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Cheddar Cheese Puffs Recipe

Cheddar Cheese Puffs - French puff pastry loaded with cheddar cheese and chopped scallions, so buttery, cheesy, yummy and easy to make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Cheddar Cheese Puffs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 people
Calories 114 kcal


  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (5 oz.)
  • 2 stalks scallions, cut into small rounds


  1. Preheat the oven to oven to 450°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the butter, milk, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and add in the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture forms a ball and dries out slightly, about 2-3 minutes.

  2. Transfer the flour mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat it with the paddle attachment for 1 minute. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated into the dough before adding the next. When all the eggs are incorporated, stir in the cheese and scallions, mix well.

  3. Drop the batter by a scant tablespoonful onto the baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between them. Bake for 7 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and continue to bake until the gougères are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Immediately after removing from the oven, poke each puff once with a toothpick, sharp chopstick, or skewer to allow steam to escape. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you use unsalted butter, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Cheese Puffs Recipe
Amount Per Serving (20 people)
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.