French Fridays: Cheese, bacon, and arugula soufflé from My Paris Kitchen

The recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is a dish that scares many people – soufflé. BUt this one is a little less scary because it’s one of the “twice baked” versions – basically you bake it, it looks all lovely and puffy when it’s risen but you don’t serve it immediately. You bake it again once it’s cooled to room temperature making this:

1. A great dish to prepare in advance and
2. A no-stress soufflé (and who doesn’t want that?)

This is what I like to call a “breakfast” soufflé because it’s got all sorts of good things that you’d want to eat for breakfast – eggs, bacon, arugula and of course cheese. It doesn’t rise suuuuuuper high like you might expect from a soufflé (well, at least mine didn’t)…

David Lebovitz Cheese, bacon, and arugula souffle from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com(I made 1/2 the recipe and it made four 1/2 cup ramekins)

Once these were cooled, they slipped out of the well buttered (and parmesan-sprinkled) ramekins easily and were re-heated on a baking tray at high temperature for about 10 minutes…

Cheese, bacon, and arugula souffle from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.comServed on a bed of arugula dressed with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, it was the perfect light lunch.

The leftovers, by the way, reheated wonderfully (in a slow oven that I’d had on for something else and also – gasp – in the microwave!). Two days later they still tasted great. Kind of like muffin tin crustless quiches only fancier! I’ll make these again for company, for sure!

Get the recipe for David Lebovitz’s Cheese, Bacon, and Arugula Soufflé on p 139 of My Paris Kitchen.


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7 Responses to French Fridays: Cheese, bacon, and arugula soufflé from My Paris Kitchen

  1. Emily May 18, 2018 at 07:12 #

    They look fabulous!!

  2. Karen May 18, 2018 at 18:42 #

    This was a hit at my house!

  3. Diane Zwang May 18, 2018 at 20:13 #

    This looks like a great idea for my next brunch.

  4. James May 19, 2018 at 10:08 #

    Looks great! I like the pairing with arugula as well, makes for a nice light meal.

  5. Katie May 19, 2018 at 10:24 #

    Gorgeous, Mardi! And I agree that these were delicious. Good to know they reheat so well as that makes them super versatile!

  6. Cheznana May 19, 2018 at 10:43 #

    Loved these, so very tasty. The flavors were perfect together, and yes, great for breakfast too.

  7. shirley@everopensauce May 19, 2018 at 12:36 #

    You are spot on to say that this is a no-stress soufflé. Lovely with a bed of arugula salad.

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