Chile-Cheese Brunch Casserole

Follow ACE On
Healthy Living

GET IN THE KNOW WITH ACE

Stay connected with us to get the latest health and fitness news, innovative workouts, healthy recipes and wellness tips.

Find an ACE Pro
VIEW MORE

Change Location

Healthy Recipes
Provided by

< BACK
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.


Comments