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Cheesy Chile Casserole

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


  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (7 ounces) whole green chiles, 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


  • In a large bowl, combine cheeses. In a greased 2-quart baking dish, layer cheese and chiles. Whisk the eggs, flour and milk; pour over cheese mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Top with half of the tomato sauce or salsa; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 304 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.

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  • Rhonda
    Mar 24, 2020

    Perhaps people shouldn't chastise others without doing their research. Chili, chile, and chilli all refer to the pepper itself.

  • Clyde
    Aug 19, 2019

    Chile is a country in South America. Chilis are peppers.

  • slocook805
    Apr 29, 2019

    True there is no chili in it but there are chiles in it. This casserole is a chile casserole, not a bow of chili. That's why no beans or meat. It's all about the wonderful flavor of green chiles, not chili.

  • Teri
    Feb 8, 2019

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  • getum24
    Nov 3, 2018

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  • PrplMonky5
    Jan 20, 2017

    I cut this recipe in half for just my husband and I. I added in shredded pork that I had leftover and some black beans. Instead of putting the "drained" salsa on top, I used some leftover diced tomatoes, then added salsa verde on top after it was done cooking. The middle of this was still fairly gooey, so I wound up putting aluminum foil on it and baking it longer. I served it with some tortilla chips. We thought it was really good, and may even benefit from having some corn thrown in. This definitely seems more like an appetizer though, not a dinner.

  • glennist
    Jun 9, 2013

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  • v-d-k92
    May 7, 2013

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  • Hot Dodge
    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
    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.