Green Chile Egg Casserole Recipe

This Green Chile Egg Casserole recipe is an easy and delicious breakfast option that will keep you full until lunch. It’s made with eggs, chiles, cheese, and other ingredients to create a meal that is both flavorful and satisfying. This casserole can be cooked ahead of time for convenience on busy mornings.

Forkful of green chile egg casserole on a white plate.

Why You’ll This Recipe

  • This delicious recipe is a great way to start off your day since breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
  • Plus, it’s packed with flavor from the green chiles and cheese.
  • The next time you need a breakfast casserole for special occasions such as Christmas morning, Mother’s Day, or Easter this is the perfect recipe.
  • Packed with protein making this casserole filling and satisfying.
  • It’s also great for meal prep because it reheats with a nice texture that will keep your family happy.

If you love breakfast recipes that are perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch you may also enjoy this Cheesy Sausage Casserole.

Equipment Needed

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this green chile egg casserole recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to start your day off right with this hearty casserole.

  • Mixing bowl
  • 9×13 baking pan
  • Whisk or large spoon
Ingredients to make an egg casserole for brunch.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this hearty breakfast casserole recipe. You only need a few simple ingredients which you may already have on hand, which can save you a trip to the local grocery stores.

  • all-purpose flour – flour helps lift the eggs adding a little fluffy texture to the egg mix.
  • baking powder
  • eggs
  • butter
  • small curd cottage cheese
  • Monterey jack cheese – you can also use a cheese blend of your choice. Sometimes I like the Mexican cheese mix.
  • diced green chilies
A slice of green chile egg casserole on a serving plate with coffee on the side.

How to Make This Green Chile Egg Casserole Recipe

Are you ready to enjoy this flavorful meal? If so, follow these step-by-step instructions and you will have a family-friendly breakfast in no time at all.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and grease a baking dish

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 X 13-inch shallow baking dish.

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients

Mix flour and baking powder.

Step 3: Add the eggs and butter

Add eggs, and cooled butter, blending well.

Egg mixture poured over the flour mix to bake a cassrole.

Step 4: Stir in the remaining wet ingredients

Add in the remaining ingredients; cottage cheese Monterey jack cheese and green chilies.

Egg mixture in a mixing bowl with cottage cheese and Monterey Jack cheese before mixing.

Step 5: Season to taste

Add salt and black pepper to suit your taste.

Step 6: Bake the casserole

Put the mixture in the prepared baking dish, and bake for 35-45 minutes or until set.

Egg casserole in a baking dish before putting in the oven to cook.

Step 7: Garnish and serve

Once done, enjoy as it is, or garnish with your favorite toppings, cut into squares, and serve hot.

What To Serve With This Dish

This delicious green chile egg casserole recipe is great on it’s or you can serve it with a delicious cup of coffee like this Lavender Latte recipe or with this Fresh Fruit Salad for a refreshing twist.

Baked egg breakfast casserole before cutting into slices.

Substitutions and Additions

Here are a few ways that you can personalize this recipe to suit your tastes.

  • Add in your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms.
  • Swap out the Monterey jack cheese for a different type of cheese like sharp cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese.
  • If you want to make this recipe even more filling, you can add cooked bacon or sausage to the mix for extra flavor and protein.
  • You can use mild green chiles if you are not a fan of heat.
  • You can add more heat to this easy overnight breakfast casserole by adding a dash of hot sauce, diced jalapenos, or even some cayenne pepper.

How To Store

This casserole can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Make sure to transfer it to an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. To reheat, place individual slices in the microwave until warmed through. Or the entire casserole in the oven at 350 degrees f for 15 – 20 minutes.

Slice of egg breakfast casserole on a white plate.

Sandra’s Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to help ensure that this casserole turns out perfectly every time that you make it.

  • For a golden brown top and crispy edges, turn on the broiler for a few minutes right before serving.
  • You can also make this recipe with other types of chilies, such as jalapenos if you like more of a kick.
  • Make sure that you grease or spray your casserole dish well with nonstick cooking spray so that clean-up is easy.
  • Garnish this egg bake with green onions, sour cream, and salsa, or serve plain.
Top view of egg casserole dish with green chiles.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this green chile casserole recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this easy breakfast casserole recipe.

Can you make a casserole with raw egg and leave it uncooked overnight in the fridge?

Yes, you can leave the eggs raw in this casserole overnight for a maximum of 12 hours.

Do you have to refrigerate the egg casserole before baking?

No, you don’t have to refrigerate this casserole before you bake it.

How do you know when an egg casserole is done?

The egg casserole is done when the top of the casserole is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. The internal temperature should also reach 160° F.

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Slice of green chile egg casserole on a white dish with a fork taking a bite off.

Green Chile Egg Casserole Recipe

This easy green chile egg casserole is packed with protein from the cottage cheese, eggs and cheese. Filling and satisfying breakfast or brunch entree.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 Casserole Dish
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk or mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 stick butter melted and cooled
  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 16 oz. Monterey jack cheese grated
  • 3, 4 oz. cans of diced green chilies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease a 9 X 13-inch shallow baking dish.
  • Whisk together flour and baking powder.
  • Add eggs, and cooled butter, blending well.
  • Add in remaining ingredients; cottage cheese Monterey jack cheese and green chilies. Salt to taste.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish, and bake for 35-45 minutes or until set.

Notes

  • For a golden brown top and crispy edges, turn on the broiler for a few minutes right before serving.
  • You can also make this recipe with other types of chilies, such as jalapenos if you like more of a kick.
  • Make sure that you grease or spray your casserole dish well with nonstick cooking spray so that clean-up is easy.
  • Garnish this egg bake with green onions, sour cream, and salsa, or serve plain.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 264mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 528mg | Iron: 2mg

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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