Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflé*

Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflé from thenovicechefblog.com

Hi, my name is Jessica and I haven’t had a soda in the past 20 minutes.

I fell off the wagon. Hard. I was doing SO good with not buying soda to drink at home and only having it occasionally when we went out to eat. But we are moving this week and I have been working and packing and working and packing…and I couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a case of Diet Sunkist. It was on sale and I was feeling all weak and impressionable and I really needed that caffeinated boost.

I put it in my cart and then went on to buy what I came for…a small carton of milk and a box of cereal. Somehow thanks to the mystical Target ways, I walked out with new notebooks, a new planner, the dvd of Pitch Perfect and about a pound of goat cheese. Who cares if I am moving in only 4 days, when goat cheese is on sale, you buy it.

Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflé from thenovicechefblog.com

So what do you do when you have a ton of goat cheese to use in 4 days? Well you eat half of it on wheat thins for lunch, use up another hunk for pizza, stuff some more into dates and then you use the last little bit in a soufflé!  Obviously, it has been a super delicious creamy last few days. :)

Some people are a little scared of soufflés, but I promise they are easier than you think! Especially if you have a hand mixer or stand mixer. To be honest, it takes longer to clean all the bowls and whisks you will need to make it then it does to actually prepare the soufflé! But just know that if you are making this for company, it is true…a soufflé will start falling as soon as it comes out of the oven. So make sure to time it just perfectly or don’t put it in the oven until your guests actually arrive.

 

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Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflé

Yield: 1 Souffle

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 large egg yolk
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
3 oz goat cheese
hearty pinch of salt & pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 5 inch ramekin with butter. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese in the bottom of the ramekin. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg yolk. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff but not dry (meaning until peaks start to form). Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add garlic, thyme and rosemary and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in flour, cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in buttermilk mixture and continue whisking for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and stir in goat cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until goat cheese is melted. Fold in egg whites.

Pour batter into prepared dish. Sprinkle top with remaining parmesan and bake for 22-24 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned.

Serve immediately with warm french bread!

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28 Responses to “Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflé”

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — February 20, 2013 @ 1:32 am

    I love cooking with goat cheese, it has an incredible flavor! I feel for you and the soda. I tried about 3 months ago to go cold turkey on coffee which I drink non stop all day until I switch it for wine after dinner. Well I got sick and felt like crap so I just started drinking it again and felt awesome!! Good luck :)

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 20, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    Good for your about giving up soda! Also, this looks amazing. I have a goat cheese log in the fridge that is dying to be created into this. Yum!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 20, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    I’m so happy you’re giving up diet soda! I swear you’ll lose 10 lbs just by giving it up. BTW I could eat my weight in goat cheese – yum!!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    I love the idea of a savory souffle…especially with goat cheese. I love this!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — February 20, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Holy crap I want this so bad. Gorgeous!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — February 20, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I am SO glad you made this!!

    I posted a Red Wine Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Crostini yesterday on my blog and now I have a ton of goat cheese that I need to use by Friday – this is the perfect way to finish my leftovers!!!

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    Cookbook Queen — February 20, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I’m all over the Coke Zero nowadays. I stock up like it’s the apocalypse!! i think one or four of these would go GREAT with my diet soda. They would balance each other out.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 20, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    This is gorgeous!!!

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    Diana @ Sweet y Salado — February 20, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Like others said, this looks absolutely gorgeous. I bet I could eat the whole thing with a bottle… I mean, a glass of wine. ;) BTW, have you tried drinking flavored Perrier water to replace the soda? That usually does the trick for me since I’m all about the bubbles, not so much the caffeine.

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    Sues — February 20, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    Goat cheese is love. And these photos are stunning!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — February 20, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    This is such a gorgeous picture! Sounds amazing!

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    Mel — February 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    My boyfriend came home this past weekend with a HUGE amount of goat cheese from Costco. This is a delicious way to use it up!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — February 20, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    I like your style! Any time any cheese, but especially of the goat variety, is on sale I buy it too! Soda is hard to give up./ For me it was Diet Coke. I gave it up and for the first week had horrible caffiene withdrawls. Now I am ok. Balanced.

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    angela @ another bite please — February 20, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    ha isn’t that funny about Target… and the stuff I end up buying is just too cute to pass up…well and we all need extra notebooks right? and goat cheese on sale…woot my hubby loves goat cheese…good luck with all the packing.

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    Joanne — February 20, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    My souffle solution…make it for myself and myself alone. I won’t judge if it falls. :P I can’t say no to goat cheese either!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 20, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    So easy and elegant, I love it! Great recipe, Jessica.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 20, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    One can never turn down goat cheese. It will help your move go more smoothly I think! ;)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 20, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    When you pass by the goat cheese aisle – you just have to listen! It’s a damn Siren Song!! You can’t turn away!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 21, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    I’ve recently “braved” myself to try goat cheese and there’s no turning back now! That looks so yum, Jessica :)

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    Tina | My Life as a Mrs — February 21, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    oh my gosh – this looks amazeballs!!!! SOOOO excited about your moving closer!!! eeeee girls weekend!!!! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 21, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    I’m always off and on the wagon when it comes to soda. Sometimes I’m good and then sometimes I’m bad…really bad. The souffle looks awesome. I love goat cheese and would gladly eat it anytime whether it’s on sale or full price :)

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — February 21, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Yuuuuuum! I’m sold on anything goat cheese.
    PS. We are getting our first Target here ever very soon…I can’t wait for all of those totally unintentional Target shopping sprees that everyone speaks of! Good luck with your move!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 21, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Love savory souffles, especially those involving goat cheese!

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    Tracy — February 21, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    I am powerless to the wiles of Costco’s goat cheese twin-packs. So I will be making this. Also, if you ever find yourself in this predicament again, I recommend David Lebovitz’ Goat Cheese Souffles. With blackberries. Just about the perfect spring dessert.

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    Wendy — February 25, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    I truly could eat this breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love the creamy smoothness of goat cheese. The idea of a warm cheese souffle on warm crusty bread has me changing my dinner plans. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jennifer — February 25, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    I made this last night and it was SO good! Even our resident food critic thought it was perfect. Thanks!

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    Stephanie — March 9, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Looks amazing and was getting ready to make when I realized I didn’t see an oven temp?

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