Ham and Cheese Soufflé

Ham and Cheese Soufflé

The right ingredients make this a wonderful soufflé. 


  • 3 tbsp sweet butter
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 2 tbsp. cake flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 4 oz. grated mild cheddar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 6 eggs, divided into whites and yolks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz. chopped ham
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp. chopped chives


  1. Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a saucepan.
  2. Mix in the shallots and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour. Add the milk. Keep whisking until smooth.
  4. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. It should be thick by then. Add the cheddar, salt and pepper, and egg yolks.
  6. Keep stirring for 4 minutes.
  7. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the chives and ham. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for half an hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Butter a soufflé dish.
  10. Beat the eggs whites with a hand mixer until they are stiff. Fold the whites into the cheese mix.
  11. Pour the batter into the soufflé dish. Bake for 40 minutes.

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