Ham Cheese and Green Onion Souffle

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What do you do with leftover ham?  Ham Cheese and Green Onion Soufflé is the perfect answer.  I was a late comer to soufflés.  I have a love hate relationship with eggs and that kind of translated into a I hate souffles mentality.  I really love this soufflé though.  It doesn’t taste like eggs.  It tastes like delicious Orange Apricot Malta Ham with cheddar cheese and green onions.  I cannot find much wrong with that combination.  Then you add in the fact that souffles are relatively low-calorie on their own and I had to get over my “I hate soufflés” mentality and fully embrace all that is wonderful about a soufflé.

I was trying to think of something to do with my leftover Orange Apricot Malta Ham.  Have you tried that recipe?  You really should.  It is dynamite.  My Dad would make soufflés occasionally when I was growing up and I never cared for them much.  My Dad is a fantastic cook and made great soufflés.  It was just me!  I started to sort of like a soufflé when I had a Grand Marnier Soufflé at my all time favorite restaurant that is now closed.  Their souffles were fantastic mostly because they pour a creme anglaise over it.  It made me realize I could eat a soufflé.  So I decided I would make my own.

Luckily for me, my little sous chef wanted to help.  We have started allowing her to cook on the stove with supervision.  She can make her own scrambled eggs so I decided I would let her stir the sauce that is the base of the soufflé.  I had her stirring away while I was whipping the eggs.  She tells me the sauce is ready and I tell her it is too soon, it is not ready.  She tells me again “No, Mommy it is ready”.  Sure enough the sauce had thickened. She was right!

Soufflés are really easy to make.  You can make the sauce base earlier in the day then the rest right before baking.  Of course, the most important part is to eat it right away.  I would loved to have gotten more pictures but a soufflé falls pretty quickly.  It is a great light dinner.  Pair it with a salad and you have a low-calorie, healthy meal.  My daughter absolutely loved it.  I actually cannot wait to make another one.

Yields 4 servings

Ham Cheese and Green Onion Souffle

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 2 tsp. dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2/3 cup diced Orange Apricot Malta Ham
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup 2% fat milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Coat a 1 1/2 quart soufflé dish with cooking spray. Then coat sides with bread crumbs and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ham and green onion. Set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine both flour and gradually add the milk, whisking until blended.
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  6. Take off the heat and stir in the cheese, cayenne and ground mustard.
  7. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg yolks on high-speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes.
  8. Slowly add the milk mixture to the egg yolks, stirring constantly.
  9. Stir in ham mixture and set aside.
  10. In another large bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high-speed until stiff peaks form.
  11. Gently stir in a quarter of the egg whites into the ham mixture. You want to mix this part well.
  12. Then gently fold in the rest of the eggs whites being careful not to deflate the egg whites.
  13. Pour mixture into the prepared dish. Bake for 1 hour or until soufflé has puffed and is golden brown.


  1. I adore souffles! I'll have to try your ham recipe as well but this souffle will definitely be on the list after Christmas. My hubby decided we needed to do both ham and turkey this year so I'll have tons of leftovers!
  2. Wow, this dish looks amazing. This is a perfect way to use up any leftover ham. I'd love for you to come share this at Marvelous Mondays. http://www.thisgalcooks.com/2012/12/link-party-marvelous-mondays-25-with.html Have a wonderful week and a Merry Christmas! :) Julie
  3. Oh does that look delicious. Great way to use leftover ham! Come and visit us this week. We are having a fantastic giveaway for a talented Southern writer.
  4. Ooo, this looks delicious. I thought they were difficult to make. You're encouraging. We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice. http://simpleesue.com/bakin-up-chocolate-sandwich-christmas-cookies
  5. Michelle McPherson says
    Sounds delish and as others stated great way to use extra ham and I look forward to trying this.


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