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Homemade Cheese Puffs

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Cheese puffs are believed to have originated in France in the 18th century. The dish was originally made with a simple dough that was filled with cheese and then fried. Cheese puffs were brought to the United States by French immigrants in the 19th century, and they quickly became a popular food. Cheese puffs are now enjoyed all over the world.

Homemade Cheese Puffs

Course: SnacksDifficulty: Medium


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Cheese puffs are a delicious and crispy snack that is perfect for parties or just a casual snack. They are made with a simple dough that is filled with cheese and then baked until golden brown. Cheese puffs are a popular item at fairs and carnivals, but they are also easy to make at home.


  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat and immediately add the flour. Stir until the mixture forms a dough.
  • Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Add the eggs to the dough, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.


  • For a chewier crust, bake the cheese puffs for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • You can also add other ingredients to the dough, such as bacon, ham, or vegetables.
  • To make the cheese puffs ahead of time, prepare the dough as directed and then freeze it. When you are ready to bake, thaw the dough overnight in the refrigerator and then bake it according to the directions.
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