Mini Egg Soufflés

mini egg soufflés

Mini egg souffles look quite fancy and decadent, but they are surprisingly easy and quick to make!

I’m not one of those people that’s overcome with excitement about miniature things, but these mini cocotte dishes are pretty much the cutest thing ever, aren’t they?

They came as part of a bakeware set we requested on our wedding registry and I wandered around the apartment telling my guy how amazing they were – lest he not appreciate the cuteness.

He obliged my excitement and then asked what you were supposed to cook in them. That opened Pandora’s box and these easy egg souffles were just the beginning…

Mini Egg Soufflés

When he first asked I started listing off dessert soufflés, personal fruit crisps, and mini appetizers like macaroni & cheese. That last one got his eyes aglow, but I think he knows I probably won’t be making macaroni & cheese anytime soon.

Though desserts were what initially came to mind, I decided to try out easy egg soufflés first – mostly out of ease. They’re full of veggies, fresh basil, a bit of parmesan cheese for taste, and smoked paprika (one of my favorite secret ingredients in my spice cupboard).

mini egg soufflés in mini cocotte dishes

These dishes and the recipe are the perfect individual servings. In essence they’re dressed up and bigger versions of mini egg cups that you can make in cupcake tins. These mini dishes really are the perfect size for one!

What can you put in an egg soufflé?

My recipe just calls for finely chopped greens and fresh basil along with a few tablespoons of parmesan. The filling options are endless, however, including sauteed vegetables, more cheese, and even finely chopped bacon or sausage!

Want to make it a complete meal, add roasted potatoes, a breakfast salad, or a bread, including these orange carrot muffins or these champagne grape brie scones!!

mini egg soufflés

My husband (I love saying that now) is a bigger fan of the mini cocottes now that’s he’s seen them in action and I’m wishing I had more than two so we could entertain friends with them! Until then, they’ll be perfect for two.

If you purchase them on their own, they come in a set of 4 and they’re available in a range of colors. You can find these mini cocotte dishes at Williams Sonoma and Amazon.

What is an egg soufflé?

An egg soufflé is an easy breakfast dish. It’s baked in the oven and filled with combinations of cheese, vegetables, and/or meats.

Do eggs need to be at room temp for egg soufflé?

It’s generally best to cook and bake with room temperature eggs. Though it’s not mandatory for egg soufflés, it is better.

What is a coquette dish? (cocotte dish)

Coquette dishes (spelled “cocotte”) refer to the french term for a Dutch Oven. It’s often enamelled cast iron and can be used in the oven or stovetop. These mini cocotte dishes are just very small dutch ovens. They’re an ideal size for baking individual servings of something.

More Breakfast Recipes

Want some other breakfast recipes? Try this salmon frittata, fried oatmeal (not as weird as it sounds!), ginger smoothie, make-ahead breakfast tacos, fig granola and this coconut granola, hard boiled egg toasts, and toasted muesli with yogurt!

Mini Egg Souffle
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I love making egg dishes with chopped fresh vegetables and these mini souffles give you more way to serve an otherwise very simple recipe. Chop your favorite greens up with fresh herbs for the ultimate in fresh flavors for breakfast. It's a great make ahead breakfast as well!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, eggs, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 4 eggs
  • ½ Cup finely chopped kale or spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon basil julienned
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon paprika optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease two mini cocotte dishes or large muffin tins.
  • Beat eggs and remaining ingredients. Divide mixture between cocotte dishes.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until eggs have set. Let cool five minutes before serving.


I like to serve this with a roasted bell pepper sauce or pesto. Any addition will be delicious!
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Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 332mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1342IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg

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