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Recipe Category: Starters » Entrees

Asparagus Cheddar Soufflés

Light, airy soufflés with the fresh flavour of asparagus.

Makes: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • melted butter, for brushing
  • 40g butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 60g grated vintage cheddar cheese
  • 425g asparagus, drained and pureed
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • sea salt and white pepper, to taste

Pre-heat oven to 200°C and butter 6 x 1 cup soufflé dishes. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook, stirring for two minutes. Add the milk all at once, whisking continuously until thickened. Add cheddar and asparagus and beat in yolks one at a time. Season to taste. Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form and gently fold into asparagus mixture. Spoon into soufflé dishes and bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden. Serve immediately.


To make Pumpkin and Chive Soufflés - substitute asparagus with pureed pumpkin and add 1 tablespoon snipped chives to the mixture.

To make Spinach and Bacon Soufflés - substitute asparagus with finely chopped, cooked spinach and add 2 rashers chopped cooked bacon.

Recipe Type: Vegetarian

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 27/04/2018

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