Parsnip & Cheddar Soufflés

Servings: 8  |  Calories: 245
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Parsnip & Cheddar Soufflés

Impress your guests with these beautiful and delicious vegetarian soufflés made with carefully prepared parsnips cooked with bay leaves and whisked with eggs, oregano, thyme and Sargento® Shredded Wisconsin Sharp White Cheddar Cheese. You and your guests will enjoy cheesy taste and velvety smooth texture in every bite.

  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Wisconsin Sharp White Cheddar Cheese or Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine parsnips, water, salt and bay leaf in medium saucepan. Cover and simmer until parsnips are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, removing bay leaf and reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Puree parsnips in food processor until smooth. (Can be made ahead.)
  2. Butter eight individual (1 cup) ramekins; dust with flour. Melt 1/4 cup butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup flour and stir 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in 1 cup reserved cooking liquid. Boil until smooth and thick, whisking frequently, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, oregano, thyme and parsnip puree. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in yolks.
  3. Using electric mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until stiff but not dry. Gently fold into parsnip mixture in 3 additions. Fill each ramekin. Make sure edges are clean so soufflé will rise properly. Bake until soufflé is puffed and tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving Size 8

Calories 245

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 16.30g 25%
Sat. Fat 8.80g 44%
Mono Unsat. Fat 4.90g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.20g
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 660mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 111RE
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Calcium 202mg 20%
Iron 1mg 6%