Classic Cheese Soufflè

Classic Cheese Soufflè

Enjoy a tasty cheese and egg classic with all the Betty Crocker tips to make your baking a success!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:18

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground mustard
Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup milk
1
cup Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
3
eggs, separated
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter 1-quart soufflé dish or casserole. Make a 4-inch band of triple-thickness aluminum foil 2 inches longer than circumference of dish. Butter one side. Secure foil band, buttered side in, around top edge of dish.
  2. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and red pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted; remove from heat.
  3. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff but not dry; set aside. Beat egg yolks in small bowl on high speed about 3 minutes or until very thick and lemon colored; stir into cheese mixture. Stir about 1/4 of the egg whites into cheese mixture. Fold cheese mixture into remaining egg whites. Carefully pour into soufflé dish.
  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Carefully remove foil band and quickly divide soufflé into sections with 2 forks. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
Egg sizes range from jumbo to peewee, and the most popular egg size is large. All Betty Crocker recipes are tested with large eggs.
How-To
Use an egg separator to safely separate the egg white from the yolk. A separator consists of a small bowl-shaped center that holds the yolk with a surrounding space that allows the white to slip through into a bowl.
Success
Have family or guests seated and ready to eat when you take the soufflé out of the oven so they can see how wonderful it looks. The soufflé will lose its puffiness once it is on the table, but it will still taste delicious.
Variation
For a shrimp soufflé, omit mustard, red pepper and cheese. Add 1 can (4 to 4 1/2 ounces) shrimp, rinsed and drained, and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or l teaspoon dried tarragon leaves to the sauce before adding the beaten egg yolks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 235 ),
  • Total Fat 26 g
    • (Saturated Fat 14 g,),
  • Cholesterol 225 mg;
  • Sodium 620 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 15 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 3 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.