Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chile Relleno Casserole

This casserole is an oldie but goodie! The kind of dish that once you make it, you almost won't need to look at the recipe ever again. Simple ingredients (and instructions) that yield AMAZING flavor! Often described as having the goodness of an actual chile relleno without the frying. Pretty sure all the MOUNDS of cheese cancel out any kind of "healthy factor" though. No matter! Live a little and enjoy!

Easily a family favorite! And perfect for Meatless Monday!

8 to 10 Anaheim or Poblano chile peppers - roasted, peeled, and seeded.  *Can substitute with 2  7oz cans whole, fire roasted, chiles
1 white onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbs olive oil
dash or two of salt
dash of black pepper
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3 Tbs flour
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups grated jack cheese

1.) *If roasting your chiles - Turn oven on to broil setting. Place chiles on broil safe sheet or pan. Set directly under broiler flame until all sides of peppers are blistered and charred. You will need to turn them during this process. When chile's are nice and toasted, remove from broiler and cover with plastic. Place covered peppers in a paper bag to finish sweating.
2.) While peppers are sweating, heat olive oil in a skillet and lightly saute sliced onion just until it starts to soften. Add minced garlic and heat for another minute; just until fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
3.) In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt, and pepper together.
4.) Grate your cheese
5.) Heat oven to 350 degrees
6.) Remove chiles from paper/plastic. Peel, and remove seeds.
Assemble Dish:
Lay half of your chile peppers on bottom of 9x13 baking dish. Top with half of your sauteed onions. Pour half of egg mixture over onions. Top with half of cheddar and jack cheese. Repeat again - Peppers, onions, egg mixture, finish with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 350 for 45 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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  1. This looks sooo good! Can't wait to try it out!!
    xo sandra

  2. I love chili rellanos. It's one of my favorite Mexican dishes. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)


  3. Love your recipe for chile rellenos casserole! It looks very delicious and much easier to assemble than a traditional chile relleno!

    Stopping by your blog from Marvelous Monday (I posted #74 Pizza Sauce).

    Pinned and Tweeted!

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  4. Good grief, that looks amazing! I've gotta make it. We love peppers! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. This looks AWESOME! I pinned it! :-)

  6. I WILL be making this! We love rellenos and buy roasted peppers from our local farm market and have a bunch in the freezer! Plus, it's pretty much fits our reduced carb diet too BONUS! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week :-) I love it ♥ I'll be featuring this recipe on my Facebook page.

  7. Mr. VZ would love that - me, not so much.

    Popped in from Gonna Love It.

  8. Oh my goodness, this looks so good!! I LOVE chili rellenos but I've never had chili relleno casserole before! I'm pinning this now to make next week for my family! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    ~Jen @

  9. Oh yum Leslie I love chili relleno's. putting it together like this :)) can't wait to make it..

  10. Oh, Girl! I just added those ingredients to the grocery shopping list! It's on the menu! Thank you for the recipe. -Marci

  11. Pinned! This looks so amazing! I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance - have a great weekend!

  12. That looks delicious! I've never heard of it before. I will definitely pin it!

  13. I love reading your blog and your recipes! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out:

  14. This looks so good! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Craftionary. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Oh I can't wait to try this! I would love for you to come and share this on I Freakin' did it Friday @ Miss Information

  16. Yummy!!!
    Sounds and looks delish...!!!


  17. Yum. Chili Relleno is my go to dish at Mexican restaurants. I eat it as a dip for my chips! Thanks for sharing. Found you from the Sincerely, Paula no rules link party.

  18. Looks sooo good! I love when you share your recipes on my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!


  19. this looks so yummy, thanks for sharing.

    Tamika @

    visiting from Freedom Fridays

  20. I'm stopping by for a visit today from Six Sisters' Stuff!
    There are so many creative participants in this linky party. I'm on overload pinning, following and bookmarking.
    Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe.

  21. Looks delicious. Pinned it and will be making it soon.

    Shelley from

    visiting from The Country Cook.

  22. YUM! You had me at 'cheese' ;)
    I've pinned and am looking forward to cooking this very soon! thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    Tash @ Quirky Crafting Shmoogle Bean

  23. Delish! This is my kind of recipe :0 I love those that you don't have to have a list to pick up the ingredients :) Thanks for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday. Have a great day!

  24. You've been featured! Thanks for linking up at Wednesday Whatsits. :)

  25. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this on Weekend Wonders! If you'd like to grab a feature button you can fine it here.

    Thanks for sharing with us and have a great day!

  26. I am all about chillies lately. This looks simple and delicious. I will pin it and thank you for sharing it on foodie friday.

  27. Oh my word... this looks insaaaanely good. I'm all about the cheese ;)

  28. Congrats, your casserole is being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and get your featured button and I look forward to the recipe you share this week.

  29. We didn't have as many peppers as you and my husband will not eat onions and I'm gluten-free so we adapted your recipe slightly...but I made sure to give you lots of credit (I hope that's okay). It was wonderful!

    1. I'm so glad you liked it and that you shared the recipe! I just read your post. I adapt recipes to my taste all the time. Thank you, again!

      xo, Leslie

  30. Thank you for sharing your Chili Relleno Casserole recipe. I hope to try it very soon!

  31. I made this dish for our Mexican-themed Christmas dinner. I substituted rice flour and corn starch for regular flour to make gluten-free. It was DELICIOUS and enjoyed by all. Thank you, Leslie!


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