Cream Cheese And Chives Soufflé Ala Jacques Pépin 

I’m always looking for different lunch ideas, and I was watching Jacques Pépin on You Tube make this recipe. 💡

I had some fresh Chives in the vegetable bin of the `fridge that I know desperately needed to get used up before it went south on me. I also had a brick of Cream Cheese … let’s get cookin’ !!!

Cream Cheese And Chives Soufflé Ala Jacques Pépin 

1 Tbsp. Butter, softened 

2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan Cheese

8 oz whipped Cream Cheese (spreadable cream cheese works too), softened 

1 Egg, beaten

3 Tbsp. freshly chopped Chives 

Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste 

Preheat the oven to 400°F  

Whisk the Egg into the Cream Cheese very well

Stir in Salt, Pepper, and Chives  

Butter the insides of two 1 cup ramekins

Coat the Buttered ramekins well with the grated Parm, pressing it into the Butter, all around-bottom and sides

Spoon the Cream Cheese mixture into the ramekins 

Put the ramekins on a foil lined sheet pan 

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the Cream Cheese mixture is set and browned a bit on top 

Serve in the ramekins. It will deflate a bit as it cools; they can be served unmolded 

This was an absolutely lovely lunch that I served with a small Green Salad, topped with some of my homemade Three Bean Salad. I liked the textural difference of the soft Soufflé and the Parmesan crust on the outside. I think the only thing that was missing was a nice glass of dry White Wine. 😉

*Cook’s note: If you can’t find whipped or spreadable Cream Cheese, you can always use just a regular block Cream Cheese and whip it well before starting this recipe, that’s what I did.

Also, try one of the Cream Cheeses that already has goodies added to it.  I saw a Garlic & Herb, Garden Vegetable, or add-in what you have on hand, Dill, Green Onions … the sky’s the limit. 

Remember, a recipe is simply someone else’s idea, take it and make it your own.  

Cook for your friends and family! 

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2 thoughts on “Cream Cheese And Chives Soufflé Ala Jacques Pépin 

  1. Gwen Walter December 13, 2021 at 7:16 am Reply

    Oh my, looks and sounds Ono! Saw some Lactose Free Cream Cheese and think I might try it with that! Normally don’t get lactose free cheeses as I don’t eat enough at any one time to bother me, rather think that this would though – so gonna’ try it!

    Mahalo!

    • auntiedoni December 13, 2021 at 9:40 am Reply

      Aloha Gwen, so nice to see you again!
      Please do let me know if you try this with the Lactose Free Cream Cheese, sometimes I think that I would be better off using that sort.

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