Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Easy Cheese Blintz Casserole Souffle


Yes, it took me longer to write that title than it does to make this dish. This is a super recipe to have in your repertoire because it is fast, simple and satisfying. It is one that I use a prepared product in, so you know I don't cook everything!  A cheese blintz casserole, which some often call souffle, (hence my title for those notorious SEO's that I read about and never understand) is another Jewish dish, that is served at a Jewish dairy meal. We often break the fast on Yom Kippur with this dish and lox and bagels. It is traditional, but  my famous frozen cheese souffle, that is not, is often on the table, too.  Traditional that it isn't. It is superb and it you want something more savory, rather than sweet, than that is the way to go. I really should take some new photos of it.

But we are on to blintz souffle. If you wanted you could make your own crepes and filling. It isn't hard, but why bother? I buy the Golden blintzes in the frozen section of my grocery and Costco is selling some petty good blintzes now, too! You end up topping the frozen blintzes with a sweet sour cream and egg topping that puffs up over the blintzes. That is why I believe some call this a souffle. Whatever!


A blintz souffle is perfect for brunch. It comes together quickly. It is comfort food and I love it even for brinner. My mother never made it. In fact I'm not sure I even had blintzes when I was a kid. I think I probably discovered them at  a Haddassah luncheon way back when. The good thing is that I discovered them! They can be served with maple syrup but I like mine with home made jam. My raspberry rose or strawberry black pepper jam tastes awesome with these. One can buy fruit filled blintzes, but I prefer the cheese, because that way I can choose my own topping.

So that is it. My mom wanted this recipe and now she has it. Two stars for this please!



Easy Cheese Blintz Casserole Souffle
Serves 3 (2 per person) This recipe is easily doubled.
Active Time: 10 Minutes Baking Time: 30-45 minutes
Ingredients:
1 pkg of 6 cheese blintzes (found in the frozen foods section at groceries or in the refrigerated at Costco)
2 T melted butter
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c sour cream
1 t vanilla
2 eggs
Cinnamon

Maple Syrup or jam for serving

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Place melted butter in a 7 x 10 casserole dish and then roll each blintz in the butter and place seam side down in pan. Arrange them in one row. Mix sugar, sour cream, vanilla and eggs together. Whisk well for a few minutes until lightened. Pour over blintzes in pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you desire. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes until lightly browned or you can place this under the broiler to brown for a few minutes. Serve with syrup or jam!









Other Brinner Ideas:
Everything But the Bagel Scrambled Eggs
Frozen Cheese Souffle
Shakshuka in Purgatory
Green Chile Egg Souffle


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24 comments:

  1. I'm always happy for a shortcut :) And this blintz casserole looks wonderful!!!

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    1. Thanks Liz. It's a great short cut. And a great casserole!

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  2. Nice! As in Old Testament Nice! Bookmarked!

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  3. What's not to love this beautiful and satisfying casserole? Is it okay to use yoghurt instead sour cream here?

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    1. Most definitely, Angie! Not a problem and thanks!

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  4. I so want a Costco in HK!!!! What do we have to do to get that sorted out? I won't be able to take any of your short cuts but I think this delicious dish is so worth it! Pinned!

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    1. I'll bet one is coming. Don't they have one near Shenzhen? Thanks, Bobbi.

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  5. Hi Abbe, I love a good short cut, these look delicious as do your jams. Costco is the best!

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    1. It is a good shortcut and a perfect way to use jam. And I just made a plum allspice that is also perfect with this!

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  6. I love having super easy but delicious recipes like this up my sleeve. I haven't seen these at Costco but will look!

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    1. I so agree, Chris! Look and see if they have them, but I believe Trader Joe's carries some also!

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  7. This looks like a lasagna , it's awesome

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    1. I t does kind of look like lasagne, but no red sauce Thanks for stopping by, Munira!

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  8. I make my own blintzes - never even knew that they sold them pre-made - but i like the idea of the "casserole". They'd be great for morning company.

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    1. I'm not surprised Mimi! Save some for this!

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  9. I do like blintzes, so I'm sure I'd like them in a casserole (souffle I mean). GREG

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  10. if calories were no object, i'd blintz my life away; i LOVE them, and i totally am with you on the cheese ones! I like that you always get the cheese, but can switch up the fruit part. I kinda hate that you made this so easy to make. :)

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    1. Actually, according to the box, they aren't too bad calorie wise, Shannon! It is easy to make for a reason, Shannon. No one wants to potchke around for breakfast!

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  11. This casserole looks absolutely divine and hearty. SO many awesome flavors. Loving this! :)

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    1. Thanks Anu! They are simple flavors that bring out the best!

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  12. Have to agree, this IS perfect for brunch!!! I love souffles so a casserole? YES PLEASE! :)

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    1. I agree, Nagi. Casseroles are perfect for brunch!

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