Pumpkin Soufflé is an easy and light version of a traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin side dish. It also tastes like a pumpkin pie, but has a fluffier texture. Without the hassle of making a crust, it is also a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Soufflé basics
What is pumpkin soufflé? It is a light sweet side dish that you can use as a part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. You can also serve it as a dessert. Instead of the pumpkin pie.
Coconut flakes pair up very nicely with the sugary pecans in the topping. And the pumpkin soufflé itself is very soft and fluffy.
Why make pumpkin soufflé
The soufflé is great for those who love pumpkin pie, but don’t want to bother with the crust. Did I not mention yet that there is no pie shell here?!
This pumpkin soufflé has been a staple out our Thanksgiving dinner since 2009 and I absolutely love it. So yummy and so simple!
Although very filling and nutritious, this soufflé is so light that you won’t feel stuffed at all.Perfect for that Thanksgiving feast!
Should I use canned of fresh pumpkin?
Canned pumpkin is easy to work with and is perfect for pumpkin soufflé. I would also recommend roasting your own pumpkin for this dish. But definitely do it a day in advance to save time. You can actually make the entire pumpkin mixture (without the eggs) one day ahead. And I promise, you will not even miss the pumpkin pie crust!
To make pumpkin suffle dairy free
Simply replace butter with dairy free butter (such as Earth Balance) and evaporated milk with cream of coconut.
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What goes well with Pumpkin Souffle?
Pumpkin Soufflé with Pecans and Coconut Chips
- Note: If using canned pumpkin, skip this step.Roast pumpkin in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. When cool enough to handle, scoop out inside of pumpkin into separate bowl. Mash pumpkin until you have 3 cups of pumpkin puree. I recommend roasting the pumpkin a day in advance.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare the topping by mixing pecans, brown sugar, coconut chips and flour together. Then add softened butter and cut it into the dry ingredients with the fork until you have a good crumble topping. Set aside until Step 5.
- Mix all the filling ingredients: milk, melted butter, spices and sugar in a medium saucepan (or a bowl). Add ½ cups flour and 2 cups pumpkin puree to that mixture and mix everything again. Set aside.
- Using electric mixer, beat eggs until nice and fluffy, in a different bowl. Carefully fold the eggs into the pumpkin mixture from step 3.
- Pour the resulting pumpkin mixture into a greased 8 x 11 casserole dish. Add the topping ingredients from Step 2 and spread it evenly on top.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Make sure to keep the oven door closed during the entire time.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Although whatsinthepan.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.