John Wayne Casserole

Romantic RiverSong Bed & Breakfast Inn

1765 Lower Broadview Road   P.O. Box 1910 , Estes Park, CO 80517 USA


  • 4 oz chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup grated jack cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine cheeses and chilies. Place in a buttered 12x8x2-inch casserole dish.
  3. Beat egg whites until fluffy. Combine egg yolks, milk, flour, salt and pepper. Fold whites into yolk mixture. Pour egg mixture over cheese and mix slightly.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, until knife comes out clean.
  5. Options: chop onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper, sauté lightly in olive oil, and combine with cheeses instead of green chilies. Or top with sliced tomatoes halfway through baking. Serve with sour cream.
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John Wayne Casserole