Mexican Egg Casserole Recipe
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Mexican Egg Casserole Recipe

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Tomatoes and green chilies give color and zip to this extra-cheesy egg bake. It's a favorite for breakfast or brunch but it can be enjoyed for lunch or supper, too. —Mary Steiner, West Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 421 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 382mg cholesterol, 856mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the eggs, 3-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, cottage cheese, tomatoes, chilies, onions, hot pepper sauce, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Egg Casserole in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p41

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annsway1 User ID: 1667005 250633
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"While my sister was in Mexico with her husband visiting relatives of his, they barely cooked their eggs dishes, which my sister thought was gross. She obligingly cooked one longer and received lots of grumbles and frowns; otherwise, it was quite enjoyable to learn their culture. Dish is delicious. Thanks"

manisha.rx User ID: 8170034 215335
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Can this casserole be made the day before and baked in the morning?"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 59831
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"I left out the hot pepper sauce but this was a very tasteful dish and my son loved it!! I think the combination of cheeses made this a winner in our book."

scsvatek User ID: 4971420 49299
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Always enjoy this one"

wendyjofl User ID: 5834688 46650
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This casserole has been on our Christmas morning breakfast menu for years. Everybody loves it, especially with a side of salsa and mimosas!"

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