Egg and Cheese Puffs

Egg and Cheese Puffs

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"I sometimes take this to work in the mornings and everyone who has ever tried it has asked for the recipe. Try it with your favorite salsa on top. You may add cooked sausage and/or sauteed green onions if you prefer."
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14 h 20 m servings 251 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, chile peppers and bacon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Remove cheese mixture from refrigerator; stir in flour, butter, baking powder and salt. Spoon batter into 24 lightly greased muffin cups.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until puffs are slightly golden on top.


  1. 241 Ratings

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I was skeptical... I really was. I mean, the recipe only had 2 reviews and I usually like to try more "proven" ones. Plus I usually dislike cottage cheese in recipes. But this was AWESOME. ...

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These got such rave reviews... I'm really surprised, but I just didn't like them. I used muffin liners as some people suggested, but they were really hard to peel off the puffs. The chile peppe...

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I was skeptical... I really was. I mean, the recipe only had 2 reviews and I usually like to try more "proven" ones. Plus I usually dislike cottage cheese in recipes. But this was AWESOME. ...

These were fabulous (with a few modifications)! I did not mix these up the night before - I don't know what the advantage would be. This is a quick breakfast dish already. First, 1/4 cup of butt...

These are great for an easy breakfast for company or yourself! They feeze great and can be thawed in the fridge overnight and just popped in the microwave for easy warming. They are so versitile...

No doubt this is worth 5 stars!!! The green chilis were what made it - don't leave them out. I will though make it a little less fattening next time by substituting ham for bacon, use fat free...

OH MY GOODNESS! This rec. is easy to make and impressed those who sampled it! YUM! I preapred it for the first time this morning, and though I typically burn anything I bake/cook in muffin pa...

Delicious! I brought these to work and everyone asked for the recipe. They are like miniature crustless quiches. I will definitely make these again!

Awesome! Highly recommended recipe! I loved that it could be mixed up the night before. I didn't use as much cheese as called for, but used sharp cheddar for flavor. This would be great with...

This is my husband's favorite breakfast treat. I've shared it with others for fabulous potlucks and even a Christmas brunch. Always popular and super-easy to make! I've never had a problem with...

I have had this recipe for about 6 years and been using it. We love it, I just had to join to write a review. I take these to work sometimes and people mug me for them! Thank you so much for the...

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