Broccoli & Goat Cheese Souffle

Broccoli & Goat Cheese Souffle

This elegant broccoli and goat cheese soufflé will wow your family and friends. Soufflés are surprisingly easy to make—the only trick is getting them on the table before they deflate. Serve with: A tomato-and-fennel salad and, for dessert, fresh strawberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

From EatingWell: May/June 2008
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 45

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups finely chopped broccoli florets
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  5. 1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
  6. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  7. 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  10. 3 large eggs, separated
  11. 2 large egg whites
  12. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat four 10-ounce ramekins (or a 2- to 2 1/2-quart soufflé dish) with cooking spray and place them on a baking sheet.
  2. Place broccoli in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave until the broccoli is tender-crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking, for 1 minute. Adjust heat as needed to prevent the mixture from getting too dark; it should be the color of caramel. Add milk, mustard, rosemary and salt and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in goat cheese and 3 egg yolks until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Beat the 5 egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half of the whipped whites into the milk mixture. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites and the reserved broccoli just until no white streaks remain. Transfer to the prepared ramekins or soufflé dish.
  5. Bake until puffed, firm to the touch and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160°F, about 20 minutes in ramekins or 30 minutes in a soufflé dish. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Four 10-ounce ramekins or a 2- to 2 1/2-quart souffle dish

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 254 calories; 17 g fat (8 g sat, 6 g mono); 184 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 1 g fiber; 398 mg sodium; 199 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Calcium (15% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat