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Chili Egg Puff (Perfect For Brunch!) + Video

by Heather

Add this chili egg puff recipe to your next breakfast or brunch! The little bit of heat from the green chilis pairs perfectly with the creamy and cheesy egg casserole. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! If you are an egg lover, your taste buds will love this one.

chili egg puff recipe

Chili egg puff recipe

This winner of a dish comes from my husband’s grandma Bernice. The first time we tried it at a family brunch over Easter weekend, we were hooked. I have made it so many times and it never disappoints! 

We enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and even dinner! I love to serve fruit alongside it at breakfast, kale salad at lunch, and roasted veggies at dinner.

It’s perfect any time of day, hot, cold, or room temperature. You just can’t go wrong with it!

It makes a delicious snack that’s might in protein!

Serving it to kids and worried the medium heat might be too spicy for them? Simply omit the green chilis to make this a little more kid-friendly.

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What you need for chili egg puff

chili egg puff

How to make it

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat the eggs until light and lemon colored. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, and melted butter, blending smoothly. Stir in the chilies – the main ingredient for some heat.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or the center appears firm.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Watch me make this chili egg puff recipe

The full how-to video can be watched below or on my YouTube channel!

How to store leftover chili egg puff

This egg puff recipe stores really well in the fridge. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Since it can be eaten at any temperature, you can simply remove it from the fridge and eat it.

If you’d like it warmed, place it in a hot oven to warm through.

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this delicious egg puffs recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

  • To take the heat out, simply omit the green chilies.
  • Add more heat by using pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar.
  • Don’t have green chilis? Add ½ cup green enchilada sauce or your favorite salsa in.
  • You can use almond flour to keep it gluten free, or any type of flour in this recipe
  • Want extra veggies in your healthy egg puff? Try this cauliflower version.
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Chili Egg Puff Recipe

Add this chili egg puff recipe to your next breakfast or brunch! The little bit of heat from the green chilis pairs perfectly with the creamy and cheesy egg casserole. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! If you are an egg lover, your taste buds will love this one.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cool Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, easy, eggs
Servings: 8
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • ½ cup almond flour (can sub regular flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 pint (16 oz) small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 4 oz cans diced green chilies drained

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
    how to make chili egg puff
  • Beat the eggs until light and lemon colored. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, and melted butter, blending smoothly. Stir in the chilies – the main ingredient for some heat.
    how to make chili egg puff
  • Pour mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or the center appears firm.
    how to make chili egg puff
  • Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg
chili egg puff

If you try this egg puff recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in November 2012. Updated July 2022.*

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7 comments

Erica November 16, 2012 - 6:11 pm

YUM! Sounds great. I agree- we’re huge egg heads over here. I have about 4 doz in the fridge right now 🙂

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Suzanne November 21, 2012 - 6:41 pm

We love eggs here too and I have been making your onion and pepper strata for 2 weeks straight now! I can’t wait to try this one out too!

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Ambika Choudhary Mahajan December 16, 2012 - 11:57 am

That sounds yummy, and easy enough for a no-good cook like me to want to try it out.
Thanks for the wonderful share- will surely get back to you after having tried this one out. Am sharing this on my Facebook wall too!
🙂

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Lisa September 27, 2015 - 11:40 am

I used this recipe and also added a can of drained corn. This time I used the fiesta style with red and green peppers to give it a bit of color.

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Martha July 28, 2021 - 11:14 am

5 stars
So delicious! This recipe never fails and is a fantastic dish to make and eat throughout the work week!

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Heather July 28, 2021 - 12:03 pm

I’m so glad you’ve been loving it Martha!

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