Chile Rellenos Casserole

Certainly! Chile Rellenos Casserole is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that captures the flavors of traditional chiles rellenos without the fuss of stuffing and frying individual peppers. Here’s a simple recipe for Chile Rellenos Casserole:

Chile Rellenos Casserole:


  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole green chiles, drained
  • 1 lb (about 2 cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey, cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salsa (red or green, depending on your preference)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Chiles:
    • Lay the whole green chiles flat on paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  3. Layer the Casserole:
    • In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, layer half of the green chiles on the bottom. Top with half of the shredded cheese, followed by the seasoned cooked meat. Repeat the layers with the remaining chiles and cheese.
  4. Prepare the Batter:
    • In a blender, combine milk, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour Batter Over the Layers:
    • Pour the batter evenly over the layered chiles, cheese, and meat.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is set.
  7. Add Salsa:
    • Spoon the salsa evenly over the top of the casserole during the last 10-15 minutes of baking.
  8. Check for Doneness:
    • Insert a toothpick into the center; it should come out clean when the casserole is done.
  9. Cool and Garnish:
    • Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and serve with sour cream if desired.

This Chile Rellenos Casserole is a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s perfect for a family dinner or a gathering with friends. Customize it with your favorite toppings and enjoy the delicious taste of chiles rellenos in a convenient casserole form.

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