Classic Cheese Soufflé Recipe

Looking for an easy Classic Cheese Soufflé recipe? Learn how to make Classic Cheese Soufflé using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 5 servings



From Julia Child; use Gruyère cheese instead of Swiss; bake at 375 for 25 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Cheese Soufflé

2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup whole milk
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch of ground nutmeg
4 large egg yolks
5 large egg whites
4 ounces Swiss cheese, coarsely grated

Recipe Directions for Classic Cheese Soufflé

  1. Position rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 400F.Butter 6-cup (1 1/2-quart) soufflé dish. Add Parmesan cheese and tilt dish, coating bottom and sides. Warm milk in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until mixture begins to foam and loses raw taste, about 3 minutes (do not allow mixture to brown). Remove saucepan from heat; let stand 1 minute. Pour in warm milk, whisking until smooth. Return to heat and cook, whisking constantly until very thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in paprika, salt, and nutmeg. Add egg yolks 1 at a time, whisking to blend after each addition. Scrape soufflé base into large bowl. Cool to lukewarm. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.

  3. Using electric mixer, beat egg whites in another large bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold 1/4 of whites into lukewarm or room temperature soufflé base to lighten. Fold in remaining whites in 2 additions while gradually sprinkling in Gruyère cheese. Transfer batter to prepared dish.

  4. Place dish in oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 375F. Bake until soufflé is puffed and golden brown on top and center moves only slightly when dish is shaken gently, about 25 minutes (do not open oven door during first 20 minutes). Serve immediately.

Categories

Eggs, Brunch

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 132.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
252
Calories from Fat
162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.0g
28%
Saturated Fat
10.3g
52%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
211mg
70%
Sodium
429mg
18%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
8.0g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
14.8g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 28% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
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