Content may contain affiliate links including Amazon Associate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission that helps keep this site up and running, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy.

Cheese & Green Chile Oven Omelette

How to make a quick and easy oven omelette recipe with eggs, cheddar and cottage cheese and green chiles. Makes a simple low carb, keto, and paleo breakfast casserole without potatoes or bread. Perfect for busy families for mornings, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Could add bacon, baked ham, or sausage for a little extra oomph, but the vegetarian version is awesome on its own.

I have always eaten a lot of eggs. Starting when I was a little girl, my sister and I would walk to Old Grandma's house (just down the dirt road a stretch or over the hill and across the field) and eat 2 fried eggs – yolks broken and hard – for breakfast with Grandpa.

Later, I ate fried eggs in a restaurant when my dad took my little sister and I for breakfast.

Then, when I became a vegetarian in college, I ate a whole lot of eggs as they were a reliable source of protein.

When I moved out on my own, decent eggs were one of the few things I could cook, and I was still a vegetarian for a number of years after that, so eggs were often on the menu.

Anyway, I have a long standing love affair with eggs. (Someone from some Egg Council somewhere should be sponsoring this post; alas, they are not.)

Many, many moons ago, I had an old Pampered Chef recipe that used sautéed onions and green chiles to make the spicy filling for an oven omelette, otherwise known as a frittata, and I loved that recipe, right up until I lost it.

The only things I can remember from that old recipe are onions, green chiles, and eggs, so I threw those things together with some cheeses and thickeners to make this oven omelette that I simply love to eat.

When I haven't had too many calories for the day, I will eat 1 1/2 pieces of this for supper. If I am on the border, I'll eat just one piece and pair it with some roasted veggies which is probably the healthier way to do it regardless.

Print Recipe
Green Chili Cheese Frittata
How to make a quick and easy oven omelette recipe with eggs, cheddar and cottage cheese and green chiles. Makes a simple low carb, keto, and paleo breakfast casserole without potatoes or bread. Perfect for busy families for mornings, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Could add bacon, baked ham, or sausage for a little extra oomph, but the vegetarian version is awesome on its own.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
3x3 inch squares
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
3x3 inch squares
Ingredients
How to make a quick and easy oven omelette recipe with eggs, cheddar and cottage cheese and green chiles. Makes a simple low carb, keto, and paleo breakfast casserole without potatoes or bread. Perfect for busy families for mornings, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Could add bacon, baked ham, or sausage for a little extra oomph, but the vegetarian version is awesome on its own.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a small skillet. Sauté the onions and green chiles, drained, in the butter until onions are translucent and fragrant. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs in a very large bowl. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Fold in the cottage cheese, cheddar, and onion/pepper mixture. Pour into 9x12 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake at 325 for 45 to 50 minutes, until the edges are slightly puffed and the very center of the frittata still jiggles a bit when you move the dish. DO NOT OVERBAKE - for a moist cheesy texture, remove from oven when slightly underbaked. It will continue to cook while it cools, and you don't want gummy eggs which you will have if you overcook it.
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving with your favorite salsa and Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Recipe Notes

I actually prefer this omelette with no toppings at all. I think the green chile flavor is awesome on its own and gets overpowered by the salsa. Joe prefers his with Newman's Own Pineapple Salsa spooned overtop.

Share this Recipe

I hope you enjoy!

How to make a quick and easy oven omelette recipe with eggs, cheddar and cottage cheese and green chiles. Makes a simple low carb, keto, and paleo breakfast casserole without potatoes or bread. Perfect for busy families for mornings, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Could add bacon, baked ham, or sausage for a little extra oomph, but the vegetarian version is awesome on its own.

© 2019, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

Get new posts delivered to your inbox!

* indicates required

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.