Looking for an easy and delicious breakfast casserole to start your day right? This Easy Breakfast Casserole is perfect!

Made with eggs, green chiles, and lots of cheese, it’s simple to make and always a hit with family and friends. Plus, it reheats well so that you can enjoy it all week long!

stack of slices of egg casserrole on plate with fork

This recipe is from my sister, Tami. She got it from her mother-in-law, and now that they have shared this easy casserole, it has become a family staple. Adding or removing ingredients can do so much with this, but I believe the original is best!

If you’re short on time, this 5-minute dish is perfect for a warm breakfast. You can throw it in the oven and have it ready to go without letting it sit overnight. This dish is also great for serving at brunches or when you have company. My sister Tami loves baking (on occasion), but she always makes time for effortless recipes like this one (or her crowd-favorite peanut butter pie, quiche, or queso).

stack of slices of egg casserole on plate with tomatoes

This Easy Breakfast Casserole is perfect for those mornings when you don’t have time to wait for breakfast.

Why I love this easy breakfast casserole

  • The prep only takes 5 minutes to have a delicious and nutritious meal on the table in no time!
  • You can easily mix in other ingredients to make other variations
  • No prep the night before
  • It comes out perfect every time
    stack of slices of egg cassrole on plate

    This recipe is fantastic because it can be tailored to your family’s preferences. If you have meat lovers in the house, cook up some bacon or sausage and add it before baking; alternatively, if anyone in your family doesn’t eat meat, substitute bell peppers, mushrooms, or onions.

    Optional Toppings

    • Fresh diced tomatoes
    • Salsa
    • Chives
    • Bacon, cooked & chopped
    pan of egg breakfast casserole

    Variations & Add-ons

    • Fresh green or red peppers
    • Ham
    • Sausage
    • Cooked Bacon
    • Onion
    • Spinach
    • Cooked Mushrooms
    overhead shot of breakfast casserole in pan

    This casserole is great on its own, but if you want some side dish ideas, I’ve got you covered! Here are some suggestions of what to serve with this casserole during the holiday season.

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    Easy Breakfast Casserole

    Prep: 5 minutes
    Cook: 45 minutes
    Total: 50 minutes
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 241 kcal
    This Easy Breakfast Casserole is a simple, easy and delicious morning breakfast casserole made with eggs, green chiles, and lots of cheese.


    Breakfast Casserole

    • 12 eggs whisked
    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 4-8 ounces green chiles
    • 16 ounces cottage cheese small curd 1-2%
    • 1 1/2 – 2 cups Monterrey jack cheese shredded

    Optional Toppings

    • fresh diced tomatoes
    • salsa
    • guacamole
    • sour cream
    • cheese
    • chives

    Add-in Ideas

    • chopped green or red peppers
    • ham or sausage
    • tomatoes
    • spinach


    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    • Prepare a 9×13 baking pan by buttering down all sides and the bottom of the pan or spray with cooking oil (my preference); set aside.
    • In a bowl, whisk the eggs until combined. Then add the melted butter, flour, green chilies, cottage cheese, and Monterrey jack cheese. Stir until well combined.
    • Pour the batter into a prepared pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Then, without opening the oven door, reduce the temperature to 350 and bake for another 30-35 minutes.
    • Let the dish sit for 3-5 minutes to cool down before you serve or add any toppings. Enjoy!
    Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 117mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 635IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 1.1mg
    Tried this recipe?Let us know what you think!

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    1. This sounds like a perfect weekend breakfast idea, Sandra! Scheduled to pin!

    2. I think you mean 8 oz. cream cheese as the last ingredient, I have almost the same recipe without the chillies and it is wonderful … usually freeze the cream cheese so it is easier to cut into small pieces <3

    3. This is going on the “cook!” list. I think I’ll try it with avocado slices and wrapped in warm tortillas.

      *-Glad I found this in the Turn It Up Tuesday! linkup

    4. I love breakfast, it’s my fave meal to eat! This looks delicious, I’ll be sure to add this to my menu! THanks so much for linking up to Wake Up Wednesday!

    5. Hi Sandra – I have never found a breakfast casserole that I’m 100% happy with. This one looks different and delicious – I will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks so much for co-hosting Let’s Get Real with us this week.

    6. This looks really yummy. I’m certain my husband will enjoy it. We may add some mushrooms and I wonder if some meat would do ok if added, may have to find out! Pinned to my Wake Up Wednesday board.

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