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Chile Relleno Casserole

 Chile Relleno Casserole
“A friend gave me this easy take on a traditional Mexican favorite about 35 years ago. I’m often asked to bring it to potlucks.” —Maggie Owen, Oceanside, California
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 7 cans (4 ounces each) whole green chilies, drained
  • 3/4 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Split chilies lengthwise; rinse and remove seeds. Drain on paper
  • towels; pat dry. Stuff chilies with cheese strips. Place half of
  • chilies in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with 1/2
  • cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, flour, salt, pepper and pepper
  • sauce until smooth; pour over chilies. Bake, uncovered, at 350°
  • for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 311 calories, 22 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 189 mg cholesterol, 603 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 19 g protein.