Cheese Souffle


Light, airy, and beautifully golden, this souffle main dish tastes even better when made with a combination of cheeses.

Cheese Soufflé
Prep Time:
50 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 egg yolks

  • 4 egg whites

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • dash ground red pepper

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 cup shredded cheddar, colby, Havarti, and/or process Swiss cheese (8 ounces)


  1. Allow the egg yolks and egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. For cheese sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter; stir in flour, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add cheese, a little at a time, stirring until melted. In a medium bowl beat egg yolks with a fork until combined. Slowly add cheese sauce to egg yolks, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.

  3. In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold about 1 cup of the stiffly beaten egg whites into cheese sauce.

  4. Gradually pour cheese sauce over remaining stiffly beaten egg whites, folding to combine. Pour into an ungreased 2-quart souffle dish.

  5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
37g Fat
10g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 301mg 100%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Protein 23g
Calcium 5088.8mg 391%
Iron 0.2mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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