Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Chile Relleno Casserole

8 servings


10 minutes

active time

55 minutes

total time


6-8 large poblano peppers or Hatch green chiles (number needed may vary depending on size)

2 cups freshly shredded Monterey Jack cheese (divided)

1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese (, divided)

5 large eggs

1 & 1/2 cups whole milk

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

sour cream, salsa, and fresh chopped cilantro (for serving; optional, but recommended)


Preheat the oven's broiler and set the rack at about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place peppers on the baking sheet and roast for about 10-15 minutes, using tongs to turn them occasionally, roasting until the skins are blackened and charred.

Transfer the roasted peppers to a plastic bag for about 10 minutes, allowing them to steam as they cool. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel off the skin, cut off the stems, open them up and remove the seeds.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

Lay half of the roasted chiles in the baking dish in a single layer. Sprinkle 1 cup of the jack cheese and 1/2 cup of the cheddar on top. Repeat layers once.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, until thoroughly combined and no lumps of flour remain. Pour mixture evenly over the cheese and chiles.

Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes until puffed up in the center and eggs are set and golden around the edges.

Let stand and cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Slice into squares and serve with a dollop of sour cream, a little salsa, and freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!


Serving Size



271 kcal

Total Fat

18 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Unsaturated Fat

6 g

Trans Fat

1 g


161 mg


328 mg

Total Carbohydrate

11 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

5 g


17 g

8 servings


10 minutes

active time

55 minutes

total time
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