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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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