Chile Relleno Casserole Recipe

This simple vegetarian recipe requires only a handful of ingredients to create a flavorful meal that can be served piping hot out of the oven or cooled and refrigerated for dinner another night.

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Things You'll Need

  • 5 eggs

  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk, (1)

  • 10 ounce can enchilada sauce, (1)

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese

  • 16 green chiles (5-5.75 cans of whole chiles)

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Combine Your Ingredients

Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. Add the milk, enchilada sauce, paprika, cayenne (if using) and salt.

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Prep the Chiles

If your chiles are whole, open them with a knife and scrape out any seeds. Flatten them out by cutting one side with a knife or pulling them apart with your fingers.

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Tip

Chopped green chiles would work in a pinch.

Add the Flour

Whisk in the flour, which will give the dish a little firmness and substance. Whisk quickly until the flour is incorporated.

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Layer the Casserole

Arrange chiles in a single layer on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Alternate ends so the chiles fit together in a straight line.

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Add half of the Monterey jack cheese in a layer over the chiles.

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Repeat: Add one more layer of chiles and then one more layer of cheese.

Then pour your entire egg mixture over the top.

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Bake & Serve

Bake the casserole for about 45 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Serve immediately, along with warm flour tortillas, or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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