Rating: 4.49 stars
199 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 124
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This rich recipe is great for either a brunch or breakfast. You can make this a day ahead if you want to serve it for an early morning breakfast. Just reheat in the microwave. You may use any combination of cheese in this recipe, even non-fat.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
70 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the green chile peppers, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, and melted butter. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool slightly, and cut into small squares.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 16.1g; carbohydrates 8g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 213.7mg; sodium 620.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (160)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
I've made this recipe several times and it's terrific exactly as written. This weekend I put a different spin on it. The resulting "Vegetable Frittata" was a huge hit. ~ I was looking for an egg dish that had fresh veggies in it. I found a highly rated Vegetable Frittata on AllRecipes that contained sauteed zucchini, mushroom, onion and bell pepper. However, this recipe also contained lots of cream cheese, half & half and other rich ingredients. While I'm SURE it was wonderful, it also had about 40 grams of fat per serving. ~ I was wanting something a little healthier. I followed this recipe as I always do, only I sauteed the veggies as instructed in the OTHER recipe, and used them in place of the green chiles. ~ I mixed and bake the dish as instructed in this recipe. Swapping the veggies for the green chiles was my ONLY alteration. The dish was a HUGE hit -- my father-in-law AND my hubby (who's not a fan of zucchini) went back twice for more. ~ From now on, I'll alternate between the original recipe and my new "veggie frittata" version. GOOD STUFF! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2008
I halved the recipe everything except I still added the full 7 ounce can of green chile peppers. We like our food spicy so noting other comments I added red chili pepper flakes cayenne and paprika. The flavour was still bland we could taste the flour and did not like the texture. Read More
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199 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 124
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
I've made this recipe several times and it's terrific exactly as written. This weekend I put a different spin on it. The resulting "Vegetable Frittata" was a huge hit. ~ I was looking for an egg dish that had fresh veggies in it. I found a highly rated Vegetable Frittata on AllRecipes that contained sauteed zucchini, mushroom, onion and bell pepper. However, this recipe also contained lots of cream cheese, half & half and other rich ingredients. While I'm SURE it was wonderful, it also had about 40 grams of fat per serving. ~ I was wanting something a little healthier. I followed this recipe as I always do, only I sauteed the veggies as instructed in the OTHER recipe, and used them in place of the green chiles. ~ I mixed and bake the dish as instructed in this recipe. Swapping the veggies for the green chiles was my ONLY alteration. The dish was a HUGE hit -- my father-in-law AND my hubby (who's not a fan of zucchini) went back twice for more. ~ From now on, I'll alternate between the original recipe and my new "veggie frittata" version. GOOD STUFF! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2007
A Big Hit! I was skeptical because I hate cottage cheese & have never heard of using it in an egg casserole recipe. Needing an egg dish that s healthier than the type that sits overnight (with bread & tons of cheese etc) I tried this. Great taste and texture just like the overnight type I always enjoy. To make it a bit healthier half of the eggs I used were just egg-whites and I added sautéed onions & mushrooms. The recipe tasted rich even with the low-fat cheeses. People raved! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2005
I have made this several times for guests and for pot luck. Serve with salsa & sousr cream. Everyone loves it and I am frequently asked for the recipe. I have changed the cheese to mozzerella another time to colby/jack. I always prepare it a day in advance & micro to warm. Stays moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
This was a wonderful casserole! I added some diced ham and onions to it and baked it the day before I served it. Then I heated it in the microwave. I received lots of yums!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2007
I needed a recipe to use up cottage cheese and came across this. I scaled it to 1/2 the original recipe size and cooked it in a smaller baking dish. I am pretty sure I forgot to put the baking powder in! Surprisingly the dish still puffed up a little bit without it. I had a couple of slices of leftover cooked bacon so I crumbled it and added to the ingredients. The dish made a satisfying dinner accompaniment. I think I may actually try it next time without the flour and just beat the egg whites separately to create volume making an even lower carb dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
I served this as one of the main entrees for Easter brunch. I used a combination of Colby/Jack and Pepper Jack cheese to give it a little more kick. The only suggestion I have is to really watch the cooking time. After the initial 15 min. mine was done after another 25 min. instead of the 35-40 min. called for. I also sprinkled a little more cheese on and broiled the top just to give it some color. Next time I might try adding roasted red peppers or a few spoonfuls of salsa to give it more color and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
The whole family loved it! I added frozen New Mexico chiles instead of canned (and probably more than 7oz--I like it stong). Definately make again and again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2010
This is wonderful. I saute onion and minced garlic with a sprinkle of chipotle powder and add to the other ingredients. I also line the baking dish with cut corn tortillas and then serve it with chopped tomatoes onion cilantro avocado and a sour cream green chili enchilada sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2007
Very good! So nice to have a breakfast casserole you don't have to put together the night before! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2008
I halved the recipe everything except I still added the full 7 ounce can of green chile peppers. We like our food spicy so noting other comments I added red chili pepper flakes cayenne and paprika. The flavour was still bland we could taste the flour and did not like the texture. Read More
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