Spinach-Cheese Souffle
  • 1bunch spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 1/2tablespoons butter, room temperature, divided
  • 6ounces grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4cup reduced fat (2 percent) milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/8teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 egg whites
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add spinach. Stir once, and then drain spinach in a colander. Press down on spinach with a large spoon to extract as much water as possible.
  3. Cut garlic clove in half. Rub inside of a 6-cup, straight-sided casserole dish with the cut side of the garlic. Coat inside dish with ½ tablespoon butter. Put about 1 ounce grated cheese in dish and shake until shreds adhere to bottom and sides.
  4. Put remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring with a whisk until melted. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture turns light brown. Add milk in a stream, whisking briskly. As soon as mixture thickens, about 30 seconds, remove from heat and whisk in egg yolks, followed by 4 ounces cheese. As soon as cheese melts, stir in spinach, salt, and nutmeg.
  5. In a large clean bowl, beat egg whites with a large whisk or mixer until stiff but not dry, about 4 minutes. Stir one-fourth of whites into yolk mixture; then gently fold in remaining whites thoroughly. Pour mixture into prepared dish and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining 1 ounce grated cheese. Run a clean knife around inside edge of dish to a depth of about 1 inch (this helps the soufflé rise).
  6. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until soufflé has risen and browned nicely. Serve at once.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Spinach-Cheese Souffle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 15g 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 245 cal, 17g fat (5g mono, 1g poly, 11g sat), 181mg chol, 15g protein, 7g carb, 1g fiber, 296mg sodium