Basil and Goat Cheese Skillet Souffle

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This easy basil and goat cheese skillet soufflé is easy, dependable, and totally delectable. It’s the perfect recipe to conquer your soufflé fears!


  • 8 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a mixer until the egg white form firm peaks.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until creamy. Stir in cheese and basil, along with a generous grinding of fresh pepper.
  3. Mix egg yolk mixtures gently into egg whites until just combined.
  4. Melt butter in a 9 inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture and cook without stirring until bottom is just set, about 1 minute or two. Transfer to oven and bake until eggs are golden, about 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with basil leaves and serve at once.