Warm Manchego Cheese Popovers

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Miami chef Carmen Gonzalez -- Manchego is a firm Spanish cheese made from sheep's milk. Posted for ZWT.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Lightly coat 24 1 3/4-inch muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Stir together eggs, milk, butter flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Add cheese, cilantro and olives.
  5. Fill prepared muffin cups almost to the top. Bake in 425º oven for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

Really good! I used the 1 3/4" muffin tins, and got 21 popovers (I could have gotten 24 from the batter, but my second tin holds only 9). I preheated the sprayed tins when heating the oven, and my popovers popped beautifully. We really loved the olives in these; they were just the right touch. Thanks for posting!

Chocolatl December 14, 2010

WOW; these popovers were great! I did not add olives as we are not big fans. I added 1/2 tsp baking powder and next time I will add a bit more to make them rise better. I could only stretch the batter to fill 12 muffins and it was a stretch. I think there must be a mistake when is says that the recipe will make 24 muffins. We all loved these, both kids and adults. Our girls have their own recipe books that I add special dishes (on their request) to so they later on can see what they liked a certain ages. This recipe has been requested by both girls for their books. Made for 1-2-3 hits.

Deantini July 12, 2009

Tasty, wonderful popovers, a great compliment to Spanish Sizzled Shrimp #371038. The soft center typical of a popover was a change of pace for us. I made the following changes: put 1/4 cup cornflour (cornmeal pulverized in a food processor) in the 1 cup measure before filling out the 1-cup measuring cup; used 1 tablespoon of dry sherry before I added milk to the 1 cup measure; sauteed 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon each of dried rosemary and dried thyme in the melted butter before adding to the flour; and added a caper to the top of each muffin. Served with a light, dry Spanish white wine: Marques de la Villa, Malvasia grape, with Toro denomination of origin. I used a cupcake tin, which yielded 11 muffins for me. It took about 20 minutes to bake.

KateL May 16, 2009