Mashed broccoli souffles

This recipe was inspired by a mashed potatoes soufflé recipe from French magazine ‘Elle à table’. It’s called soufflé because of the puffy texture the purée gets when being baked in oven. Good news is it doesn’t involve any beaten egg white! It’s such an easy recipe, I invite you to try it with any mashed veggies you like.

Preparation time: 10 minutes – Cooking time: 30 minutes – Baking time: 20 to 25 minutes

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

1.1 lbs (500 g) of broccoli
4 big potatoes
1 tablespoon of creme fraiche
1 oz (30 g) of butter
1 pinch of nutmeg
Salt & Pepper

Instructions

1/ Peel, rinse and dry potatoes.

2/ Rinse and dry broccoli.

3/ If you have a a pressure cooker, steam potatoes in it for 10 minutes after water starts boiling. Then, steam broccoli for 5 minutes. If you don’t, get water to a boil in two separate saucepans. Boil potatoes for 30 minutes and broccoli for 10 minutes. In all cases, add some salt.

4/ Preheat oven to 450° F (230° C/Th 8).

5/ Mash potoatoes and broccoli in a food processor. Add creme fraiche, half of the butter. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

6/ Grease 4 ramekins with butter or margarine.

7/ Pour broccoli purée into the ramekins. Top with a piece of butter.

8/ Fill half of an ovenproof dish with boiling (or very hot water) and put ramekin on it. Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve right away.

14 thoughts on “Mashed broccoli souffles

  1. 04/19/2010 at 3:45 AM

    great recipe – this looks delicious! i love broccoli!

  2. 04/19/2010 at 7:53 AM

    This looks really good!

  3. 04/19/2010 at 3:19 PM

    I love broccoli..great recipe

    sweetlife

  4. 04/19/2010 at 5:45 PM

    This is a great recipe to feed more broccoli to children (and adults)! I’ll try it the next time I purchase broccoli at the market. Merci!

  5. 04/19/2010 at 6:24 PM

    Thank you. Will be making this tomorrow. Needed a vegetarian dish.

  6. 04/20/2010 at 4:03 AM

    Excellent! Now I know what I’m doing with my broccoli this week!

  7. 04/20/2010 at 5:02 AM

    I look forward to trying this recipe. Maybe I’ll try carrots! Thanks!

  8. 04/20/2010 at 2:01 PM

    Love souffles, and this just sounds so tempting with the broccoli . Cannot wait to give it a go!

  9. 04/21/2010 at 7:11 AM

    This is a beautiful side dish!

  10. 04/21/2010 at 9:03 AM

    What a neat & grand idea to mash it all up,…looks so beautiful too!

    What a radiant colour & so good for you too,..;except the cream! Ha!

  11. 04/21/2010 at 4:01 PM

    I am loving this – thinking about substituting something for the cream. I love the idea of the mixture of broccoli and potatoes and it is singing spring.

  12. 04/24/2010 at 2:29 PM

    I have a recipe for a similar dish made with sweet potatoes but I am totally loving the look of this one – love the colour! Bookmarked!

  13. Tanisha
    05/07/2011 at 4:06 PM

    The brocolli are twice cooked in this recipe – once steamed then baked. That will totally destroy all the nutrition. Not a very healthy recipe

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