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A Southwestern Breakfast: Chile Relleno Casserole

Updated on September 4, 2013

What's for breakfast?

4.2 stars from 6 ratings of Chille Relleno Casserole

Breakfast is known to be the most important meal of the day, so why not make it exciting? Traditionally breakfast casseroles consist of eggs and cheese, but this Chile Relleno Casserole adds some flavor of the Southwest! Southwestern cuisine is popular in the Western region of the United States, and is a combination of a variety of cultures including Spanish, Mexican, and the Latin Americas. As for the "Chile Relleno" flavor, it is traditionally considered to be from areas of Mexico. It normally includes a version of a stuffed green chile (there are a bunch of different kinds), and gives this casserole a highlight of that taste from South of the border! It is also very popular to find egg and green chiles together in the Southwest, as you will find that they make a great team for a morning deal. Bon Appetite!

Cook Time

Prep time: 4 hours 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 5 hours 10 min
Yields: 4-6 Servings


  • 6 Slices White Bread, Crust trimmed
  • 2 Cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups Grated Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 4oz Can Green Chillies
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tablepoon Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Ground Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  1. Trim the crust of the 6 slices of bread, and butter one side of each slice.
  2. Next, place the bread butter side down into a 7 1/2 " x 11" glass dish. You can cut the bread to make it fit, if needed.
  3. Distribute the cheddar cheese over the bread evenly. Then, distribute the colby jack cheese evenly over the cheddar.
  4. Then, cover the cheeses with the green chilies from the can, and put aside for a minute.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the 6 eggs, milk, paprika, salt, garlic powder and dry mustard. Add the oregano and ground pepper. Mix until completely blended. Pour the mixture over the contents of the glass dish.
  6. Cover the dish, and allow to chill for 4 hours in the refrigerator, or even overnight.
  7. Heat up the oven to 325 F degrees, and bake uncovered for 50 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Makes great leftovers!!
  • If available, serve with some flour tortillas on the can never go wrong with tortillas!
  • Serve some salsa and sour cream as a condiment on the side, as they also are very popular with this kind of food and they go very well together.
  • Throw in a can of mushrooms or chopped bell peppers to add some color and extra taste!
  • Hot sauce would be another great addition to add to it once on your plate, if that suits your fancy!
  • Add some jalapenos!


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      tastiger04 4 years ago

      Thank you for the feedback, bearnmom! Green chilies tend to not be spicy like the red ones, they just have a distinct flavor. However I agree with you, my body can't handle extreme hot and spicy things myself! Even though I wish I could, haha. Thank you very much for taking a look anyway, I really appreciate you stopping by and voting :)

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      Laura L Scotty 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      For those fans of the Mexican fare this sounds like a winner. I for one though cannot eat anything that is seasoned to be overly spicey. I may be wrong but the chilies sound spicey. I give this a thumbs up for presentation and resourcefulness.

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      tastiger04 4 years ago

      Thank you so much, DzyMsLizzy! I typically agree with you, I especially love Chile Relleno burritos for lunch/dinner :) But I did like mixing it up for breakfast too! I appreciate your feedback big time, thanks for stopping by! :) Let me know if you ever try it out!

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh, I love chilies rellenos...however, I'd have this at dinner, not for breakfast. I like my breakfast on the sweet side.. ;-)

      Bookmarking for future reference and voted up and starred!

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      tastiger04 4 years ago

      Thanks, I hope you have a chance to try it out!! Thanks for stopping by, IslandBites! :)

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Looks great!