Cheddar Gougeres Recipe

Gougeres-French cheesy cream puffs-are usually made with Gruyere cheese but I often substitute with the sharpest cheddar I can find for bolder flavor. Make this recipe your own with the cheese of your choice. —Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan

Photo by Claudette S.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

3

dozen

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1/4

    cup butter, cubed

  • 2-1/2

    teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1-1/2

    cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/2

    cup minced fresh chives

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

Directions

Directions In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in cheese, chives and garlic. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen. Nutritional Facts 1 gougere equals 49 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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