Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo)

Eileen Lee 3

"These are very easy, very tasty Brazilian cheese rolls, much like you might find at a churrascaria."
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45 m servings 199 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet
  2. Place tapioca starch and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Bring vegetable oil, water, and milk to a boil over medium heat until a white foam appears. Pour milk mixture over tapioca starch and stir until well mixed; allow dough to rest for 15 minutes. Mix eggs and Parmesan cheese into dough. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until rolls are browned, 15 to 20 minutes.



After trying a similar roll at a Whole Foods sample day, I pleased to find this GF recipe. Used coconut milk instead of dairy, next time will try dairy. Cooked full 20 minutes, made closer to 30...

This recipe turned out great. My husband is from Brazil and has been wanting me to try making these, forever. We used this recipe, and he said it was very similar to what he eats when he's hom...

You can also use butter, and even leave out the cheese, if you want. Very good basic recipe.

This was delicious...thank you for sharing. The only change I made was to use Farmers Cheese instead of Parmesan. I still used 6 ounces of cheese which is slightly more than 2/3 cup. My batter...