Beet Bottomed Goat Cheese Soufflé

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Fluffy and light the roasted beets add beautiful color rising from the bottom.

 
  
. Prep
10 min.
Cook
25 min.
Ready In
35 min.
5 servings
Trans-fat Free
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

1/2pound beets oven roasted
1tablespoon butterVideo
1tablespoon olive oil, extra-virginVideo
2tablespoons flour, all-purpose
1 1/4cups milk, low-fatVideo
1teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4teaspoon sage dried, or 1 tablespoon fresh*
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2cup goat (chevre) cheese crumbled*
3large eggsVideo separated
2large egg whites
1/4teaspoon cream of tartar *
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Roast and cool the beets in advance. Trim the tail and top of the beets. Season the beets still in their skins (salt, pepper and olive oil) and roast until tender (about 1 hour or so).

Cool, peel while warm, slipping skins off under running water and slice about 1/2 inch thick (1 cm or so).

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Coat four 10-ounce ramekins (or a 2- to 2 1/2-quart soufflé dish) with cooking spray and place them on a baking sheet.

Line the bottom with the sliced beets.

Set aside.

Melt butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

Whisk in flour and cook, whisking, for 1 minute.

Adjust heat as needed to prevent the mixture from getting too dark; it should be the color of caramel.

Add milk, mustard, sage and salt and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and immediately whisk in goat cheese and 3 egg yolks until well combined.

Transfer to a large bowl.

Beat the 5 egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.

Add cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half of the whipped whites into the milk mixture.

Gently fold in the remaining egg whites just until no white streaks remain.

Transfer to the prepared ramekins or soufflé dish.

Bake until puffed, firm to the touch and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160°F, about 20 minutes in ramekins or 30 minutes in a soufflé dish.

Serve immediately.

First published: last updated: 2014-09-18

 
 
 
 
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Reviewed: about 3 years ago

A near perfect combination of flavors. Light and fluffy, gentle hint of rich goat cheese throughout with wonderful colour from the sweet roasted beets on the bottom.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 159g (5.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15552% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 10% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?