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Cheese Puffs

"I found this recipe in one of my mother’s old cookbooks and updated the flavor by adding cayenne and mustard," recalls Jamie Wetter of Boscobel, Wisconsin. "Tasty and quick for this busy season, these tender, golden puffs go together in minutes and simply disappear at parties!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, salt and cayenne to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in Gruyere and mustard.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 68 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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  • yvonne1102
    Dec 29, 2013

    not a lot of flavor

  • Jenandjohn6
    Oct 8, 2013

    Loved these! Made them for a tailgate party. They were gone in no time.

  • DrDoom77
    Jan 2, 2013

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  • tinkeroff
    Jun 12, 2012

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  • stobk
    May 17, 2012

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  • Stellie
    Mar 25, 2011

    I made these and I used grated cheddar and you can substitute with any cheese really (my sister in law used some blue cheese) They were a hit many asking "What are these?" in between bites and then helping themselves to more. They couldn't believe they were so simple to make!!

  • JessT2003
    Feb 7, 2011

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  • ahebb
    Apr 22, 2010

    Love these. Perfect for a potluck appetizer.

  • yjanney
    Dec 30, 2009

    These were so bland! No one touched them.

  • craftynut62
    Dec 12, 2009

    I just love these.I make them when ever I have a party.