Low-Fat Easy Cheesy Chile Relleno Casserole

“I'm searching for easy low-fat recipes on the 'net. There are more recipes on 'Zaar that are similar, but this one was different. This one was found at the Care2 website @ http://www.care2.com/greenliving/easy-cheesy-chile-relleno-casserole.html Adapted from Healthy Homestyle Cooking, by Evelyn Tribole (Rodale Press, 1994). Here is a family favorite in a low-fat reincarnation that‘s better for you than the original, but without sacrificing taste. The final product tastes rich and creamy, zesty and cheesy, with only a fraction of the fat: a great way to celebrate the day.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly spray a 1 1/2-quart casserole with no-stick spray and set aside.
  2. 2. Wear disposable gloves to do this so you don’t accidentally get burned by the hot pepper juice: Slit the chili peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds. Rinse and drain peppers on paper towels.
  3. 3. In a medium bowl, beat together the milk, egg whites, and flour until smooth; set aside.
  4. 4. In another bowl, combine the Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. Set 1/2 cup of this cheese mixture aside for the topping.
  5. 5. To assemble the casserole, layer half each of the chili peppers, the cheese mixture, and egg mixture. Repeat layers with remaining chili peppers, cheese mixture, and egg mixture.
  6. 6. Pour the tomato sauce over the top, then bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup cheese mixture and bake about 20 minutes more or until knife inserted near top comes out clean.

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