Date Night // Broccoli, Herb, and Cheese Souffle Recipe

Written with love, by Sarah-Elizabeth Stone

Have you ever tried to read a foreign language with little background to go on? That is the definition of making a soufflé for the first time.  Besides learning new words that define an entirely new set of actions, let’s throw in proper timing, separating eggs, and the risk of complete failure when the whole thing collapses in on itself, literally. Who has ever has heard of folding stiff egg whites, raise your hand.

After several phone calls to parents, and many Youtube videos (I may have also looked up the definition of stiff peaks on Urban Dictionary), it’s actually not an impossible feat. In fact, once you stop yelling at your mixer, you’re well on your way to the perfect soufflé! It may be a challenge the first time around, at least it was for me, but I promise the outcome of this healthy and delicious meal will be sure to impress your partner, just leave out the part where you stared into the oven for 15 consecutive minutes waiting for it to rise.


Ingredients (Souffle)

Broccoli, Herb, and Cheese Souffle Recipe
  • 2 cups of broccoli

  • 1 green onion (chopped)

  • 8 eggs

  • 8tbs of grated cheese

  • ¼ tsp of paprika

  • ¼ tsp of basil

  • ¼ tsp of rosemary

  • Salt and pepper


Ingredients: Side Asparagus Wrap

  • Asparagus (3 per bunch)

  • Swiss Cheese (2 slices per bunch)

  • Prosciutto (1 slice per bunch)


Directions (Main)

  1. Preheat oven to 400F

  2. Separate the egg whites, and egg yolks into separate bowls

Broccoli, Herb, and Cheese Souffle Recipe

3. Mix 2 cups of lightly steamed broccoli and 8 egg yolks in a blender until finely chopped

4. Pour into bowl and add paprika, basil and rosemary

5. Beat egg whites until they become stiff peaks (Definition: when the whites become light and fluffy, you should be able to turn your beaters upside down and have the whites stand on their own). In my experience it takes 2-5 minutes

6. Pour egg whites over top of your yolk and broccoli mixture

7. Fold (Definition: literally cut the whites in half and fold onto the bottom layer) everything together until it creates a light green mixture

8. Scoop and put into butter lined ramekins, filled roughly ¾ full to allow for rising

9. Bake for 15 minutes and do NOT open the oven door until then


Directions (Side)

  1. Lightly steam asparagus

  2. Wrap a group of three with a piece of prosciutto and tuck a slice of cheese in the middle

  3. Bake for 5 minutes and then add a small slice of cheese on top

  4. Back in the oven for another 5-7 minutes, then serve

Broccoli, Herb, and Cheese Souffle Recipe