I got this recipe from a bed and breakfast. It is very rich, moist and custardy and is very versatile. I added fresh basil but any herb could be used. Chopped ham would also be good in this casserole.
- 7 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 8 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
- 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature, cubed
- 16 ounces cottage cheese, small curd
- 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- Beat together the eggs, milk and sugar. Add the cheeses, butter and basil.
- Mix well then add the flour and baking powder.
- Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake in a 325 degree oven for approximately 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
My family enjoyed this recipe. I did skip the butter as others suggested and found it still very tasty. Also added some fresh salsa and chopped ham (leftovers I was trying to clean out of the fridge to make way for a huge turkey). This is a great recipe to add all kinds of things to for one of those nights when you have little bits of things but don't know how to pull it all together.
Made this for guests coming over to brunch at our house - it was well received, with a soft custary filling. I substituted mozzarella for the monterey jack since that was what I had on hand. Also added some diced canadian bacon, red bell peppers and green onions that I quickly sauteed in a pan. The ingredients came together quickly, and it was really nice to have the oven take care of all the cooking instead of standing over the stove scrambling eggs. Kids didn't like it (they're picky) but my hubby, I and the guests thought it was tasty! Love all the cheese that goes in there, and that the recipe's so flexible. Next time though, I wouldn't add the butter, it made greasy pools on top that I had to mop up with paper towel.
This was GREAT!!!! I took it to our Sunday School brunch and got several comments and recipe requests. Next time I would add in either diced ham or browned sausage - I used 2 tsp dried basil when I made this dish. A KEEPER!!!