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Green Chile Cheese Puff

Green Chile Cheese Puff

Susan Maria Leach  /  10/3/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

A super easy and flavorful cheesy protein meal that works for breakfast, lunch, supper, or as a tapas style appetizer to serve with a glass of white wine! Melty cheddar and canned diced mild green chiles provide the winning flavor combination for a make ahead bariatric-friendly meal your entire family will love.

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup, small curd low fat cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces reduced fat Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • One, 4-ounce can diced green chilies, drained
  • 4 or 5 scallions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Beat eggs until light and lemon colored - using an electric hand mixer if desired.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, a few grinds of black pepper and blend until smooth.
  • Fold in the cottage cheese, cheese, butter and chilies.
  • Pour mixture into 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick vegetable spray.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, until edges are slightly puffed and the very center of the puff still jiggles a bit when you move the baking dish.
  • DO NOT OVERBAKE - for a moist cheesy texture, remove from oven when slightly underbaked as the heat will continue to cook it out of the oven.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving with favorite salsa.

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