This green chile egg casserole will change the way you do breakfast. This recipe combines fluffy eggs with tons of melted cheese and green chilies to make an addictive breakfast casserole everyone will love. Best of all, you can have it ready to bake in 10 minutes!
This green chile egg casserole is full of warm, spicy, cheesy flavors. It's the perfect egg bake when you want something a little different for breakfast and need to change it up from the typical egg and cheese recipes.
Every bite of this green chili egg casserole is filled with flavors and textures, from the fluffy eggs to the spicy green chiles and blend of mozzarella and cottage cheese. All of the elements of this dish are a home run!
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Why You'll Love This Green Chili Egg Casserole Recipe
Quick and easy. All you have to do for this easy egg bake is mix the ingredients together, assemble the casserole, and bake. It's that easy!
Family favorite. Every time I make this green chili egg casserole, it's always a hit with kids and adults alike. After you make this once, your family will be requesting it all the time. It's just the best breakfast casserole recipe!
It's healthy. This casserole makes a high protein, low carb breakfast dish thanks to the cottage cheese and eggs. It's super nutritious, but you'd never guess it since it's so good.
- Eggs- ten large ones.
- Flour- all purpose flour.
- Salt and pepper- to taste.
- Baking powder
- Cottage cheese-small curd cottage cheese works best.
- Shredded cheese- I used mozzarella cheese.
- Butter- I used unsalted butter, melted.
- Green chiles- mild green chilies, chopped.
If you're looking for another easy egg casserole, definitely check out this farmer's casserole or Amish breakfast casserole. They're two of my favorite breakfast casseroles, and they'd both taste great with some diced green chilies added too!
How To Make Green Chili Egg Casserole
1. Prep work: Preheat the oven to 350°F, grease a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray or butter, and set aside.
2. Make the casserole filling: In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, salt, and pepper. Add flour and baking powder, followed by cottage cheese, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, melted butter, and chopped green chilies. Mix well to combine everything together.
3. Assemble the casserole: Pour the egg mixture into the prepared baking dish and add the remaining cheese evenly on top.
4. Bake and serve: Bake the casserole for 35 minutes or until the eggs have just begun to set. Allow the casserole to cool briefly, then slice and serve warm. Enjoy!
Recipe Variations To Try
- Use other types of shredded cheese, like a Mexican cheese blend, sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, or any other type of shredded cheese you want.
- Add veggies, like chopped spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, or broccoli, to make an even healthier casserole.
- Experiment with adding ingredients to the egg mixture, like a teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or chili powder, for an even spicier kick.
- Spice up the casserole even more by doubling up on the green chilis or adding other types of spicy peppers like jalapenos.
- Serve the breakfast casserole with hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, and sliced avocado to make a complete meal.
Storing and Reheating Instructions
In the fridge: You can store any leftover egg casserole in the baking dish with a sealed lid or in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
In the freezer: Allow the casserole to cool completely, then wrap the cooled casserole slices in plastic wrap, and store them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Freeze the breakfast casserole for up to 3 months.
Reheating: Transfer the casserole to a baking dish and warm it in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Add more reheating time for the frozen casserole, or let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a frittata and egg casserole?
A frittata is made by briefly cooking an egg mixture in an oven-safe skillet first and then finishing it in the oven. An egg casserole, on the other hand, is poured into a baking dish, layered with other ingredients, then baked entirely in the oven.
Why is my egg casserole rubbery?
Your egg casserole is rubbery because you didn't add any ingredients to add extra moisture, like cottage cheese, sour cream, or cream cheese. You may have also baked it for too long. You'll want to check on your egg casserole frequently and only bake it until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Can I make this casserole ahead of time?
Yes, if you want to make it ahead of time, just assemble the casserole and cover it with a lid or tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the egg casserole overnight or until you're ready to bake, then just add a few more minutes of baking time.
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- 10 eggs
- ⅓ cup flour
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cup cottage cheese
- 2 ½ cups mozzarella cheese or desired cheese
- 4 tablespoon melted butter
- 6oz. mild green chilies, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13inch baking dish or something similar in size with nonstick cooking spray.
- Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Add flour and baking powder and mix.
- Add cottage cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, butter, and green chilies. Mix to combine everything.
- Pour the mixture into a prepared baking dish and add the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
- Bake the casserole for 35 minutes. Cool briefly before serving.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 514mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 17g