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Cheesy Chili Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Chili Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (7 ounces) whole green chilies, 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine cheeses. In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer cheese and chilies. Whisk the eggs, flour and milk; pour over cheese mixture.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Top with half the tomato sauce or salsa; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional 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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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 260015
Reviewed 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."

Hot Dodge User ID: 6835688 70712
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3855186 37706
Reviewed 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."

kathed5 User ID: 4469276 34077
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I took the suggestions of previous reviewers, added ground beef, a can of black beans and half a packet of taco seasoning mixed together as the first layer. My family LOVED this!! Nothing leftover. This was delicious. Thank you!"

Mr. Maxx User ID: 3914489 40093
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"Add re-fried beans or even black beans. GO WILD!!!!"

Mr. Maxx User ID: 3914489 42702
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I would use Sirloin, pork, chicken or even hamburger. This recipe almost sounds like a dip for a party but with the flour and eggs that would be to heavy for a dip. This dish would also be great buy adding your choice of meat with tortillas layered or shredded through out the casserole.

Try it!!!!"

JOANNE COFFMAN User ID: 2057364 201804
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013


robingd64 User ID: 4348417 201803
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"The name of the recipe is misleading. They should have called it "Cheesy CHILE casserole;" there is no chili in it."

ashleyOHiO User ID: 6057993 17535
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"This was pretty good. I added a pound of ground beef to make it more of a main dish, but the initial 30 minutes in the oven burned the top layer so I'd suggest starting with 20."

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