Chile-Cheese Brunch Casserole

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Chile-Cheese Brunch Casserole

Chile-Cheese Brunch Casserole

Zesty and cheesy, this casserole is easy to make ahead of time for entertaining.

Serves 12

Prep Time 35 min

Total Time 80 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large egg whites, or 1/4 cup dried egg whites reconstituted according to package directions
  • 2 16-ounce c low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 4-ounce ca chopped mild green chiles
  • 1 cup prepared tomato salsa

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 2

Toast tortillas: place one at a time directly on a burner (gas or electric) set at medium heat. Toast, turning frequently with tongs, until golden, 30 to 60 seconds. Cut tortillas into 1-inch-wide strips.

Step 3

Whisk 2 whole eggs in a large bowl until foamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; whisk until smooth. Add remaining 2 whole eggs and egg whites and whisk until smooth. Add cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, chiles and tortilla strips and mix with a rubber spatula. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

Step 4

Bake the casserole until set in the center and golden on top, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve with salsa.


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