Cheesy Asparagus Soufflé

Cheesy Asparagus Soufflé
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Serve this dish as a healthy side dish. It's a creative way to eat your vegetables and to get your fix of daily protein. 

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8
Servings
192
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4  Cup  diced onion
  • medium yellow squash, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick circles and then cut in half
  • 1  Pound  fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2  Cup  red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2  Tablespoons  green onion tops, chopped
  • eggs
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1  Pinch of  ground nutmeg
  • 6  Ounces  shredded Italian Blend cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large skillet over medium heat, put the oil, onion, yellow squash, asparagus, and red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until fork tender but still slightly crisp.

Remove skillet from the stove and add green onion tops; stir, then put in a bowl and set aside and let cool.

In a large bowl, put the eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and whisk together. Add the cheese, tossing to combine, then add the cooled squash, asparagus, and red pepper mixture and stir together.

Prepare the loaf pan by spraying with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. 

Place the loaf pan in a larger baking dish on the center rack in the oven, then pour hot tap water into the bottom dish so it comes halfway up the loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for about 60-75 minutes until the middle bounces back when touched. Test with a toothpick stuck in the middle: if it comes out dry, the soufflé is done. 

Remove from oven and let cool at room temp for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges by running a thin knife around the edges, tip over and slowly slide out of loaf pan, remove parchment paper pieces.

Slice and serve warm. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
37mg
5%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
324mg
22%
Water
52g
2%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.