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Cheese Blintz Soufflé Recipe

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Oh, la, la, these pillows of cheese, vanilla, and crêpes are oh, so light, sweet, and absolutely delicious! In our home these are affectionally called “Jewish Cheese Blintzes for Christmas.” That’s because I first tried this sweet cheesy soufflé at a celebration in honor of a friend of mine that is Jewish.

cheese blintz soufflé

This was soooo long ago, that I don’t even remember what we were celebrating. Maybe a baby shower? I do remember that I enjoyed a beautiful brunch at the home of one of my friend’s friends. I walked in knowing two of the ladies and walked out the door with new friends and this delicious recipe. The caveat for receiving the recipe was that I was to remember that these are “Jewish Blintzes”.

The first time I made them for my family… my son fell in love with them. Remember this was many years ago. He might have been about 10 years old.

Well, my son’s birthday is on Christmas Eve. Yes, my first born is a Christmas Eve baby. Since he shares the day with so many other festivities – breakfast is his own moment. His request year after year is to have the cheese blintz soufflé for breakfast and then a German chocolate cake for dessert after our Christmas Eve meal.

And that is why in our home we call them “Jewish Cheese Blintzes for Christmas.” You, will simply call them delicious!

The recipe is super easy and quick because you start with frozen blintzes. Sometimes finding the frozen blintzes can hard. Our Trader Joe’s carries them, and I can find them at our Raley’s during the holiday season.

I serve our cheese blintz soufflé with fruit. Depending on what I have on hand I either use sliced fresh berries,  frozen berries compote (warmed, sweetened a bit with sugar, and thickened a bit with cornstarch), or even canned blueberry pie filling. It is all good!

Cheese Blintz Soufflé Recipe

cheese blintz soufflé


  • 12 frozen cheese blintzes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Fruit, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon butter in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  3. Place blintzes in pan.cheese blintz soufflé
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, sugar, orange juice, eggs, butter, vanilla and salt. Pour mixture over blintzes.cheese blintz soufflé
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes, until puffed and golden. Top with fruit, if desired.

cheese blintz soufflé

Look how golden brown with a bit of the cheese oozing out – yum! I made this last week for a school breakfast, and to make it even better I made a simple fruit compote for the topping. The fruit compote was half a bag of frozen mixed berries tossed into a small sauce pan. I added one teaspoon of sugar and about a half teaspoon of cornstarch. I stirred it all together and simmered it on low heat until warm and juicy.

Oh, la, la, these pillows of cheese, vanilla, and crêpes are oh so light, sweet, and absolutely delicious! The Cheese Blintz Soufflé recipe is super easy!

Now, You gotta’ admit – this is quick and easy! While we always enjoy this for breakfast on Christmas Eve – it is a wonderful addition to any brunch menu or even nice for dessert.

What is one of your favorite holiday dishes?

(43) Comments

  1. The first Blintz that I had was while visiting Berlin. It was so yummy. I have never tried to make one, but your recipe makes me think I can do it!

  2. Looks amazing! I think that having a special breakfast is a great way to celebrate a Christmas eve birthday!

  3. We have a tradition of spending New Year’s Eve with another family that are close friends. This would be perfect for New Year’s day morning – I know everyone would enjoy it.

  4. I have never tried anything like this but it sounds so good! It looks so light and fluffy, what a great breakfast.

    1. Stacey says:

      Super light, fluffy, and sweet!

  5. Carole says:

    Just made this for breakfast. It was a hit! Thanks Stacey! Soooo easy, too!

    1. Stacey says:

      Carole, so glad you had a chance to try this!! And glad your family enjoyed it as much as mine! Merry Christmas!

  6. Oh, this looks wonderful! The holidays are such a hectic time and he can enjoy his special treat. It’s so nice to have traditions like this.

    1. Stacey says:

      Traditions are what family is all about!

  7. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg! This looks beyond delicious! I will have to pin this so I can make this myself. Yum.

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks for pinning! You will love the cheese soufflé blintz when you get a chance to make them!

  8. I have never heard of blintze before but it sounds amazing. I want to try this right away!

    1. Stacey says:

      It is easier to find the frozen blintzes at the grocery store during the holiday season.

  9. You had me at cheese <3 But seriously, this soufflé sounds divine and also simple enough that I could probably make it myself. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      Cathy, you most definitely can make this! Super easy!

  10. I’ve never had a souffle before, but yours looks really good. I like all the cheese in it. I think I’ll ask my husband to make this for me!

    1. Stacey says:

      Having your husband make the cheese blintz soufflé is extra wonderful! You will feel like a queen!

  11. This looks delicious and easy to make! What a total win-win! And I could see it being the perfect thing for Christmas morning.

    1. Stacey says:

      It is so easy to put together and pop into the oven. Plus the cheese blintz soufflé looks so pretty! It is perfect for Christmas morning.

  12. Blythe A. says:

    Such an interesting way to incorporate blintzes into a recipe. I’ve never liked the blintz, but this might convince me to give them another try.

    1. Stacey says:

      Blythe, too funny – I actually like this soufflé version better than a stand alone blintze as well. With the addition of egg – the cheese filling is not overpowering.

  13. That looks delicious! I haven’t had a Blintz souffle before. I’d like to try this.

    1. Stacey says:

      When you try it – you will love it! Plus it is super easy.

  14. This sounds so amazing! I love a good combo recipe! I want to try it!

    1. Stacey says:

      I hope you do – it is super easy!

  15. tp keane says:

    Who needs Christmas dinner when you have this? Divine.

    1. Stacey says:

      Lol – it is divine!

  16. Oh yum! I love all the fun traditions during the holidays!

    1. Stacey says:

      Traditions are what helps make it all memorable!

  17. I have never even heard of cheese blintz souffle! It looks really yummy! I love to bake this time of year, so maybe I will add this to my list of recipes to try!

    1. Stacey says:

      Logan, please add it to your list! Your family will be thrilled.

  18. That looks absolutely delicious. It’s easy too because you start w/ store bought cheese blintzes. I can’t wait to try making your recipe.

    1. Stacey says:

      Thank you! Yes, the store bought blintzes make it easy and it is sooooo yummy!

  19. I always thought both of these blintz and souffles – were hard to make – and you’ve combined them into such an easy recipe. I could totally do this!

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, you can! And I hope you try it – it really is sooooo good!

  20. This looks to die for! I love all things holiday cooking and baking, but my favorite is probably my mom’s chocolate fudge. I don’t think I have ever had better fudge than what she makes. It is making my mouth water just thinking about it! I will have to see if I can find these though, because I love sweet cheese desserts!

    1. Stacey says:

      A great fudge is hard to find! There are lots of really good ones – but sounds like your mom’s has hit gold medal status!

  21. Blintz souffle definitely reminds me of my childhood! My mother in law makes an amazing one. This looks fab, love your tradition!

    1. Stacey says:

      Happy to hear that this post brought back some wonderful memories.

  22. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That sounds absolutely phenomenal! I love stuff like this and I cannot wait to try your recipe! YUM!!

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh it is phenomenal! I hope you get a chance to bake one.

  23. Have I just died and gone to heaven because this is the definition of perfection. I love the look of this and I am a huge cheese fan.

    1. Stacey says:

      Then you need to try this! It is so easy to put together and bake.

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