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Cheese Puffs

This Cheese Puffs recipe is one of the easiest things you can make. Made with everyday ingredients that are mixed together in one bowl. A no-frills recipe that you can whip up at a moments notice. They are light and cheesy and are a great little snack; or serve it like we do, alongside your favourite soup.

A plate of Cheese Puffs. The plate is black with a beehive pattern on it.
Cheese Puffs – so easy to make!

Did you eat these as a child? They have been around for a long time – your Nan may have made them. I hadn’t eaten them in years, but when I needed something last minute to accompany a soup last week, these came to mind. They were ready in 20 minutes! Served warm with the soup, they were cheesy and delicious. There is nothing fancy about these Cheese Puffs. All the ingredients are simply mixed together in one bowl, apportioned on an oven tray and baked for 10 minutes. They are a bit like a damper or scone but lighter and much less work.. They are best eaten the day they are made. A great little snack or side to whip up at a moments notice.

Looking down onto a table with 2 bowls of Broccoli Soup and a plate of Cheese Puffs. In the image are also 2 soup spoons, a napkin and just in the frame is a leek stalk and a vase of poppies.
Our favourite way to serve these is with soup. Pictured here with my Broccoli Soup.

Ingredients

The beauty of this recipe, is that most of these ingredients are pantry staples. The basic recipe can be made with just the following ingredients and they can be gluten-free:

  • Plain flour or Gluten-free plain flour (if using gluten-free flour, add a little more milk to the batter)
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Baking Powder or Gluten-free baking powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cheese – tasty, cheddar and even a little parmesan

You can also add:

  • chopped spring onions
  • finely diced onions (I like to cook them a little first)
  • diced bacon (about 3-4 rashers)
  • crushed garlic
  • pinch of paprika
  • pinch of mustard powder
  • herbs like parsley, rosemary or chives

Other ways to serve:

Cut in half and add a filling – eg. cream cheese and smoked salmon slices

All the ingredients shown to make Cheese Puffs. Flour, milk, cheese, baking powder, spring onions, garlic and an egg.
So quick and easy to make.
All the ingredients are in a bowl ready to be mixed together.
Everything is put into one bowl and stirred together until just combined.
Dollops of Cheese Puff batter are on a baking paper-lined baking tray ready to be baked in the oven.
A tablespoon of mixture is placed onto a baking paper lined tray and baked for 10 minutes.
The baked Cheese Puffs are resting on the baking tray.
After only 10 minutes in the oven they are ready!

They are best eaten warm out of the oven. If you are looking for a soup recipe to have these with – take a look at my Broccoli Soup, Pumpkin Soup or Roasted Tomato Soup.

This is a great easy recipe to get your children involved with (supervised of course) and a good one to give your child when they leave home and go flatting for the first time. Simple, foolproof and quick!

Close up of the plate of Cheese Puffs.

Cheese Puffs

This Cheese Puffs recipe is one of the easiest things you can make. Made with everyday ingredients that are mixed together in one bowl. A no-frills recipe that you can whip up at a moments notice. They are light and cheesy and are a great little snack; or serve it like we do, alongside your favourite soup.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Nibbles, Snack
Cuisine: Australian, New Zealand
Keyword: cheese, cheese puffs, easy, easy recipe, quick, snack
Servings: 12
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Katrina | Katy’s Food Finds

Equipment

  • large bowl or jug
  • Cheese Grater

Ingredients

  • 1 c plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c milk (or cream)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt good pinch
  • 2 c cheddar cheese or tasty, grated
  • 1/4 tsp mustard dijon (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove crushed (optional)
  • 1/4 c spring onions chopped finely (optional)
  • pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • Mix all the ingredients (except the parmesan cheese) together in a bowl until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Drop tablespoon sized mounds onto a baking tray leaving at least 5cm between them.
  • Sprinkle the tops with the parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed and golden. Rest 5 minutes before serving.
  • Best eaten warm from the oven, with or without butter.

Notes

Suggestions:
  • chopped spring onions
  • finely diced onions (I like to cook them a little first)
  • diced bacon
  • crushed garlic
  • pinch of paprika
  • pinch of mustard powder
  • herbs like parsley, rosemary or chives

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 1mg
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6 Comments

  • Sammy
    July 2, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Going to make tomorrow looks super easy and something I’d love!

    Reply
    • Katrina
      July 3, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      How did you go Sammy? Your photo looked amazing! You did such a great job 🧡

      Reply
  • Debra
    July 22, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    We’ve made the cheese puffs three times now! So quick and easy and very tasty! Delicious.

    Reply
    • Katrina
      July 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Debra. I’ve made them so many times now too. Great to hear they can be made gluten-free as well. Thanks for your feedback regarding adding a little more milk when using gluten-free flour. I have added that in my recipe notes. 🧡

      Reply
  • Paul
    September 21, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    5 stars
    We love this recipe. It can be made in minutes and are a great snack. Delicious!

    Reply
    • Katrina
      September 22, 2020 at 9:57 am

      It is so quick and easy to make isnt it? Thanks for your feedback and I am so glad you enjoy them 🧡

      Reply

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