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easy old fashioned cheese souffle

Recipe by
Maria *

This is a simple souffle aka savory bread pudding I remember my grandmother making for us kids. It can be prepared in no time & enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Really any time you feel like having a cheesy meal.

yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy old fashioned cheese souffle

  • 12 slice
    sandwich bread, crusts removed (i use whole wheat)
  • 1 c
    smoked ham, diced
  • 1 1/2 c
    mixed cheeses, cheddar, gruyere, romano, swiss or your favorite combination
  • 2 c
  • 3
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    chili flakes
  • 1 tsp
    prepared mustard or 1/2 tsp dry mustard

How To Make easy old fashioned cheese souffle

  • 1
    Lightly grease 9x13 inch casserole dish. Place 6 slices into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the diced ham and cheese over the bread. Top with the remaining 6 slices of bread.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, garlic salt, thyme, chili flakes & mustard. Pour mixture over the whole dish, pushing the bread down into the milk.
  • 3
    Cover the dish with foil & refrigerate overnight.
  • 4
    Next day, preheat oven to 375 F. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and set aside for 10 minutes, so the baking dish won't be cold when placing in the oven.
  • 5
    Bake casserole for 30 - 40 minutes or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 6
    Remove casserole from the oven & let it cool for 10 minutes before serving. ENJOY!

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