Never-Fail Soufflé

  • Serves

    serves 8


It's not a classic souffle, but this dish makes a delicious centerpiece for a holiday breakfast any time of the year. Quick and easy, it is best assembled the night before it's served.


  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar
  • 1 loaf white bread, crusts removed and bread cut into 1" cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted


Step 1

Beat eggs, half-and-half, and red pepper flakes together in a large bowl until well mixed and set aside. Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese on the bottom of a 9" × 12" baking dish. Cover cheese with two-thirds of the bread and season to taste with salt and pepper. Repeat layering (seasoning second layer with salt and pepper) with the remaining cheese and bread, ending with a layer of cheese. Pour egg mixture evenly over cheese and bread, then drizzle with melted butter. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2

Allow soufflé to come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake soufflé until puffed and golden, about 45 minutes.

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