Makeover Farm Girl Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Makeover Farm Girl Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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“I served this lightened-up makeover casserole to my husband, Ken. He said it was fluffy—and very good!” —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese or reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies

Nutritional Facts

210 calories: 1 piece, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 24g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and egg substitute on medium-high speed for 3 minutes or until light and lemon-colored. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the cottage cheese, 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese and chilies.
  2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Farm Girl Breakfast Casserole in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p23

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"This was very good and easy to make. Great source of protein. I served it with sour cream and really liked it like that. I would definitely make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Oh so delicious! I used 10 eggs and fat-free cottage cheese and it turned out perfectly.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"I halved this recipe for my husband and myself. It was excellent and not near the calories as in the original. Easy too!!"

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