Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Light, airy and cheesy little appetizers that won't fill anyone up. That's good because you can't eat just one.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°; lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Put a 2-3 quart saucepan over high heat and bring the water, butter and pepper to a boil; when butter has melted, reduce heat to low.
  3. Add the flour all at once and cook, stirring vigorously, until the mixture forms a ball and leaves the side of the pan; add eggs one at a time and beat vigorously until the mixture is smooth and glossy; stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and blend well.
  4. Drop by scant measuring tablespoon onto baking sheets; the puffs will double in size so allow 2" between them; lightly press a bit of the remaining 1/4 cup cheese onto the top of each mound.
  5. Bake until evenly browned, about 25-30 minutes; remove from the oven, reduce the heat to 300°; prick each puff twice with a toothpick to allow the release of steam and the inside to dry out; return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Cool on a wire rack; serve at room temperature or reheat and recrisp in a 350° oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature for 1-2 days only; may be frozen up to 1 month, thaw several hours in refrigerator and refresh in 350° oven for 5 minutes.

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