Crab Souffle

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
6 servings
Recipe by: Eggland's Best

Delicious soufflé that your family and guests will love! The fresh crab meat will have people thinking you trained with Emeril. Have a party this weekend with Eggland’s Best Crab Souffle.

Make This Recipe


  • 1 Scallion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups Crab Meat, fresh
  • 3 tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk, warmed
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Eggland's Best egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 Eggland's Best egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


Set rack on lowest level of oven and preheat to 400° F. Butter and flour a 2-quart soufflé dish or a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. If using a soufflé dish, extend the height of the dish with 4 inch wide collar made from folded strip of aluminum foil tied around the dish. Also butter and flour foil.

In a medium skillet, cook scallion in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, about 1 minute just to soften. Add crab meat and cook, stirring 1-2 minutes. Layer in bottom of prepared dish.

In a medium saucepan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. When foamy, add flour and cook, stirring 1 minute. Blend in tomato paste. Gradually whisk in warm milk. Bring to a boil, whisking until sauce is thickened and smooth, 1-2 minutes. Season with cayenne and salt. Remove from heat and whisk in beaten egg yolks. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tarter to stiff peaks. Fold sauce into whites with gentle wide strokes. Pour over crab meat.

Place dish in oven and immediately reduce heat to 275°F. Bake 25 minutes, until soufflé is puffed and golden on top and slightly jiggly in center.

Serve immediately.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1 Serving
Calories 214
Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 149mg
Sodium 785mg
Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber trace
Protein 21g