Low-Carb Cheese Soufflé

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I have always placed soufflés in the “too hard” basket, but after experimenting a bit recently I was surprised at how easy they actually were!

The trick to getting a really airy soufflé is to beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form, and then fold the rest of the mixture through until it’s just combined — if you over mix here you’ll lose some of the air you’ve just whipped in, creating a flat soufflé.

Despite being a little different to a more traditional soufflé in that these low-carb soufflés do not use flour to create the roux, you won’t notice the difference in the end result — they puff up beautifully with a soft, airy filling that melts in your mouth.

These keto soufflés are best served immediately, but if you do need to prepare them in advance, you can reheat the, at a slightly lower heat to get them to puff up again. Note that if doing this, you’ll need to ensure your ramekins aren’t too cold if they are ceramic (i.e. not straight from the fridge) otherwise they will crack when placed in the hot oven.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

1.7 grams 0.5 grams 15.1 grams 23.1 grams 11.7 grams 276 calories
Total Carbs2.1grams
Fiber0.5grams
Net Carbs1.7grams
Protein15.1grams
Fat23.1grams
of which Saturated11.7grams
Calories276kcal
Magnesium27mg (7% RDA)
Potassium158mg (8% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (2%), protein (22%), fat (76%)

Ingredients (makes 3 servings)

  • 2 tbsp butter (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1 heaped tbsp almond flour (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (20 g/ 1.1. oz)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C/ 390 °F (conventional oven) or 190 °C/ 375 °F (fan forced oven). Grease three 1 cup capacity ramekins (or two 1 1/2 cup ramekins like I did).
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  2. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan. Add the almond meal and salt and stir constantly until combined – it will thicken slightly, though not as much as a traditional roux.
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  3. Add the milk and Dijon whisking constantly until smooth. Continue stirring until the mixture starts to boil, then reduce to a simmer and whisk until it has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cheddar cheese and 2 Tbsp of the parmesan and stir to combine, then remove from heat.
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  5. Stir the egg yolks into the cheese mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks are formed.
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  7. Gently fold the cheese mixture through the eggs until combined.
  8. Spoon mixture between the ramekins, and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp parmesan. Place on a baking tray inside oven.
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  9. Reduce heat to 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional oven) or 170 °C/ 340 °F (fan forced oven). Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until puffy and starting to lightly brown.
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  10. Eat immediately while still warm. Low-Carb Cheese Soufflé
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Comments (2)

Can't wait to try this. Do you think it would work in one normal souffle dish? My ramekins are really small. I can't see why it wouldn't. Thanks.

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I don't see why not either! Enjoy! 😊

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