Monday, November 5, 2012

Chili Cheese & Egg Breakfast/Brunch Casserole ~ Printable Recipe

"As an inexpensive source of good nutrition,
there is nothing more glorious than the egg."
~ Edward Ahrens

A great way to use your extra eggs, this protein-packed, breakfast/brunch recipe, is simply satisfying! Our recipe can also be doubled. Simply freeze the other for a future meal.

  • 10 eggs
  • ½ c. flour 
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pt. cottage cheese
  • 2 c. (tightly packed) Colby/jack cheese, graded
  • ¼ c. butter, softened 
  • 2 (7 oz. cans) Whole Ortega chilies (Remove any seeds, cut into chunks.)

Beat eggs till light and yellow. Add remaining ingredients (beside chilies) and beat together. Finally, fold chili’s in. Pour into 9 by 12 inch pan (greased). Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or more, till light golden brown. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving so that the casserole will set.

Note: This can be made ahead of time and frozen. To reheat, thaw in fridge overnight, cover with foil and bake at 350 until warmed through (about ½ hour or so).

* Below is a printable recipe should you like to add it to your Recipe Book *

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  1. Wow. this looks good. I will try this. Thank you!

  2. It looks good!! It will be added to my recipy card. Thank for sharing!

  3. Yum, this looks delicious, I will have to give this a try!

  4. Thank for linking up at Simple Meals Friday! I may have to make a gluten-free version of this!

  5. JES, I did a double take when I saw this recipe! My mother started making this in the 1970s for our family and I have continued the happy tradition to this day. It's a wonderful "canvas" to add goodies to, such as finely chopped marinated artichokes hearts, green onions, olives ... and a bit of salsa stirred in before baking never hurt anything, did it? :) I tried to use your email link on your blog profile, but it kept giving me an error message (I tried on several different computers). This problem is clearly beyond my limited computer skills; do you know how to work around this? Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy! I am sorry about that problem! I am not computer savvy either so don't worry, you are not alone! If you email me at I will gladly send you the PDF file for printing. Your additional goodies to the recipe sound wonderful. Sautéed mushrooms would be good too!


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