This Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole in a Mug recipe is a perfect breakfast when your in a rush or if you have a limited kitchen setup. Especially great for college students living in a dorm, workplaces with only a microwave, or those traveling in an RV.
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I love having eggs for breakfast and this Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole in a Mug recipe is one of the best!
Several years ago, I learned that you could make eggs in the microwave IN A MUG. I had no clue. I still make eggs on the stove top most of the time, but every now and then, I cook them in a mug in the microwave. Usually just a couple of eggs and some cheese. Nothing fancy. I top my eggs with salsa or hot sauce and breakfast is served!
But there are actually lots of great ways that you can make “eggs in a mug”. Think of an omelet – all the same ingredients you might put in an omelet can be added to this breakfast meal in a mug.
A breakfast meal in a mug is great for quite a few people: college students who are living in a dorm, anyone with limit cooking skills, or someone who hates cooking. It’s also a good option for anyone with limited kitchen appliances, such as someone who might be staying in an RV or if your workplace only has a microwave.
My own kids don’t really fit in any of the scenarios above, but they love to make meals in a mug. Ok, let’s be honest – most of the time it’s a dessert in a mug, but sometimes there is a breakfast or lunch thrown in there. A while back, I was sent the book 250 Best Meals in a Mug and they LOVE to look up new ideas in it.
Seriously, if you don’t like to cook or you only have access to a microwave, this is the book for you. It has everything in it from breakfast recipes to dinner recipes. Lots of desserts in a mug too. It’s a great gift idea too – perfect for someone who’s moving out on their own or living in a dorm.
This recipe I’m sharing today is from the 250 Best Meals in a Mug Cookbook, with a few slight changes. One of my favorite Mexican dishes is Chile Rellenos and this recipe is a play on that. I like this as an easy breakfast, but it could easily be for lunch or dinner too.
The recipe starts with beating two eggs in a mug with a fork.
Of course, cheese is an important part of this Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole in a Mug recipe. You’ll be mixing in most of it, BUT, I recommend saving a bit of it to add to the top after it’s done cooking.
Once it’s done cooking in the microwave, this is what you have. A delicious, puffy and cheesy Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole in a Mug.
I like to top this breakfast in a mug with some chopped tomatoes and cilantro. If I don’t have any on hand, I’ll sometimes add a dash of hot sauce or some salsa. And then it’s ready to eat! I prefer to eat it right out of the mug (less to clean up), but you could also “dump” it out onto a plate, if you prefer.
Here’s the full recipe, my version which is very slightly adapted from the version in the 250 Best Meals in a Mug Cookbook
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Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole in a Mug Recipe
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 can diced green chiles (1/2 of a 4 ounce can, drained)
- 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
- Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes (chopped cilantro, salsa, sour cream)
- Crack your two eggs into a 16-ounce mug. With a fork, beat the eggs until blended. With the same fork, blend in the flour, baking powder, cumin, and cottage cheese. Stir in the chiles and most of the cheese.
- Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes. Check casserole to see if it’s puffed and just set at the center. If not, continue to microwave for another 30-seconds or until it is puffed and set. Sprinkle with your remaining cheese and additional toppings.