Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo) Recipe -
Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo) Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo)

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"These are very easy, very tasty Brazilian cheese rolls, much like you might find at a churrascaria."

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Original recipe makes 28 rolls Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  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.
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Sep 03, 2012

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 rolls.

Oct 18, 2012

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 home. Follow the recipe as is. I cooked them for the full 20 minutes.


5 Ratings

May 28, 2013

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

May 04, 2013

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 yielded 28 rolls (without measuring) as stated in the recipe. I baked for exactly 20 minutes, cooled on a rack for 5 minutes and the rolls were perfectly cooked inside and out. Not much effort to make using a stand mixer. Thanks again!


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

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

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