Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These cheesy puffs are really tasty! Use any filling you wish if these don't suit your needs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dough for Puffs: Melt butter in 1/4 cup boiling water.
  2. Add flour and a dash of salt; stir vigorously.
  3. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Add egg; beat vigorously until smooth.
  6. Stir in cheese.
  7. Drop dough onto greased baking sheet, using 1 level teaspoon dough for each puff.
  8. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven; cool and split.
  10. Combine filling of your choice.
  11. Fill each puff with 2 teaspoons of filling.
  12. Note:The filling amounts of two cups make enough to fill a batch of puffs.
  13. If you want to make both chicken and seafood fillings, double the recipe for puffs.
Most Helpful

Hi Barbara, these were 1 of 3 appetizers I made for a dinner party on Saturday night. They were a big hit. I found them easy to make. I doubled the recipe and never changed a thing. I made the seafood filling, next time I will try the chicken or as you suggested both. Thanks so much for posting, its a keeper.

Dancer^ June 02, 2002

I prepared these puffs and used my own chicken salad recipe to fill. Everyone loved them. I was pleased with how simple the recipe was to prepare. I made the puffs slightly smaller and more bite-sized. I was afraid that the swiss cheese would compete with the the flavor of the filling, but found it to be an excellent savory compliment. I will make these again and try the recommended fillings.

Ms B. August 08, 2004