Cheesy Broccoli Souffle

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the happy egg co. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm typically not a fussy recipe kind of girl. I'm busy, so I need easy recipes that I can use to feed my family quickly (but healthily). But, every once in awhile, I stumble upon an idea that might look a little more complicated that I just can't resist.

I've never tried a savory soufflé before a few weeks ago. I am a huge fan of chocolate soufflés, but I've always really thought that these might be a little bit too complicated for a breakfast or brunch.

Let me tell you – I was wrong.

broccoli cheese soufflés in white ramekins on a red napkin.

If you're willing to put in a little extra time (I'm talking 30 minutes) prepping ingredients from scratch, soufflés really aren't that hard! You just have to follow a particular set of steps to ensure a great recipe.

And these little bites of heaven turned out perfectly. The deep egg flavor is highlighted perfectly with the different notes of cheese and freshness of the broccoli. If you're a broccoli cheese soup fan, you'll want to try this one. It would be perfect for a breakfast, but it's a great lunch or dinner too!

Here's the recipe…

looking down on broccoli cheese soufflés in white ramekins on a red napkin.

Cheesy Broccoli Soufflé


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature butter

4 large eggs

1 head of broccoli, florets removed and upper parts of stem chopped

3 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups whole milk

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

2 oz goat cheese, crumbled


Divide 4 eggs into yolks and whites. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15-20 minutes while you prep the rest of the ingredients.

Steam broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water until very tender. (I prepped mine in the Instant Pot with the steam setting and a quick pressure release after 5 minutes.) Let cool, chop into fine pieces, and set aside.

Butter 4 souffle dishes and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the rest of the butter until slightly bubbly. Add in flour, nutmeg, and pepper and stir well for 3-4 minutes, until mixture starts to turn a nutty brown. Whisk in milk (a quarter cup at a time) for 2-3 minutes, until thickened to a gravy consistency and smooth. Add mustard and salt and stir.

Take mixture off of heat and add the cheeses. Stir well. Add in the egg yolks and, again, stir until smooth. Fold in broccoli.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Slowly fold egg whites into remaining ingredients (in 3-4 batches) until no white shows. Be very gentle folding in the whites – only mix until blended.

Gently pour mixture into prepared souffle dishes. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until tops puff up and center is set. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

broccoli cheese soufflé in white ramekin on a red napkin.

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  1. Thanks for great recipes!