Savory Goat Cheese Souffle Recipe

Goat cheese souffle after baking

This savory goat cheese souffle recipe is easy and delicious. Souffles can turn an ordinary meal into a fine dining experience with very little effort. Try it and see!

With a literal meaning of "puffed-up," souffles are an elegant milk and egg based dish that uses beaten egg whites to impart a light, airy texture to a custard base.

Souffles are served hot from the oven, because they lose their puffiness as they start to cool. Sweet souffles are served as dessert, while savory souffles can be presented as either a light main dish, or an accompaniment.

To successfully make a souffle, be sure to beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then carefully fold the custard mix into them.

Remember, the more you stir, the more you are bursting the air bubbles that will give the souffle its lift.

With just a little attention to these details, you can successfully create a souffle your first time!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, plus extra for baking dish
  • 1/4 cup flour, plus extra for baking dish
  • 3/4 cup goat milk
  • 6 oz. chevre goat cheese
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (adjust up or down, depending on the saltiness of the goat cheese)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. sage
  • 1/4 tsp. marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley

Separate the eggs, placing the egg whites into a medium-large stainless steel or glass mixing bowl. Prepare the baking dish(es) &mdash either 6 individual ramekins, or a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, by coating with butter and dusting with flour.

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, then whisk in the flour, mixing well. Add the goat cheese, milk, salt, pepper and other spices. Continue whisking for several minutes over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat, and add the egg yolks, stirring well.
Whisking custard base of goat cheese souffle

Adding egg yolks to goat cheese souffle

Beat the egg whites for several minutes with an electric mixer until peaks stand without falling over. Using a spatula, fold the custard into the egg whites gently, so as not to destroy the lightness of the mixture.
Beating egg whites to stiff peak for goat cheese souffle

Folding custard into egg whites for goat cheese souffle

Pour into the baking dish(es), and sprinkle parsley on top. Bake until the top is lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes for ramekins, and 15-20 minutes for a casserole dish. Serve hot.
Goat cheese souffle before baking

Goat cheese souffle after baking

This savory goat cheese souffle goes well with fish, turkey and chicken main dishes, or as an entree itself with soup or salad.


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