Thursday, January 2, 2014

John Wayne Cheese Casserole

Happy New Year ladies and gent's! I'm back! 
I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season. 
I know I did. 
Have you ever had this casserole?
Let me just tell you....OMG!!!
It is by far the best anytime dish I have ever had.
My aunt makes it every year for our annual after Christmas brunch.
I finally decided to give it a try.
Not only was it the easiest thing to put together, one because there's hardly any ingredients and two you can basically put everything but the kitchen sink in it.
I have made this twice so far.
The first time I followed the recipe. 
The second time I made it with just ham and cheese.
Both were great! 
I hope you will give it a whirl.

2 cans (4-oz size) diced green chiles, drained
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 pint sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated
1 lb Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
4 egg whites
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup canned evaporated milk
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 medium tomatoes, sliced

Preheat oven to 325F. 

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and saute mushrooms in 1 teaspoon of butter until slightly softened.

In large bowl, combine grated cheese, green chilies and cooked mushrooms. Grease a 13x9 inch pan. Add the cheese, chilies and mushrooms.

In another large bowl, with electric mixer, beat egg whites just until stiff peaks form when beater is slowly raised.

In small bowl, with electric mixer, combine egg yolks, milk, flour, salt, and pepper; mix until well blended.

Using rubber scraper, gently fold beaten whites into egg yolk mixture.

Pour egg mixture over cheese mixture in casserole.

Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and arrange sliced tomatoes, overlapping, around edge of casserole. Bake 30 minutes longer, or until silver knife inserted in center comes out clean. 

Makes 8 servings.

*recipe adapted from John Wayne

*adapted from John Wayne


  1. I can't wait to try your John Wayne Cheese Casserole, it looks amazing! Thanks so much for bringing this awesome recipe to Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  2. New follower/blogger from I found you through the tasty tuesday hop. I am always looking for easy but tasty recipes. Thank you!

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays, Rina! It's been forever since I've had this casserole - your post reminds me I need to make it again soon! Also, I wanted to let you know that your being featured at this week's party - it goes live at 8:30 pm EST! Hope to see you there! {hugs}

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  5. Totally Awesome!!! Pinned:)) This just had to be one of the features at Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!!


    PS Always loved the man just know I would love the casserole!! hehehehe

  6. Love casseroles and can't wait to try this one. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. I will be featuring this recipe on my site, Detours in Life, for Tasty Tuesdays this week. Stop by and grab a button when you get a chance! Thanks!

  7. I love breakfast casseroles! Adding this to my list to make! Thanks for sharing over at The Weekend Re-Treat hope to see you Thursday evening!

  8. Who could resist a casserole bearing the name John Wayne? I love it! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  9. With that much cheese in it, can you imagine how good this would be with cooked pasta added to it?

  10. Can this be assembled night before and and baked next day?

    1. I have never done it that way but I din't see why not.