing. These lemon pancakes are light and fluffy because you separate the eggs and beat the egg whites to incorporate air into them before folding them into the batter just before pouring it onto the griddle. Greasing…... view full recipe

Rows of Bizcochito cookies - round sugar cookies with cinnamon on a tray

Sweet And Flaky Bizcochito Recipe – A New Mexico Tradition

Did you know, New Mexico was the first state in the country to have an official state cookie? The Bizcochito, bestowed in 1989, actually dates back to when New Mexico was a Spanish Colony. This traditional recipe incorporates brandy, anise, orange and cinnamon, making them the perfect holiday treat. If travel restrictions limit your chances to get to Santa Fe this year, try this sweet and flaky Bizcochito recipe – a New Mexico tradition. Be sure…... view full recipe

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