Broccoli Cheese Soufflé
This recipe is from my mom's fabulous collection. Without fail, I serve it every holiday and the dish gets emptied every time. It's a clever way to get kids to eat broccoli. —Marilyn Rockwell, Lynden, Washington
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 40 min.
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoons dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups milk
- 4 cups cooked chopped broccoli, patted dry
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional
- Separate the eggs. Let yolks and whites stand at room temperature for up to 30 minutes. Grease a 2-1/2-qt. souffle dish and dust with bread crumbs; set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in broccoli and onion. Remove from the heat; stir in egg yolks until combined. Cool slightly. Stir in mayonnaise.
- In a bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Stir a fourth of the egg whites into the broccoli mixture. Fold in remaining whites. Transfer to prepared souffle dish. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
- Bake at 325° for 38-42 minutes or until top is golden brown, a toothpick inserted near the side comes out clean and a thermometer reads 160°. Serve immediately.
Editor's NoteReduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise may not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 348 calories, 32g fat (10g saturated fat), 167mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Broccoli Souffle in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2002