A bread pudding-soufflé hybrid, this dish gets its inspiration from a rich, pineapple soufflé traditionally served as an accompaniment to baked ham. We turned it into a main dish, putting the ham straight into the soufflé. Then, we improved the nutritional profile by omitting heavy cream and butter and choosing whole-wheat bread over white. For the best texture and flavor, look for soft whole-wheat sandwich bread without any added malt or molasses. Be sure to use canned, not fresh pineapple--fresh pineapple makes the soufflé too wet.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2 1/2-quart souffle or casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Process bread in a food processor in three batches, until coarse crumbs form (about 5 cups).

  • Whisk 2 egg yolks (discard the remaining yolks or reserve for another use), milk, pineapple and ham in a large bowl. Stir in the breadcrumbs and butter.

  • Beat 6 egg whites, sugar and salt in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whites into the bread mixture in two batches. Transfer to the prepared dish.

  • Bake the souffle until puffed, golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers at least 160 degrees F, 50 minutes to 1 hour.


Equipment: 2 1/2-quart soufflé or casserole dish

Nutrition Facts

476 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 59.4g; dietary fiber 5.9g; sugars 26.6g; fat 15.9g; saturated fat 6.6g; cholesterol 110mg; vitamin a iu 379IU; vitamin c 10.8mg; folate 20.4mcg; calcium 161.4mg; iron 3.3mg; magnesium 31.9mg; potassium 366.9mg; sodium 490.2mg; thiamin 0.5mg.

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Rating: 3 stars
I made half a recipe and I had no problems with it being dry. I like it. I will be serving it for breakfast. Pros: It tastes good Cons: It takes a while to make Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Somewhat Dry If I were to make this again I might add oil. My husband thinks it needs less bread and more pineapple. Pros: My husband and I both like this souffle. Cons: It was too dry. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This recipe missed the mark! This recipe seemed like a good idea to use up the last of the Christmas ham. But is was more like Bread Pudding meets Hawaiian Pizza - but without the pizazz of either of those two foods. I rarely eat something that I really don't like and this is it. I wish there had been a review for this recipe before I made it. Pros: none Cons: Tasteless and a waste of good ingredients Read More