Top shot of the goat cheese souffle showing the crackly top.

Goat Cheese Souffle

Delicate, airy and soft, this Goat Cheese Souffle is a perfect side dish to almost anything. Mildly cheesy and custardy, you can enjoy it on its own, too.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword cheese souffle
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 304 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • cooking oil spray
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 oz goat cheese crumbled

Creamed Spinach Sauce

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream warmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray the insides of 6 one cup ramekins or souffle cups with cooking oil spray and sprinkle the bread crumbs inside. Tilt the dishes around to distribute the breadcrumbs all around. Place the cups on a baking sheet.

  2. In a small pot, heat butter until melted. Add flour and stir until the mixture is bubbly and thick. Add milk gradually while stirring. The mixture will boil and thicken. Transfer to a large bowl and add the eggs, cheese and pepper. Stir everything well. Let cool.

  3. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold this into the yolk mixture in two additions. Once the mixture is uniform in color, pour them equally into the prepared cups.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden and puffy. Serve with the spinach sauce.

To Make the Creamed Spinach Sauce

  1. Microwave the spinach until wilted. Drain and squeeze out excess liquid. Using a blender or food processor, puree the spinach until smooth. Gradually add the cream and blend until the mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Best Ever Recipes, a book published by John Wiley and Sons.

Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese Souffle
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 3865IU77%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.