This esy Green Chili Egg Casserole is all you need for breakfast or dinner. It’s made with cottage cheese, eggs, ham, and favorite toppings!

green chili egg casseroles

Friends, here’s a simple dinner to get on the table that I just love. This egg and green chili casserole is made with cottage cheese and ham, but you can add your favorite meat. Think breakfast meats like ham, sausage, or bacon. For breakfast you can also try our Eggs Poached in Tomato (Shakshuka) or Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole!

Green Chili Egg Casserole

Green Chili Egg Casserole is an easy overnight breakfast casserole that is perfect for any weekend morning, brunch, or holidays!

a serving of green chili egg casserole

Holiday breakfasts are special, at least in our home! We love to pull out the stops, with brunch boards, overnight casseroles, and breakfast cakes and breads. Some of our other favorites for holidays or weekends are Baked Berry Stuffed French Toast, Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole, and this Biscuits and Gravy Board!

a serving of green chili egg casserole

Why we love this recipe

This Green Chile Breakfast Casserole recipe is so simple, yet so delicious! It is the perfect addition to any brunch spread and has all the great savory Mexican flavors, without being too spicy. It is always a hit for a brunch or morning potluck, since it feeds a crowd!

You can have this recipe on the table in less than an hour.

You can set out additional toppings and really stretch the meal, like lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, olives, and more.

It makes a great dinner, too!

ingredients for green chili egg bake

Ingredients for Green Chili Egg Casserole

  • Butter
  • Cottage cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Diced ham: you can also use bacon or sausage
  • Diced green chilies
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking powder: this makes the egg bake nice and fluffy!
  • Salt

how to make green chili egg casserole

How to make Green Chili Egg Bake

  1. Set butter in a 9×13-inch casserole dish; place dish in the preheating oven until butter is melted.
  2. Mix cottage cheese, Jack cheese, green chiles, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer. Pour mixture into the melted butter in the casserole dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat and bake until middle of casserole is set. Allow to stand before cutting into squares for serving.

green chili egg casserole with sour cream

How do you serve a breakfast casserole with green chilis?

The diced green chilis give this egg bake just the right amount of flavor, without making it overly spicy. We love to serve ours topped with salsa verde, but regular salsa would be delicious too.

As mentioned above, serve it with additional taco ingredients, like lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, salsa, olives, and more.

green chili egg casserole

Tips and substitutions:

  • Make it overnight: It’s super easy to put together the night before, to make your morning a breeze.
  • You can also make the recipe keto or gluten-free. Skip the flour and the baking powder, but note that the texture will be different.
  • Make it gluten-free by switching out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour, like Bob’s Red Mill.
  • Not a fan of cottage cheese? That’s okay, because you’ll never notice the “cottage cheese” taste in this recipe. It really does make it soft and creamy! Don’t skip the cottage cheese.
  • Swap out the shredded cheese for your favorite flavors. Instead of the Monterey Jack, you can use Pepper Jack, sharp cheddar, or even goat cheese. Goat cheese is delicious in egg casseroles.

Get creative! You can add extra meat, diced scallions, or diced jalapeños if you like it spicy.

bite of green chili egg casserole

What if you don’t like green chilis?

The diced green chilis add a distinct, spicy flavor, so if you don’t like the heat, use “mild” diced green chilis. You will have the option in the grocery store to buy mild or hot. They are small little cans found in most grocery stores.

green chili bake

And did I mention this casserole looks a little Christmasy?

Hosting during the holidays is truly a highlight of my year.

We gather, we savor, and we remember.

And the time together is precious, as always!

ENJOY!

a 9x13 pan of egg bake

More egg recipes to try:

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups

Monte Cristo Burrito Bake

Low Carb Keto Breakfast Casserole

a serving of green chili egg casserole
No ratings yet
Leave a Review

Get the Recipe:

Green Chili Egg Casserole

This esy Green Chili Egg Casserole is all you need for breakfast or dinner. It’s made with cottage cheese, eggs, ham, and favorite toppings!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 33 mins
Yield: 6

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 16 ounce package cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup diced ham, or bacon
  • 2 4 ounce cans diced green chiles, drained
  • 12 eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Toppings:

  • sour cream, salsa, chopped tomatoes, chopped green onions

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set butter in a 9x13-inch casserole dish; place dish in the preheating oven until butter is melted.
  • Mix cottage cheese, Jack cheese, green chiles, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer. Pour mixture into the melted butter in the casserole dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake until middle of casserole is set, about 30-35 more minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before cutting into squares for serving.
  • Optional to serve with a spoonful of sour cream and salsa, or chopped tomatoes, and sprinkle with finely chopped green onions.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
Did you make this recipe?Tag @reluctantentertainer on Instagram and hashtag it #reluctantentertainer!

chili bake egg casserole PIN