Spinach and Parmesan Egg Soufflé Cups

Spinach & Parmesan Egg Souffle

Out of all the leafy greens, spinach is my absolute favorite. It is loaded with protein-rich nutrients and tastes great cooked or fresh. I add it to everything – pizza, salad, soup, eggs and smoothies. It can be worked into your diet in so many ways. Just in time for weekend brunch, I’m sharing a dish that is packed with spinach and sure to please. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, spinach and fluffy whipped eggs create these Spinach and Parmesan Egg Soufflé Cups.

I love receiving new cookbooks. When I found out about the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap I was excited about the possibility of swapping a book. The swap is a fun way to pass along a cookbook to another food blogger. This recipe was part of the cookbook I received. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for links to the other swap participants.

Spinach & Parmesan Egg Souffle

I received the Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook from Jenna at Olive and Herb. Make sure you stop by her blog and check out all of the fresh, wholesome and irresistible dishes that Jenna has to offer. Her photography is absolutely stunning and it is difficult not to drool over every post.

I was so happy to receive the book that Jenna sent. The cover is vibrant and it showcases some of my favorite seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. It was also perfect timing because the book includes about 20 pages of information relating to backyard and container gardening. I was in the process of planning my spring garden when I received the book. Pages and pages of fresh, vibrant seasonal recipes provide inspiration for my own garden.

Spinach & Parmesan Egg Souffle Spinach & Parmesan Egg Souffle Spinach & Parmesan Egg Souffle

I’m going to be honest, this was my first time making an egg soufflé . They looked beautiful when I pulled them out of the oven, all perfectly risen. But, by the time I snapped these pics, the tops had fallen a bit. The rise certainly did not affect the taste because they were light, fluffy and flavorful. Even my non-egg loving husband loved them.

I think the problem with the rise was in part due to the fast that I used much larger than 6-ounce ramekins. I didn’t coat the entire ramekin with breadcrumbs and the souffle did not have a good base to climb and stay puffed up. The result was more of an egg soufflé cup. Either way, they tasted great. One of these days, I will perfect the perfect egg soufflé.

Yields 4 (6 ounce) servings

Spinach and Parmesan Egg Soufflé Cups
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  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a baking sheet in oven. Coat 4 (6-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray and sprinkle with breadcrumbs, coating sides completely.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Add spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts, tossing constantly. Place spinach in a colander and squeeze out any excess liquid from spinach. Coarsely chop.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, flour, salt, nutmeg and black pepper, whisking until smooth. Cook for 2 minutes or until mixture is thick and bubbly. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in spinach, cheese and egg yolks.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl, and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Whisk on high speed until medium peaks form. Gently stir one-third of egg whites into spinach mixture, and then fold in remaining egg whites. Spoon mixture into prepared dishes. Sharply tap dishes 2 or 3 times on counter to level. Place dishes on preheated baking sheet; return baking sheet to oven. Immediately reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Serve immediately.

Source: Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook

Make sure you head over and check out what other cookbooks were traded among swap participants!

A Baker’s House | An Edible Mosaic | Avocado bravado |Blue Kale Road | Blueberries And Blessings | Cheap Recipe Blog | Confessions of a Culinary Diva | Create Amazing Meals | Cucina Kristina | Culinary Adventures with Camilla | Cupcake Project | Dinner is Served 1972 | Done With Corn | Eats Well With Others | Everyday Maven | Flour Me With Love From My Sweet Heart  | girlichef  | Great Food 360°  | Healthy. Delicious.  | I’m Gonna Cook That!  | Je Mange la Ville  | Karen’s Kitchen Stories  | Kitchen Treaty  | Olive and Herb | OnTheMove-In The Galley  | Our Best Bites  | Paleo Gone Sassy | poet in the pantry  | Rhubarb and Honey  | Rocky Mountain Cooking | Shikha la mode  | Shockingly Delicious | Sifting Focus  | Spiceroots | Tara’s Multicultural Table  | The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler  | The Suburban Soapbox  | The Whole Family’s Food 

Participating in the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap, hosted by Alyssa of www.EverydayMaven.com and Faith of http://www.anediblemosaic.com , I sent a cookbook to a food blogger and received this cookbook in return!

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I am totally obsessed with little cups like this! They are so fancy looking, but so easy and delish!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Taylor! Personal sized dishes are my favorite because then I don’t have to share 🙂

  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I’ve never made a soufflé either. Food is not always the best subject matter but I still think these look so so delicious! I love spinach and this is definitely something I could see myself making for a brunch. 🙂

  3. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    What a neat concept! Food Blogger Cookbook Swap sounds like so much fun! I’ve actually never made soufflé before either, and I really appreciate your suggestions on how to make sure that the tops stay puffed up! I def have to give this recipe a try ;). Thank you for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. Tara

    I’ve never made soufflés before either. Definitely need to add them to the list. Great looking cookbook! I need to read up more on container gardening.

