Cheese soufflé made from 4 different cheeses, sausage and eggs makes the best breakfast casserole of all time! I love it so much and keep going back for more!

Well, I don’t even know what I need to say about this one other than, it’s pure cheese, folks, and I’m not talking about my jokes. Ohhhhh, whomp whomp. Haha, I couldn’t help it. 

This is a very old recipe from my family that for once isn’t my mom’s. In fact, I’m not even sure if she makes it at all. But we eat it when we visit my aunt and when I say eat it, I mean, DEVOUR IT.

A serving of sausage Monterey Jack souffle. It is light and spongey with bits of sausage and melted cheese.

I know, it looks unassuming and no, I don’t have any idea how I’ll convince you to try it, but you must. You really, really must, because it is the most melt in your mouth breakfast casserole you’ll ever consume. And best of all, you can easily change it to your own liking. Pepper jack cheese? Great idea. Bacon or ham? Bring it on. 

This is going in your recipe box, and you’ll be making it until the cows come home. Or so my ancestors would have said. 

A casserole dish of sausage Monterey Jack soufflé. It is yellow and has bits of sausage and melted cheese.

What Ingredients Are Needed for a Cheese Soufflé?

You’ll be hitting your cheese and dairy sections at the grocery store for this one! For the cheeses, I like to buy them in bricks and grate it on my own. They melt together so much better than the pre-shredded cheese. And you know I always go with Tillamook! Here is your grocery list:

  • Sausage
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese (sharp)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Cottage Cheese (full fat, low fat or fat free all work great)
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Green Chiles

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

A serving of sausage Monterey Jack souffle. It is cheesy and light and fluffy with a bite removed from the corner with a fork that is in the foreground..

How to Make a Cheese Soufflé

The steps for making a breakfast cheese soufflé are few and simple. It only takes about 10 minutes to prep and then 50 minutes to bake. Here are the basic steps:

  • Spread half of the melted butter in your baking dish and be sure to brush the sides with the butter as well.
  • Combine all the ingredients (including the remaining butter) in a large bowl and stir it well.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake. It should be golden and a knife poked in the middle comes out clean.

The instructions can also be found in the recipe card down below.

Possible Variations

It really doesn’t get better or more cheesy than this! As I mentioned earlier, it’s totally customizable to your liking. You can swap the protein or omit it, change the cheese, or throw in some of your favorite add-ins.

Protein: bacon, ham, steak

Cheese: pepper jack & cheddar, monterey jack and swiss, really any combination of a good grate-able cheese would work great

Add-ins: mushrooms, peppers, onions, spinach – be sure all are sauteed beforehand, you don’t want to add any extra moisture

A serving of sausage Monterey Jack souffle. It is cheesy and light with bits of sausage in it.

What is a Soufflé?

A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish that originated in France. Depending on what is added to it, it can be either sweet or savory. 

Can Monterey Jack Soufflé Be Made Ahead?

You can make the soufflé, cover it and store it in the refrigerator until ready to bake for up to a day ahead of time.

You can also bake it and cool it completely. Then cover with foil and store in the refrigerator until ready to heat and serve. See section below for reheating instructions.

A casserole dish of sausage, cheese soufflé. The soufflé is yellow with bits of sausage and melted cheese. There are a few parsley leaves scattered on top.

How Do You Reheat Breakfast Casserole?

Heat oven to 375. Cover casserole with foil and heat for 30 minutes.

How Long Will Cheese Soufflé Keep?

Soufflé will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

What to Eat with Cheese Soufflé?

If you’re like me, savory breakfast casseroles should always be eaten with some good salsa. We have a few homemade salsas that would be great with this recipe:

I also like to balance a savory breakfast with a little something sweet. A good muffin or smoothie just makes my soul happy!

You could also keep it really simple with a banana or some fresh berries!

A serving of Sausage, Monterey Jack souffle. It is cheesey and fluffy ad has bits of sausage in it. A fork is near the plate.

Cheese cheese and more cheese! This might be the most cheese used in any of my recipes. I’ll have to investigate. That being said, that should be enough reason for anyone to give this breakfast cheese soufflé a try! Then you have to leave a comments telling me how many servings you had!


More Savory Breakfast Recipes: 

The Most Delicious Monterey Jack Soufflé

3.75 from 20 votes
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 Pound Sausage, cooked (or bacon, chopped, or ham, diced)
  • 2 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded *see note
  • 3 Cups Cheddar Cheese, sharp, shredded
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cottage cheese
  • 9 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1 Can Green Chiles, small, diced


  • Spread 1/2 of the melted butter in a 9x13 pan. (be sure to cover sides too)
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Pour into a 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 375 for 50 minutes or until golden and knife inserted comes out clean.


*Note  Try using different cheese combinations like pepper jack and cheddar, for example
to reheat, cover with foil and reheat in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes


Serving: 1cupCalories: 517kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 29gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 223mgSodium: 858mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 911IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 452mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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A serving of sausage Monterey Jack souffle. It is cheesy and light and fluffy.