Spinach and Gruyère Soufflés

Spinach and Gruyère Soufflés
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Spinach and Gruyère Soufflés

Chef Donatella Arpaia is not only a celebrity judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, but has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for her talents at restaurant Mia Dona. Her restaurant Anthos was awarded a Michelin star, while her restaurant davidburke & donatella (now David Burke Townhouse) was awarded four stars by Forbes.

6
Servings
225
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cups  unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4  pound  Gruyère, grated, plus more for dusting the ramekins
  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  cup  milk
  • large eggs separated
  • 6  ounces  fresh spinach, washed, steamed, squeezed dry, and finely chopped
  • 1/8  teaspoon  freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with a baking sheet on a rack in the middle of the oven. Brush the insides of six 8-ounce ramekins with a little of the melted butter followed by a dusting of Gruyère.

Put the remaining melted butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When it foams, reduce the heat and gradually add the flour, stirring until there is no trace of flour left in the mixture, about 3 minutes.

Whisk in the milk in a thin stream and cook, stirring until the mixture thickens to the consistency of a heavy cream.

Turn off the heat and whisk in the egg yolks until incorporated. Stir in the spinach and ¼ pound Gruyère and season with the nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl with an electric mixer until stiff but not dry. Stir ¼ of the egg whites into the spinach mixture to lighten it. Fold the remaining egg whites into the spinach mixture.

Divide the mixture evenly among the ramekins, filling them to just below the rim. Run your finger around the inside rim of each ramekin to make a groove in the mixture.

Bake about 20-25 minutes, until risen and golden brown on top. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
35µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
116mg
12%
Choline, total
20mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
67mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
155mg
10%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
88g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.