Craving > Yummy Yam Souffle

by heidi on November 22, 2011

FoodieCrush Yam Souffle


Smudge: “Mama, if you’re in a cooking contest, like the Iron Chef on T.V., this is what you should make because you would win.”

Win? With yams? Let’s just say that if I do ever get called into active Iron Chef duty, and the Chairman’s chiseled jaw exclaims that the surprise ingredient is “YAMS!” I will dom. in. ate. And then I’ll eat.

This is her FAVORITE recipe. And it will be the recipe that when she’s thirteen and her friends say, “YAAAAAMS, ooo grrrrrooosss” she will heartily agree and then slink away to the fridge and secretly steal tastes from the leftovers in the fridge at midnight. Atta girl. Just like Mama.

I couldn’t let the Thanksgiving holiday get past me without bringing out this recipe to share. It’s a recipe I cook each Thanksgiving along with my Green Beans and Shiitake Mushrooms and this year’s addition of Pumpkin Soup in shot glasses for a lighter, and festive, appetizer.

FoodieCrush Yam Souffle


This is not a fluffy soufflé, more of a pumpkin or squash pie filling minus the crust. And don’t mind the 2 sticks of butter. It’s THANKSGIVING people!

This time around I baked the soufflé in individual ramekins, but a baking dish works well for passing round to your lovely dinner crowd. If you choose the ramekin route, fill them quite full, the soufflé does deflate quite a bit upon cooling.


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FoodieCrush Magazine Taste and Tell Cookiesphoto > Taste and Tell

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

Yam Ma’am. <— love that

And the souffle action….yum!

Deb is great and that picture and that recipe…oh, I need those!


Bev Weidner November 22, 2011 at 5:39 am

That yam is gorgeous. That spoon is amazing. Deb is cool. I’m now hungry. AND EXCITED for the big drop!


Cookie and Kate November 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

Lovely recipe! I can’t wait to see the magazine!!!


Deborah November 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

I totally want to see you on Iron Chef!! And thanks for posting my cookie – can’t wait to see the magazine!!!


Melissa // thefauxmartha November 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Loooooooovvvvveeee these pics and the sweet dialogue. Go yams!


Wenderly November 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

That spoon is divine. The recipe is pretty swoon worthy as well.


Sprigs of Rosemary November 23, 2011 at 4:50 am

I would call this competition worthy, too. And I agree with Wenderly . . . love the spoon!


kelley November 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I echo the comments above. The spoon is gorgeous. Any dish that has two sticks of butter is bound to be delicious, no?


Divya November 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Lovely recipe – I absolutely love everything about yams. The texture, the taste and the smell…delish!


Lisa November 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Wow…that first photo, in that gorgeous, bright natural light, makes it seem as if you’re standing right in front of the souffle and can grab the spoon and dig in. I’ve never wanted yam souffle as much as I do now! Light, fluffy and beautiful! Iron Chef, indeed, although you’d probably have to add fish eyes and fuchsia sea salt to it ;D


Lyka Ricks November 24, 2011 at 5:13 am

I’ll surely be following the recipe. Yam is Yummy! This is a Great Thanksgiving Taste!


Cookin' Canuck November 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

It sounds as though your sweet smudge knows what she’s talking about. These yams sounds amazing. Seriously, you just can’t go wrong with a yam souffle.

Have I mentioned how I excited I am about the launch of Foodiecrush Magazine? :)


james November 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I have to ask my wife make these yams this weekend ;)


Christine November 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Hey Heidi, your Yam Souffle is a Recipe Guessing Game on Knapkins. Think your friends can win?


Sandy November 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

Tell Smudge she has great taste! Souffles look delicious.


Denise @ TLT December 2, 2011 at 3:00 am

Excited for you: the magazine will almost be there! This souffle looks comforting and elegant at the same time: love it!


Clara January 9, 2012 at 1:30 am

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