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The Most Delicious Sausage Monterey Jack Soufflé

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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!


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

The Most Delicious Monterey Jack Soufflé

4.47 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12


  • 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
Nutrition Facts
The Most Delicious Monterey Jack Soufflé
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 223mg74%
Sodium 858mg37%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 911IU18%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 452mg45%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Hi, this Recipe looks so good. My kids don’t like the texture of cottage cheese. I was thinking I could blend it up in my VitaMix with the milk & eggs, and then blend the flour in separately. Do you think this will work? Thanks, LB

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    • Hi Linda! The cottage cheese texture goes away when it bakes. Your kids will love it!

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  • I make this recipe nearly every week! I use Turkey sausage and almond flour instead of regular flour. I portion it out for the week and my husband and I eat it for breakfast every morning or when we need to grab a quick lunch! It’s a staple around here! Thank you for sharing!

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    • This makes me so happy Heidi! Thank you so much for the support and for taking time to leave a comment!

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  • My daughter came home for a wedding along with eight of her friends. They all loved this breakfast casserole. It is so good — the perfect marriage of eggs, sausage, and cheeses. It holds together nicely. Made it the night before. My new favorite. Thanks, Carian.

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    • Hurray! Love to hear this so much! Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a comment!

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      • Made this for a neighborhood brunch and it was a BIG hit. People love this casserole. It’s my savory breakfast go-to recipe. Thanks, Carian.

      • Yay! Thank you so much Goldie!

  • I was raised on this recipe but we called it Chile Relleno Casserole. It’s a great one! I’ve added all kinds of ingredients over the years and they’re all yummy.

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    • Yay! I love it!

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  • Looks yummy! Can I sub corn starch for flour to make it GF? Also, no need to whip egg whites separately?

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  • Looks yummy! Can I sub corn starch for flour to make it GF? Also, no need to whip egg whites separately?

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    • Hi Sharon! Yes, you can definitely swap the flour for corn starch. And no need to whip the egg whites separately! Enjoy!

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  • Definitely going to make this! How well would this cook in a muffin tin? What about leftover storage? Can they be frozen? Trying to think of some new quick breakfast ideas for my teen.

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    • Hi Catrina! These will work great in a muffin tin. Bake at the same temperature for 15-20 minutes. They will also freeze great as muffins. Just pop them in the microwave for a minute or two! Enjoy!

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  • I have made almost the exact same recipe for years except I add potato patties to the bottom. So good. Spray 9×13, place 9 hash brown patties on bottom. Bake at 425 for 18 minutes or until crispy and then continue with your recipe on top ❤️. I love ham. My kids prefer sausage so I usually make 1/2 and 1/2 😄.

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    • Oooooohhhh! That sounds amazing! Totally trying this next time I make it! Thank you!

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