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Easy Cheese Puffs

Easy Cheese Puffs

Birds eye view of six cheese puffs on a tray pinit
Cheese puff on plate with pile of cheese puffs on tray in background

Cheese is the best, most ultimate food group! Amirite!?!? If you don’t agree, we probably can’t be friends….. OK, we can still be friends, but I get to pick where we go to eat! Anything with cheese is a winner in book and these easy cheese puffs are no exception.

What is in these easy cheese puffs?

The ingredients in these easy cheese puff are super basic! In fact, you probably have everything you need to whip these up already in your pantry and fridge.

Easy cheese puff ingredients in bowls
  • Shredded/grated cheese
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Milk

That’s it! Basic huh?

How do I make these easy cheese puffs?

This recipe really only has two steps. Mix and bake. I’m not even kidding, they are that simple! If you are looking for a quick throw together recipe that takes less than five minutes you are in the right place!

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Fill six greased muffin pan holes
  3. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes
  4. Enjoy warm out of the oven!
Cheese puff batter mixed in mixing bowl
Raw batter in muffin pan

What type of cheese should I use

The great thing about this recipe is you can literally use any shreddable cheese you like! It is totally up to you and your taste. I used a combination of Vermont white cheddar and extra sharp yellow cheddar in mine.

If you want something with a big flavor punch look for a cheese that has been aged longer such as parmesan, aged gouda or sharp cheddars. If you want something more mild in flavor go with a Swiss, provolone or even mozzarella.

Spoon University has a great article if you are a beginner to cheese and want to learn the basics. If you want some more in depth reading and knowledge of the cheese world check out that has facts and info on over 1800 different types of cheese 😜.

How do you eat cheese puffs?

Cheese puffs are best eaten warm straight from the oven. Consider pairing them with butter or cream cheese for a fast and easy breakfast. Or serve them as a dinner roll alternative at dinner time. If you do not happen to eat them all while they are warm they will store in an air tight container for up to three days. Reheat them in the microwave 15-25 seconds before enjoying.

Cheese puff cut in half with butter

Spice it up

Depending on what cheese you use in the cheese puffs their flavor can be on the mild side. This makes them the perfect vessel for butter or cream cheese as mentioned above, or even your favorite fruit jam. However, if you are looking to add more flavor to your cheese puff try the following add ins.

  • 1/3 cup bacon crumbles
  • 4 oz can green chiles (reduce water to 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Birds eye view of six cheese puffs on a tray

Looking for other breakfast ideas?

Check out my buttermilk blueberry pancakes or bacon and egg pie!

buttermilk blueberry pancake stack
cooked pie with slice removed

If you make these easy cheese puffs I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below or see a picture of your final product on instagram!

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Easy Cheese Puffs

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 12 min Total Time 17 mins Servings: 6


Light, fluffy, cheese puffs on your table in less than 20 minutes. Perfect for an easy breakfast, quick snack or a side dish at dinner.



  1. Preheat oven to 375F

  2. Grease or spray six holes in a muffin pan and set aside

  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined

  4. Fill prepared muffin pan and bake for 10-12 minutes


Any shredded cheese will work in this recipe. I used a combination of white and sharp cheddars in mine. 

Cheese puffs are best eaten warm right out of the oven. Cheese puffs can be stored in an air tight container for up to three days. Reheat for 15-25 in the microwave before enjoying.

Keywords: Cheese Puffs, Cheese, Savory,

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