This savory egg and cheese puff is more akin to a pudding than a soufflé, so don't dismay when it loses some of its height. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 1998

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart souffle dish or similar baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Bring milk and scallions to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, slowly sprinkle in cornmeal. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks, Parmesan, Cheddar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • About 45 minutes before serving, beat the 7 egg whites and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Whisk one-fourth of the beaten whites into the cornmeal mixture. With a rubber spatula, fold in remaining whites. Spoon batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top.

  • Bake the puff until puffed and golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve immediately.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Return to room temperature before continuing.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; 5.3 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 519 mg sodium. 275 mg potassium; 20.3 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 11.8 g protein; 606 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 22 mcg folate; 226 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 26 mg magnesium;