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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1997


Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Make Ahead Tip: The casserole will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 13.1g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 3.3g; fat 10.8g; saturated fat 5.6g; cholesterol 89mg; vitamin a iu 483.9IU; vitamin c 7.5mg; folate 46.4mcg; calcium 262.1mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 27.5mg; potassium 243.2mg; sodium 788.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
I could only find the regular green chili's so put way less than the recipe called for. I also used Southwest flavor egg beaters and self rising flour. It came out fantastic. Fed it to a group of 8 teenagers who all loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious I made this for a Wellness Luncheon of 30 people. I tripled the recipe and used reduced fat three cheese Mexican blend for the cheese. I also added McCormick Perfect Pinch Southwest Blend (Salt and MSG free) to up the flavor although I think it would have been fine without it. Everyone loved it and we have some pretty picky eaters in our crowd. I served it with a mixed greens salad. I always come to eatingwell.com when I do luncheons for our employees and am never disappointed. Pros: Easy to make tasty Read More