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Smoked Ham Soufflé*

Acceptable for South Beach Phase 2

2 eggs
4 egg whites
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded, reduced-fat extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
4 slices light whole-wheat bread, cubed
1 can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup broccoli florets or 2 spears asparagus, trimmed and chopped
4 oz lean smoked ham, chopped
1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites until frothy. Stir in the milk, cheese, bread, mushrooms, broccoli or asparagus, ham, and Italian seasoning. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until it is golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Note: You can assemble it in the morning and bake it later when you're ready.

Serves 4. Per serving: 310 calories, 13 g total fat (7 g sat), 145 mg cholesterol, 18 g carbohydrate, 29 g protein, 3 g fiber, 1080 mg sodium

The Daily Dish email list 5/15/06