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Egg and Cheese Puffs

"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
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 251 calories; 21 g fat; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 12.2 g protein; 120 mg cholesterol; 550 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 255 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...

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...

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...

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

I love this recipe! I added extra cheese and just a pinch of chopped onion to the milk and egg mix and it came out fabulous! I ate it with cold sour cream, just a suggestion.