Tomato-Asparagus Souffle Recipe

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Tomato-Asparagus Souffle Recipe

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I came across this recipe in 1978 and have been serving it ever since. The vegetable juice adds a pleasing flavor and colorful accent.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable juice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 3 slices)

Directions

Place asparagus in a large saucepan with enough water to cover; cook until crisp-tender. Drain well; set aside. in a 2-qt. saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Blend in flour to form a smooth paste. Add vegetable juice all at once. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, salt and cayenne, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks in a medium bowl; gradually stir in half of the hot cheese mixture. Return all to the saucepan. stir in bread crumbs. Beat reserved egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture. Fold in asparagus. Pour into an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Asparagus Souffle in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p66

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 215 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable juice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 3 slices)
  1. Place asparagus in a large saucepan with enough water to cover; cook until crisp-tender. Drain well; set aside. in a 2-qt. saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Blend in flour to form a smooth paste. Add vegetable juice all at once. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, salt and cayenne, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks in a medium bowl; gradually stir in half of the hot cheese mixture. Return all to the saucepan. stir in bread crumbs. Beat reserved egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture. Fold in asparagus. Pour into an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Asparagus Souffle in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p66

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