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Puffy Chili Relleno Casserole

Puffy Chili Relleno Casserole
Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes Number of Servings: 10 or more
Actual Cooking Time:45 minutes Source: quickandhealthy
Food Groups: Grains, Meat & Beans, Milk & Milk Products, Vegetables
Meal Type: Breakfast & Brunch
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Mexican & Spanish
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Vegetarian

Serve this for brunch when you are looking for something a little different than usual


3 cans (7 ounces each) whole green chiles
5 whole wheat tortillas (8-inch), cut into 1-inch strips
1 pound grated, reduced-fat cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
1/2 teaspoon each: ground black pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups egg substitute (equal to 12 eggs)
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1 teaspoon paprika
salsa (optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Remove seeds from chiles. Lay half the chiles in the pan. Top with half the tortilla strips and then half of the cheese. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the seasonings (except the paprika).

Repeat another layer using remaining chiles, tortillas and cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 of the seasonings (except the paprika).

Beat eggs with milk and pour over casserole. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until puffy and set in the center. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 279
Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 784 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Protein: 25 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A: 2942 IU
Vitamin C: 145 mg
Calcium: 494 mg
Iron: 2.6 mg

Cook's Notes:

One serving is a good source of fiber.
This recipe is higher in sodium and should be limited by those on a low-sodium diet.
Optional ingredients are not included in the nutritional analysis.