Cheddar, Chive, and Canadian Bacon Soufflé

Cheddar, Chive, and Canadian Bacon Soufflé


  • 1 (8-ounce) loaf French bread
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped Canadian bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


Preheat oven to 375°.

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until the coarse crumbs measure 4 cups. Set aside. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; add shallot. Sauté 3 minutes or until soft (do not brown); stir in salt. Combine shallot mixture, milk, and next 5 ingredients (through egg yolks) in a large bowl; stir well. Add 3 1/2 cups bread crumbs; stir until well-blended.

Coat a 1 1/2-quart soufflé dish with cooking spray; sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs over bottom and sides.

Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently stir 1/4 egg-white mixture into shallot mixture; gently fold in remaining egg-white mixture. Spoon into soufflé dish. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until soufflé is set. Serve immediately.

    This soufflé does not rise over the lip of the dish like a traditional soufflé because the bread crumbs are too heavy to be lifted by the egg whites. But we like the texture and taste all the same.
  • Yield: serves 6 (serving size: 1/6 of soufflé)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 238
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 29%
Fat per serving: 7.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g
Protein per serving: 16.3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 25g
Fiber per serving: 1.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 121mg
Iron per serving: 1.5mg
Sodium per serving: 736mg
Calcium per serving: 233mg