  5. Ansh | Spiceroots

    It was wonderful being part of the food blogger book swap. I got to find out new and exciting blogs like yours. I love the personal size dishes you made.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Ansh!

  6. Holly

    Your blog is lovely! Really glad to meet you through this Swap. I think this book is exactly the type I’d love to have at my house. I love Cooking Light magazine, it was the first cooking magazine I ordered after I graduated college and had to start feeding myself! Hope you found a lot of recipes to enjoy.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Holly! And I agree about Cooking Light magazine, they have so many fabulous recipes!

  7. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Thank you so much for participating in the swap and helping to make it a success! I love Cooking Light, they have some of the best recipes. Your souffles look like they turned out gorgeous!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the swap, Faith! Cooking Light really does have some great recipes. I can’t wait to explore the book more!

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  9. Adriana

    What a great cookbook! Your soufflés look delicious – so perfectly gooey. I hope you keep enjoying your new book.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Adriana! I’m really looking forward to trying some of the other recipes in this book.

  10. Jodee Weiland

    This recipe looks delicious! What a great way to start your day. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jodee!

  11. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Oh, Ashley these looks delicious! I love the individual serving cups. These have all my favorite ingredients, I can’t wait to try this for breakfast! I’ll have to check out that cookbook. I’m cookbook obsessed and I love cooking light 😀

    • Ashley

      I’m cookbook obsessed too, Cindy! I’m really looking forward to trying some of the other recipes.

  12. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    I really like food in cups. They’re cute and elegant. This looks so good – I love spinach as well.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Norma!

  13. Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    What a great cookbook! One of the things I like about Cooking Light’s recipes is that they are rarely over-complicated. This is a perfect example – so simple but surely so good! Thanks again for participating and helping us make the swap a success!

  14. Mary Withrow

    Your recipe looks great! I always use the italian bread crumbs for a little something extra. I love creamed spinich too!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Mary! Creamed spinach sounds like a great idea!

  15. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life

    Love all these flavors! I’ve never made an egg souffle before but I think these look totally fab. I think I’d go with spinach as my favorite leafy green, too. I have all of these ingredients on hand – seriously contemplating these for breakfast tomorrow. 🙂

  16. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I love this simple breakfast recipe, Ashley! And of course, I love that these little souffle cups are made in ramekins. Too cute!

  17. Kelly

    The cookbook swap sounds like so much fun! Spinach is my fave green too and I love that you made these in cute ramekin cups. I’ve never tried making an egg souffle either but think yours look fantastic 🙂

  18. Joanne

    That cookbook sounds awesome! So much healthy inspiration in it. I am a big fan of spinach also…love that with these souffle cups you can mix it in with breakfast!

  19. Rebecca {foodie with family}

    Oh WOW. These would be so good after my morning exercise classes! I believe I need to whip up a batch of these today!

  20. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Aaah YES! I LOVE the idea of egg souffles. Reminds me of something similar my mom used to make in the microwave (ha!), which weren’t nearly as elegant as this, but still good :). This would be perfect for breakfast in bed!

  21. Ashley

    I’m so with you!! I loveeee spinach. I always always have some in the fridge! These look like such a fun weekend breakfast idea! And with the parm … ugh sounds so good!!

  22. Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner

    The cookbook swap sounds so fun Ashley! I’ve never tried a souffle but would be willing to give it a try! Pretty photos too!

  23. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    This looks pretty perfect to me girl! It sounds like a lovely breakfast, and the addition of spinach makes it even better. It s one of my favorite greens as well . 🙂

  24. Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    I love little personalized dishes like that! Everyone gets their own and it’s a perfect serving all wrapped up so cute and neat! 🙂
    I think these look fantastic! I’m not going to believe a word that you say that these aren’t perfect! I think they are great!! Love it!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Gretchen! They really are the perfect serving size!

  25. Christy

    What a gorgeous site! So happy to have found you through the cookbook exchange. Your photography is beautiful.

    Oh, and great book to have received! That is going on my wish list.

  26. Becca from It's Yummi!

    SO glad I found your blog and this delicious looking recipe in the Saturday Night Fever link party!

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  33. Jenna

    I’m so glad you like the book – and this looks absolutely delicious! 🙂 I will definitely be trying this! 🙂

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  35. Kim Z

    This recipe reminds me of Panera Bread’s breakfast souffle! I’ve never made a savory souffle, so will have to try. Thanks for sharing!

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