Cheesy Chili Casserole Recipe
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Cheesy Chili Casserole Recipe

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A short list of ingredients packs full flavor in this easy-to-assemble casserole. Serve it as the star of your next Southwestern meal. —Phyllis Bidwell, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (7 ounces) whole green chilies, rinsed and seeded
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce or 1 cup fresh salsa, drained, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 304 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cheeses. In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer cheese and chilies. Whisk the eggs, flour and milk; pour over cheese mixture.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Top with half the tomato sauce or salsa; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Chili Casserole in Reminisce January/February 1992, p31

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Hot Dodge User ID: 6835688 70712
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"This recipe sounded good, but after reading some of the other reviews; I thought I'd doctor it up a bit. I added shredded steak and a can of black beans, and served it on tortillas with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. I would make this again and I think by substituting hamburger for the steak this would make a really good dip with chips, like for a party or something."

krhoades75 User ID: 3855186 37706
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"I think this dish is supposed to be more like a quiche. And the chili refers to the green chili peppers not chili as we think of it with hamburger and beans. This is a Mexican inspired casserole."

kathed5 User ID: 4469276 34077
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I took the suggestions of previous reviewers, added ground beef, a can of black beans and half a packet of taco seasoning mixed together as the first layer. My family LOVED this!! Nothing leftover. This was delicious. Thank you!"

Mr. Maxx User ID: 3914489 40093
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"Add re-fried beans or even black beans. GO WILD!!!!"

Mr. Maxx User ID: 3914489 42702
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I would use Sirloin, Pork, chicken or even hamburger. This recipe almost sounds like a dip for a party but with the flour and eggs that would be to heavy for a dip. This dish would also be great buy adding your choice of meat with tortillas layered or shredded through out the casserole.

Try it!!!!"

JOANNE COFFMAN User ID: 2057364 201804
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013


robingd64 User ID: 4348417 201803
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"The name of the recipe is misleading. They should have called it "Cheesy CHILE casserole;" there is no chili in it."

ashleyOHiO User ID: 6057993 17535
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"This was pretty good. I added a pound of ground beef to make it more of a main dish, but the initial 30 minutes in the oven burned the top layer so I'd suggest starting with 20."

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