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Three-Cheese Souffles

 Three-Cheese Souffles
Meet the Cook: No matter when I've made these - for breakfast, brunch or lunch - they have never failed. I have not had them fall once. I often get asked for the recipe. -Jean Ference, Sherwood Park, Alberta
8 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min.


  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour
  • until smooth; cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, mustard, salt
  • and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and
  • stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir
  • in cheeses until melted. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Separate eggs. Place egg whites in a medium bowl; stand at room
  • temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat egg yolks
  • until thick and lemon-colored, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup hot
  • cheese mixture; return all to remaining cheese mixture, stirring
  • constantly. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place eight ungreased 8-oz. ramekins in a

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Three-Cheese Souffles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • baking pan.
  • With clean beaters, beat egg whites with cream of tartar on high
  • speed until stiff but not dry. With a rubber spatula, gently stir a
  • fourth of the egg whites into cheese mixture. Fold in remaining
  • whites.
  • Transfer to prepared ramekins. Add 1 in. of hot water to baking pan.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Freeze option: Securely wrap unbaked souffl├ęs with foil and freeze. To use, preheat oven to 325°. Remove foil and place frozen souffl├ęs in a baking pan; add 1 in. warm water to larger pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until heated through and tops are golden brown.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 317 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 223 mg cholesterol, 424 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.