Chili Cheese Puff

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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!


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


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs well. Stir in next five ingredients. Add green chiles. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 249 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 180mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.