easy souffle

What do you do when there’s two eggs, some asparagus and cheese in the fridge - and you’re hungry? Make a souffle. 
I know what you’re thinking, “That’s French, so it’s hard.” But I swear, using this genius method, you can make a quick souffle! Trust me.
Now that I have an electric mixer I can tackle all these recipes that include beating egg whites (see this cake) and this recipe was one of those that I was going to make immediately once I bought said mixer. After taking a bite out of this creamy, airy souffle I kept asking myself, “Why did I wait three years to buy a mixer?” 

Mark Bittman’s Zucchini Souffle 
6 eggs separated
2 large grated, cooked zucchini (I used asparagus)
1/2 onion
2 cups grated gruyere
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Grate the zucchini. Saute 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat and add the onion. When it begins to get translucent, add the grated zucchini, seasonings  and cook until it practically melts. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites in a clean bowl until they form stiff peaks. In another bowl, beat the yolks with the gruyere. Add the zucchini to the yolks and mix. Slowly and folding from the bottom up, add the egg whites to the yolk mixture. When it is just combined, pour the mixture into lightly oiled ramekins. Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes. All ovens are different, but when they're golden and puffed, they're done.

I love debunking so-called "difficult" recipes - like these gnocchi. You feel really accomplished when they work, and actually taste good. Granted, these souffles could have used a bit more cheese, (I reduced, mistake) and I probably shouldn't have waited until they became deflated hockey pucks to eat them. But the good news is, they worked! And I have a mixer so I can try them again! Yippee! 


  1. This just confirms my desperate need to buy an electric mixer - I've been telling myself that I need to do this for years!

    Looks delicious!


  2. Easy & Souffle are two words I wouldn't expect to see in the same sentence! But it does look easy AND healthy AND delicious. Keep the egg recipes coming!
    Enjoy the day :)

  3. ooo youre so fancy! i have never attempted a souffle but now im at least tempted to try! victory :)

  4. Wow! So chic! I would love to try making these...souffles intimidate me though ;)I'll try anyways!

  5. This looks so good! I got my stand mixer in December, so I might need to try a souffle soon (never thought I'd say that...).


  6. Oh my gosh. It looks so good and it came out beautifully! Great job Marissa!

  7. can I just come over and hang out at your apartment and eat lots of yummy food and do fun crazy zumba dances with you? please?

  8. these look light and airy and savory and delish! big fan of Mark Bittman here!

  9. thank you thank you thank you for sharing this recipe with us! i will give it a try! :)

    <3, Mimi
    Fashion To Figure Giveaway

  10. Sarah S. (ssshoemakerAThotmailDOTcom)3/20/2012

    Marissa, I'm not sure how I stumbled across your blog in the first place, but I'd been reading for about two months now and I just wanted to pop in and leave a comment to let you know how charming I find your blog! It's so honest, fun, and light. I'm thrilled that you are making it a point to pursue your culinary aspirations through blogging and that your blog allows the rest of us a quick little vacation every day!

    Keep up the wonderful work - I know if we knew each other in "real life" we would be fast friends :)

  11. That looks sooooo yummy!

  12. Yummmm!! Have to try this!

  13. That settles it, I'm buying a mixer.

  14. AHH, amazing! I love recreating meals I've had out, it's a great dish and an accomplishment all in one :)


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