Rich and creamy yet also as light as air: the soufflé is a classic French dish that looks elegant and tastes ethereal. Many cooks fear making soufflé but they are not nearly as difficult as you might think. Try our decadent souffle recipes below.

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Chocolate Souffle

Rating: 3.68 stars
Soufflés have a reputation for being temperamental, but they're actually very simple. They get their signature height from stiffly beaten egg whites. Using a few staple ingredients, you can whip up a chocolate dessert that's guaranteed to impress at a dinner party yet easy enough for a casual supper.

Potato Souffle

Seasoned with garlic and lightened with egg whites, a potato souffle is delightfully puffy out of the oven.

Tangerine Souffles

Celebrate citrus season with individual dessert souffles made with tangerine juice and zest. Dust them with confectioners' sugar, and offer creme fraiche alongside.

Cheese Souffles with Bacon Arugula Salad

Rating: 5 stars
Cooking for two? These individual souffles made with Parmesan and Gruyere are just the thing for a romantic dinner -- on Valentine's Day or any time of year!

Herbed Ricotta Souffle

The French classic goes fuss-free (and tres light), with fresh ricotta providing creaminess rather than traditional bechamel sauce.

Cheese-and-Kale Souffle

This beautifully browned cheese-and-kale souffle was baked with a parchment "collar" wrapped around the dish. This encouraged it to rise sky-high. The addition of egg-white powder helps stabilize the mixture.

Pumpkin Souffle with Todd

Rating: 3.97 stars
Chef Todd English's recipe is a classic souffle made with pumpkin puree. Enhanced with pumpkin pie spices, the subtle flavor melds well with the airy texture of the egg-based souffle.

Commander's Palace Bread Pudding Souffle with Whiskey Sauce

Adapted from "Commander's Kitchen," by Ti Martin and Jamie Shannon,Copyright 2000by Commander's Palace, Inc. Used by Permission of Broadway Books, a Division ofRandom House.

Mashed Potato Souffle

Rating: 3.71 stars
Topped with sharp cheddar cheese and whipped cream, this family recipe from TV chef Sarah Mastracco is a luscious side dish.

Sweet Potato Souffle Pie

Rating: 3.82 stars
Layers of paper-thin buttery phyllo overlap to form a delicate base for a sweet potato souffle.

Sweet Potato Souffle

Rating: 3.62 stars
Mashed sweet potatoes aren't just a tasty side dish -- they also make a maple-sweet showstopper dessert with only 15 minutes of prep.

Spinach Souffle

Spinach souffle is lightened with a bechamel sauce made with skim milk, bound with egg yolks, and given volume with beaten egg whites; it is airy when served right away and similar to a quiche when cooled.

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Mini Chocolate Souffles
Rating: Unrated
These ethereal chocolate souffles are made as individual portions. Pop them in the oven as you're finishing dinner and they'll be perfectly timed for dessert.
Chocolate Crepe Souffle
Rating: Unrated
Each of these airy souffles bakes in a chocolate crepe rather than a traditional dish; the chocolate espresso sauce and raspberries are a nod to a classic French pairing.

Savory Sweet Potato Souffles

Rating: 3.76 stars

Flavored with onion, garlic, and thyme, these savory mini souffles get their cheesy, crusty tops from melted Gruyere cheese. Serve them warm.