Mozzarella Cheese Puffs (Piumini di Mozzarella al Forno)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are a tasty, quick, easy to prepare appetizer. They have the added advantage of being able to prepare them several days in advance and freezing until needed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Cream butter, add mozzarella and blend.
  4. Add flour mixture, mix well and shape into small balls.
  5. Place balls on lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  7. Serve hot/warm.
  8. **Note:Cheese Puffs may be frozen unbaked.
  9. Adjust cooking time if Puffs are placed in the oven while still frozen.
Most Helpful

They quickly disappeared at my last party! I added another oz of cheese, aswell as chili powder & cayenne instead of paprika. They turned out great! Next time, I may even throw in some finely chopped jalapeno.

Katie Lady April 19, 2008

I may have made a mistake while cooking this, but they definitely didn't turn out as I expected. They made eight "puffs" and tasted like salty biscuits. The cheese was the saving grace. We basically bit out the melted cheese and threw the rest in the trash.

rach_rdh August 25, 2007

I made a smaller batch and added a bit more mozzarella than called for. I agree that they're a little flour-y, but adding more cheese helps that. I think adding a little garlic powder might be good with these too, though I didn't do it this time. Thanks for sharing this easy and quick recipe.

iris5555 November 12, 2006