This carrot souffle recipe makes a delightful, and puffy side dish for any beef, pork or poultry meal. It's also an ideal main-meal offering for a vegetarian and a delicious dessert alternative for anyone who really loves carrots.
This is a nontraditional soufflé because the eggs aren't separated and the whites beaten until stiff before combining with the remaining ingredients. The volume here is from the baking powder.
- 2 pounds peeled and trimmed carrots, cut into chunks
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) room-temperature butter
- 2 large room-temperature eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cook carrots in boiling salted water until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain well and mash while still warm.
- Heat oven to 400 F. Butter a 2-quart soufflé dish.
- Combine the mashed carrots with butter, eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour into the prepared soufflé dish and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F and bake 45 minutes longer.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
What Exactly Is a Soufflé?
- A soufflé is a light and airy mixture that typically gets its volume from stiffly beaten egg whites that are combined with the other ingredients.
- They can be sweet or savory, hot, cold or frozen. Baked soufflés are fragile and must be eaten as soon as they come out of the oven because escaping hot air trapped in them will cause them to deflate and lose their beautiful, fluffy appearance.
- Savory soufflés are most often baked and served hot and can be made with cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.
- Dessert soufflés are typically served hot, cold or frozen and are made with fruit purées, chocolate, lemon or alcohol.
More Carrot Recipes
- Sweet and Sour Carrots Recipe: This easy Asian-inspired recipe is made with pineapple, bell peppers, vinegar and soy sauce for a sweet-and-sour tang. Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to prepare and cook.
- Baked Carrots with Cheddar Cheese Sauce: An easy, basic cheddar cheese sauce turns these carrots into a very special casserole. The bread crumb topping gives the dish some crunchy texture.
- Carrots with Fresh Herbs Recipe: Here's another easy carrot dish that is company worthy with the addition of onions, herbs, and a splash of fresh orange juice. Add toasted sliced or slivered almonds or shredded or grated Parmesan cheese just before serving for a further enhancement.