Christmas Green Chile Egg Casserole

Christmas Green Chile Egg Casserole

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 5 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
SarahAnn
Recipe by  SarahAnn

“My family demands this casserole every Christmas morning. I've only once dared to try something new, and this was sorely missed! Make this for a brunch and I guarantee you will get recipe requests. This family-favorite is not very healthy, so it only comes out for special occasions.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set butter in a 6x10-inch casserole dish; place dish in the preheating oven until butter is melted.
  2. Mix cottage cheese, Jack cheese, green chiles, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer. Pour mixture into the melted butter in the casserole dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake until middle of casserole is set, about 50 more minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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Reviews (7)

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Sarah Jo
20

Sarah Jo

I used my cast iron skillet for this recipe. I did add one small diced onion and a good amount homemade roasted garlic. I used only ONE 4 ounce can of mild diced green chiles. We LOVED this egg casserole. I made a BIG breakfast to go with it; homemade waffles, bacon-y home fries and served it with homemade salsa and sour cream on the side. NO leftovers.

CHOCO CHIP
5

CHOCO CHIP

This was surprisingly good. I could see it was going to make alot so I adjusted the recipe to cut it in half. After 15 minutes at 400 degrees, I also adjusted the 50 minute cook time to 25 minutes. I followed the recipe except that I added a pinch of black pepper. Delish!

eatcookdream
4

eatcookdream

Delicious, with adjustments. I served it with some tortillas and hot sauce for people to make their own breakfast burritos. Flavor and mouthfeel adjustments: used 3 cans of diced green chiles (2 mild, 1 hot), sauteed a yellow onion and 1 clove of garlic with a little chili powder, used a mix of jack and cheddar cheese. Healthier adjustments: did not use any butter, reduced the cheese to 3 cups instead of 4, and used reduced fat cottage cheese. 3 cups of shredded cheese is still plenty for an egg casserole, and the butter serves no purpose in this recipe other than adding flavor (and a ton of extra fat). Also used 1/2 cup of flour as called for in other versions of this recipe floating around on the internet. I think it needs the extra flour to help it set. Baked it in a 9x13 casserole dish and it definitely served more than 8!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 481 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 37.5 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol
  • 354 mg
  • 118%
  • Sodium
  • 1235 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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