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Mexican Egg Casserole

Tomatoes and green chiles give color and zip to this extra-cheesy egg bake. It's a favorite for breakfast or brunch but it can be enjoyed for lunch or supper, too. —Mary Steiner, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Salsa, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the eggs, 3-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, cottage cheese, tomatoes, chiles, onions, hot pepper sauce, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with salsa if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 421 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 382mg cholesterol, 856mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • suefalk
    Jan 31, 2021

    Fantastic! Fluffy egg casserole. I personally don’t care for salsa on top so I added crumbled crispy bacon. I also added 3 oz of cream cheese, cubed small - dotted on top before baking.

  • ccschool
    Sep 26, 2019

    Delicious, very flavorful. The baking powder makes it high and fluffy. I took it to a brunch and it was a hit!

  • barbara
    Feb 17, 2018

    Made this for family night and my family loved it.

  • Sonali
    Dec 18, 2017

    Created an account just to rate this! AMAZING recipe. Simple, quick, but flavorful. I forgot to add the flour and baking powder but in my opinion the casserole is still fabulous without it. So excited I found this!

  • melissloves2bake
    Nov 11, 2017

    I just realized that I have made this recipe 6-8 times & have never submitted a review. I LOVE this recipe. The flavor & texture are amazing. I usually make this for a ladies brunch. I serve it with a side of mango / medium salsa & sour cream. I will continue to make this over & over!

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Sep 29, 2017

    Very good! I will be making it again. Served with sausage patties on the side for those needing some meat.

  • HBcook
    Aug 6, 2017

    I made half this recipe for 2 of us and it would have served 6. i made it in an 8x8 baking dish maybe a 7x11 would be better. REALLY good especially topped with salsa. Pretty easy to put together. I used more cheese on the topping, 2% cottage cheese, a whole can of chilies, double the hot sauce, and oregano. Oven time: 400 for 15 minutes; 20 minutes at 350. I put the topping cheese on when i turned the heat to 350.

  • annsway1
    Jul 19, 2016

    While my sister was in Mexico with her husband visiting relatives of his, they barely cooked their eggs dishes, which my sister thought was gross. She obligingly cooked one longer and received lots of grumbles and frowns; otherwise, it was quite enjoyable to learn their culture. Dish is delicious. Thanks

  • manisha.rx
    Dec 19, 2014

    Can this casserole be made the day before and baked in the morning?

  • Angel182009
    Jun 2, 2014

    I left out the hot pepper sauce but this was a very tasteful dish and my son loved it!! I think the combination of cheeses made this a winner in our book.