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Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle



Pillsbury butter flake crescent rolls are the base to this cheesy spinach and cheese egg souffle.  Add in some eggs, fresh spinach, bacon and 4 cheeses for a savory breakfast your family will love!

If you love this souffle, you may want to try our feta and sundried tomato souffle. The flavor is AMAZING!

Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle. Four cheeses, bacon and spinach. Great for breakfast or brunch

Copycat Panera Souffle Recipe

A few weeks ago, I ran across a news article that was written 6 years ago.  I have no idea how I found this, but I knew as soon as I saw the words “Panera” and “copycat” that I was in love.  What I found was that they were featuring one of my favorites at Panera Bread…the egg souffle!

Don’t get me wrong. I love so many of Panera’s treats.  Scones, bagels, muffins, smoothies. It’s not often that I go in there actually wanting a meal. But when I do want something savory at breakfast, these souffles are what I head for. I knew I needed to create my own Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle.

Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle. Four cheeses, bacon and spinach. Great for breakfast or brunch

What is a souffle made of?

Souffles are a light, fluffy egg based dish that are often made savory or with something sweet for a dessert. At Panera, their souffles have eggs but also have a tender, golden brown crust. This souffle is not a traditional recipe, but is an easy recipe that families will love.

How to Make an Easy Souffle

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, combine 5 eggs, milk, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, parmesan cheese, spinach, bacon and salt. Mix well.
  • Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture, then continue to microwave it in 20 second intervals about 4-5 times. You want the egg mixture to get just a tad thickened. It will still be very runny and uncooked, but the fact that it is just a tiny bit thicker will help hold up the crescent roll dough when you fold it over the top.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into four rectangles. Press the perforated triangles together to make rectangles. Roll out each rectangle until it is in about a 6×6 square.
  • Spray 4 ramekins or souffle dishes (about 4-5 inches in diameter) with cooking spray. Lay a rolled out crescent roll in each dish, with the edges hanging over the sides. Pour 1/3 cup egg mixture on top of each crescent roll dough. Sprinkle the Asiago cheese (that’s right…4 total cheeses!) on top of the egg mixture, dividing the cheese between the 4 ramekins. Fold the crescent roll dough overtop the egg mixture.
  • Take the remaining egg and beat it lightly in a small dish. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg on top of the crescent roll dough.
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, or until browned on top.

How do you know when a souffle is done?

Depending on the size dish you use, cooking times can vary. The top of the souffle should be golden brown and look “puffy”. If you stick a knife in the center, it should come out clean.

Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle. Four cheeses, bacon and spinach. Great for breakfast or brunch

What to Add to a Souffle

You can completely get creative with this recipe.  Like sausage?  Go ahead and replace the bacon with sausage.  Like spicy?  Add in some peppers. Or go with straight cheese. Because you really can’t go wrong with crescent dough, eggs and lots of cheese!

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try.  You know we love breakfasts here. Be sure to check out our other breakfast recipes in the “breakfast” section of our recipe index!

Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle. Four cheeses, bacon and spinach. Great for breakfast or brunch

Spinach and Cheese Egg Souffle

Pillsbury Butter Flake crescent rolls are the base of these four cheese, spinach, bacon and egg souffles. Perfect breakfast or brunch recipe!

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: COPYCAT PANERA, easy breakfast, EGG SOUFFLE, SOUFFLE RECIPE
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 513kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pillsbury butter flake crescent rolls
  • 6 large eggs (keep one aside for brushing the tops of the crescent rolls)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, combine 5 eggs, milk, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, parmesan cheese, spinach, bacon and salt. Mix well. Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture, then continue to microwave it in 20 second intervals about 4-5 times. You want the egg mixture to get just a tad thickened. It will still be very runny and uncooked, but the fact that it is just a tiny bit thicker will help hold up the crescent roll dough when you fold it over the top.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into four rectangles. Press the perforated triangles together to make rectangles. Roll out each rectangle until it is in about a 6×6 square.
  • Spray four ramekins or souffle dishes (about 4-5 inches in diameter) with cooking spray. Lay a rolled out crescent roll in each dish, with the edges hanging over the sides. Pour 1/3 cup egg mixture on top of each crescent roll dough. Sprinkle the Asiago cheese on top of the egg mixture, dividing the cheese between the 4 ramekins. Fold the crescent roll dough overtop the egg mixture.
  • Take the remaining egg and beat it lightly in a small dish. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg on top of the crescent roll dough.
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, or until browned on top.

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Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 1057mg | Potassium: 218mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 34.6% | Vitamin C: 3.8% | Calcium: 25.9% | Iron: 14.3%
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Recipe adapted from ABCnews.com
Pillsbury butter flake crescent rolls are the base to this cheesy spinach and cheese egg souffle. Add in some eggs, fresh spinach, bacon and 4 cheeses for a savory breakfast your family will love!

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