Wonderful, satisfying, tasty souffle that may be served as a main meal or for brunch, or for 'easy eating.'

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Spread butter on bread slices and place 3 slices on the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with 1/2 of the cheese, and then repeat layer. In a small bowl beat together eggs, milk and salt and pour over bread layers. Refrigerate, and allow to stand until the liquid has been absorbed, several hours or overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Cover and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking for 35 minutes more, or until brown and fluffy.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; 34.8 g total fat; 232 mg cholesterol; 917 mg sodium. 25.7 g carbohydrates; 25.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
The first time I made this I made it exactly as Pat. C. directed and it was pretty good. Not amazing or anything but a decent recipe and easy enough to put together and very nice for a light dinner with a dise salad. The second time I made it I didn't have any bread on hand (other than the squishy "pillow" bread which isn't really good for anything except getting the kids to eat peanut butter) I DID have some asiago cheese bagels from Panera that were getting stale though. I sliced them in half and then in half again (so I had 4 thin circles from each bagel) and LET ME TELL YOU it was OUTSTANDING! WOW! I plan on making this again the next time we have overnight guests and I will buy the bagels just for this. Even my six year old who turned up her nose at it the first time ate two helpings when I made it with the bagels. I wish I could give it more than five stars. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2003
Not really gross but not good either. My family thought it just tasted like mushy bread. Easier to make a fritata or omelet. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
The first time I made this I made it exactly as Pat. C. directed and it was pretty good. Not amazing or anything but a decent recipe and easy enough to put together and very nice for a light dinner with a dise salad. The second time I made it I didn't have any bread on hand (other than the squishy "pillow" bread which isn't really good for anything except getting the kids to eat peanut butter) I DID have some asiago cheese bagels from Panera that were getting stale though. I sliced them in half and then in half again (so I had 4 thin circles from each bagel) and LET ME TELL YOU it was OUTSTANDING! WOW! I plan on making this again the next time we have overnight guests and I will buy the bagels just for this. Even my six year old who turned up her nose at it the first time ate two helpings when I made it with the bagels. I wish I could give it more than five stars. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
The first time I made this I made it exactly as Pat. C. directed and it was pretty good. Not amazing or anything but a decent recipe and easy enough to put together and very nice for a light dinner with a dise salad. The second time I made it I didn't have any bread on hand (other than the squishy "pillow" bread which isn't really good for anything except getting the kids to eat peanut butter) I DID have some asiago cheese bagels from Panera that were getting stale though. I sliced them in half and then in half again (so I had 4 thin circles from each bagel) and LET ME TELL YOU it was OUTSTANDING! WOW! I plan on making this again the next time we have overnight guests and I will buy the bagels just for this. Even my six year old who turned up her nose at it the first time ate two helpings when I made it with the bagels. I wish I could give it more than five stars. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2003
Not really gross but not good either. My family thought it just tasted like mushy bread. Easier to make a fritata or omelet. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2009
Love this quick and easy recipe! I add sauted onions a splash of sherry and a little dry mustard to the egg/milk mixture. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2008
I'm going to have to critize. This misses the mark. First it's not a souffle. It's a baked egg and cheese dish. A souffle needs to have eggs separated and folded together after having been whipped. I'll play with it and come up with a breakfast casserole but wouldn't consider making this to serve as a 'souffle' again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2007
I have a similar recipe that my cousin gave me many years ago and I've made it every Thanksgiving since then. The key is to NOT use so much liquid. If you use too much the bread will be too soggy. Use only 1 cup milk and it turns out better. Also use older dryer bread as the other reviewer stated. But this is awsome. I made my own from memory since this is an annual tradition with my family. They would get upset if I didn't make a "Cheese Souffle" on Thanksgiving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2005
This was tasty and easy. Allowing time for the bread to soak up the egg mixture is critical. I think this may be where the cook who said hers was like soggy bread may have gone wrong. Making it the night before is the way to go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2006
This was awesome!! I took another reviewers advise and used an Asiago cheese bagel. I only made half a recipe. I also threw in a little dry mustard and a small handful of green onion and mushrooms. I cooked in a large loaf pan and bread was covered. Next time I will not butter the bagel and will cook at 350 instead of 375. All in all it was teriffic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
Just like my mother used to make! Quick easy and delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
08/14/2005
I soaked the bread overnight and after 45 minutes of baking it was soggy bread so I turned the oven up to 425 and baked for 20 more minutes and still soggy bread. To top that off there was an inch of grease on the bottom of the pan Read More
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