Green Chile Frittata


This frittata with cottage cheese and green chiles is great for either brunch or breakfast. If you want to serve it for an early morning breakfast, make it a day ahead and reheat each portion in the microwave.

close up view of a piece of Green Chile Frittata garnished sour cream and a piece of green chile, served with roasted potatoes on a white plate with a fork
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 9x13-inch frittata


  • 10 large eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chile peppers, drained

  • ¼ cup melted butter


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

  2. Mix eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, chile peppers, and melted butter. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving.


You can use any combination of regular or low-fat cheeses in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
14g Fat
8g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 621mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 166mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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