Green Chili Egg Casserole Recipe

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Green Chili Egg Casserole is an easy, tasty treat for the whole family!

Green Chili Egg Casserole

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Ingredients for Green Chili Egg Casserole:
10 large eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash salt
1/4 cup butter (melted)
2 cups cottage cheese
8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese (grated)
8 oz Cheddar Cheese (grated)
8 – 10 oz (fire roasted) green chilis
10 – 16 oz chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

9″ x 13″ casserole / baking dish

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Casserollin’ Right Along!

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Preheat oven to 350(F). Grate Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
In a large mixing bowl beat 10 eggs until fluffy.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Add cottage cheese to beaten eggs. Mixture will be lumpy.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Gradually add Cheddar Cheese and combine thoroughly.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Gradually add Monterey Jack Cheese and combine thoroughly.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Mixture will be very thick.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Stir in green chilies.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Add chopped spinach. Spinach can be fresh or frozen. If frozen, be sure to thaw and remove any excess water.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Be sure to thoroughly incorporate all ingredients into the egg mixture before adding dry ingredients.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Stir in dry ingredients.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Melt butter and pour into bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Spread butter around to evenly coat bottom of dish.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Pour egg mixture in baking dish.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Spread mixture evenly in baking dish.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated, 350 (F) oven for 50 minutes. Remove cover and bake another 10 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Green Chili Egg Casserole
Notice the browning around the edges? Mmmm. That’s my favorite part! Leftovers store well in the refrigerator, simply microwave to reheat. For a different twist, serve on corn tortillas with guacamole and salsa for quick, breakfast tacos!

Green Chili Egg Casserole
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16 Responses to “Green Chili Egg Casserole Recipe”

  1. BJ
    5/6/2009 at 5:03 pm #

    I’m making this for sure. the cotage cheese and spinch seem a little weird but youve never steered me wromg Betty.
    your fan, BJ

  2. Jason @ Jason's BBQ Adventures
    5/7/2009 at 5:44 am #

    Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Average Betty
    5/7/2009 at 7:28 am #

    Thanks BJ! I can practically guarantee you won’t even taste the spinach and cottage cheese. Let me know what you think ;)

    Thanks Jason! Wonderful to have you stop by…

  4. HoneyB
    5/7/2009 at 10:42 am #

    Looks delicious! Loving all that cheese and the chilis!

  5. Gera @ SweetsFoods
    5/7/2009 at 11:56 am #

    It looks so fresh, beautiful delicious with cottage and chili! Now I’m hungry!

  6. thepinkpeppercorn
    5/7/2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Great idea!!!

  7. Heidi / Savory Tv
    5/8/2009 at 11:42 pm #

    This looks so good, even for dinner! I love the smoked green chiles from a can when they are not in season, they are almost as tasty as fresh. And thank you for the mother’s day reminder, I am the worst daughter ever and would have completely forgotten the holiday!

  8. Average Betty
    5/12/2009 at 9:34 am #

    Thanks, HoneyB, Gera, pinkpeppercorn & Heidi! Hope you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day! And Heidi… any time! I’m happy to be a gentle reminder :)

  9. Xander
    5/22/2009 at 1:48 pm #

    The Seuss fan in me would be very tempted to add some pre-cooked ham to the casserole… then eat it on a boat, or a plane, or a train. I would like green egg and ham casserole. I really would like it, Betty I Am. :P

  10. Average Betty
    5/26/2009 at 9:15 am #

    LOL Xander! Ham would be a great addition to this dish. Quite often we serve it with bacon on the side… because there is so much cheese, it is very rich. :)

  11. Antonina Brininger
    11/8/2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Wow, does this sound delicious! I’m anxious to try it.

  12. Erin
    9/4/2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Would this recipe still be as good if you weren’t to add the cottage cheese? But instead other cheeses?

  13. Average Betty
    9/5/2011 at 9:06 am #

    Hi Erin,
    The cottage cheese probably helps “fluff” up the casserole; I think other cheeses in its place may make the casserole, flat and lifeless and possibly too greasy. That said, I’ve never tried leaving it out, so if you give it a try, please share your results… And in case you’re wondering, you wouldn’t even know there is cottage cheese in this casserole unless you read the recipe.

  14. Melissa
    12/22/2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Okay, I just made this recipe and I just finished my last bite and how wonderful it was. I must say that I had to cook mine longer than 50 minutes covered in foil, I cooked it for 60 minutes and then uncovered it and had to cook it uncovered for 25 minutes and it came out beautiful. I might cut down a little on the butter next time.

    Great recipe!

  15. Average Betty
    12/22/2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Thanks so much for letting me know, Melissa! And thanks for sharing your baking times — all ovens vary and it’s nice to know other experiences… you can definitely cut back on the butter! Happy Holidays <3


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