Pumpkin Soufflé

This beautiful little entrée is wonderful for entertaining. Serve it with a crisp green salad and some breadsticks.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (13 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 egg whites
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray the bottom of a 1-quart soufflé dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In small saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Place in large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, egg yolk, and thyme until smooth.
  • In medium bowl, combine egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir a spoonful of the beaten egg whites into pumpkin mixture, then fold in remaining egg whites along with the Parmesan cheese. Pour into prepared soufflé dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake for another 25 minutes or until soufflé is puffed and golden brown. Serve immediately.