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Bacon Parmesan Gougeres Recipe

Bacon Parmesan Gougeres – cheesy and savory Gougeres or French cheese puffs recipe. Every bite is loaded with bacon bits and Parmesan cheese, so good.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Bacon Parmesan Gougeres
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 83 kcal


  • 4 strips thick-sliced bacon or 4 slices Canadian Bacon
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1-1/4 cups bread flour, sifted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat the oven to 425˚F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-low heat until crisp but not too dark. If you use Canadian bacon, just dice into small pieces. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, and reserve 1/4 cup of the rendered fat. When the bacon is cool, chop to make 1/2 cup.

  3. Bring the milk, 1/2 cup water, the butter, and the reserved bacon fat to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the salt, onion powder, sugar, and cayenne. Add the flour and, using a wooden spoon, stir very quickly in one direction. The flour will quickly absorb the liquid and form a dough. Continue stirring to cook the flour and simmer off more of the moisture until the dough pulls away from the sides of the saucepan, an additional minute or two.

  4. Transfer the dough to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

  5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on medium speed until each is incorporated into the dough, which will change from shiny to sticky as the eggs are worked in. On low speed, stir in 1 cup of the Parmesan and the bacon (or Canadian bacon) until just combined.

  6. Using a small ice cream scoop (about 2 inches in diameter), scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Top the gougères with an equal amount of the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

  7. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Parmesan Gougeres Recipe
Amount Per Serving (15 people)
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.