Basic Cheese Soufflé

Experiment with this basic soufflé recipe by adding tomatoes or other garden vegetables and fresh herbs as desired.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 4 oz. Jarlsberg cheese, grated

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a soufflé dish.
  • To prepare the soufflé base, melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Make a roux by adding the flour, salt, and pepper and stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the flour is incorporated. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks. Stir in the cheese.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold the egg whites into the base mixture.
  • Pour the soufflé mixture into the dish. Bake until soufflé turns a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 4 oz. Jarlsberg cheese, grated

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a soufflé dish.
  • To prepare the soufflé base, melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Make a roux by adding the flour, salt, and pepper and stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the flour is incorporated. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks. Stir in the cheese.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold the egg whites into the base mixture.
  • Pour the soufflé mixture into the dish. Bake until soufflé turns a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat15g
Cholesterol250mg
Sodium190mg
Total Carbohydrate11g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein17g