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Parmesan Puffs Recipe
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Parmesan Puffs

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"These are good, very cheesy rolls that are delicious as a warm appetizer. My boyfriend and I make them about 2 to 4 times a month. We love them. I recommend doubling the recipe if serving more than 2 or 3 people."

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Original recipe makes 8 puffs Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring milk and margarine to boil over medium high heat. Stir in flour and reduce heat to low. Vigorously stir until thick enough to form into a ball. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat eggs into the mixture until smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  4. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2006

Excellent! Here's my tip. Skip the marinara completely. Once out of the oven and cooled so they are firm but still warm, drizzle a creamy garlic butter/garlic paste over them. That way you get a nice garlic flavor over the base of cheesy dough. My wife and I loved them! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I also tried to make these twice. Didn't have a problem with the milk separating but the first batch was burnt on the bottom and they are extremely greasy! The second batch I don't know what went wrong but it was way too sticky and liquidy to even form a ball with. I would never make them again!


148 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I've made these two times for my husband and they turned out great both times. The second time I added garlic salt and pepper for an added kick. If you have had problems with the milk, your heat may have been to high, try turning it down and try the recipe againg - they are really good.

Feb 13, 2008

Fantastic! The secret to these is keeping the balls REALLY SMALL as the recipe says; do not go above one rounded tsp. and you won't get soggy middles. I added: garlic salt, about 1 tsp. dried basil, fresh black pepper, and about 1/2 cup grated cheddar. Watch them carefully so the bottoms don't burn; if they start over-cooking just turn it down to 350 for the last while. Thank you so much for these! They're beautiful & delicious.

Jul 28, 2008

Great Idea!!! This is basically a cream puff recipe with cheese added. I have made basic puffs many x's. Instructs are a bit vague and my recipe for uses water instead of the milk. Made recipe twice as follows: 1/2 c water, 1/4 margarine or butter (both work), 1/2 c flour, 2 eggs 1/2 tsp Garlic Herb seasoning with 1/2 c real Parm. cheese or 1/2 tsp dry ranch mix with 3/4 c cheddar. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat water, butter and seasoning to a rolling boil. Stir flour in vigourously over low heat until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, all at once with an electric mixer until smooth and a bit drier. Drop by tsp or small cookie scoop onto wax paper lined pan. Bake until puffed and golden. The leavening is the eggs. Important that they are beaten (with a mixer) into the flour mix until smooth and gets a bit drier looking. I baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes for puffs the size of a walnut. Normally puffs are filled with something. Try these sliced open with a chunck of string cheese , pepperoni, cream cheese etc. Use your imagination. Enjoy!!

Jan 25, 2004

This was the easiest appetizer I've ever made that looked somewhat complex, and everyone loved them. They are a perfect winter appetizer as they come out hot, crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside. I doubled the receipe to serve 12 at Thanksgiving.

Jan 25, 2004

This is an easy recipe that came out great! I seem to like the puffs a little bigger so I let them cook longer (about 25-30 min) and then took them out of the oven to let the insides cook. My roommate kept coming out to have more and she asked me for the recipe. I've eaten them both warm and cold, with and without warm or cold marina sauce, they still taste good.

Jan 25, 2004

This is an excellent recipe. I definately need to double or triple the batch next time. I didn't have any problems with the milk curdling(I used skim milk) and thought that the recipe was very easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 650 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 224 mg
  • 75%
  • Fat
  • 43.2 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1401 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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