This easy basil and goat cheese skillet soufflé is easy, dependable, and totally delectable. It’s the perfect recipe to conquer your soufflé fears!
I’ll be the first one to admit it – I’m a-skeered of souffles. Until I came up with my recipe for No Fear Cheese Soufflé, I would I tremble outside the oven waiting for it to rise…and once it did, I would tremble outside the oven waiting and watching for it to, well, deflate.
But this easy, light, elegant puff of a skillet souffle? I’ve now made it over and over, and it comes out perfectly Every Single Time. Plus it is laced with creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs. Plus you can make it in a plain old skillet…no fancy souffle dish needed. You’re in, right?
Aside from the no-fear thing, this skillet soufflé also involves two of my favorite things. Basil…
And goat cheese.
I know, I just decided the picture of the actual goat was cuter than the picture of the cheese.
ok, how do I make this wonderful Basil and Goat Cheese Skillet Soufflé?
You start with the usual soufflé method – separate some eggs, and whip the whites up with some cream of tartar and some salt until they are in nice firm peaks. Beat the yolks up in separate bowl, and stir in that creamy goat cheese and sweet basil, and then fold the yolk mixture gently into the while mixture until everything is just combined.
Here’s where things get different, because you are going to melt little butter in a skillet and cook the egg mixture for just a minute or two – just until the eggs start to set on the bottom – and then you are going to pop the skillet into the oven until the souffle is all puffed and beautiful.
This easy basil and goat cheese skillet souffle is easy, dependable, and totally delectable. It's the perfect recipe to conquer your souffle fears! Now take it out, scatter a few more fresh basil leaves on top and serve it right up, because as with all things of this sort it’s going to start to deflate just a little as it cools…but not so much that anyone will notice amid all the deliciousness.
So there you have it – skillet souffle! No fear! (Well, except for my impending kitchen renovation, but that is a post for another day….)Print