Chili Cheese Puff Recipe
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Chili Cheese Puff Recipe

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I found this recipe on a trip to Southern California. Since then, this versatile dish has become one of my family's favorites. I serve it as a special breakfast, for brunch or even Sunday night supper. Sausage or ham goes well with this snappy dish...and don't forget some corn muffins!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 249 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs well. Stir in next five ingredients. Add green chilies. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Chili Cheese Puff in Reminisce March/April 1993, p52

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"This recipe is a keeper, I have made it for evening gatherings as well as for morning gatherings.

i have also increased eggs to six from four when I thought I needed larger squares. Easy and great recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Great dish. Make it easier by putting butter and green chilies in the baking dish to melt while the oven is preheating. You can eliminate the need to grease your pan and melt butter separately."

Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"I've made this dish several times and it's always a hit! I even doubled the recipe for Christmas brunch at my Dad's house. It also makes for great leftovers."

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