This Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and great for a crowd! Made up of eggs, ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives! #eggsoufflé #cheesesoufflé #soufflérecipe

Ham and Cheese Egg Souffle

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast egg recipe, egg souffle
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 250 kcal
This fluffy Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé is made with eggs, chopped ham, grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and minced chives. The best breakfast ever!


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 eggs , room temperature, yolks and white will be used separately
  • 1/2 cup ham , chopped
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese , finely grated, plus more for topping
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chives , minced


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour to form a roux. Continue to whisk until roux is a light brown (blond roux.)

  3. Slowly pour milk into the roux, whisking until smooth.  Batter will be thick. Whisk in salt, nutmeg and black pepper. Remove from heat.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks until pale and fluffy. Fold into roux along with shredded cheddar cheese and ham. Set aside.

  5. Whisk egg whites and cream of tarter until soft, fluffy peaks form. This process is incorporating air into the mixture, which is what increased the volume significantly.

  6. After egg whites are foamy and fluffy, gently fold them into the ham and cheddar mixture.  Do not over mix, as this will push out the air.
  7. Prep 6 4-ounce ramekins with cooking spray and place onto a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon mixture evenly into each ramekin.  Fill approximately 3/4 of the way.

  8. Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove and top each with a pinch of cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and chives. 

  9. Serve immediately. 

  10. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Ham and Cheese Egg Souffle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 367mg16%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.